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Artis Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. Come experience them for yourself.
Admire the tropical fish in the Aquarium – one of the many historical monuments at the Artis. Travel through time in the planetarium. See the giraffes galloping amongst the zebras, springboks, oryx and wildebeests. Walk through the historical Bird House and study the numerous species of birds. Be amazed by the diversity of animals that share the tropical forest in the renovated Forest House. Surround yourself with hundreds of fluttering butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. Stroll through the historical park with its centuries-old trees and a multitude of plants. Every leaf, tree, animal, building and exhibit has its own story to tell. Together they reveal the bigger story about nature and its importance to our society.
Spring is in the air with over seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths! Keukenhof is one of the most beautiful and impressive parks worldwide. For eight weeks this spectacular park shows what the Netherlands have to offer. A unique combination of art and flowers. Each year they dedicate their flower showcase to a specific theme. In 2015 this theme is Vincent van Gogh, due to the fact that he has passed away 125 years ago. This year’s highlight is the 250m2 flower mosaic portrait of Vincent van Gogh himself. These colourful creations and floral scents can be experienced until the 17th of May 2015.
Make your trip to the Keukenhof a real treat! Conquer this ocean of tulips and hyacinths with a bike or boat to capture more of the beautiful scents and flowery creations. Want to go all out? Fly over the Keukenhof in a DC-3 Dakota airplane to get a true helicopter view perspective starting at €200. If you prefer to stay with two feet on the ground, on the 25th of April the annual Flower Parade will take place, with even more flowers, colours and beautiful wagons.
We all know the world most renown beer brand Heineken. It is one of the biggest and most well-known Dutch brand worldwide. The Netherlands is therefore easily associated with beers, just like France is with their wines. We all are familiar with the big producers such as Heineken or Amstel, but The Netherlands has so much more to offer. Better yet, Amsterdam has so much more to offer. If you are a true beer lover, a visit to the pub of brewery ‘t IJ need to be on your to-do-list during your city trip to Amsterdam. Brewery ‘t IJ makes the most delicious specialty beer of Amsterdam. The craft brewed beers each have a unique character and a nice full flavor. Besides the classics as Natte, Zatte and IJwit they will start brewing a limited edition each month. This limited edition will only be available in their own recently renovated pub. Due to the renovation there are more seats available and the bar is now located in the middle of the pub to make sure everyone can enjoy their delicious beer as quickly as possible. This all makes Brewery ‘t IJ a must-do during your trip to Amsterdam! Enjoy your ice cold freshly brewed beer in the sun on their terrace or inside between one of the biggest beer bottle collection worldwide!
Every year in October The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) takes place. The biggest and most famous club festival in the area of electronic music. For local Amsterdam and people all over the country the party of the year. So when you are visiting Amsterdam, it is a ‘’must-do’’! During the day it is a platform for electronic music. Throughout the day sharing knowledge is key. The program during the day exists out of different conferences, readings, workshops and demonstrations from famous DJ’s from all over the world. During the night the party takes place in the most popular clubs in Amsterdam. Here all the famous DJ’s play their music.
This year The ADE Festival features 450 events and 2000 DJ’s divided over five days and 80 different locations, which together combine to make Amsterdam one of the busiest and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world. A nice event is for example Dockyard Festival, which is a day festival at the NDSM Werf on the 17th of October from 11.00 till 23.00.
Every year the ADE Festival attracts 350.000 festival visitors from all around the world. Next to the music related events, ADE also organizes the ADE Playground. The ADE Playground can be found anywhere and everywhere in the city center during ADE. It is a unique, dance-related lifestyle program offering five days of music, hardware presentations, art show exhibitions, fashion shows and pop-up music performances.
The ADE Festival takes place from 14 – 18 October. Did you already book your stay? For more information and the program you can visit the website: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/
At 25th of September until the 17th of January, the exhibition Munch : Van Gogh can be seen in The Van Gogh Museum. In this exhibition the similarities between the two artist is the most important aspect.
In Munch : Van Gogh, the focus is on the parallels between two iconic artists. Their visions on life and art are closely related, despite the fact that they never met. Their work is colourful, intense, expressive and radical. Their lives are remarkably similar in many ways.
For the first time, the exhibition studies in detail the similarities between both artists. Among more than one hundred artworks, there are several iconic masterpieces and works on special loan which are rarely lent out, such as The scream and Madonna by Edvard Munch and Starry night over the Rhone and Patience Escalier (‘The farmer’) by Vincent van Gogh.
For more information about the museum and the exhibition ask our front office or visit the website:http://goo.gl/QkHRvT
From Thursday the 29th of October until Sunday the 1st of November Hotel De Hallen organizes ‘’Zolder47’’. This is a pop-up concept store in the lobby of Hotel De Hallen. Arjen van den Hof, hotelier and owner of Vondel Hotels, has collected different art and vintage items from Hotel De Hallen, Hotel Vondel, Hotel Roemer and Hotel JL n°76. Together with Joss Linssen, entrepreneur and co-owner of 2F1L they collected a beautiful collection. When strolling around in the lobby, you can find a combination of unique vintage, contemporary art, lifestyle and fashion items.
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