Author Archives: Marcos Kosma

About Marcos Kosma

Working as Porter at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam and photographer.

NEMO ZOMERDAK – MUZIEK OP HET DAK

Tot en met 3 september is het dak van NEMO dagelijks tot 21.00 uur open. De buren van het Conservatorium van Amsterdam zorgen op donderdagavonden voor live muziek op het dak. Geniet van de muziek, een hapje en een drankje … Continue reading

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Amsterdam by Rick Steves

Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, Amsterdam is a delight to explore. This uniquely entertaining city shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops — all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint … Continue reading

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Summer in Amsterdam

Enjoy countless festivals, urban beaches, picnics in the park, outdoor cinema & art, and cool drinks on sunny terraces – Amsterdam is teeming with things to do in the summer. And, on a bright sunny day, the best place to … Continue reading

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DE NATIONALE OPERA PRESENTS: SALOME

The Dutch National Opera presents Salome, an intriguing opera by Richard Strauss, directed by Ivo van Hove. To be seen from June 9 until July 5.   More info and tickets

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Vet Lekker!

Op 14 juni gaat het haringseizoen 2017 van start, vanaf dat moment is de Hollandse Nieuwe weer overal verkrijgbaar. Zodra de nieuwe haringen weer overal verkrijgbaar zijn, wordt de komst van de nieuwe vangst op tal van plaatsen gevierd met … Continue reading

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Helikoptervlucht Amsterdam

Amsterdam, de hoofdstad van Nederland is niet alleen prachtig om doorheen te lopen, maar ook om vanuit de lucht te zien. Met een helikoptervlucht kunt u rustig op uw gemak de gehele stad vanuit de lucht zien

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Marten & Oopjen

Early this year the two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by the Netherlands and France, a unique event. From 2 July to 2 October 2016 Marten & Oopjen will have a place of honour alongside The Night Watch. The paintings … Continue reading

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START HARINGSEIZOEN 2016

De officiële start van het nieuwe haringseizoen is bekend: vanaf woensdag 15 juni mag de ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ verkocht worden in Nederland en Duitsland.

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THE AMSTEL HOTEL SUNDAY ROAST

The Amstel Hotel’s Sunday‬ ‪Roast‬ is the perfect way to spend your afternoon! Commencing at 4 PM we serve three delicious courses based on the classic English Sunday Roast!

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RESTAURANT DE KAS – AMSTERDAM

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HOLLAND

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TERRACE TIME

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THE BEAUTY OF THE AMSTEL

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PEACEFUL AMSTERDAM

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BLUE SUNSET IN AMSTERDAM

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LISSE – HOLLAND

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HERMAN BROOD IN A-BAR

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TULIPS ARE ALMOST EVERYWHERE

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VALENTINE @ AMSTEL HOTEL

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JENEVER MONDAY @ A BAR

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SUNDAY ROAST AT THE AMSTEL HOTEL BRASSERIE

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The Amstel Hotel is getting ready for Christmas. Beautiful.

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La Rive Sous-Chef is in the final of Taittinger Prix

Sous-Chef Keng Vichianrat (La Rive Restaurant) is in the final of Taittinger Prix Culinaire International in Paris.

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THE SECRETS OF LA RIVE

From today you can enjoy cooking together with your friends, family or colleagues under supervision of one of our chefs from our Michelin-starred Restaurant La Rive. The kitchen workshops are available during lunch from Monday till Saturday!

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IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE

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A Bar, (Amstel Hotel), voted the best hotel bar at the Gouden Strik Awards!

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KEUKENHOF 2015 – Van Gogh

Het Keukenhof thema voor 2015 is Van Gogh. In 2015 is het 125 jaar geleden dat Vincent van Gogh is overleden. Keukenhof werkt samen met de musea Van Gogh en Kröller-Müller het thema verder uit. Keukenhof 2015 is geopend van … Continue reading

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ICE AMSTERDAM

ICE*Amsterdam presents a unique ice skating experience on Amsterdam’s Museumplein, with the Rijksmuseum as a phenomenal backdrop! Dutch wintertime fun ICE*Amsterdam is the ideal place to enjoy some typical Dutch wintertime fun. Head along for a spot of skating or … Continue reading

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HOW TO EAT DUTCH FOOD

 

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GRACHTENHUIZEN FOTOTENTOONSTELLING

Van 19 november 2014 tot en met eind februari 2015 organiseert InterContinetal Amstel Amsterdam een fototentoonstelling over Grachtenhuizen. De fotoserie van fotograaf Arjan Bronkhorst toont het leven aan de gracht in Amsterdam’s mooiste stadspaleizen.

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PERFECT HARMONY – La Rive’s new Book

We’re almost finished with a beautiful book: The title of La Rive’s new signature recipes, wine pairings and personalities book is ‘Perfect Harmony‘. Perfect Harmony combines Master Chef Rogér Rassin’s 26 signature signature recipes with step-by-step instructions and Maître Sommelier, … Continue reading

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ARTIST DAAN VAN DOORN EXHIBITION IN LA RIVE RESTAURANT

From Friday, 14th November untill the end of January.  

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THE AMSTEL HOTEL AND THE GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam is the latest IHG hotel to receive certification for its sustainable operations and management. This 150-year-old heritage property located in the heart of Amsterdam is committed to fair and responsible ways of reducing impacts on the environment … Continue reading

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Dining with the Tsars

The Hermitage Amsterdam’s fifth anniversary exhibition Dining with the Tsars. Eight magnificent porcelain and creamware services from the collection of the Hermitage in St Petersburg will be exhibited in a setting that conveys what the balls and banquets of the … Continue reading

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BRAZILIANS TRAVELERS TO HOLLAND

Exclusively for Brazilian travelers to Holland, Marcos Kosma launched his own website  where he is available to meet and accompany these travelers in their native language . With over 20 years in the field of tourism and hospitality, Marcos Kosma … Continue reading

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GOOD REASON TO BE IN AMSTERDAM IN AUGUST – CLASSIC MUSIC ON THE CANALS

If you are planning to visit Amsterdam in summertime, make sure you catch the magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) from 15 to 24 August 2014. The historic city centre of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010, hosts the ten-day … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL TOUR THROUGH AMSTEL HOTEL

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EENMAAL – People dining alone

This month sees the opening of Eenmaal, a temporary restaurant in Amsterdam that claims to be the world’s first restaurant catering purely to solo diners. No couples, no families, no groups of chattering friends allowed. Sleek, Ikea-style black desks/tables are … Continue reading

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RESTAURANT LA RIVE IS A GREAT OPTION FOR EASTER ACCORDING THE “I amsterdam”

“The clientele at the swanky InterContinental Amstel Hotel Amsterdam may be rock stars and royalty, but anyone can book at the Michelin-rated La Rive restaurant. Experience a crafted menu of French-Mediterranean cuisine with a restrained sprinkling of Middle Eastern and Asian … Continue reading

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FOTO’S TENTOONSTELLING Prof. Mn. PIETER VAN VOLLENHOVEN IN HET RESTAURANT LA RIVE | AMSTEL HOTEL

  Met zijn fotografie steunt de heer Van Vollenhoven het werk van het Fonds Slachtofferhulp. Vanaf vandaag is de expositie te zien in het Restaurant La Rive.

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“A BAR” ACTIVITIES – ENJOY DE BEST THINGS IN YOUR LIFE

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AMSTEL HOTEL EN DE WATERHEUVEL

Op vrijdag 14 februari 2014 bekrachtigen de directies van het Amstel Hotel en De Waterheuvel met hun handtekening de afspraken over een unieke samenwerking. De Waterheuvel biedt Amsterdammers met een psychiatrische achtergrond de mogelijkheid om weer te bouwen aan een … Continue reading

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Back to the past

Foto uit 1931 in het Amstel Hotel  

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ANITA BOS PRESENTS THE ROYAL SUITE OF THE AMSTEL HOTEL

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MORE ABOUT THE ROYAL SUITE BY Mrs anita bos

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Mrs. ANITA BOS TELLING A BIT MORE ABOUT THE AMSTEL HOTEL

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Keng Vichianrat wint Gouden Koksmuts 2014

Keng Vichianrat heeft de Gouden Koksmuts gewonnen. Op de eerste dag van de Horecava werd het NK Koks georganiseerd waarbij chef-koks hun best doen om de Gouden Koksmuts te veroveren. Vichiarant werkt in restaurant La Rive in het Amstel Hotel.

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LA RIVE RESTAURANT @ CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

La Rive at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam has the somewhat dubious privilege of being the restaurant most people will tell you is the best in the city. This not only means it has a lot to live up to, but … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve parties & events in Amsterdam

Celebrating the new year brings a fresh start full of opportunity, new leaves and blank slates. How will you celebrate? Amsterdam’s list of parties is as long as the Prinsengracht. Our guide to the best parties covers the mass-scale dance … Continue reading

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Christmas markets in Amsterdam

Ranging from pop-up events to regular Sunday markets and stalls lining the main tourist strip near Central Station, Amsterdam hosts a wide selection of smaller festive market activities every year. Check out I amsterdam’s selection of this year’s seasonal crop: … Continue reading

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