New cheese shop
A new cheese shop has been opened in our street. Inside you will find a wide range of Dutch cheeses as well as cheeses from all over the world, wines and great bread.
The staff know all about cheeses and they are very friendly. Unfortunately their website is not in English, but it will give you an impression: http://www.kaashuistromp.nl/.
Local Amsterdam newspaper Parool recently published an article about their favourite hotel bars in Amsterdam. Going out in hotel bars may be very normal in other cities around the world, in Amsterdam it is a relatively new phenomenon.
Having a drink in a hotel bar is more expensive than in a regular bar but you will get much more value for money. The drinks and cocktails are well prepared, the wines are the best you can get. The bartenders are well-trained professionals instead of bored students in some other bars in Amsterdam and the atmosphere in the hotel bars is the finishing touch. All this makes a perfect night out in Amsterdam.
These are the favorites selected by Het Parool.
Hotel V , Weteringschans 136. http://www.hotelv.nl/hotel_amsterdam/pages/204/v_pictures/
Freddy's Bar, in Hotel de l'Europe, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14. Named after and owned by Freddy Heineken himself. http://www.leurope.nl/freddys
The College Hotel, Roelof Hartstraat 1. http://www.thecollegehotel.com/index.php/en/wining-and-dining/bar-lounge-a-terrace.html
Twenty Third Bar, in Hotel Okura, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333. Very well designed cocktail bar at the 23rd floor with stunning views over Amsterdam. http://www.okura.nl/en/okura-gastronomy/twenty-third-bar.html
Bar/Lounge Momo, in the Park Hotel, Hobbemastraat 1. http://www.parkhotel.nl/nl/momo_bar.html
Skylounge, in Mint Hotel, Oosterdoksstraat 4. http://www.minthotel.com/our-hotels/amsterdam/skylounge
ToDrink, in Hotel Arena, 's-Gravesandestraat 51. http://www.hotelarena.nl/index.php?do=content&id=9&tt=page&level=1&lang=eng
Canal House, Keizersgracht 148. http://www.canalhouse.nl/explore-canal-house/bar/
Bar Barbou, in The Dylan. Keizersgracht 384. http://www.dylanamsterdam.com/taste-of-the-dylan/bar-and-amp-lounge
Please feel free to add any other hotel bars in Amsterdam to this list.
Which other sites do you propose for this list?
Rubens, Van Dyck & Jordaens
Flemish painters from the Hermitage
17 September 2011 – 16 March 2012
From 17 September 2011 to 16 March 2012, the Hermitage Amsterdam will present a stunning selection from the Flemish art collection of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. With 75 paintings and about 20 drawings, this definitive survey will include numerous masterpieces by the three giants of the Antwerp School – Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens – accompanied by the work of well-known contemporaries.
Accommodation during IBC 2011 Amsterdam
Looking for accommodation during the coming IBC conference in Amsterdam?
We have our Mobile-home just outside Amsterdam available from 9 to 12 September (three nights) for € 75 per night. It accommodates 4 people and is located at 10 kilometers from Amsterdam Central Station.
For more information and bookings: www.bb-lafesta.com/en/mobile-home