Author Archives: Aad van den Berg

KUNSTSCHILDER WERKT ALS KOK IN HET AMSTEL HOTEL

Everybody knows that in the Amstel Hotel our chefs have a very creative mind. Simon Borst is a chef who also manages to use his creativity in painting artworks. Please check his website!

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AMSTERDAM ON ICE

Hier geen 22 rayonhoofden en geen drukbezochte persconferentie, maar wel mogelijk voor het eerst sinds 1997 een legendarische schaatstocht over de Amsterdamse grachten. Video by AT5

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EXPLORING KIEV

I have recently been for a few days to Kiev to see if the city is ready to host all the European football supporters this Summer. 🙂   After mailing with my colleagues at the Intercontinental Kiev Hotel and researching on … Continue reading

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SLEEPER MAGAZINE

This British magazine SLEEPER MAGAZINE has information on new Hotel developments and interiors. In the November issue a number of pages were spend on the the latest Amsterdam redevelopments and openings.

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CINEMA PARADISO REOPENED

Amsterdam – Casper Reinders and Carmine Dantuono are the new owners of CinemaParadiso. The famous Italian restaurant in Amsterdam gets a new look and as atribute to the former cinema, old movies will soon be played again. Cinema Paradiso has been in Amsterdam for a long time, but now Casper Reinders (Jimmy Woo, Lion Noir, BoCinq, Ludwig II & Chicago Social Club) redesigned it. When … Continue reading

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DOKTERSDIENST 24 uur IN AMSTERDAM

Vanaf 1 November is er een nieuwe 24 uur’s SOS doktersdienst in Amsterdam. 0900 0611

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IN THE FRANS HALS MUSEUM…

Celebrating the Golden Age This winter it is party time in the Frans Hals Museum. Celebrating in the Golden Age showcases a highly popular subject in seventeenth-century art. Painters like Jan Steen and Frans Hals portrayed countless merry-making folk and … Continue reading

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DE OPSTAPPER VANAF VRIJDAG TERUG

De Opstapper, het ov-busje dat tot vorig jaar over de Amsterdamse grachten reed, keert terug! Het busje keert weer terug door een particulier initiatief. Grote hotels en musea in het centrum dragen eraan bij en het stadsdeel Amsterdam-Centrum geeft een … Continue reading

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DE AJAX EXPERIENCE

Located 15 minutes walking from de Amstel Hotel on the Rembrandtplein.  Open on September, 24th.  De Ajax Experience.

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INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT AND FLIGHTS

Besides checking the Schiphol arrivals information: Click here please. It is now possible to see your expected planes actually arriving and taking off: Just click here.

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BRUG 9 – JAZZ CLUB

More then 500 years of history. From a prison to a Jazz Club. Brug9.

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GABLE STONES | GEVELSTENEN

Gable stones were used in the Netherlands to identify a house instead of a house number. Gable stones lost their importance after house numbers were introduced in the beginning of the nineteenth century during the French occupation. The Gable stones … Continue reading

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Schiphol Oost opent nieuwe Quote 500-terminal

Bezitters van een eigen vliegtuig kunnen vanaf heden op niveau boarden. Schiphol Oost opende maandag een nieuwe terminal voor privéjets. Dankzij deze Quote 500-terminal behoort in- of uitstappen in de regen tot het verleden.

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NIEUW RESTAURANT OP DE PRINSENGRACHT

Restaurant “THIJS”. This restaurant used to be called “De Prinsenkelder” but is now part of the “Dikker en Thijs” Hotel. The restaurant is beautifully restored with a separate bar and room for private dining. Kitchen is very creative and contemporary … Continue reading

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THE HARBOUR CLUB IS COMING TO AMSTERDAM

After the success in The Hague and Rotterdam,  The Harbour Club has decided to open a restaurant in Amsterdam. 2200m2 of restaurant will open in the beginning of 2012 on the Qrucuiusweg! The restaurant will have a sushi restaurant, cigar … Continue reading

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HET SCHEEPVAARTMUSEUM OPEN VANAF 2 OCTOBER

Na een renovatie van vier jaar is Het Scheepvaartmuseum bijna klaar voor een nieuwe toekomst. Op 2 oktober gaat het museum weer open. Iedereen kan dan beleven hoe onze maritieme geschiedenis onze cultuur en identiteit heeft bepaald.

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HET OP ART MUSEUM FOR OPTICAL PHENOMENA

The  OP  ART  Museum aspires to be a low-profile forum for optical phenomena in art, drawings, photography and new media. Additional, temporary exhibitions will be featured on individual artists and exhibitions  on a particular theme from the wide range of … Continue reading

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DAG VAN DE AMSTERDAMSE GESCHIEDENIS

For the Dutch speaking people who are interested to hear about the history of Amsterdam:   26th of June !

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EATING HERRING

As the Beaujolais Nouveau is something special to look forward to in France, the “Hollandse Nieuwe” herring catch is a special event in this country. Because of an exceptional warm spring the current 2011 herring  is now fatter and has … Continue reading

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BOAT DESIGNS

So, you think you MAY want to build your own boat, but have no idea where to start, please check these dutch websites: Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw Royal Huisman Yachts

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Every Friday International Stand-up Comedy at the Comedy Theater

The “Comedy Theater in de Nes” (Nes, 110) programmes this weekly international show because English comedy in a good atmosphere is just what Amsterdam needs. A two- minute walk from Dam Square we will host a comedy show with no … Continue reading

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BREAKFAST OUTSIDE THE HOTEL …

De Bakkerswinkel has temporary moved to the Zeedijk, 37

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ABOUT ART

Lotte Buit is an artist/portrait painter specialised in portrait painting from pictures. Her studio is located in a small village outside Haarlem called Spaarndam, known from the story of the boy who had to keep his finger in the dyke preventing it from … Continue reading

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10 RULES ON HOW TO RIDE A BIKE IN AMSTERDAM

1. Mind walking tourists; 2. Keep an eye on the road signs; 3. Use a map to avoid getting lost; 4. Ring your bell to make yourself heard; 5. Lock your bike to a permanent structure; 6. Always cross a … Continue reading

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DE WESTERTOREN

In the diary of her life during the Second World War, Anne Frank wrote that she could hear the bells of the Westerkerk. Indeed, the Anne Frank House is just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam’s — no, Holland’s — most … Continue reading

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KOSEBASI TURKISH RESTAURANT

De luxe Turkse franchiseketen Kosebasi heeft op 28 maart 2011 haar deuren geopend. De keten breidt zich sinds 2006 internationaal uit met vestigingen in o.a. Dubai en Sao Paulo en is al vele malen geroemd. Je eet hier traditioneel Zuid-Anatolische … Continue reading

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TOYS SHOPS

1. INTERTOYS – Heiligeweg 26-28 – phone 6383356 2. GONE WITH THE WIND (Wooden toys) – Vijzelstraat 22 – phone 4230230 3. DE BEESTENWINKEL – Staalstraat 26 – phone 623 1805

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Classical Carriages

Simply the best in stylish transport in the city. Romantic and authentic. Illuminated by candlelight. Available on short notice.  06 2460 7426

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Koninklijk Paleis

Paleis op de Dam is deze maand iedere dag gesloten voor het publiek !

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MAXIME AMSTERDAM

In navolging van het succes van restaurant Maxime in Den Haag, heeft de gastronomische bistro nu ook haar deuren in de Amsterdamse P.C. Hooftstraat geopend. Met uitzicht op Chanel en Louis Vuitton waan je je even in Paris. Lekker slenteren … Continue reading

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EASY PARKING

This system allows you to pay for parking. Just phone one of the listed companies, let them know the number of the nearest parking meter and they handle the parking fee. Obviously you need to register first. More.

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KIDS: FUN PARKS IN THE NETHERLANDS AND JUST OVER THE BORDERS

Many fun parks for kids are fully open again this month and are more spectacular then never! AVONTURENPARK (opens April, 22nd) EFTELING (open throughout the year) DRIEVLIET (opened, April 9th) SLAGHAREN (opened, April 1st) WALIBI (opened, April 9th) MOVIEPARKGERMANY (in … Continue reading

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Amsterdam for every budget

Explore the Dutch capital’s streets and waterways with this helpful guide and you will not only avoid the tourist traps but uncover great markets, lesser-known museums and charming bars, cafes and restaurants. Read more…

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Kosher Kitchen

Restaurant H’ Baron is a new restaurant, located at Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. Five days a week a lovely romantic dinner for two, pleasantly with a (large) company or a calmer place for your business dinner

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VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM

As – Princes Irenestraat, 19 – 644-0100 De Waaghals – Frans Halsstraat 29 – 679 9609 Betty’s – Rijnstraat 75 hs – 644 5896 De Kas (also for lunch)  – Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3 – 462 4562

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CURIOSITY: JOHN ADAMS

Mr. John Adams (2nd. american president) lived on Keizersgracht 529 in Amsterdam. He lived there during a period of 1781-1782. For more information on this house, please click on the following link.

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UNUSUAL RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM NOORD

These two restaurants are both very unusual because they are both situated in former factories: One is called Hotel Goudfazant, and serves continental food. The other is called Restaurant Stork, and calls itself the largest fish restaurant of Amsterdam. Both … Continue reading

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AMSTERDAM RESTAURANT NEWS !

Here you will find the latest news about all the new restaurants and changes !

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RESTAURANTS WEBSITE VAN NEDERLAND

Mooie en eenvoudige site over alle goede restaurants van Nederland! Klik hier.

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AH SUPERMARKET IS NOW CLOSER THEN EVER…

Albert Heijn (AH) has recently opened a new supermarket on the Frederiksplein n.1, which is only 5 minutes walk from the Amstel Hotel. The store is open every day of the week until 10 pm.

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Amsterdam Historisch Museum changes the name

As from January 1st 2011, the Amsterdams Historisch Museum will be called: AMSTERDAM MUSEUM.

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New lounge-bar Lion Noir in the Reguliersdwarstraat

The owner of Jimmy Woo, Casper Reinders, will start a lounge-bar and restaurant with name LION NOIR in the old restaurant Het TuynHuys. More news will follow soon…

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Beauty is never enough

Handy to know as Les Visages is often fully booked and guests like to stay around the hotel: Amsterdam City Spa is now fully open until 22 hours nearly every day. For facials, manicure, pedicure and many other treatments.   … Continue reading

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace on Dam square is closed on Mondays and frequently on other days as well!!  For more information on the opening times, please check the following website.  

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Welcome to our News and Articles Blog!

Welcome to our Newsletter! This is where you will find usefull information about what’s happening in Amsterdam. Should you want to share your tips on Amsterdam about something that may be useful to us, then please send us an email … Continue reading

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Mazzo, the “Living Room” of the Jordaan

New “very trendy” italian restaurant opens on October, 24th for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Mazzo is a place for everybody with an Italian twist. The perfect spot to start the day with a real Italian Expresso, have lunch or to … Continue reading

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BREAKFAST OUTSIDE THE HOTEL

Breakfast outside the Hotel seems to be more and more fashionable. We would like to recommend the following restaurants: Brezel Lunchroom – Sarphatistraat 42a (mon-fri open at 07:30 and sat at 08:30) 2 minutes walking distance from Amstel Hotel Italian Cafe Restaurant … Continue reading

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A bit about our city !

 

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Golf Clubs

Easy to book golf courses 9 and 18 holes: Spaarnwoude Golfbaan Purmerend Amstelborgh More difficult to book and often by member introduction only: Kennemer Golf Noordwijkse Golf Club

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New Museum in Amsterdam: Canal Museum

As from april 1st 2011, Amsterdam will open a new Museum called the Canal Museum. This Museum will explain everything about the history and the construction of the canals! Het Grachtenmuseum, Herengracht 386 in Amsterdam.

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