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A city where all cultures come together, a city that for centuries belonged to the largest and most impressive cities in the world, a city with fashionable men and trendy women, and certainly a city you must have visited: Istanbul! This place is r...

History Istanbul


"If the whole world was a state, Istanbul would be the capital of it." These were the exact words of Napoleon Bonaparte and this gives you an idea of Istanbul's importance. The city, originally called Byzantium, got this world leadin...

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Istanbul Music Festival

Like the other 'International Istanbul' festivals this is a brainchild of the "Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts' and this is among the best the city has to offer. For that reason the foundation is awarded by UNESCO with an international cult...

Istanbul Film Festival

This is one of the biggest event on the calendar, and not only film fanatics are looking forward to this event. The festival goes with a lot of glitter and glamour, while bars, restaurants and party occasions try to play their part in this trendy ev...

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Chill-Out Festival

Radio station Lounge 102 introduced, as first and only, lounge music in Turkey, and now they even present the Chill-Out festival. Organised in the Kemer Golf&Country Club, 10 km in the forest, is a new concept that appeals to Istanbul's hippest world...

A La Turca

De wijk Çukurcuma heeft de beste antiek- en tapijtwinkels van Istanbul. Je vindt hier oude televisies, meubels en antiek speelgoed. Eén van de winkels die er werkelijk uitspringt is A La Turca. De showroom is zo mooi dat je het idee hebt dat je een 1...


You should go there for very cheap, but delicious Turkish food. Kebab, salad, Turkish pizza (lahmacun), their friendly service offers it all. For dessert you can choose between home-made baklava or Turkish fruit. This place is also very suitable f...

The House Café

In 2002, an old apartment in the Tesvikiye district was converted into The House Cafe. Once, you could enjoy a good cup of coffee, sandwiches and friendly service here with some friends. Then the menu expanded and the popularity of The Café grew a...