The Hidden Secrets are all about sharing stories and looking at the world's most-loved cities from a different perspective. This blog is where we share the stories of special places, interesting people and hidden gems in those wonderful cities. And, who knows, you might find some inspiration for your next trip or discover something you never knew about your hometown.
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Bookshops for more than books
We've compiled a list of charming bookshops that transport you to a whole new world full of books you never knew you needed.
Inspiring public artworks
These thought-provoking works of art are part of the public space and there for everyone to enjoy.
Relaxing wellness spots for a spa day
What's better after a long day of discovering a city than warming up in a hot tub or getting a well-earned massage?
Outdoor spots to enjoy the autumn sun
A list of gorgeous green areas to soak up the late summer sun.
One-of-a-kind places to sleep
Looking for something different that your usual hotel stay? These unique places to spend the night will tickle your fancy.
Cool spots to chill out by the water
Beat the heat: some excellent waterfront places to cool down.
Must-visit galleries during Antwerp Art Weekend
We selected our must-visit list of galleries you should stop by for interesting exhibitions during Antwerp Art Weekend.
Great spring activities in Belgium
Spring is here! We selected some of the most fun activities and hidden secrets in Belgium that you can visit during this coming Easter holidays.
Inspiring architecture to admire
Architecture lovers will enjoy these spectacular buildings in Europe's coolest cities.
Cool contributions from our readers
Check out these hidden gems recommended by local readers.
Amazing places to eat by the water
These eateries with lovely water-adjacent terraces and spectacular views are sure to wow you.
Refreshingly cool breweries
Hip microbreweries, taprooms and brewery cafes that serve great beers and great vibes in Europe's coolest cities.
Shops for beautiful blooms
Don't forget to stop and smell the roses at these gorgeous flower shops.
Charming historic streets in Europe
Wandering around these hidden streets is liking travelling back in time. Take a literal trip down memory lane in these beautiful European cities.
Lovely beaches in America
From New York to Havana, there are some beautiful beaches to be found on the American continent. Whether you're into long walks or splashing around in the water, there's something for everyone.
The dreamiest hidden gardens in Europe
Beautiful blooming gardens for a moment of peace and quiet among the greenery in some of Europe's most buzzing cities.
Countdown to spring: beautiful parks
As soon as the first buds start to bloom, these beautiful parks will become the place to be for a dose of sunshine after a long winter.
The most romantic spots in Europe
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Go somewhere special with someone special, or just treat yourself.
Handmade in Istanbul
Meet Gökhan Eryaman of Haydanhuya, who creates beautiful handmade wooden objects in his Istanbul atelier. Interview by Feride Yalav.
Luxury stays to treat yourself with in 2020
We thought we'd help you along with some inspiration for your next getaway, even if it is just for a quick peek around the lobby!
Venice shops that need our help
For some small Venetian businesses, this record-breaking acqua alta has been an absolute disaster. Marisa Convento tells us how we can help.
More hidden secrets: New York City
Ellen Swandiak, co-author of The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, asked a few real New York personalities to share their favorite secret places in the city they call home.