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Discount of EUR 10.00 per night
25% discount on breakfast
Free welcome drink
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!
The sun is shining more and more, people are getting happier and happier, the grass is becoming greener and greener and the terraces in the city are getting more and more occupied, that means one thing… Spring is here! And when we think about spring, we think about all the amazing festivals in Amsterdam! Since there are so many dance festivals during spring and summer, we have selected a top 6 of festivals who are definitely worth a visit in the months of July and August.
Especially for all the party people who don’t want to miss these festivals, we offer a special discount for your stay in July and August. Book now with promo SUMMER16 and receive a special price! www.vondelhotels.com/en
A Day at the Park 2016
A day at the park is the ultimate festival when you love an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The different stages are mainly focused on the dance scene and the line-up of 2016 is unique, creative and full of surprises. Next to the music program at A Day at the Park, you can also find creative spots with clothing, jewelry, sticker tattoos and different food trucks. When you love festivals but don’t like the massive crowds? Than A Day at the Park is definitely a festival for you!
When: July 16th 2016 12:00
Where: Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Bos
Ticket: € 39.00 EUR 18+
Summer of Love Open Air
Summer of Love Open Air is the real club classics festival! three area’s filled with the best club music. The organizers of this event want you the relive the upcoming club culture and with the line-up of 2016 this will definitely be the perfect festival for club-lovers!
When: July 23th 2016 13:00
Where: Contactweg 60 Amsterda. Near Sloterdijk station
Ticket: € 28.00 EUR 25+
Welcome to the Future
Fair trade food and the most amazing line-up are combined during ‘Welcome to the Future festival’. WTTF is an intimate and relaxed festival with a lot of hammocks, swings and beanbags. Next to all the music and hangout spots you can also enjoy the most delicious food and drinks like burgers, fresh fruit and mojito’s. At WTTF different music styles are present and everybody is welcome!
When: July 23th 2016 12:00
Where: Oostzaan, Het Twiske
Ticket: € 52.50 EUR
This year Milkshake Festival will be two days instead of one! This means, double the DJ’s, double the time, double the fun and double the LOVE! On this open minded dance festival nothing is a must and everything is possible! They want to show that entertainment, music style, clothing choice and status has nothing to do with sexuality. Everybody is welcome!
When: 30 & 31 July 2016
Where: Westerpark Amsterdam
Ticket: Weekend Ticket: € 76.50 EUR
Day ticket: € 43.50 EUR
When you love dance, big festivals and sunshine, than Loveland is the perfect festival for you. The beautiful location offers six different stages with amazing live acts, national as well as international. Loveland is, next to the music and amazing live acts, famous for the relaxed atmosphere, the barbeques, the nice weather and it is even possible to swim.
When: August 13th 2016
Where: Sloterpark, Amsterdam
Ticket: € 45.00 EUR
Voltt Loves Summer Festival
Voltt Loves Summer is the electronic music festival, which is organized every year at NDSM-werf in Amsterdam. The raw materials, taps, water and the beautiful view on the IJ combined with the best techno music, make this festival unique and one of a kind.
When: August 27th 2016
Where: NDSM-Werf, Amsterdam
Ticket: € 42.50 EUR 18+