Shanghai Beauty Massage Center
There’s something so lovely about a place that does what it says on the tin. Traditional? Check. Chinese? Check. Massage? Check. Add to that the coat hanger smiles and peach-coloured of this Nieuwmarkt bolthole and you’ve got a thoroughly warming experience.
But if you are in it for a mere primp and pamper, then gallop to the nearest beauty salon because this is a no nonsense massage. There’s back cracking, body pummeling and at one stage the masseuse dangles from a beam and walks up and down your body. There’s moments where it feels like the wind has been knocked out of you but once you’ve paid a mere €20 (for 20 minutes) and head out onto the street, its hard not to recognize the stress- relieving brilliance of the place.