Erwin Olaf’s Black Tea Party

This weekend is a very special weekend in Amsterdam.  There is a lot going on- from private parties with big-name guests to open ateliers around town. A very special party that Hotel V is proud to be a supporter of, is the Black Tea Party hosted by the famed Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. This party, […]

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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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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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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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Amsterdam Terrace Lounging

Well that was one hell of a weekend as far as weather is concerned!  Finally the season for soaking up some sun has arrived!  So to compliment this weather, here is a list of some of the best terraces in Amsterdam.  Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen! Nel – a shady terrace located on a […]

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