District Guide

Delve straight into the hippest barrios in town, with our “In The Zone” district guides. Mean streets, ethnic eats and funky beats are all but guaranteed and we’ll also get a resident’s perspective on what makes the ‘hood so happening. Plus a few tips on where to stay. You’ve got it made, kid.

north amsterdam tips

North Amsterdam used to be the neglected child of the capital, but that has changed in recent years. Once a derelict, industrial area, it has been transformed into an edgy, vibrant neighbourhood. New restaurants with sun-catching terraces have opened up...

russafa-district-valencia

For one reason or another the area around the train station in any given city was always one of the least desirable areas of town and rife with drugs and petty crime. Walking around today, it's hard to believe that not so long ago Ruzafa was that district...

harlem-district-guide-new-york

At some point, walking down the sidewalk, sipping a latte or browsing in a store in Harlem, you will hear someone breaking into a song. Nowadays it's more likely to be hip hop or RnB than the traditional jazz that once defined this neighbourhood but it's still part of the same legacy.

sapa-prague-vietnamese-district

Prague’s Little Hanoi, known as Sapa, doesn't show up on those classic postcards adorned with gothic spires and majestic castles. There isn’t a skyline at all in Sapa. Behind a strip mall exterior is a market district built by the Czech Republic’s Vietnamese community...

kazimierz-district-poland

Full of moody cafes and bearded Bohemians, Kazimierz has been Krakow’s hip spot for nigh on two decades. Despite development, more cool bars seem to open than close, whilst the district’s melancholy soul is as captivating as ever…