Rocycle | Boutique gym in the Netherlands
At Rocycle’s boutique gyms, you get a full-body workout on a spinning bike in 45 minutes. Unlike other gyms, you can do nothing but spin at Rocycle. The costs are also higher but you’ll have to take in consideration that they will arrange everything for you and that you’ll get training from top instructors. The idea comes from America, where the company SoulCycle has grown into a group of 74 boutique gyms in the recent years.
CoolMess | DIY soft serve ice cream
CoolMess is a modern ice cream parlour, located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They allow their guests to make DIY soft serve ice cream at their tables. A favourite parlour for kids, teens and adults that love a DIY messy ice cream with a lot of toppings. If you’re one of them you have another place to visit in NYC this summer!
oBike & FlickBike | Bicycles to share 2.0
A large number of ‘bicycles to share’ have recently been placed in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Two weeks ago, hundreds of bicycles of oBike were distributed in Rotterdam. Last weekend, it was time for FlickBike to drop 1000 black bikes in Amsterdam. What are these ‘bicycles to share’ and how can you use them?
Camp The Night Amsterdam | Camping New Style
Sleep on a rooftop underneath the stars in Amsterdam, brush your teeth in one of the dressing rooms in the Olympic Stadium, float with your fellow campers in Amsterdam Noord: experience it during Camp the Night. The new camping platform Campspace.com pops up on unexpected areas in the capital city on the 12th and 13th of August.
Pinto Picnic at the Dakpark in Rotterdam | Asian BBQ
As of July 1, Asian BBQ opened for the 3rd time in the stately high-rise corner at the entrance of the Dakpark. As a traveling restaurant, Asian BBQ is looking forward to new places. However, they are already on the Hudson Square 7b for the 3rd season and again for six months. Here they are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 17:30 until 23:00. From the restaurant you walk up to the Roof Park for a Pinto Picnic. A place worth a detour and to enjoy a traditional Thai BBQ.
Pierogies | Eastern Europe dumplings
Pierogies, named after the Polish delicacy, is the first concept in The Netherlands serving this bite made of dough. Where to find Pierogies? The concept is situated in the first foodhal in The Hague, MingleMush.
Mario’s Freaky Ice Bar | Haute ice cream parlour
We have seen the evolution of traditional snack bar into haute friture by Michelin star chefs. Ron Blaauw takes it to another level, from today on we have a new trend, described by us as the Haute ice cream parlour. Or bluntly said culinary ice cream for everyone!
Sweet Mirrie’s | First ice cream teppanyaki in The Hague
Two weeks ago, a new unique concept opened in The Hague. Sweet Mirrie’s makes ice cream as we already have spotted a lot in the Far East. The teppanyaki ice cream is not brand new, we spotted it before and wrote about it before. But we haven’t spotted a concept like this before in the Netherlands.
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea | Not just a high tea
A Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe in London, part of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea’. Instead of the regular choices of tea and a glass of champagne they serve the tea as well but also a tankard of Hobday Smoked Brown Ale and more savoury choices of small bites. Inspiration for all those restaurants serving afternoon teas!
IKEA open air rooftop cinema
Is your schedule still empty for tomorrow night? Call your friends and go watch a movie in a cinema! Not just a normal cinema, but at the IKEA open air rooftop cinema on the rooftop of IKEA Delft in The Netherlands.
Meat Your Veggies | A new approach to meat reduction
During a meeting of MVO Nederland (organisation Corporate Social Responsibility in the Netherlands) and Wageningen Academy, meat company Bolscher introduced a new product category, between meat and vega. The meeting ‘from food waste to food business’ was organised to prevent waste and make use of residual flows. The residual flow of ‘mushroom stems’ is used in one of Meat Your Veggies’s products.
Nozem ice cream | Ice cream for Zwarte Cross festival visitors
Visitors of the Zwarte Cross festival in the Netherlands can make a pit stop at ‘t Noorden in Aalten. The festival will start this weekend and party centre and pancake house ‘t Noorden is located on the route towards the festival. To attract more visitors in the days before the festivals, they decided to put some extra items on their menu. One of them is Nozem Ice Cream, made in collaboration with a farm where ice cream is being made. The ice cream is based on a popular drink being sold at Zwarte Cross: Nozem Oil.
Gin & Tonic popsicles | Limited edition at Aldi
We already spotted them back in May, the limited edition Gin & Tonic popsicles that were sold at Aldi in England. The coming weekend (from the 7th till the 9th of July) they are also exclusively for sale at Aldi in the Netherlands: Gin & Tonic popsicles and Prosecco & Peach Bellini popsicles!
The Movement hotel | Former Prison the Bijlmerbajes temporarily run by asylum seekers
A part of the former and notorious prison ‘Bijlmerbajes’ becomes a pop-up hotel run by asylum seekers. At The Movement hotel, refugees will be trained to run a hotel and get back into the workforce, their chance to reintegrate. On the 4th of July, a crowd funding campaign is launched to enable this special project. The hotel is intended to open its prison doors early August and give their guests a once in a lifetime experience to explore and stay at the famous Bijlmerbajes before it gets demolished.
Visit Amsterdam with the limited edition Care Tag | By KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers passengers who visit Amsterdam in September a handy gadget: the KLM Care Tag. The smart audio luggage tag automatically provides visitors with location based verbal tips on how to traverse the city. The specially designed location-aware audio luggage tag consists of an offline GPS module and a speaker. While you’re walking or cycling through the city, it offers the right tip at the right location at the right time. All over Amsterdam, KLM plotted the voice of their caring crew at spots where people can use some extra assistance. A visitor can simply attach the tag to her/his luggage or clothes. Interesting news for your hotel or AirBnB guests.
Celebrating the start of the summer holiday season | ‘A draft for a necktie’
All men working in Rotterdam will have the possibility to celebrate the start of the summer holiday season and drink a draft for free. You only need to deliver your necktie Friday 7 July at Van Zanten café, ‘een tappie voor een dassie’ (Dutch slang meaning ‘a draft for a necktie’). For those who have to work before the summer holiday starts, come and exchange a tie for a glass of ice cold beer to celebrate the fact that we have fewer traffic jams the coming weeks!
W Hotel Bellevue | Promoting hotel opening with a videogame
To celebrate the opening of a new W Hotel in Bellevue, Washington, the hotel has made a game at which gamers and guests can win great prizes. ‘Belle the Bear’, as the game is called, lets players explore the city and promotes the new hotel at the same time.
Bavaria Radler Ice | #ice cream to toast
Bavaria introduces Bavaria Radler Ice Lemon 2.0%. Bavaria Radler Lemon 2.0%, now for sale on a stick. The Dutch beer brewer is the first major brewer with an ice cream made of Radler. The refreshing ice cream has a light sweet Radler flavour, with tones of lemon and 2.0% alcohol and will be available from this summer at several festivals and events in The Netherlands. Festival Wish Outdoor in the Dutch village Beek en Donk was the first event to present the ice cream last weekend.
Game of Thrones Bar | Located in Washington D.C.
Are you addicted to the Game Of Thrones series? Than you should book your ticket to the United States. Last week, a Game Of Thrones Bar opened in Washington D.C. Game of Thrones fans can raise their glass with other fans at the new 3,000-square-foot “Pop-Up Bar” (PUB), all inspired by the HBO series based on the novels of George R.R. Martin’s.
Trends we spotted | Week 26
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others an IKEA cooking book and a Twix spread got introduced in the Netherlands.
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Let’s rock | The music concept at nhow Berlin
Two recording studios equipped with top-notch professional equipment located 36 metres above the River Spree epitomise the first-class service provided by nhow Berlin. The conference rooms and nhow suite are all networked to the studios, opening up a whole variety of opportunities from team-building events to recording vocals and interviews. For music fans, the hotel offers a comprehensive variety of services ranging from the guitar room service to live gigs.
Supersize take on breakfast | Share an ostrich egg
Florentine Restaurant & Bar in London served their supersize take on breakfast with an ostrich egg. Too big to handle on your own, but perfect to share. An ostrich egg full English breakfast with tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, beans, sausages and bread….
Breaking Bad inspired bar | ABQ in London
If you are a Breaking Bad fan you should definitely go ABQ, a Breaking Bad inspired bar in London. The bar, which has popped up in the UK for the last two years, is set in an RV, just like White’s meth lab in the television show. And they will also pop-up in NYC this summer.
Divya’s Kitchen | Ayurvedic cuisine in New York City
We just launched a Dutch Whitepaper about the Wellness industry in the Netherlands and one of the international trends we spotted is the healthy cuisine. Wellness is about feeling healthy ‘from body to mind’. One of the features of a healthy lifestyle is a cuisine with more focus on ‘foods with a function’. Like turmeric, a power food that’s often used in the Ayurvedic cuisine. In the wellbeing approach they often use Ayurvedic treatments. We spotted restaurant Divya’s Kitchen in NYC, serving meals that would be an asset for a menu at a restaurant in a Wellness resort.
Tipsy Robot | Robots are making cocktails in Las Vegas
‘Tipsy Robot’, a bar only operated by robots will open on the 30th of June at The Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. The robots at ‘Tipsy Robot’ exactly know how to make personalized cocktails.