27 April: it’s time for Kingsday!

Every year on the 27th of April (since the King’s coronation in 2013), throngs of orange-garbed Amsterdammers descend upon the streets to celebrate King Willem-Alexander’s special day. Celebrate with us! ...

Concierge choice of April

De Wallen is the oldest, prettiest yet most controversial part of Amsterdam. So, why did this area become a red-light district? We could only give a complex answer to this seemingly simple question. But in the ...

Seven Million Tulips

The tulip is to the Netherlands as the Taj Mahal is to India, or the Eiffel Tower to France: a symbol of the country known around the world. But you can only see this many tulips in the spring. Fro...

Concierge’s Choice: Meeting March

Spring is nearly here and to most of us, it is the time of the year to catch the first sunbeams, get a new wardrobe and brighten up the house. For that reason, Amsterdam’s fashionable boutiques seduce you with ...

January: The New December

While Christmas trees are being removed, holidays are nearly over, and festivities slowly turn into happy memories, we prefer to stay in the cheerful December days as long as we can. That is why we have collect...

December’s jolly line-up

December is loaded with countless festivities and a bunch of merry days. Now, we know that in all that warmth, joy and deliciousness you sometimes lose track of time. That’s why we’d like to make things easy: b...

November Sparkles

Contrary to popular belief, there is more than just the red lights of Amsterdam. And the good thing is, this month the city lights up as never before. Even though some locals are still adjusting their biologica...

FENTO x OCCO: a plant-based pop-up dinner

In honour of ‘Dierendag’ on the 4th of October, Bar Brasserie OCCO teamed up with Hilary and Nila of F E N T O for an exciting and delicious pop-up event in our own Bar Brasserie OCCO. The pop-up event celebrat...

October Hideaways

The Dutch do not seem to be affected by Autumn at all. No doubt that you will pass by soaked kids in cargo bikes, locals diving for blown away umbrellas and wringing-wet market vendors with an everlasting sense...