Two years ago we blogged about some of the nicest terraces to drop in on for a drink in the sun (that post is here). But with this sudden bout of lovely weather, we are once again inspired to grab our friends and head for the nearest terrace. So here is another list. This list, […]Read More Amsterdam Terrace Lounging, Part 2
So we have approached the second half of May. You might have noticed that the better weather is also bringing way more fun opportunities to get out of the house and socialize. Here is a wrap-up of what to do for the rest of the month. (Hint: it is a lot and it is diverse!) […]Read More What to do in Amsterdam in May
If you are in Amsterdam this weekend, then you are lucky enough to have planned your trip here during a very special weekend indeed. This weekend, 4 & 5 May, the country celebrates the back-to-back days of Memorial Day (Nationale Herdenkingsdag) and Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag). Memorial Day is on 4 May and commemorates all Dutch citizens […]Read More What to do in Amsterdam: weekend 4/5 May
If you are walking down the Leidsestraat and come to the corner of the Herengracht, it is quite hard to miss the gigantic flying flag of Amsterdam, flapping away high up in the air in front of a large waterfront house down along the canal towards the west. This flag is signaling the arrival of […]Read More Museum Het Grachtenhuis: The Museum of the Amsterdam Canals
Looking back, I have to say that it’s been a pretty amazing year for the Hotel V. Not always great, not always easy, but amazing nonetheless. Here is a look back at the year for us in photos: (Part One of the Bird saga here, Part Two here.) So in short, I guess you could […]Read More 2011 Wrap-Up: A Year in the Life of a Hotel
They say that Spring is the season for “new”, but this chilly December is building up to be quite impressive as far as pumping a bit of “new” into the city! Here’s what you should checkout: The Pop-Up Wine Bar: To the left and under the Stadsschouwburg, where the Cafe Cox used to reside, is […]Read More What to do in December in Amsterdam: Try Something New!
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 […]Read More What to do in Amsterdam in November