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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!
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
Amsterdam is filled with beautiful and interesting museums. The museum that you can definitely not miss is the FOAM photography museum.
Foam has its focus on photography and is situated in the heart of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits all genres of photography in a beautiful canal side setting. Next to displaying a wide variety of works, it acts as a creative hub where photographers can meet and participate in forums and symposiums.
Coming month there are some nice exhibitions planned. A recommendation is, ‘’Magnum Contact Sheet’’. This exhibition offers insight into the working methods of the world’s most famed journalistic photographers, by looking at their original contact sheets. The exhibition exists out of documentation material, vintage prints and contact sheets and is definitely word a visit!
Visit the FOAM photography museum in the afternoon and end the day with a lovely diner in Remise47 where you can try the delicious shared dining menu! http://www.remise47.com/en
For more information visit: http://www.foam.org/