All posts tagged: The Brooklyn Hotel

Reflections to welcome a new year.

I’m not the only one who feels the urge to reflect on what’s ahead, when starting a new year. If you look at it, the start of a new year is just another day in the always faster rushing world around you. But it is also the perfect ‘forced’ moment to think things trough. What are my goals in life? What plans do I make this year? What do I stand for and can I stay true to myself in this marketing & perfect image ruled world I work in? It’s not easy. Off course I know the drill. I know what needs to be done. Making compromise is needed, and even moderation has never been my strongest asset, I’m getting better at it…. But I also know what is important in life. We want relevance, we want more transparency and honesty from others, we do not believe in empty stories anymore, we worry about time passing by and we know we need to focus on long, fundamental issues instead of our non stop quest …

Tried & enjoyed: The Brooklyn Hotel Amsterdam.

Twice a year I organize for a fashion client ( their catalogue shoots. As we work with the Amsterdam based fashion photographer Wendelien Daan and an all-Dutch crew, it’s always a question of finding an affordable but cool place to crash during the shooting days. Last shoot I booked The Brooklyn Hotel. The Brooklyn Hotel opened it’s doors in September last year and is one of the landmarks in Amsterdam Noord. It’s the only high building in the environment that is not an office, a container or a crane. The Brooklyn Hotel is nested in the middle of a shipyard, where people still work during the day. There is a paying parking in front of the hotel, and if you want travel back to the city, take the boat (In Dutch it’s called ‘het pondje’), that brings you (for free) in 10 minutes to the Central Station & Amsterdam city. Check the return schedule, to reassure your return at night.