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General info

When to come & when to go
Your room will be ready at 16:00. Come when you like, your luggage is safe with us. Check out is at 12:00 midday, so have a sleep in.

Breakfast
Breakfast is served on our 7th floor, 7:00-10:30 on weekdays & 8:00-11:30 on weekends and holidays. Breakfast is €14.5 pp.

Parking
We have our own private outdoor car park, next to the hotel. We charge €20 per 24hrs for hotel guests. Other visitors pay €3 per hour or €25 for 24 hrs. Usually there’s enough space for everyone. We don’t take reservations.

Rates
Our rates include VAT and other taxes. We like to keep things simple.
Limited Rate (pay now): This rate gives the best price for your room. You’ll pay the full amount when you make your booking. Refund is not possible. Modifying your booking to other stay dates is possible for €20 per night, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).
Flex Rate (pay on arrival or pay now): This rate lets you modify or cancel your booking free of charge, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify or cancel your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).

Bike rent
You can rent a Volkshotel bike for €14 on the first day & €10 on following days. We don’t take reservations.

Co-working space & Wi-Fi
Volkshotel’s Wi-Fi is fast and free of charge. We offer a free co-working space where Amsterdammers and hotel guests sit side by side. For private business meetings you can book a 4 to 8 person cabin for €40or €55 per hour.

Pets
As long as it’s not the size of a giraffe, pets (max 2) are welcome to stay for an additional €15 fee per night. Email us at reservations@volkshotel.nl, so we are prepared.

Smoking
Use your room for relaxing, sleeping, cuddling, philosophizing, but not for smoking. If you smoke in your room or tamper with the smoke alarm we will charge you a €150 fee.

Drugs & Prostitution
Drugs (use, possession and selling of any kind) and prostitution are not tolerated in any part of Volkshotel.

Badplaats (Mini Spa)
Our rooftop hot tubs & sauna are open 7:00-23:00. No need to bring cash, only a bathing suit. Alcohol and glassware are not allowed.

Restaurant & Canvas Nights
On Friday and Saturday nights our restaurant Canvas can turn into a dance floor, if the mood is right. Entrance is free for these nights.

Doka
Our sound bar Doka in the basement is open on Fridays & Saturdays 22:00-6:00. Doka has limited capacity, so we can’t guarantee you’ll get in.

Yoga
Everybody needs a bit of relaxation from time to time. Let your downward facing dog out. For schedules check out www.volkshotel.nl/agenda.

Haircut
Get your haircut on Fridays from 3:00-9:00pm in Werkplaats. Grab a beer, a burger and start your weekend with new hair!

Massage
Neck ache, back ache, headache, heartache, a massage fixes everything. Knead out the stress and pains. Send an email to massage@volkshotel.nl or drop by the reception. 

Extras
During your stay you might run into live music, exhibitions, cultural events and more. For up to date information, check out www.volkshotel.nl/agenda.

Together with Broedplaats VKG resident Julien Chaptal we’re putting together a very unique series of music production sessions focused around the underground dance music styles. Breaking the mould of traditional lessons. These sessions will be geared towards the practice, in Ableton live.

The Course

On Tuesday evenings, Doka will transform into a music production studio. Get hands-on experience. Learn or improve how to produce your electronic music with Ableton Live and hardware instruments. Including 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Broedplaats residents. Names with the likes of Lars Dales (Dam Swinde), San Proper, Tom Ruijg (Tracey), Mayo, Lauhaus. Listen to your own tracks on the unique sound setup of Doka.

The programme is refined at the beginning of the 8-week-session together with the participants. These sessions will be focused on the exploration of the Ableton Live DNA. The skill level will be adjusted in accordance with the varying interests and experiences of the participants. The sessions are hands-on and geared towards the practice of electronic music production, recording, mixing. With a collective live performance at the end of each course.

Course includes these topics

  • The clip (audio-midi)
  • The session view, the arrangement view
  • Envelopes/automation
  • Audio/MIDI plugins and instruments.
  • Live performance
  • Sampling, (making a track with a single sample)
  • Synthesis (substractive, FM, etc.)
  • Workflow/templates
  • Generative music
  • Parallel processing/custom instrument and effects creation
  • Max for live effects and instruments
  • Working with hardware

Dates

2023 course dates:

Round 1
Feb 7-14-21-28
Mar 7-14-21-28
Apr 4-11-(18-25 buffer dates)

Round 2
May 2-9-16-23-30
June 6-13-20-27
July 6-1(3-20 buffer dates)

Round 3
Sep 5-12-19-26
Oct 3-10-17-24-31
Nov 7-(14-21 buffer dates)

Round 4
Nov 28
Dec 5-12-19
Jan 9-16-23-30
Feb 6-13-(20-27 buffer dates)

Need to know

  • Sessions are given in Ableton Live
  • Sessions are in English
  • Group of max 10 participants
  • Tuesdays from 18:30 till 21:30
  • 2x one on one sessions with producers from Broedplaats VKG
  • A laptop with Ableton Live installed to each session is needed**
  • A pair of headphones is needed
  • A midi controller is preferred, but you can also borrow one.

**Any version of Ableton live will do, but you will get more out of the course with a full version

Price

€500,- (incl VAT) for the complete 8 sessions course.

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About Julien Chaptal

Julien has a background in teaching music and producing that goes back 15 years. He’s currently teaching at the Conservatorium in Haarlem and at the School of House in Amsterdam.  

“After 15 years of teaching Ableton Live and music production, I have noticed that students learn the most by jamming, and collaborating with others in the studio and the classroom. ‘Doka Studio’ is a perfect location for production, performance, and listening sessions, and so I aim to make full use of the space to let everyone’s creative juices flow.”

Julien has helped with transforming Doka into a true sound bar. Read more about it here

Full Biography found on Resident Advisor can be found here

If you have questions about the course please get in touch with Julien by sending an email to sessions@thebookclub.nl.

 

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