Hotel V is searching for a new reservations manager to replace Amanda, who has been working there for a loooong time…perhaps *too long*.
Will they find a replacement before she drives the whole team mad?
Help the V crew! If you know someone who would be a good fit, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations Manager for a busy family of hotels in Amsterdam. Experience with reservations in the hotel industry will have preference over all else, but attitude, sense of humor, and a feel for customer service is definitely a plus.
Looking particularly enticing is the Fabrique Erotique life-sized puppet show at the infamous Casa Rosso. This is an easy, guilt-free way to tell your parents that you went to a live sex theatre in the Red Light District. Won’t they be so proud!
“But ma, I did it for the culture!”
For even more unique experiences, check out this list of other things you can do this weekend in Amsterdam:
SATURDAY 6 SEPT
Valtifest- 7 Deadly Sins
Valtifest is a heavily themed festival which marks the end of the festival season every year, and is once again raiding the NDSM wharf with this year’s theme: The 7 Deadly Sins. You have exactly 3 days to think up an ass-kicking costume and join the (over-the-top) fun.
Here are some photos of when the V-crew went in 2011. I am sure they will just LOVE that I am dragging those photos up again! (Sorry, not sorry!)
Pintar Rapido Weekend
Fancy yourself a painter? Or perhaps you really are, in fact, a painter? (Sorry: “ar-teeest“.)
Super, this weekend is for you! After much success in Spain and London, the Pintar Rapido artist’s event is coming to Amsterdam. Painters are welcome to sign up, pick a spot in Amsterdam, and make a painting in one day, which will then be exhibited on Sunday in the Posthoornkerk on the Haarlemerstraat.The top award is 1,000 clams, so if you truly are a (starving) artist, then this is the event for you.
If you have been following Hotel V’s blog long enough, you might remember our super-stagiare-turned-V-Crew-memberZosia. Zosia has since spread her wings and flown off (sniff) to start a unique tour concept which guides visitors on a culinary wander through the city (by foot or by bike).
Hungry Birds has three different tours running on Saturday, so check them out!
And don’t just take our word for it just because Zosia is a friend of V (that’s straight nepotism!). Read the reviews on Tripadvisor, where Hungry Birds is rated as the Number 4 thing to do in amsterdam!
This weekend will mark the 20th anniversary of the Sunday Morning concerts in the Muziekgebouw, and to celebrate they are offering a free concert to be broadcast live at 10 am on a large screen on the square. Bring a blanket and a picnic breakfast*, sit back, listen and enjoy!
* a breakfast is apparently also offered for this event, but no word as to what pricing or food yet!
CineRoest Jamieson Movie Night
Back over to the East on Sunday for a special movie night at Roest, commemorating the late, great Robin Williams with a screening of Hook at 7 pm. entry is 5 euro and that also gets you a Jameson & Gingerale. A hook of a bargain if you ask me!
(Did you see what we did there? ….Didn’t really work, though, didi it? Sorry.)
There you go, kiddos! There is truly no excuse to stay in this weekend.
Floating stages, open skies and beautiful music. Get ready for it, because this year’s Grachtenfestival edition will be held between August 15th and August 24th.
The Grachtenfestival (‘Canal Festival’) is an annual festival of classical music held at special locations around the city centre. Over a period of ten days, the Grachtenfestival provides a stage for young musical talent, choosing an appropriate and often historical setting for each musical event on or beside Amsterdam’s numerous waterways.
The Grachtenfestival’s combination of location and repertoire means that classical music is performed to the highest levels, but presented in a way that is accessible to all. This is what makes the festival unique in the world.
Hopefully the Dutch weather cooperates a little so you can pick your spot along the canals and enjoy a truely special event.
having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. Synonyms: cheerful, gleeful, happy, glad, cheery, light hearted, joyous, joyful, jovial; sunny, lively, vivacious, sparkling; chipper, playful.
Sounds good to us!
From the 26th of July till the 3rd of August it’s Amsterdam Gay Pride time again!
Get ready for a full week of events, exhibitions, shows, parties and a town filled with colourful people. www.amsterdamgaypride.nl is the website that provides you with all the necessary details, dates and locations. Make sure to visit one the many sport events, our favourite is with out a doubt the Drag Queen Olympics.
The Gay Pride week is traditionally closed off with a full power party weekend starting this coming Friday the 1st. Check the complete party agenda here.
The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend is the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats! 80 spectacular decorated boats with beautiful (and scantily clad) boys and girls will sail from 14:00 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. The gay parade is watched by 300,000 spectators every year, so you better get there early to secure your spot along the canals!
Hot town, summer in the city! As the temperatures reach 30 degrees centigrade these days it’s very important to stay hydrated. And oh boy, do the Dutch know how.
As we all know, Heineken started here in 1864 and still is one of the world’s leading beer brands….. but when in Amsterdam nowadays, why not try one of our new microbreweries and quench your thirst! Over the last few years quite a few new ones started and so now we have a grand total of 18 small independent breweries spread throughout the city.
The iconic windmill “de Gooyer” in the eastern part of town holds one of the “bigger” ones: Brewery ‘t IJ. Their beers are available in stores and bars all over town but getting one at the source beats it all of course. Their terrace is at the base of the windmill and you’ll be in the company of many locals and visitors alike.
If you don’t want to venture out too far, the inner city holds many hidden treasures and one of our favourites is brewery De Prael. This small but productive brewery is located in the Red Light District so if you’re in need of some Dutch courage this place offers more then enough. J (just up the road from our hotel at Nesplein)
Just around the corner from our hotel at Frederiksplein we have (besides the Heineken Experience) a brand new player on the Amsterdam beer market, Troost! (meaning “comforting”) they brew 3 types at the moment, a Blond, a Weizen and an IPA. The tasting hall is situated within the brewery facilities so you cant get it more direct than this, straight from the vat to your glass!
So, have fun out there and follow our advice carefully: stay hydrated!
All the other names and addresses you can find on this website.
We suppose if there is one rule of thumb when it comes to restaurants, it would be: The more specialized you are, the more special you will be.
With that in mind, please allow us to introduce you to Meatballs.
Meatballs is a small drop-in restaurant, serving (OMG you guessed it, you’re so clever!) meatballs from a variety of meats (chicken meatballs, whaaaat?), as well as meat-less balls for the vegetarians among us (try the pumpkin ball- so yummy!). On top of that they have a selection of starches including potatoes, pasta, polenta and gnocchi, but you can also get your meatballs on tiny little buns to make tiny little meatballs sandwiches. Adorable!
Meatballs officially opens this weekend on the Warmoesstraat 15, so if you’re around Dam Square, you might as well check out these damn meatballs (see what we did there?).