Van Gogh Museum closed for six months.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will be closed for six months from October 2012 for renovation works. During the renovation, the highlights of the museum will be on display in the Hermitage Amsterdam including 75 paintings by Vincent van Gogh. The Van Gogh Museum attracts 1,5 million visitors each year, making it the most visited museum in the Netherlands.
We received a new review at Tripadvisor:
My wife and I spent 4 nights here in July 2011. We loved the hospitality and location! Walking distance to all the sights. The room is very nice and modern. We'll be staying here on our next trip to Amsterdam!
Review at Booking.com
On 19 July we received quite a negative review on our page at Booking.com. This is the original message in Spanish:
" No limpiaron la habitacion, llegamos un viernes y el sabado solo hicieron la cama, ni limpiaron, ni hicieron el baño y el domingo nada de nada."
It says that the room has not been cleaned during their stay. They arrived Friday, Saturday only the bed was done, neither it has been cleaned nor has the bathroom been cleaned. On Sunday nothing at all has been cleaned.
We seriously do not know how this has happened. Maybe the guests were in the room all day and we could not clean it, maybe there was another reason. We do not know. We just want to emphasize that we do thoroughly clean our rooms on a daily basis during your stay. Towels are changed on request and bed linen is changed every three days. Apparently this went wrong with these guests.
Imagine foodie heaven – stunning food prepared by the best and most famous chefs of Amsterdam and Holland, superb drink and outstanding entertainment set in the middle of this bustling summer city.
Welcome to Taste of Amsterdam.
The third edition of this culinary festival will take place in the month of September. After two successful editions at the start of the summer, Taste will end this year with its culinary climax. At its trusted location in the Amstelpark the festival will be held from the 22nd – 25th of September. A selection of the city’s finest restaurants will showcase three of their mouthwatering signature dishes in sample size portions.
According to the New York Times (April 17, 2011) Restaurant Lastage in the midst of the sex shops in the Amsterdam Red light district is worth a visit. Chef Van Dam offers an elegant twist to Dutch cuisine.