Love books and privacy? Amsterdam’s Hotel Not Hotel is probably a dream for you. This very funky hotel is known for its quirky hotel rooms, but one – the Bookcase Room – is set apart for its over-the-top quirkiness. You see, this hotel suite is located behind a bookcase and unless you know about this secret room, you’d be none the wiser that a person was sleeping just feet away from you in the hotel library.
If you’ve ever been served up ‘food’ by kids, you’ll probably cringe at the thought of sitting down to a meal at Kinderkookkafe in Amsterdam. Soggy sandwiches filled with jelly and cheese just isn’t appetizing at all. But since 2004, kids of all ages have been running this cafe with only a little bit of help from adults.
If you don’t mind getting cozy with your travel buddies at night, Lucky Lake Hostel offers you a once-in-a-lifetime stay while travelling through The Netherlands.
London, we’re onto you. Same goes for you, Amsterdam, Oslo and Antwerp. A sewer study has just measured which cities across the world dump the most drugs down the toilet, and Vocativ has mapped it all out for us.
If you ordered a Heineken recently, you might’ve been rewarded – not only with an iced cold beer but a trip to Amsterdam via KLM! As part of an incredible experience, both Dutch companies joined forces to celebrate King’s Day, (Koningsdag) which sees the city of Amsterdam come alive (more alive than usual!) with festivities on every street.
For the Amsterdam Light Festival this year, a ghostly ship apparition appeared on the city’s waters with tremendous effect. Installed by Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN, the three-dimensional 17th century ‘Ghost Ship’, as it is called, was conjured up using two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that allows it to be appreciated from […]
If you find yourself in The Netherlands anytime soon, you might want to make your way to the southern city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Here’s where you’ll find an astonishing art installation of five giant eyes taking over the city until early November. Created by Pascal Leboucq and directed by Lucas De Man, EYE offers an audio-visual theatrical […]
Amsterdam Shoe Collection is stepping it up this Winter (pun intended). Their high-end, GQ-esque style will have you looking dapper and feeling confident. So, what’s in store?
Go inside the Broerenkerk, a famous Gothic cathedral in Zwolle, Amsterdam, and you will be in for a surprise. Alongside the cathedral’s elegant interiors, is a modern-day bookstore called Waanders In de Broeren.
It claims to have been ‘proudly disappointing travellers for 40 years’ — or so goes the refreshingly straight-talking marketing spew of Hans Brinker, a budget hotel in Amsterdam. We can’t recall the last time we’ve wanted so badly to stay in a terrible room with ‘levels of comfort comparable to a minumum-security prison’ and ‘doors […]
Now this is a business we’d support: an entire restaurant with tables that accommodate no more than one person each. Unfortunately, Eenmaal opened in Bos en Lommer, Amsterdam for all of two days last week and is now closed. Yep, social designer and initiator Marina van Goor, who wanted to address the social taboo of […]
Groot-Mokum is famous for its beautiful canals, bicycle riding, art world, and, of course, other unmentionable things. It is not renowned for its electronic music as such, which is usually reserved for mega cities such as Berlin, London, New York or the shore lines of Croatia and Ibiza. Nonetheless, Amsterdam has been known to embrace the out of the norm with grace.
Rembrandt van Gogh or Vincent van Rijn is the theme of this collage by Amsterdam graphic designer Jeroen Huijbregts. This perfect symbiosis of Van Rijn and Van Gogh goes beyond just a physical analogy. Vincent van Gogh adored Rembrandt. For that matter, it’s certainly possible that this specific portrait of Rembrandt served as an inspiration for Van Gogh.
This 13-year-old illustration wizard makes custom art upon request. Just drop her a line with all the details and she’ll come up with something clever and quirky. What better way to say ‘Happy Birthday’ than with a custom ordered card or portrait? Plus, you can feel good about supporting this young Amsterdam dweller: she started her […]
We’ve all had them (and if you haven’t, then you probably are one): those neighbors that really suck. Well, the Netherlands won’t stand for it, and government officials in Amsterdam are planning on sending those bad neighbors to live in container. That’s right, a container. The containers will be located on the outskirts of Amsterdam […]