Let’s see if I can bust this out all in one breath. De Parade : a street theater festival taking place now until the 22nd of August in Martin Luther King Park. This travelling festival is a throw back to the Middle Ages with a splash of modern as only the Dutch can do. Expect […]Read More What To Do This Weekend
A question that we often get asked at the hotel is a recommendation for a good museum. My first reaction is always the Rijksmuseum, which we can actually see from the hotel. Many people associate the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s masterpiece ‘The Nightwatch‘, which is fine and dandy if that’s your thing, but my thing, my […]Read More SAIL Amsterdam 2010
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 […]Read More Book giveaway!
So, that was a whirlwind May, wasn’t it? And now you’re thinking you can just sit back and relax and take it easy in June, right? Right? WRONG. Prepare to be smacked in the face by culture because with June comes the Holland Festival, a 26 day FEAST of music, theater, opera, dance, film, and […]Read More Holland Festival 2010
If you are like most of Amsterdam this past month, then you have fully embraced the explosion of culture and social outings that the city has offered. WHAT A MONTH! Or, you are like me, and you spent most of the nice days flat out in Vondelpark or on some sunny terrace soaking up the […]Read More May is ending, long live May!
Take a look at some of the fantastic books that our friends over at the American Book Center donated to Hotel V guests: Some of the titles: Irving Penn: Small Trades Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceilings Henk Schiffmacher: Encyclopedia of the Art and History of Tattooing Obey: Supply & Demand: The Art of Shepard […]Read More Books! With pictures!
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 […]Read More Holy Busy Week, Batman!
If there is anything that Amsterdammers crave right now, it is an end to the chill of winter and to welcome the sun and heat and good times again. Sun, heat and good times like you would find in….oh I dunno, CUBA maybe? Just ask one of the Hotel V bosses who couldn’t wait that […]Read More A Little Slice of Cuba in the Dam
We just received our shipment of the new book that has just been released: Hot Drop Spots: The Place to Pee Amsterdam and we couldn’t be more pleased with it! This is a little known fact, but I have a fascination with bathrooms. It’s an unexpected place to find great design, and every time I […]Read More Hot Drop Spots: The Place to Pee
This May (26 through 29) at the Melkweg Amsterdam is welcoming the Off-Centre Festival, a festival showcasing electronic music and media arts. In addition to the techno, electronic, and experimental music, they will also be showing a few documentaries, including ‘Heima‘ the documentary that followed the Icelandic band Sigur Ros as they returned home after […]Read More Off Centre Festival at the Melkweg this May