We would like to share a story about the Hemmersbach Management Board Meeting in Amsterdam that took place at the fabulous Park Hotel last September. Although this was a very last minute request, our team managed to arrange everything on time. From organizing a nice tour of Amsterdam’s most famous brewery and arranging a sunset boat canal tour to branding the popular tuk tuk’s for the guided tour of the Jordaan neighborhood, we managed to organize a variety of interesting activities for our clients.
After the shuttle transportation from the airport to the Park Hotel and check-in, we all gathered in the lobby and went on the popular Heineken Experience guided tour. Luckily, the tickets were purchased in advance, so we didn’t have to wait in line. 2 guides picked us up and took us on the 90 minutes long tour of the brewery which was an amazing experience for our clients. The Heineken Experience tour includes everything from exploring 4 floors of multimedia exhibits and admiring historical brewing artefacts to learning about Heineken’s heritage and distillation process and enjoying up to two Heineken beers or soft drinks.
Around 7 pm, we went on a short walk to the restaurant Pata Negra where we had dinner reservations. The cold/warm tapas menu for 24 guests was superb and included food delicacies such as Spanish sausages, potato salad with tuna, pardon peppers, fried squid, garlic shrimp, meatballs in tomato sauce, and much more.
Around 10 pm, we took our clients back to the hotel with an optional stop at the lovely boutique bar of Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Centre Canal District. For those who wanted to go out later in the evening, we recommended places around Leidseplein such as NJOY Cocktail Bar, Suzy Wong Cocktail Bar, Palladium for drinks & dancing (after 23:00), The Bulldog coffeeshop, and Hardrock Café Amsterdam.
Everyone was looking forward to the activities that we’ve planned for today. At 7 pm, we gathered down in the lobby and went with branded Tuk Tuk’s on the guided tour of the lovely Jordaan neighborhood. For those who don’t know, Jordaan is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of the Dutch Capital. From its flower-lined canals and charming narrow streets dotted with galleries and indie boutiques to popular attractions like the Houseboat Museum, Electric Ladyland, and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum, there is plenty to look forward to when exploring this vibrant district.
By 8 pm, everyone was already hungry and we went for dinner to the famous Julius Bar & Grill where we had the most amazing shared dining experience ever. The staff was super friendly and welcoming and the 3-course shared dining menu was delicious. After dinner, it was decided to go on a 20-minute walk to the hotel with an optional stop for drinks in the Pijp. We also provided our clients with a list of cool places for drinks after work including Flamingo, De Groene Vlinder, D.e Wasserette, Pilsvogel, and Venster 33.
On the last day of the board meeting in Amsterdam, we went to the Palace and the Coffeeshop where our clients had an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Bulldog. After having drinks and snacks in the Palace, it was time to visit their souvenir shop to pick up a nice goodie bag that included plasma lighter and the Palace Magnet. Around 6 pm, it was time to go on the canal boat tour through Amsterdam with the famous Blue Boat Company. The canal boat tour is definitely one of the best ways to experience the city from a different perspective and see some of Amsterdam’s finest attractions including Leidsegracht, Keizersgracht, Reguliersgracht, Prinsengracht, Amstel, Oudezijdse voorburgwal (Red Light District), Oudezijdse kolk , Kromme waal, and Oude waal to name a few.
After the amazing canal boat tour, it was time to have dinner at Amsterdam’s Hardbour Club. The shared dining menu that was served in the middle of the table was great, as well as the drinks including wine, beer, soft drinks, and Dutch distilled. Since this was the last night of the board meeting in Amsterdam, it was decided to stay out late and go for after dinner drinks. First, we went to the SkyLounge (Rooftop DoubleTree by Hilton) where they served us with personalized Hemmersbach cocktails. The next stop was the Supperclub where we used the VIP entrance to get it. A large table in a private section of the club was set for 24 people where drinks like vodka, jack daniels, gin, and rum Havana together with mixers including coke, tonic, lemon, red bull, cranberry were served.
To sum it all up, those three days of activities in Amsterdam were a memorable experience for both us and our clients from Hemmersbach Management.
“The conference was a great success. Thank you for all the planning and organization you did to make this a success – it was much appreciated, especially your patience with those last minute alterations. Many, many thanks!“