I had some issues on Word-Press platform last week, so my usual “What to do” column has been postponed of couple of days – but now worries, I did not forget about it!
After having been in the city center, in Bonnevoie and in the Station area, today we make a tour of the area of Hollerich – I am afraid the less central posts will not show so many categories like previous, but still I am happy to share with you my favorite places!
When I arrived in Luxembourg, almost 10 years ago, Hollerich used to be a quite fancy area – on Wednesday night there were several parties going on and the “black shoes and shirt” policy was applied in most of the places – I don’t share the view, but apparently for some bars this is an indicator of a posh ambience. Then Rives des Clausen opens its door and the area of Hollerich, little by little, lost its charms and lower its standards. Still, now, it is possible to find nice places. This post has been written in collaboration with Francesca Pipini, who used to work in the area and gave me some great hints.
Where to go for your bio grocery shopping
The shop Thym Citron not only propose biological fruits and vegetables, but also salads ready to eat and cheese. For the Christmas season, they prepare great baskets with their best products and they deliver your shopping around the City – delivery is free starting from 120 Euro.
Hint: If you are in the area for lunch, they prepare delicious soups.
Where to go to furnish your flat on budget
Troc is quite an institution in Luxembourg: if you are just arrived in Luxembourg and you have to buy few pieces to furnish your newly-rented apartment, this is definitely the best place to go, as you can find deals for great prices and you don’t have to drive to Belgium. But at the same time, if you are leaving your flat and you want to sell some good conditions items, you can drop them there and sell them cash. If you are looking for more information, their new website is very user friendly and you can have estimation of the value of your items.
Hint: Follow Troc on Facebook to check hot deals of the week.
Where to go when you want to organize a house party
Ava is one on my favorite shop in Luxembourg: I can definitely spend hours there and I can spend hours there even if I have nothing to buy. They have a broad range selections for office items, but above all, they have lots of items for organizing parties! From plastic dishes, to fake crystal coupe, to table cloths in all the shapes and materials, balloons, place holders… if you are organizing a party this is the best place to visit.
Hint: this is one of the few places in Luxembourg where I find “Jordan almonds”.
Where to go to learn massage techniques
Well Being Pilates Luxembourg
At Well Being Pilates, not only you can find Yoga, Pilates and Thai Box courses, but in December there will held also a Thai Yoga Massage – level 1 training.
Hint: Places are going quickly, so book in advance and monitor their FB page for last minute vacancies.
Where to go for a fancy after-work
Sobogusto offers, in a very elegant location, a restaurant, a bar and a club. While the restaurant does not encounter my tastes, the place is the perfect spot to have a business after-work with your colleagues and is convenient either you work in the area, either you use public transportation or car, as it is just few steps from P+R Bouillon.
Hint: Once per month they organize a “wine tasting” evening, with mandatory reservation and at the cost all inclusive of 20 euro. Next one will be on November 18th.
Where to go to have a nice lunch/dinner
Ristorante I Quattro Mori – great specialties from Sardinia region, amazing pizza.
Mr. Wok – they have a very cheap all you can eat formula both for lunch and dinner, including sushi and live cooking wok.
Atlantico – one of my preferred option when I want to eat fish in town, they have a great selection of Portuguese dishes, and both “Risotto ai Frutti di Mare” and the house salted codfish with shrimps are to die for.
Do you have any suggestion to add for Hollerich Area?