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Lounging in the Amsterdam skies!

Lounging in the Amsterdam skies!

Like lounging? Like high places with a view? Than Skylounge might just be thé place for you! Situated on the 11th floor of the Double tree (by Hilton) hotel right next to Amsterdam central station, The Skylounge is exactly what the name suggests. A big, super comfy lounge and restaurant with a view to die for. From the Sky terrace you can literately see all […]

Florian Rooz

June 5th, 2014

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Get your skate on in Amsterdam

Get your skate on in Amsterdam

To be on a board, is to be alive and no matter if you ride it in the snow, on ocean waves or on city streets, it makes no difference to its universal value. This summer the skateboarding & long-boarding experience is coming back to entice us all in a big way. The long-board especially, seems to be one of thé big hipster items and […]

Florian Rooz

June 4th, 2014

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THT opens its doors tonight!

THT opens its doors tonight!

The day is finally here! After 3 years of renovation, THT (Tol Huis Tuin) restaurant is opening its doors and serving its first meals tonight! The former Shell kantine on the shore of the IJ is located right next to the EYE film museum, right across the water from central station. Nothing is known about the menu yet, the THT website still only shows a […]

Florian Rooz

June 1st, 2014

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Are you ready for the Noordi Gras PARADE DAY?!

Are you ready for the Noordi Gras PARADE DAY?!

Only 16 more days to go till the 15th of June! The first ever Noordi Gras festival PARADE DAY is upon us! Over the last 6 weeks Amsterdammers of all ages have been creating their costumes, building parade wagons and practicing their dance moves. Trumpeters have been rehearsing their battle cries, saxophone players have been working on their growls, drummers have been beating their snares […]

Florian Rooz

May 30th, 2014

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The Nel Sessions (pop & Jazz) The hipster open stage of Amsterdam!

The Nel Sessions (pop & Jazz) The hipster open stage of Amsterdam!

If your visiting Amsterdam and you’re a lover of music, the Nel sessions are an absolute must see! Whether you visit on Monday night (Jazz) or Tuesday night (pop) is up to you, but make sure you visit at least one of them, because you’re guaranteed a cozy evening full of musical surprises. Nel is located, snug as a bug, in the basement of the […]

Florian Rooz

May 29th, 2014

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Van Dijk en ko & Neef Louis – Vintage furniture heaven!

Van Dijk en ko & Neef Louis – Vintage furniture heaven!

If you’re looking to score some quality vintage stuff, it’ll be hard to find a better place than: Van Dijk en & ko & Neef Louis. The two Amsterdam vintage mega-stores are located directly across from each other on an old industrial lot in the heart of the hip north side of Amsterdam, close to the popular NDSM festival grounds. The stores are distinctly different, […]

Florian Rooz

May 27th, 2014

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Exclusive mini concert / jamsession with Frank McComb (Report)

Exclusive mini concert / jamsession with Frank McComb (Report)

Sometimes you just get Lucky in life. The 23rd of may 2014 was such a day! I met Legendary vocalist and keys player Frank McComb at a gig in Jazz club de Badcuyp in Amsterdam. We got to spend some time together and one of the things we talked about was the possibility to have Frank play an exclusive mini concert at my house in […]

Florian Rooz

May 26th, 2014

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Pllek! The hipster beach of Amsterdam

Pllek! The hipster beach of Amsterdam

Yes it’s true! Besides: Romantic canals, a thousand music bars and cafés, hip ‘galleries and clubs on the tops of tall towers’ and smart public parks, Amsterdam now also has an impressive little beach! Tucked away along the banks of the IJ on the überhip Noord side of Amsterdam. To get to Pllek Amsterdam you take the ferry from central station and from there it’s […]

Florian Rooz

May 23rd, 2014

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Scarlet Mae – Starring at Rhinos (new music video)

Scarlet Mae – Starring at Rhinos (new music video)

Recently met a great Dutch Pop vocalist “Scarlet Mae“. She mixes divers influences in a very cool way and just released a new single “staring at Rhinos” including a hip new video. Recorded in my own birthplace, the city of Rotterdam. Hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I have. More at: http://www.scarletmae.com

Florian Rooz

May 21st, 2014

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Moscow in Spring (travel report)

Moscow in Spring (travel report)

As my plane is hurdling me through the last few hundred kilometers to Domodedovo airport, the white sea outside my window finally clears up and gives me a majestic view of the Russian lands below. The first thing that caches my eye is that Russia, viewed from above, looks very different from Europe. If you watch a country like the Netherlands from the sky, you […]

Florian Rooz

May 21st, 2014

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