Boutique Hotel | Karwei pop-up store Kalverstraat | Dam area


At the vtwonen & design fair Dutch DIY store Karwei presented their collection in a beautiful hotel setting; 'The Boutique Hotel'. Beautiful decorated with luxury wallpaper by Graham & Brown, all the right colours on the wall and a range of home accessories with a luxury feel in a colour range of intense emerald green to midnight blue it was the talk of town.

In case you missed it or 
would love to shop the furniture and accessories seen at the fair, Karwei opens a Boutique Hotel at the Amsterdam Kalverstraat 101 in a Pop-up store setting from October 25, for 6 weeks!

To further bring the feeling of a hotel lobby alive, you can relax relax with a coffee and enjoy the scenery, just like in a real hotelbar. In the pop up store all the beautiful 
furniture and accessories seen at the Boutique hotel are for sale, giving you the opportunity to bring the Hotel feeling home. 

Pop-up store Amsterdam (open from October 25 2016 until  December 4)
Kalverstraat 101
1012 PA Amsterdam
area: Spui area
see the location on the map
Opening hours:
Sunday & Monday noon - 6.30PM
Tuesday till Friday 11AM - 6.30 - Thursday evening till 9PM
Saturday 10AM - 6.30PM 




pictures via Karwei // More pictures at Vosgesparis.com 

Sofa.com Pop Up Store until november 20 | Pijp area


With showrooms in Amsterdam IJburg, London, Bath and Scotland the British furniture manufacturer opens its first pop-up store in Amsterdam. From Monday, October 24th, 2016 until Sunday, November 20th you are welcome to see and try out the luxurious fabrics and handcrafted sofa's, and get advice and inspiration to choose your ideal sofa. During these four weeks you have the chance to win a bench with a value of € 1,600, for the first ten visitors who buy a piece of furniture or check in on Facebook and post a picture on twitter or Instagram there is a of bottle champagne.

Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam by Scotch & Soda



Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda introduced a new city guide during a release party last week. With a handful of well-known creatives enlisted as Scotch & Soda’s trusted ‘Misguiders’. The Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam seeks to unearth a side to the city you can’t mouse click to - and help us roam the ‘ungoogleable’. The Misguiders are all renowned influentials in their respective fields of music, style, business and art.


Hangar Amsterdam | North area


Hangar Amsterdam is located at Amsterdam North and the latest establisment by Tim Immers, owner of restaurant Moustache and Jop Pollmann is build out of corrugated sheet and with the look of an old hangar perfectly fitting it's industrial surroundings.


LOFT Amsterdam | Eastern Docklands area


LOFT Amsterdam recently opened their doors in one of the industrial buildings at KNSM laan on the KNSM island, another great addition to the few selected stores in the same street like Sissy Boy Homeland, Pols Potten and children department store Keet aan Huis. The Eastern Docklands is a great not to crowded residential area. As the formal harbour of Amsterdam, the North America line is still departing from here and many huge cruise ships can be seen from time to time. The many old industrial buildings and warehouses are perfectly blending with modern architecture on the different peninsulas and make the area to what it is.

LOFT Amsterdam offers a great selection of Scandinavian design and home accessories, Dutch design and fair trade home and fashion brands. In the basement larger interior items are placed in a home-like setting. More pictures can be found at my Interior design blog Vosgesparis

LOFT Amsterdam
KNSM Laan 301
1019 LE Amsterdam

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 9PM
Friday Saturday 10AM - 5PM
website: LOFT 
area: Eastern docklands

Happy Happy Joy Joy | Eastern Docklands area


On Amsterdam Next we occasionally cover a few lunch spots because of the great interior and because it's always a good idea to combine shopping and lunch. Happy Happy Joy Joy is the latest dinner and lunch spot at the Eastern Harbour area, combine it with a visit to Bed Habits across the street, and one of the many places to be found in our Amsterdam Next city guide App. Happy Happy Joy Joy offers a cheerful collection of colours and typical Asian flavours in a lively atmosphere. The restaurant has a large deck and garden for long summer nights. Be sure to make a reservation as it is pretty populair.

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Oostelijke Handelskade 4
1019 BM Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 344 6424
Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday from noon
Kitchen Sunday through Thursday till 10:30PM, Friday and Saturday till 11PM
website: Happy Happy Joy Joy 
area: Eastern Docklands