Author Archives: Marcos Kosma

About Marcos Kosma

Working as Porter at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam and photographer.

ALL ABOUT FLOWERS

FLOWER TOURS HOLLAND Flower Tours Holland was founded by Peter Boers. Peter specializes in exclusive, private and VIP tours to all well known, but also hidden, flower destinations in Holland (The Netherlands).  All tours can be adjusted to your personal … Continue reading

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Giethoorn | Guided Boat Tour

See all of Giethoorn in one day, enjoy the canals by boat and take a walk through the village. See al the presence, and discover all about the past. /p>

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De Haar Castle

De Haar Castle is the largest castle of Holland and is located just outside Utrecht and a half an hour drive from Amsterdam. De Haar has everything you expect from a castle; towers, turrets, moats, gates and suspension bridges. The … Continue reading

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JAZZ AT THE PLANTAGE

JAZZ AT THE PLANTAGE – SUMMER 2019 Jazz at the Plantage is back! This summer marks the 4th edition of this summer jazz festival. Visitors are invited to enjoy a series of jazz concerts in the atmospheric inner courtyard of … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Mr Peter Moos, one of the Concierges of the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam  is celebrating 25 years of service.   Congratulations !

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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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RESTAURANT DE KAS – AMSTERDAM

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THE BEAUTY OF THE AMSTEL

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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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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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HISTORICAL TOUR THROUGH AMSTEL HOTEL

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Back to the past

Foto uit 1931 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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Van Gogh Museum discovers new painting by Vincent van Gogh: Sunset at Montmajour

The Van Gogh Museum has discovered a new painting by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): Sunset at Montmajour (1888).   Director Axel Rüger: “A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum. It is already … Continue reading

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JEWISH AMSTERDAM TOUR

The ‘Jewish Amsterdam Tour’ is operated by Naomi Koopmans, a Dutch/Israeli Jewish woman who was born and bred in the Netherlands. Naomi obtained her B.A. degree in General History and her M.A. degree in Religious Sciences at Tel Aviv University … Continue reading

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OOSTERSCHELDEKREEFT NU IN HET AMSTEL HOTEL

Please click on the picture to see the complete reportage.

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THE MUIDERSLOT – REAL HISTORY

The imposing Muiderslot gives you a taste of real Dutch history. It is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its location at the former Zuiderzee, in the water-rich environments of the river Vecht … Continue reading

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MUSEUM VAN LOON

In the heart of the Amsterdam canal district lies Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence built in 1672 by the architect Adriaen Dortsman. The first resident was painter Ferdinand Bol, a pupil of Rembrandt. The interior of the house … Continue reading

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SPORTS CAFÉS

In Amsterdam you can watch your prefered sport event at: SATELLITE SPORTS CAFÉ (Sky Sports) – Leideseplein, 11 – (020) 427 2529 O’REILLY PUB – Paleisstraat, 103 – (020) 624 9498 – Located a couple of minutes from Dam Square, behind … Continue reading

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REMBRANDTHUIS NEWS

As Amsterdam celebrates 400 years of its canals, the Rembrandthuis is hosting a magnificent selection of views of Amsterdam, from the 17th century through the 20th century.    26 jan till 26 mai 2013.  

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VOS KOSHER CATERING

Ze zijn in Nederland één van de zeer weinige, ervaren koshere cateraars met ruim 25 jaar ervaring. Daarbij is het bedrijf ook nog eens de enige totaal organisator binnen deze bijzondere markt. Vos Kosher Catering staat onder toezicht van het … Continue reading

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AMSTERDAM & BUSINESS

Looking for a location for your European headquarters? Join over 2,200 international companies who have invested in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and chosen to become part of our long history as a successful business hub and leading centre of trade. … Continue reading

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THE GOOGLE ART PROJECT

Visit this website to explore some of the World’s most famous museums and zoom in to see incredible detail of over 1,000 art works.  You can even make your own virtual collection.

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REMBRANDT AAN DE AMSTEL

Amsterdam eert zijn grootste schilder, Rembrandt van Rijn, met wat zo voor de hand ligt: het Rembrandtpad en een beeld van de jonge schilder. Het Rembrandtpad is de lange, lange route vanaf het Rembrandthuis tot aan Ouderkerk aan de Amstel: … Continue reading

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PORT OF AMSTERDAM

Follow ship’s movements in the entire port region. Here you will find information on arrivals and departures, size, draught and berth of each ship in the port.  

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RESTAURANT ANNA

Restaurant ANNA is located in the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam in two spectacularly renewed monumental buildings. These buildings start at the ‘Warmoestraat’ to finish all the way at the ‘Oudekerksplein’. In restaurant ANNA you find yourself in … Continue reading

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KOSHER SANDWICHSHOP SAL-MEIJER

You can save the bother of going all the way to Sal Meijer on Scheldestraat 45 (020/673-1313) and ask for a home delivery. But the effort will be worth it, though, once you have a bite of that 100% kosher … Continue reading

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LUXURY ITEMS

Some luxury addresses ! Aerodynamics (rent a plane) Global Aviation (rent a plane or helicopter) Meijers (sport and luxury cars) Urban Aphrodite (private shoppers service)

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Restaurant trendy

Morlang, on the Keizersgracht 451 is open for lunch and dinner and has a nice terrace on one of the most beautiful canals. Similar features to its neighbour Van Walem but a slithly more up-market and trendy crowd. Menu is … Continue reading

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Restaurant breakfast

Van Walem, Keizersgracht 449 in Amsterdam.  This restaurant has been there for quite some years but recently  discovered by Aad! Very pleasant with a large terrace on one of the most beautiful canals and in the garden this restaurant is open throughout … Continue reading

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LEBANESE FOOD – Libanees

A very nice address to enjoy the flavors of the Lebanon. Cedars Libanees Restaurant. Heemstedestraat 80 – (408-3702)

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Amsterdam pancakes

A pannekoek is thinner and larger than a pancake, thicker and larger than a crêpe. Although the batter is strictly the same in both versions, pannekoeken can be salty or sweet depending on what comes over them. The most classic recipes … Continue reading

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Churches / Religious services

Whatever your faith, you can probably find a religious service to meet your beliefs in Amsterdam. CATHOLIC CHURCHES (schedules) DE KRIJTBERG – Singel 448, 623-1923 Services: Mon till Fri 12:30 en 17:45, Sat 12:30, Sun 09:30, 11:00 (latin) and 12:30. … Continue reading

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LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANTS

Since the majority of restaurant kitchen in Amsterdam are closed by 10:30pm, it’s good to keep these late-night addresses : BRASSERIE BARK (seafood) – Van Baerlestraat 120, 675-0210 – till 00:30 am HOLLAND CASSINO – Max Euweplein 62, 521-1111 – … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Canals: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE!

This morning (August 1st 2010) it was decided in Brazil that the Amsterdam city center ring of canals has been nominated Unesco World Heritage site. A well deserved honour for a unique and beautiful area, we should all be very … Continue reading

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Rent a boat

Looking to rent a boat in Amsterdam? This company offers a wide variety of rental boats, canal cruises and fully serviced boating packages.

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Amsterdam for children

This is a very nice article of the Lonely Planet with good recommendations about what to do with children in Amsterdam.

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Taxi’s, limo service, bus tours and bike-taxi’s.

Important links concerning transportation in Amsterdam: DOELEN (limousine) TCA (Taxi Central Amsterdam) BIKE TAXI BUS TOURS

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The best shopping street

The P.C. Hoofstraat is amsterdam’s most upscale and exclusive shopping street. Along three short blocks is every label and designer you desire: Chanel, Louis Vutton, DKNY, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfinger and more. Bring a large amount of money with … Continue reading

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