1001 Arabian Nights
Cultuursnuiven Marrakech

A taste of local culture

Marrakesh is the place to be for culture lovers. There is a reason why this colourful city is one of Morocco's so-called Royal Cities. The impressive, often centuries-old buildings speak for themselves. It doesn't take a “culture geek” to enjoy everything Marrakesh has to offer. Forget about your worries and stress and lose yourself in the twisting alleyways of the old medina; Mr. Marrakesh is there to make sure you don't get lost! Afterwards, there is nothing better than drinking a delicious cup of mint tea in a gorgeous palm garden or the cool courtyard of a riad while listening to birdsong and the soft murmur of a fountain. The ancient walls of the incredible Red City harbour countless surprising “secrets” like these.

Gastronomie Marrakech


While we're on the subject of culture; gastronomy is an important part of that. With my network and my Moroccan roots, I know exactly where to find the most delicious food in the city. I can show you where to get the juiciest dates, the most aromatic bread, fresh sea food or a delicious tajine - not to mention my favourite restaurants, ranging from cosy and small establishments to fancy haute cuisine. If you want to try cooking your own food, Mr. Marrakesh can organise a culinary workshop that will let you get your own hands dirty. We will go shopping in the souk, prepare our traditional Moroccan meal and enjoy the fruits of our labour together afterwards.

Bergen en woestijn Marrakech

Mountains and Desert

The snowy mountain tops of the Atlas range form the backdrop of the Red City, which is surrounded by the endless ochre expanse of the Sahara Desert. It all makes for a colourful environment that begs to be explored. I feel right at home in this legendary place, the land of Berbers and nomads. I know where to find the most incredible panoramic sights and still speak the local language. I would love to take you on a trip to the area where I was born. We will use modern, luxury means of transport for the first leg of the journey, before boarding the traditional “ship of the desert” - a camel! This exotic caravan will then take you to our romantic accommodations for the night: an authentic tent camp. We will cook our own food and make music around a blazing fire and gaze at the millions of stars twinkling overhead. It will be a dream you will never forget.   

What you need to know about Marrakech


Marrakech has a warm, continental climate without the humid summers we have in the Netherlands. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Marrakech: from March to May and from September to November. These periods are known for their pleasant temperatures, as it’s not too hot. The occasional shower usually comes in March or November. Prefer to visit Marrakech in winter? No problem! Remember to bring something warm to wear during the evenings and night-time. Marrakech bezoeken in het voorjaar en in het najaar, namelijk van maart tot en met mei en van september tot en met november. In deze periodes zijn de temperaturen aangenaam en is het niet te warm. Af en toe, voornamelijk in maart en november, valt er een bui. Wil je Marrakech liever in de winter bezoeken? Dat kan ook prima! Neem dan wel iets warms mee voor in de avond en de nacht.

Travel documents

Make sure your passport is valid for at least another four months from your day of departure to Marrakech. You will receive a stamp in your passport on arrival in the country. Remember to have a photo of your passport saved on your phone in case you lose it.

The City

Marrakech itself is an organised city. Once you are inside the beautiful city walls, the medina, you can simply ditch your sense of direction. Two legs are all you need in order to explore, but expect to get lost from time to time. The streets criss-cross and there are very few signs to show you the way.


Although the residents of Marrakech are used to seeing people from different cultures, tourists are expected to dress respectfully. Your shoulders, stomach and knees must be covered when visiting the medina, souk, museums, public buildings and religious buildings. This applies to both men and women. There are no regulations or guidelines in force at most restaurants, entertainment venues and hotels. It is best to wear comfortable shoes for walks in the old medina and in the desert. Don't forget to bring your swimwear so you can take a refreshing dip! Finally, and most importantly: leave any valuables and jewellery at home.


There are lots of taxis but not all taxis use a taximeter. Make sure you agree on a price in advance.

Making Payments

The local currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, which you can use everywhere to make payments. €1 Euro is roughly equal to 10 Dirham. Moroccan Dirham can be withdrawn at banks and hotels. Don't forget to change your bank card setting from Europe to World/Africa before your departure from the Netherlands. Euros can also be exchanged into Dirham at the airport and hotels. Most large shops accept payment by credit or debit card (except in the old medina). Don't forget to change your bank card setting from Europe to World/Africa before your departure from the Netherlands..
Euros can also be exchanged into Dirham at the airport and hotels.
Most large shops accept payment by credit or debit card (except in the old medina).

Nothing is impossible

Individual excursions

Just want to book a transfer, special accommodation, desert accommodation, lunch in the desert or an excursion?
I can arrange that too. Please get in touch to find out the options.



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hammam Marrakech