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Author: Villa Nicola

It's coming into the season of fall here in Amsterdam and we love cosying up by the fire as the weather drop a few degrees. Dutch fashion brand Alter Ego came to grace our residence recently and had a beautiful photoshoot, wearing the perfect outfits for the new season, gorgeous leather!   We love the surfaces that photographer Philippe Vogelenzang selected as background, to complement the details of...

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The start of the year just got a little better. Is is our absolute pleasure to announce that Villa Nicola has been just been rated 10 out of 10 at Booking.com for the Traveller Review Award for 2021!   To those who have stayed with us, they will quickly discover that service is our number one priority for our guests. Villa Nicola is not only a luxury canalhouse,...

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I hope you are all well and safe. It has been a while since we last spoke together, and what an eventful few months it has been for the world! The impact of Covid-19 has been a large influence on the Villa for the last 9 months, and for the worldwide hospitality industry as a whole. As The Netherlands awaits new stricter lockdown laws tonight,...

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During the sunnier months of last year, we hosted a beautiful shoot in our Residence from the Dutch interior decoration brand ESSENZA. The campaign images were just published, and we adore them! Our minds rushed immediately back to our rooms and doorsteps full of peonies, scabiosas, orchids and zinnias in gorgeous shades of blush, oranges, pinks and yellows. What a feast for the eyes! The beautiful...

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When you first enter the Acide website, you read "Splash that water in your face. Bite the lemon". This statement alone sets the tone for what Acide are about. They are a young, bold and wild fashion brand, and love to invoke an emotion from their audience. The model's mischievous and provocative moves are testament to this! You can see the shots live on the Acide...

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Our residence is a diverse blend of all the things we love in the world. First and foremost, it is a place where people can travel to, and call home, during their visit to Amsterdam. Travellers enter as guests, and depart as friends. This is why we started Villa Nicola. It is also a location selected as a set for fashion shoots, PR events, book...

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If we could describe them as the ultimate 'power couple', it would be the understatement of the year. When Bibian Mentel and Edwin Spee arrived at the Villa for their photoshoot, you could say they "had me at hello". Their story is the kind you read about in famous autobiographies. A heart-warming tale of finding love, overcoming difficult challenges, and standing back up when life...

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Villa Nicola is a place to make memories. Whether that be capturing the latest fashions in a Vogue photoshoot, having stories told via vlogs filmed in our kitchens, couples spending a special weekend away in Amsterdam, or having press launches in our courtyard.         We opened our doors to Andrew and Pauline, to celebrate the preview of their wedding day, just before they left for the ceremony...

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What if you could change your mood at the flip of a switch? Or even by the sound of your own voice? Philips recently held their European press launch for their Hue range of lighting, and the results were amazing.             Whether you wish to feel energized, or you simply want to read, concentrate or relax, each hue of light can assist, and Villa Nicola transformed into every...

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Fashion brand Milla Amsterdam visited Villa Nicola recently, to photograph their Fall/Winter 18/19 collection. Founder and designer Eva Harkema creates six fashion collections per year, that are feminine, powerful and identified as 'urban luxury'.               The gorgeous Robin, from Elite Models sauntered through our B&B in leopard print, leather, lace and leggings as the warm afternoon light shone through our windows.     Thanks for gracing our Villa!   Client Milla Amsterdam Model...

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