Opening nhow hotel Rotterdam


The first nhow hotel in the Netherlands will open in Rotterdam this weekend. After Berlin (2010) and Milan (2007), the four-star hotel with 278 luxurious rooms will open in the building ‘De Rotterdam’. The hotel is designed by renowned architect OMA/ Rem Koolhaas and combines contrasts with the latest technology. The hotel gives well-known artists, designers and local talents a platform to share their art. Nhow asked several local artist to show how they see Rotterdam, like the video above.

Baby food in neighborhood restaurant


Jorit Leijting from restaurant ‘Van de Buurt’ (translated as ‘From the neighbourhood’) recently started serving baby food for kids from 4-6 months, 6-10 months and 10+ months. The chef at the neighboorhood restaurant serves approximately 20-30 kids a week. Jorit Leijting: “It’s not a playground here, but we want to be hospitable to young parents.” The meals are produced by ‘De Kleine Keuken’ (translated as ‘The Small Kitchen’ ), contain no artificial coloration nor preservatives and can be stored for 3 weeks. The developer Kirsten Toeset offers the servings to restaurants and retail.

A guide for child-friendly hospitality industry


‘Horeca Vlaanderen’ and ‘Vlaanderen Lekker Land’ have published an inspirational guide for a child-friendly hospitality industry named ‘Kinderen aan tafel’ (translated as ‘Kids to the Table’). The booklet provides a self-test for restaurant owners, practical checklists, tips & tricks for child-friendly service, menu suggestions, tips for plate decoration and additional services. Unfortunately it’s only available in Dutch.

Noodle brand introduces hangover taxi service


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In the month of December, the English noodle brand ‘Kabuto Noodles’ has launched the service ‘Kab-U-To Work’ in London. Party goers with a hangover could use the ‘Kab-U-To Work’ service to go to the office. The passengers were picked up by taxi and got a bucket of hot Kabuto noodle soup, fresh orange juice and a bag with sunglasses, aspirin and mints. The driver played relaxing music during the drive to the office. After the great success in London, Kabuto Noodles plans to offer the service also at other places.

Offline dinner


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This article is only available in Dutch. 

Collaboration Carlton Oasis and Intratuin


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The Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse (The Netherlands) works together with Intratuin in Rhoon and Rhoon Groenprojecten BV to decorate the hotel in Winter atmospheres. The hotel buys its Christmas and buffet decorations from the local garden center, that decorates the lobby as a return of favor.

Chocolate paintbox


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This paint box will surprise everyone that receives it. The paint tubes are replaced by chocolates with different fillings. The labels show the flavors. Designed by Nendo and and shot by Ayao Yamazaki.

Chopstick straw


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Chopsticks are made in various sizes and designs. Not everybody can use these utensils properly, and you’ll have to drink from the bowl if you’re eating for instance a noodle soup. This will be history with the chopstick–meets-straw design by Julian Lechner.

Happy holidays


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We wish you all the best for the holidays.

Best wishes from Laura Stoter, Marjolein van Spronsen and Armand Sol of the Van Spronsen & Partners Group.

Written in the stars


A revolution in Christmas-cards. Write it in the stars with an iOS device via

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