New Quiche Menu at Hotel V

We are proud to announce (and yet are having difficulty not eating ourselves!) our new quiche menu for the autumn: one warm slice of gorgonzola & broccoli quiche a side of chorizo potatoes choice of drink: glass of house wine, bottle of Heineken, or soft drink dessert: one slice of Sicilian lemon tart €12.50 This […]

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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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What to do in March

When those in the Northern Hemisphere think of March, they think of the start of springtime, green shoots and flower buds popping up in random places after a long hard winter.  If you’re religious or have a penchant for rabbit-shaped chocolate, you might think of Easter.  If you’re Irish, you might think St Patrick’s Day.  If […]

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Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you sexy fine people out there!  At Hotel V, our motto (as you may or may not know) is “from Amsterdam with loVe“.  This is because we love Amsterdam, we love our guests, and we love to love.  That sounds very cliche’d and commercial, and you know what?  We don’t […]

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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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Barça Amsterdam, Heinekenplein

Earlier this week, the V crew was invited by neighborhood bar Barça to come and sample their wares.  Hotel V is no stranger to Barça – several of the staff go there regularly, and one night a V-crew outing spilled over into Barça from a nearby restaurant and a merry drunken time was had by […]

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Bo Cinq, Amsterdam

When I first passed the site of Bo Cinq on the Lange Leidsedwarstraat, I had two thoughts, and I admit they were both somewhat negative: 1. Damn, they’ve closed my favorite tapas restaurant and opened up a French restaurant in its place. and 2. Like the world needs another French restaurant. Humph. I stand now […]

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Simpel aint so Simple

Had dinner with the missus for restaurant week. €25 euro for a 5 course meal, we didnt know so we got lucky. Simpel has been around for a good 6 years now, frequented by locals and more and more tourists so it seems. Yesterday was the testcase as we sent 2 of our guests to […]

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