What To Do This Weekend

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 […]

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SAIL Amsterdam 2010

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 […]

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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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Holland Festival 2010

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 […]

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May is ending, long live May!

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 […]

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Books! With pictures!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Hot Drop Spots: The Place to Pee

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 […]

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