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

Kilde:  Se og hør

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Nye ruter fra USA til Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Lisboa og Roma

 

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Amerikanske flyselskaper slår tilbake mot den europeiske ekspansjonen i USA. Samlet åpner American Airlines og Delta Air Lines seks nye ruter til Europa i løpet av neste år, skriver nettstedet Travel News. 

5. mai 2017 år åpner American Airlines tre nye ruter med daglig avgang – én mellom Chicago O’Hare og Barcelona El Prat.

De to andre vil fly ut fra Dallas og lande i henholdsvis Amsterdam og Roma.

Den 25. mai neste år er Delta Air Lines i gang med sin rute mellom Boston og Dublin, New York (JFK) og Lisboa, og New York (JFK) og Berlin.

Ifølge danske check-indk er alle rutene daglige.

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

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Amsterdam is the best Dutch city to live in

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Amsterdam. Photo credit: iamsterdam.com

Amsterdam, capial of the Netherlands, continues to top a ranking of the best 50 Dutch cities to live in but Utrecht is closing the gap, researchers who produce the Atlas voor Gemeenten says, according to dutchnews.nl

The last issue was published 10 years ago but the top three – Amsterdam, Utrecht and Amstelveen, remain the same.

The ranking is based on 50 separate issues, ranging from education to parks, public safety and cultural amenities. 

“Amsterdam owes its leading position to its historic inner city, its location, jobs market and its facilities”, researcher Gerard Marlet told broadcaster Nos.

“It has everything a city should have. However, public safety issues and growing inequality could have an impact on Amsterdam’s lead”, Marlet said.

In addition, tourism is beginning to affect people’s perception of the city and this could also cost Amsterdam in the future.

Dordrecht, up from 30 to 14, is the biggest riser in the ranking, while Hilversum, Delft and Oss are among the biggest losers.

Bottom of the list is Emmen in Drenthe, which is just below Sittard-Geleen and Spijkenisse.

See the full story here: www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/06/amsterdam-is-the-best-dutch-city-to-live-in-emmen-the-worst/

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Rullende sykkelbar i Amsterdam

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Øldrikking og sykling er en dårlig kombinasjon, men i Amsterdam har man funnet en måte å kombinere øl og sykkel på, skriver Se og Hør.

The Beer Bike er en rullende sykkelbar der alle gjestene er med på å sykle, mens en styrmann – som naturligvis holder seg edru, holder rattet og sørger for riktig retning. Resten tråkker i vei og kan ta seg en øl eller to fra baren, mens doningen ruller gjennom Nederlands hovedstad.

Les mer på www.beerbike.co.uk

Kilde: Se og Hør

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