Holy Busy Week, Batman!

There is a LOT going on in Amsterdam this week, and many of those things are FESTIVALS,  so I’ll just dive right in!

Wednesday is Bevrijdingsdag so prepare for some action all over town with the Bevrijdingsfestival!

Just check out that lineup!  Something for everyone (I’m going to try and catch Junkie XL!)  If you don’t know what to see or do, just head towards the Centrum and you can’t miss the action at the Dam, the Beursplein, the Spui, the OBA, the Felix Meritis, and the Nes.

And if that’s not enough, there are afterparties at Bitterzoet and Winston Kingdom!

Starting this week and running until the 19th of May at the Film Instituut is the Italian Cinema Fortnight showcasing Italian movies from both today and the 60s.  So put on your pasta boots and head over to the Film Museum in Vondelpark!

Starting on Saturday we have the (Surprise! You guessed it!) Bicycle Film Festival coming to town and setting up shop at the Pathe Tuchinski. 

As for music, there is also a donk-load to give you the fix you’re looking for.

Tip from Twitterer incendiarymag tells us about the Archie Bronson Outfit tonight at Paradiso (and crap here is me working!  DRATS!).  Since Incendiary Magazine is a music magazine, so you know…take that tip and run with it!  Let me know if you go to this show!

Followers of Hotel V on twitter might remember not too long ago when I posted this song by Mayer Hawthorne and said how much I play it while working.  Well turns out Mr Hawthorne is coming to town this Wednesday!  I have my tickets- have you gotten yours yet? (oooo Bizarre!  That song just came on again!  Freaky!)

My inside Hip Hop guy Soufiane tells me that there’s a great show at Bitterzoet on Sunday: Just Blaze vs The Alchemist.  They are two big producers/DJs who are touring Europe and going to give Amsterdam a great show. 

This is Soufiane, by the way.  By day, a V crew member, by night a journalist for Hip Hop Leeft.  He will be at the above show so if you see him give him a punch for me!  I mean….just say hi. 

I promise we do more than sit around all day goofing off.  Sometimes.

Foam has a special offer whereby if you take a photo (on your camera or phone) of one of their Amsterdam street installations from Paul Graham, you can get into Foam for free!  This is only for the week of May 3 through 9, so get to snapping!

And finally, the Stumptown coffee popup shop has opened on the Albert Cuyp Straat, so get on over there and have a brew!  That’s where I will be early tomorrow morning gettin’ my coffee on before work!  It’s just around the corner from Hotel V, and we like to support the neighborhood!  So go and tell them Hotel V sent you! 

Have a great week everyone!

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