What to do in Amsterdam in July

Buckle your seatbelts everybody, this is going to be an excellent month. Here’s a selection of what to do: Docu by Night (I.D.F.A.) at Pakhuis de Zwijger: (today through 20 July, Tuesday through Friday, starting at 10 pm) Do you remember last November during the International Documentary Festival when you wanted to see all of […]

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What to do in Amsterdam in November

Oh, November.  I have been waiting for you! If you are a word-nerd like me, then we have an exciting month ahead of us!  Not a party month, but a perfect month for huddling in warm venues out of the cold, and listening, speaking, and writing. NaNoWriMo (1-30 November):  This hard-to-say and hard-to-do event hits the […]

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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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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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Whomp there it is!

Here at Hotel V, we don’t just follow the trend, we MAKE the trend. Last night, in response to the volcanic ash from Iceland that disrupted THE WORLD’S FLIGHTS, we put out some Twitter announcements that we were giving away free rooms to passengers stranded by the ash cloud. See: And just look what we […]

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