Classical Music and Canals….. welcome to the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival !

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 […]

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Thirsty Weather in Amsterdam!

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 […]

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Rina Mushonga live at Hotel V

This Saturday we have the honor of having Rina Mushonga play a living room concert at Hotel V….or should I say lobby concert?  Rina is a Dutch-Zimbabwean singer/songwriter with an incredible voice: Hosted by MeetSue and backed by Africa Unsigned, this concert is part of a greater effort to help raise funds so that Rina […]

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FM Borrel July 5!

What are you doing next Wednesday? If you are a musician, you should be doing this. It’s a great place to network if you are a musician, or just want to hang out with like-minded music-playing folk like yourself. See you there (here)! 7 pm Hotel V Weteringschans 136 Tram 7, 10, 4 or 25 […]

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Roots bar and rez

Hi all, yes indeed we are a sucker for local bars and restaurants, tonight we were invited by Roots rez to come taste their specialties. Tartare with truffle bruschetta, oysters, and for Amanda the angry vegan a roasted beetroot(s) salad, let’s see what the Main course brings us…. Empty plates i guess

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