Author Archives: Marcos Kosma

About Marcos Kosma

Working as Porter at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam and photographer.

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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IT’S ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS…

The Dutch kick off the holiday season with Sinterklaas, an age-old tradition complete with pepernoten (tasty mini cookies) and parades! Christmas Day is celebrated with good food and family fun and in between the city sparkles with bright lights, festive events, fun markets, dinner shows, ice-skating and snowy scenery – we … Continue reading

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Emiel Kwekkeboom wint Prix Taittinger Benelux

Emiel Kwekkeboom heeft maandag 23 september in Rotterdam de 47e editie van de Prix Culinaire Le Taittinger Benelux gewonnen. Kwekkeboom, werkzaam in de keuken van sterrestaurant La Rive in Amsterdam, vertegenwoordigt Nederland 26 november tijdens de internationale wedstrijd in Parijs.

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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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ORGANIC OPTIONS IN AMSTERDAM

Browse the list below for a selection of restaurants that offers organic and/or sustainable options for eating (in no particular order): Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam’s Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood is all about pure ingredients, most of which have been grown in their own … Continue reading

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Rijksmuseum presents Rembrandt exhibition in 2015

From 12 February 2015 to 17 May 2015, the Rijksmuseum will be presenting the exhibition Rembrandt: The Final Years. For the first time in over twenty years, the Rijksmuseum will again be organising a Rembrandt exhibition, giving every generation the chance to … 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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STRATEN VAN AMSTERDAM AT5: PROF TULPPLEIN & AMSTEL HOTEL

Een uitgebreide rondleiding door het Amstel Hotel. Van kamers tot het zwembad, niets is te gek.

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ZIN IN OOSTERSCHELDEKREEFT?

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OOSTERSCHELDEKREEFT NU IN HET AMSTEL HOTEL

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A DAY IN THE AMSTERDAM’S ZOO…

Wonderful pictures from Artis – Amsterdam Zoo

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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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BARBRA STREISAND LIVE IN AMSTERDAM

6 Juni is the day to be in Amsterdam. Barbra Streisand  will be here giving a  show at the Ziggo Dome. Book your room and your tickets !

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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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HOLLAND X THE NETHERLANDS

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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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Mw. ANITA BOS | NIEUWE AMSTEL HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER

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RUNDERSUCADE RECEPT BY CHEF ROGÉR RASSIN

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BABYCCINO KIDS

Traveling to Amsterdam with kids? Here’s an insider guide for what to do and where to go. Babyccino Kids.

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AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT “EUROPE’S BEST”

Passengers have voted Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport the best airport in Europe, in a major survey carried out by the British Skytrax agency. Read more…

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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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BRAZILIANEN IN TOP 5 HOTELGASTEN

De Brazilianen zijn deze kerstvakantie voor het eerst opgedoken in de top vijf van het Amsterdam Toerisme & Congres Bureau (ATCB), dat bijhoudt welke nationaliteiten in een hotel in de stad hun vakantie doorbrengen. Dat Brazilië nu de vijfde plek … 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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HIGH TEA IN THE AMSTEL HOTEL

Hightea.com is hosted by a family living in the Chicago area that has always enjoyed going to Afternoon Teas wherever and whenever they could. Their goal is to visit 50 Afternoon Teas in two years all over the world!  

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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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NEVY BLACK GOLD

Het gerenommeerde visrestaurant Nevy introduceert ‘Nevy Black Gold’ op de kaart. Nu kaviaar zo goed als onbetaalbaar is geworden, biedt Nevy een goed alternatief. Nevy probeert altijd op de hoogte te zijn van nieuwe ontwikkelingen en verdiept zich in de … Continue reading

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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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RODIN. DE DENKER DENKT WEER IN SINGER LAREN

Three reproductions of The Thinker by French artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) are on display at the museum Singer in Laren, The Netherlands, 28 January 2011. The museum exhibited on 28 January 2011 for the first time the restored statue The … Continue reading

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QUALITY EXCELLENCE 2010 EMEA HOTEL AWARD !

It is with great pleasure that we share some wonderful news that we received from Kirk Kinsell, President for IHG Europe, Middle East & Africa: we have won the Quality Excellence 2010 EMEA Hotel Award! The Amstel Hotel has been … Continue reading

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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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