This is a pretty big day around the hotel. Is it the weather? No, although that is lovely. Is it a celebrity guest? No, although if it was we wouldn’t be blogging about it, for the sake of discretion. So what is it, you might be wondering. Well…today we moved all of the mirrors in […]Read More Our mirrors headed south
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
It’s a typical family story: You give all your love and attention to your little ones, and then one day they up and fly out of the nest, never to come back. No thank you, no “see you later”. What’s a parent to do except for hope for the best for the little ones, and […]Read More Bye Bye Birdies!
Well it has been a dramatic week at the hotel! First of all, someone fed the dog!: Second of all, we had some feathered drama in the form of a nest of baby birds that hatched in the ventilation shaft of the hotel…right in the wall of a room. At first it wasn’t a problem […]Read More Hotel V Wildlife
There were a group of 7 Norwegian guys staying at the hotel this weekend. This morning as they were checking out, I asked one of the guys what the occassion was. Naturally I assumed that someone was getting married and this was their stag party/bachelor party. “No, no marriage,” he stated. “Every year around this time […]Read More A Group of Guys by Any Other Name…
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 […]Read More April in Amsterdam
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 […]Read More 2010 End of Year Wrap-Up