Amsterdam in top 5 cleanest air
Amsterdam belongs to the top five cities in Europe with the cleanest air, according to a report by the European Environmental Bureau. After comparing the air quality in 25 major cities the research body found that Berlin, Stockholm and Copenhagen are the most effective in reducing air pollution. Rome, Milan and Dusseldorf are the worst. Amsterdam scored particularly well in terms of clean cars and ease of public transport.
Amsterdam Marathon 2011
Tomorrow, 16 October, the Amsterdam Marathon 2011 will take place.
With perfect wheater conditions and favorites like Wilson Chebet and Lornah Kiplagat very fast times must be possible.
Very special restaurant in Amsterdam.
If you want to have dinner in a very special place, try the REM Eiland restaurant (REM Island Restaurant).
In the early sixties there was only one television channel in the Netherlands. The available air time was divided between six denominational broadcasters. Although permitting commercial television was being discussed since the fifties, the Dutch government did nothing about it. The only possibility was to broadcast from the sea, outside territorial waters.
Therefore, the REM island was build and it served it's purpose until 17 December 1964 and became a measuring station for the Dutch government. In 2006 it was taken to shore and renovated. In March 2011 the REM Eiland restaurant was opened in Amsterdam offering a spectacular view on the IJ (waterway on which Amsterdam was build) and part of the harbor.
A three course menu is € 28,50 only and reviews are promising.
See http://www.remeiland.com/ for more impressions. (unfortunately not in English).
Famous Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) re-opened in Amsterdam
The content of Scheepvaartmuseum highlights the maritime history of Netherland and hence also equally popular as Maritime Museum. Its detailed thematic collection includes paintings related to shipping and sailing, models of various ships, art and artefacts and different historical weapons. Maritime Museum gives you unforgettable collections during the Golden Age of Amsterdam, traditional trading expeditions, history of commercialisation and many more those establish Scheepvaartmuseum as the second-largest maritime collection in the world.