Category Archives: Curiosities

THE BEST BARTENDER IN THE WORLD IS A WOMAN. AGAIN.

Vancouver’s Kaitlyn Stewart Has Just Been Named the Best Bartender in the World The Royal Dinette drink-slinger just triumphed over the entire mixology universe at Diageo’s World Class competition in Mexico City.  

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BIKE TOUR

The Dutch love traveling by bike, as well as a means of transport as a hobby and exercise. You’ll notice that there are an enormous amount of bikes in the capital city and see lots of people going about on … Continue reading

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WALKING TOURS IN AMSTERDAM

This is the activity we recommend the most. Especially the guided tours (check the reviews of the guide beforehand) are a must for everyone visiting Amsterdam. The guest ’ll learn more about the city it’s rich history and the guide … Continue reading

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OPEN GARDEN DAYS 2017

During the Open Garden Days 2017 Garden aficionados will have a unique opportunity to stroll along the city’s green oases, formal parterres, flowering plants and remarkable garden houses and ornaments; both classical and contemporary gardens can be visited during this … Continue reading

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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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EXQUISITE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES

Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975. Founder Nico Aaldering and his son Nick are responsible for operational and executive management.

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36 Hours in Amsterdam

With new restaurants and night spots, and the reopening of the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam is in the midst of an exciting renewal. More…

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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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Back to the past

Foto uit 1931 in het Amstel Hotel  

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10 things you may like to know about the Dutch

“Lekker” (nice or tasty) and “gezellig” (cozy) are often used in the Dutch language! People often make an effort to make it “gezellig”and make sure that everything they make is “lekker”. ! “Drop” (liquorice) is probaly the most popular sweet! … 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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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Hier is a fascinating article about Amsterdam, published by the New York Times, and sent to me by one of our dear guests.

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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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REMBRANDT ART MARKET

De Rembrandt Art Market is de opvolger van de Modern Art Market van de Stichting Kunstkring Thorbecke, die 27 jaar op het Thorbeckeplein en later op het Rembrandtplein wekelijks op iedere zondag een kunstmarkt organiseerde. De gezamelijke kunstenaars zijn nu … Continue reading

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OUR PREFERED APP’s

As there are probably millions of apps available worldwide, it is difficult to choose which ones are most suitable for your phone. Please find attached a small list of recommended apps:                   … Continue reading

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Biggest Starbuck’s of Europe has opened it’s doors this week on the Rembrandtplein

Starbucks is to open its first European concept store in a disused Amsterdam bank vault. The Amsterdamsche Bank building is on Rembrandt Square and the new Starbucks in the old vault will be the largest in Europe, some 420 sqm. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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