V crew goes to Valtifest 2011

It’s that time of year again….! Who puts the V in Valtifest?  That’s right folks…..it’s the V crew. Here are some photos of last year’s event.  We were a motley crew, a collection of religions (the Valtifest 2010 theme being just that: religion) partying together, the likes of which has actually never before been seen on earth.  […]

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Hotel V Wildlife

Well it has been a dramatic week at the hotel! First of all, someone fed the dog!: Second of all, we had some feathered drama in the form of a nest of baby birds that hatched in the ventilation shaft of the hotel…right in the wall of a room. At first it wasn’t a problem […]

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April in Amsterdam

So it’s April in Amsterdam?  What to do? I’ll be damned if I know.  All I want to do is sit in Vondelpark in the sunshine and wait for the return of the Queen’s Day madness. Anywho, if you’re craving some culture, then here are a couple things to sink your teeth into this April […]

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Births and Birthdays

Hotel V has had a fantastic week!  First we celebrated the 50th birthday of our night porter Franky.  In addition to that,  the owner and driving force behind Hotel V, Tom Espinosa, also celebrated his birthday this week. But probably our most exciting news is that owner Jan Stuurman and partner Vera have given birth […]

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2010 End of Year Wrap-Up

Well, it’s the last couple of hours to 2010.  We’re munching on oliebollen and listening to the fireworks burst outside on the streets, and doesn’t that always make one both nostalgic and hopeful, weighing recent accomplishments against goals for the future. In the spirit of mulling over achievements (and patting our own backs), here is […]

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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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V Crew Night, 17 June

The annual summer V crew party was last week! We had some quick bites and drinks in the hotel lobby, and then headed off to Trouw for dinner! If you haven’t been to Trouw yet, definitely go! It has a relaxed, industrial atmosphere, friendly service, and great (eclectic) parties, and they are only open until […]

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Book giveaway!

You love Amsterdam. I love Amsterdam. We all love Amsterdam. Hotel V loves to share our love with Amsterdam by making sure our guests get to see the side of Amsterdam that we love- far away from Madam Tussaud’s wax museum or the Bulldog coffeeshops. So we are extremely pleased to annouce that The American […]

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