Category Archives: Amsterdam

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Best New Year Celebrations in Amsterdam

After Christmas everybody looks forward to making their New Year's Eve more special. Whether you're looking for a loud party, live music or a reclusive romantic spot for the view of blasting fireworks over the city; Amsterdam has it all. Amsterdam builds up the best New Year excitement starting as early as 24 hours before the actual event. Tourists flock towards this city in huge numbers to celebrate Oud en Nieuw (Dutch for New Year meaning “Old and New”), making it one of the most favorite ... read more


Everyone’s been singing summer songs for a long time. Now, when summer is giving us signs of goodbyes and the chilly autumn breezes will be blowing by the windows , we are obliged to look forward to the blue evenings and chilly days of winter. But don’t get all gloomy as winter is often greatly underestimated when it comes to all the fun you can have. Let us remind you of all that can be done during winters. Where summer offers great festivals, sunny days and sandy beaches, winters ... read more

Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is full of outdoor activities everyone wants to make as much out of this time as possible. Kids take out their trip planners and maps while parents cherry pick the right kind of holiday home for the family at their chosen destination. Red Apple Apartments provide you just that and much more. Read below our insight on how we think you should be spending this lovely time of the year. Festivals n Parties: Summer time, Party time; Festivals and parties are at peak during summer spannin ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Where to go on New Year 2014/15

Amsterdam: (Romance is in the air) Amsterdam is taking the crown off Paris in being the most romantic getaway for couples. Many are seen boating around the canals reflecting shimmery lights atop the classic architecture of the city or sharing a cuppa at one of the back alley cafes or taking a quaint evening walk just before the New Year’s eager crowds have not yet fully taken up the streets around the canals. Amsterdam builds up the best New Year excitement starting as early as 24 hours bef ... read more

Appetizing Amsterdam

[caption id="attachment_1324" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vlaamse Frites[/caption] Other than the splendor of its Venice like canals and beautiful architecture, travelers have recently discovered the food wonders of Amsterdam as well, making it popular destination for exquisite Dutch cuisine. Do not expect a posh culinary experience like London or Lyon where you need to have high class dining etiquettes. In Amsterdam it’s all about taste, you can find the most delicious Herring Sandwich rol ... read more

Shopping in Europe, The Fashion Hub

Spring is believed to be the shopping season, when everyone starts to prepare for upcoming summers, retailers fill up their rows with new stock, put the winter stock on sale, shoppers brushing off their winter laziness ready to stroll those busy high streets. All sorts of major shopping activity happens during these months. Europe is the fashion capital of the world, many big names of the fashion industry have their roots in Europe including Dior, Versace, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton etc. Euro ... read more

The Big Red Apple Family

Red Apple Apartments have come a long way since 2008 and now we are proud to have nearly two thousand apartments in over 60 major cities around Europe which we call the Red Apple Cities including Paris, Rome, London and Florence, as well as our best sellers Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Helsinki and Oslo and this list will keep on growing as we move along. All these years we’ve earned a valuable experience as a company which helped us offer a perfect platform for our clients in find ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more