Today's Good IdeaMmmmh, the smell of freshly brewed coffee…
With “Knopes artisans torréfacteur” or “Knopes” for short, coffee production is a family tradition. Francois Knopes tells us that his father started roasting coffee back in 1936 in Athus, Belgium. Today his brothers Francois and Fabien keep the tradition alive from their atelier in the “Am Garage” complex on Route d’Esch in Luxembourg-city. A second shop can be found on the Avenue de la Porte Neuve in the city center. At Knopes, production, tasting and selling are very close to each other, both conceptually and physically. Try their premium coffees from Papua-New Guinea, Burundi and Bolivia. Or their houseblend, which preserves an astonishing amount of flavour and aroma thanks to its particularly mild roasting process. You love drinking coffee but are also interested in the process of production, the roasting and some of the history? Knopes organizes guided tours and workshops. There are also technical workshops that teach you all you need to know about the maintenance of coffee machines.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaA healthy and fresh lunch break.
A bag of popcorn and a bottle of Coca-Cola… a classic “menu” at the movies. In order to be able to indulge in these extra calories in the evening at Luxembourg’s well known Kirchberg movie complex Utopolis , you should pay “dean&david” a visit, either for lunch or dinner. The concept of this innovative restaurant started 8 years ago in Munich and today is all the rage for fresh and healthy eating. Hot or cold salads from the salad bar, sandwichs and soups… all freshly produced on-site. Vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free products help those who have limited choices when eating out. The interior of dean&david resembles the food: uncomplicated, modern and urban, with lots of wood and a few splashes of colour. It is a cosy and comfortable to eat in, or, if you are in a rush, you can have a take-away too. If you are interested in “modernising” either a professional or private event, you should check out the catering offer from “dean&david”. Just enquire by sending an email. The concept of the restaurant has proved very popular in Luxembourg, so the owner, Karsten, recommends that you arrive sooner rather than later during the peak lunch period from 12 to 1 pm. Give it a try!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaI love Europe! Experience Europe live in Luxembourg!
In Luxembourg you can really experience Europe… This has been the case since the foundation of the ECSC (European Coal and Steel community) in 1952 when 6 States, one of which was Luxembourg, made an important step towards a European union. The Grand-Duchy takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1st of July and will hold it until 31st December. In six months, over 26.000 representatives of the various EU-countries will come to Luxembourg to attend, amongst other things, big conferences and important meetings. This EU Council-presidency will not only take place behind closed doors, but will also be accessible for the citizens. As part of our “I love Europe” section, we would like to present you with the European side of local businesses and gastronomy. Have a look and experience Europe live in Luxembourg. You can find the "I love Europe" section here. If you have other good ideas, you can post them here. During the EU Council-Presidency, you can get online access for free in the capital (as well as in Esch-Sur-Alzette). More info here. All information about the “Présidence 2015” can be found on the official internet page!Read on >
Suite Novotel Luxembourg Hotel
The 4-star Suite Novotel Luxembourg hotel is located on the Kirchberg plateau close to European institutions and the city center. It’s only 10 minutes away from the airport. It is an ideal location for your short, medium or long term business trips and your weekend getaways. Discover our hotel with its 110 inviting, modular Suites measuring 323 sq. ft. (30m²) that combine comfort and style. We have a Bar and a “Boutique Gourmande”. Paid parking is available (access: GPS N 49° 37' 15.59'' E 6° 8' 45.86''). Our free services: WiFi, national phone calls, revitalizing sessions every Thursday evening, fitness room, Smart car loan when you stay for 4 nights or more (subject to availability).
Sport & Fitness
Fitness lessons in the “Centre Aquatique Krounebierg”
All alone in a gym? Sounds boring…. fitness training in small friendly groups is available in the “Centre Aquatique Krounebierg”. The swimming and wellness complex in Mersch boasts a very impressive sports program, both in the water and on land. The well-equipped fitness room and Fitness coach will soon have you up to speed, while in the water the Swimming coaches offer the full range, from baby courses, through classic aqua jogging to Aquabike-courses (very gentle on the joints). Whichever sport you choose it will be nice and cool and a lot of fun. Out of the pool, popular summer courses are available during July and August, including Pilates, spinning, tummy-legs-buttocks, Zumba. From September on, the courses will include interesting new fitness concepts such as “Deep Work“and “Body Art“ (similar to Pilates). Many courses are conveniently scheduled after working hours, and you can register by trimester.