Nå er det blitt dyrere å overnatte i Amsterdam

Amsterdam. Foto: iamsterdam.com

Fra 1. januar ble det dyrere å overnatte i Amsterdam. På toppen av de eksisterende syv prosent turistskatt er det nå innført et fast beløp på tre euro per romnatt på hotell i Nederlands hovedstad, skriver travelnews.no

Lokale myndigheter sier at den ekstra avgiften på tre euro innføres for å “kontrollere turiststrømmen” til byen.

Amsterdam har rundt 17 millioner besøkende i året, og initiativtagerne til den nye skatten mener det nå er viktigere med organisering enn markedsføring av turismen i byen.

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

Solid resultat for Airbus

Airbus A320. Foto: Wikipedia.org

Den europeiske flyprodusenten Airbus, som har hovedsete i Leiden i Nederland, mer enn doblet resultatet i første halvår i år.
Økt produksjon av A320-serien er den største årsaken til det solide resultatet, som de første seks månedene i år ble på 1,2 milliarder euro mot 496 millioner i euro samme periode i 2018, ifølge nrk.no

Airbus SE ble startet i 1970 og produserer passasjer- og militærfly, helikoptere, innretninger innen romfart og diverse forsvarsutstyr, blant annet raketter samt radarutstyr. Selskapet har virksomhet med produksjon i Spania, Frankrike, Tyskland, Storbritannia og Finland.

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The Netherlands celebrates the year of rembrandt

Rembrandt, self portrait.

In The Netherlands, the Year of Rembrandt is marked this year, as it is 350 years since the painter, artist and graphic artist Rembrandt van Rijn died.

Rembrandt, one of the Baroque’s great masters, is celebrated throughout 2019.

The Rembrandt House Museum at Joodenbreestraat 4 in Amsterdam, where the artist lived and worked for a number of years, not far from the present-day city hall.

He purchased the house in 1639 and lived there until he went bankrupt in 1656, when all his belongings were auctioned off. The auction list enabled the reconstructions of all his belongings which are also on display in the house.

The museum opened in 1911, and includes 260 of the 290 most famous Rembrandt sketches.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15 July, 1606 in Leiden in the then Dutch Republic (now The Netherlands), and died 4 October, 1669 in Amsterdam, aged 63.

Learn more at www.holland.com

The Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam (Museum het Rembrandthuis) – www.rembrandthuis.nl

What’s On in Amsterdam and The Hague

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Amsterdam, capital city of The Netherlands. Photo credit: iamsterdam.com

The Hague. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Amsterdam is home to the Royal Palace, while The Hague is the seat of government, national assembly and foreign embassies.

Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme & Congressen: www.holland.com 

City of Amsterdam: www.amsterdam.nl

Amsterdam Tourist Office: www.iamsterdam.com

City of The Hague: www.denhaag.nl

The Hague Tourist Office: www.denhaag.com / www.the-hague.info/tourist

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Amsterdam to up tax for tourists, with “falafel eaters” hit hardest

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Amsterdam’s finance chief Udo Kock wants to increase the tax paid by tourists by up to 10 euros a day, the alderman told the Parool, according to the .dutchnews.nl websiite, 

The plan, which will take effect in 2019, would mean an extra 150 million euros on top of the 80 millions which now flows into the capital’s coffers from tourist tax every year.

– The number of visitors will grow from 17 million to 23 million in the coming years and that means more cleaning and a greater police presence in the streets. And I want Amsterdammers to profit from the success of the city,” Udo Kock said.

Five options for increasing tourist tax are up for discussion but if it is up to Kock, the budget segment will be hit the hardest. In addition to the 5% tax on room prices, he favours adding “a couple of euros” for every visitor using hotels, Airbnb and B&Bs.

This, the Parool points out, will make tourism on a budget relatively more expensive.

– We need more people who actually spend money in the city. We would prefer people who stay a couple of nights, who visits museums, have lavish meals at restaurants to people who pop over for a weekend eating falafel while sauntering around the red light district,? Udo Kock is quoted as saying.

He also thinks that the pressure on the city can be relieved by making it more expensive so people may stay in other cities but would still visit the Dutch capital.

News source: www.dutchnews.nl – Dutch News

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Øl med utsikt i Amsterdam

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Amsterdams beste håndbryggede øl får du på toppen av det nye hotellet Sir Adam, skriver Se og Hør. Hotellet har 108 luksuriøse rom, og fra taket kan du nyte panoramautsikten med smaken av håndbrygget, hollandsk øl.

Utsikten fra toppen av det ikoniske A’DAM Tower er spektakulær. Foto: designhotels.com

Les mer her: www.designhotels.com – Design Hotels

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