1. director’s blog march

    Hallo (it’s Hello in dutch)!!

    Spring in Amsterdam means lots of tourists, terraces everywhere, flowers and lots of sun! Spring also means the start of the festival season like Kingsday, techno & music festivals, gay pride and many more!

    Let me tell you something about Kingsday, the biggest party of the year at the 26th of April. Dutch people are all dressed in orange and walking (and drinking) at the streets and around the canals in Amsterdam. Many boats full of party-people are at the canals, many street and square parties are being held at Kingsday and the night before (Kingsnight) and the best of all: everybody is having fun!

    When you are visiting Amsterdam at Kingsday, please look at www.iamsterdam.com for parties or just grab a beer and sit along the canals to enjoy the party boats. Please keep in mind public transport will not go into the center of Amsterdam (all trams and busses are diverted during the whole day).

    If you have any question, please let us know!

    See you at Kingsday or any other fun festival (like Liberation Day)?

    Greetings,

    Basil

    • 15/04/14
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  2. Director’s blog February

    Goedemiddag (it’s dutch for goodafternoon),

    Amsterdam was crazy in February: many schoolgroups visited our city and stayed in our hostel. I totally understand why so many schools and universities visit Amsterdam: world famous museums, culture everywhere and great leisure acvitities to do! I went to the renovating and recently opened Rijksmuseum..it was AMAZING (and just 2 minutes away from the Hans Brinker Hotel)!

    But the Hans Brinker Hotel started producing new art as well: have a look at our Instagram page (www.instagram.com/hansbrinkerhotel) for the most beautiful, unique and artistic pictures in and outside our hotel!

    See you soon at our reception for check-in!

    Greetings,

    Basil

    • 09/04/14
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  3. Director’s Blog January

    Goodmorning Amsterdam fans!

    It’s cold in Amsterdam, so we brought some nice warmth in our hostel: dutch winter comfort food! We serve the original dutch green pea soup with rye bread and dutch bacon on the side. After a walk at the canals there is no better thing such as our soup! Once you’ve finished it you’re totally ready for a pint of Heineken at our bar or club!

    But I have even bigger Hans Brinker news: we have published the first episodes of our new documentary! Everyone can take a look behind the scenes at our hostel now! Our first episode showed our sexy kitchen staff, who will add love to your meal. The second episode showed us the (over) enthousiastic reception staff, who create their own party behind the desk! Please follow our Facebook page to see the coming episodes…They will be epic with more interviews and never-seen-before material of the Hans Brinker Hotel!

    And since we are ‘upgrading’ our hostel, we introduced a new service: you can buy 24H and 48H public transport tickets at our reception. It will save you a lot of time going to central station to buy a ticket!

    Greetings,

    Basil

    • 29/01/14
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