WHERE 2 go

Renaissance /AMSTERDAM/



Beautiful and modern hotel, which includes its own cafe, church and art area. Next time you visit Amsterdam, do not miss out this place !

Location : Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key words : modern art, city centre, night life, youth, art beauty, ageless

If you travel around the world or you are just an Amsterdam unexpected guest, do not mind to read some useful information about this hotel. Renaissance Hotel is located in a 5 minute walk near the DAM square. You can enjoy the beauty of LOBBY area and drink hot chocolate, explore modern artists who take part in exhibitions of the hotel and enjoy the organ music (only during special events) in the private church, which is closed for random visitors.

Local area


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The church
The hotel is located next to an old church, which is opened for hotel’s guests. Mostly, it can be used for special events, for example – weddings. The church has a beautiful organ, which is allowed to be played by only 4 people in the country.

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Koepel cafe
Koepel cafe is a traditional cafe with the best food in the area and delicious apple pies.

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LOBBY space
LOBBY is the most unique area if we compare it to others in the hotel. It includes modern art of different artists, chess, table football, wifi zone and bar zone. LOBBY area is always covered with darkness, so visitors can relax and forget about the time, while they are waiting for the check in.

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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Koepelcafe
Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Koepelcafe


VD thoughts  : Renaissance Hotel is the place where you want to stay for a long period of time. You enjoy food, atmosphere, life !

WHERE 2 go

Tea time at Sketch /London/



Every time you visit London, do not forget to have a cup of tea at Sketch.

Location   : 9 conduit street
London W1S 2XG

Key words: pink, cute, love letter, date, tea time, mirrors, cakes, catchy, romantic.
Areas : the Gallery, the Lecture Room, the Parlour, the Glade, the East Bar
Opening hours :

/The Parlour/ All day from Breakfast to Cocktails
Monday to Friday – 7am to 2am
Saturday – 8am to 2am
Sunday – 8am to midnight

/The Glade/
All day Brunch to Cocktails
Monday to Friday – 7am to 2am
Saturday – 8am to 2am
Sunday – 8am to midnight

/The Gallery/
Afternoon Tea – Monday to Sunday – 11.30pm to 4pm
Dinner – Monday to Saturday – 6.30pm to 2am
Sunday – 6pm to midnight

/The Lecture Room & Library/
Lunch – Friday & Saturday – Noon to 2.15pm
Dinner – Tuesday to Saturday – 7pm to 10pm


If you have some time to drink an afternoon tea or have a cute date with a stranger in London, you need to visit one of the most beautiful locations – Sketch. VD team finds this place absolutely adorable and we suggest you to get there at least 2 times – during the day and the night time. Sketch is famous for its beautiful interiors – every room is absolutely different. As you step inside you feel a different energy in every room. Let’s get straight to the difference between every room of this magic area.

the Gallery

The prettiest location inside of Sketch for some great Afternoon tea.
Celebrated British artist, David Shrigley, has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. Open for afternoon tea and dinner the project follows the huge success of artist Martin Creed’s restaurant commission at sketch in 2012.
239 new works line the restaurant’s walls, forming the largest group of original drawings David Shrigley has ever exhibited.
India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for David Shrigley’s artwork, conceived a soothing, monochromatic, strikingly comprehensive interior. The classic, almost bourgeois design invites a deliberately playful contrast with the witty, outré art works; all is most certainly not what it seems. While matching sketch’s delight in the avant-garde, this harmonious disorder breaks with the Gallery’s usual eclecticism.



the Lecture Room

Ascend the stairs to the Lecture Room & Library, sketch’s two Michelin starred gastronomic restaurant.
Created by leading Interior Designer Gahban O’Keeffe providing a spacious and relaxing atmosphere, all ‘tasting’ and ‘a la carte’ menus are devised by French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, offering a unique breadth of ingredients and a complexity of combinations. The extensive and acclaimed wine list was awarded ‘Best Award for Excellence’ by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide’s ‘Best UK Wine List’.



the Parlour

From day to day the Parlour is home to the finest delicacies of the sketch chefs. Lounge on a variety of Louis XV seating in the quirky and eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar from breakfast, through bars snacks and until the last drink before home… The Parlour turns into a cocktail bar from 6pm to 2am (Members only from 9pm)



the Glade

The magic surrounding this woodland bar, provides an ideal setting for brunch & evening cocktails… breakfast & bar snacks too. Circa 2012, Founder Mourad Mazouz, Artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu created an enchanted découpage forest; which appears like something half-remembered and yet completely contemporary. Taking inspiration from early c20th stationery, they re-painted, enlarged and reversed the design, printing it onto hundreds of metres of paper. Each piece is handcut, and découpaged to the walls.



the East Bar

An ultra modern bar and lounge created by Mourad Mazouz & acclaimed designer Noe Douchafour Lawence, the East Bar is an intimate, stylish space for sketch diners to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail.

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Don’r be afraid to dream, because in Sketch all the sweetest dreams are coming true!

VD thoughts : finding a perfect place, where your aesthetics could match the reality is a dream. Sketch is a place which matches aesthetics of our team and VD concept. We really love this place and suggest you to visit it.


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