Amsterdam articles

Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya: hotel review

A hotel review of Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya was written on Endeavour management Blog:

Hilton Moscow hotel A professional review of the Hilton Moscow, written by a travel industry professional

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Amsterdam hotel deals February 2013

Amsterdam has a wide selection of hotels to offer and in great prices for February.
The cold weather is warming up and the prices will rise soon, however, if you are into a quick city getaway ar weekend in Amsterdam, you may find February as a perfect timing.
High season starts in the beginning of march due to the Tulips in Lisse, so February is a perfect moth to spend time in Amsterdam and enjoy Amsterdam hotels and Amsterdam hostels in fair prices.
What can you do in February? Well… canal cruises and terrace sitting is somewhat risky however museum visits, restaurants and clubs are highly recommended activities.
Have fun
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Hilton Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace guest review

An expert review of Hilton Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace

http://www.endeavour-eu.com/2012/06/hilton-waldorf-astoria-trianon-palace-hotel-review/

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Hilton Budapest guest review

An Expert guest review for Hilton Budapest.

http://www.endeavour-eu.com/2012/06/hilton_budapest/


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Hilton hotels in Italy

Two Hotels, both alike in name, in fair Italy, where we lay our scene.
They are both Named Hilton, but what a difference.
This is not just a paraphrase on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; this is a travel management article about an ocean of difference in attitude and performances.
 
The first one is Hilton Rome Cavalieri hotel in Rome. The second is Hilton Sorrento palace located uphill Sorrento.
Hilton Cavalieri Rome is a sample of a top-notch hotel managed with affinity for perfectionism and providing an unforgettable customer experience.
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AITP Africa in the picture film festival

The Africa in the picture film festival is taking place at the Ketelhuis Amsterdam, 2-7 November.

On the 2nd of November, Cinema het Ketelhuis will host the 2010 edition of the annual Africa in the Picture (AITP) film festival. In six days, the screen will light up with fifty feature films, documentaries, short films and animators. This makes AITP unique in the Netherlands. After the festival in Amsterdam, a selection from the AITP program will be shown in cinemas all over Holland, such as Movie W in Wageningen, the Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch, Filmfoyer in Tilburg and Filmhuis The Hague.

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Amsterdam tourist attractions: the ultimate list!

Amsterdam is a know tourists attractions due to many factors. Starting by its structure and views and ending with its atmosphere, Amsterdam is a one of the world's most prominent travel destinations. We have gathered for you some of Amsterdam's attractions.
 
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Bali Provides A Perfect Blend Of Cultures For World-Weary Travelers

Without a doubt, Bali is one of the most beautiful locations for an experienced world traveler to explore, appealing to those of all ages, races, and nationalities. Located in beautiful Indonesia, Bali has repeatedly been named the world's best island, and this simple tropical locale has been heavily influenced by an influx of tourism. As a result, Bali is home to many of the world's finest restaurants and accommodations, and is a destination perfect for newlyweds, adventurous families, and singles seeking out a posh vacation experience. 

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Victoria-Melbourne

Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia with over 70% of the population living in the state capital and largest city, Melbourne. Dramatic landscapes extend throughout the state, from snow-covered alpine mountains, pristine white beaches and rocky sheer cliffs; to rich green valleys, abundant with orchards and vineyards. Nearly every type of environment can be found in Victoria.

Victoria-Melbourne
Melbourne is serenely situated around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. It is Australia’s second largest city with a population of more than 3 million people. Famous for its fine restaurants, Melbourne is considered to be the fashion and cultural capital of Australia. It is a genuinely multicultural city, welcoming travellers from all over the world and more than 25 percent of its residents were born overseas.

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The 3D List: Amsterdam Art directory, Week 41

This is it! The Amsterdam Art Season 2008-2009 will officially come to a close this coming Sunday. This issue of the "3D List" closes out the fourth year, of providing the newsletter, with a mailing to 820 addresses. It began by being sent to four people. Actually, the numbers would be greater except for the psycho who hackeyed into my Hot Mail account and, as I result, I lost about 60 or 70 addresses. Over the time, I have had less than 25 request for those wishing to "unsubscribe." Hey, that ain't bad!   I keep hoping to expand the "services" offered, however that means money and since none has been forthcoming all expansion is on hold. 3D has tried asking for funding, but the results have been both depressing and embarrassing. Oh, well, tomorrows another day as Scarlet said after Rhett told her, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" Hey, maybe that's the message. But as 3D is always saying, "There is NO money in art!" Pity, since people gotta live, fish gotta jump and so on and so on...
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The 3D List: Amsterdam Art directory, Week 40

Well, folks, this is nearly the end, my friend...the seasons over...the long lonely days of July and August with little art to see will be like cloudy days without the sun rays...Have not yet decided if there will be a list next week. It all depends on the shows this weekend...so you'll have to wait and see....
 
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The 3d List week 39 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam galleries & events

This is it, folks, the final days of the Amsterdam Art Scene 2008-2009. There are fewer openings this coming weekend than there were on previous weekends. Well, that's okay. 3D needs a rest. Having fun is hard work! It has been a pivotable year for Amsterdam galleries. Many have closed, but 3D does not have an accurate count since galleries that close don't make a point of announcing the event.

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The 3d List week 38 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art and galleries

Well, the feedback from those who have---and some who have not---viewed the film "I LOVE ART" is reaching 3D. Someone sent me a copy of the article that appeared in the NRC Handelsblad by Dirk Limburg (Saturday, 31st May). Another person voiced how irate he was with what the reporter had said. Last week, I made no reference to it since I was not able to read it in the Dutch. A few days later someone would translate it for me and while I thought he had said things that were not accurate or commented on that which he did not fully understand, I considered it to be his view and interpretation of what he had seen on the big screen

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Amsterdam great vacation deals recession style

The global slowdown is still here, but for people who decided to travel anyway, these are good news. As it seems, hotels prices in Europe in general and Amsterdam in particular dropped sharply since the winter and hit long time rock bottom.
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The 3d List week 37 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art and galleries

The last major opening weekend of the Amsterdam Art Season of 2008-2009 has now been confined to the bins of history! (3D wrote this prior to making a list of What Is Happening This Week; and there's a lot). How fast a year goes by when you are having fun. Hey, 3D means, it was only yesterday that we opened the "new" season, on the first weekend of September, with 38 openings. There are still a few galleries that will offer a new show in the coming weeks until 3Ds' official season ending exhibiton at the Reitveld Academy takes place. That means, folks, you still have the opportunity to buy something. 3D was hearten, with a visit to a gallery, this week, that had two red dots before the show opened. The sales resulted from their bulk mailing to 1,200 addresses and came from the San Francisco bay area. Great! We Americans must know something that the Dutch don't. You want to prove 3D WRONG? Then BUY something, already.
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The 3d List week 36 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, Amsterdam galleries and museums

Well...where to begin? Certainly it isn't everyday that someone has the opportunity to review something composed around their life. And how does one approach the task? Can you be objective? Are you even qualified to write about an "art" form and a discipline which requires an intense study of technique; insight; imagination; and the talent required to put it all together and make it work? This was my challenge, this week, for reviewing "I LOVE ART," a documentary which focuses on 3D.
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The 3d List week 35 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, Amsterdam galleries and museums

Two years ago, 3D received an e-mail from a documentary film maker, Frederiek Jochems, of Franjo Studio Amsterdam, who suggested we meet to discuss a concept she had in mind. "Sure," I replied. At the meeting, she said she would like to follow me around to the galleries as I did my thing. I, in turn, suggested that I have a more active involvement. It would take several months for each of us to dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s in a mutually agreeable way, but we did begin shooting within two months of the first meeting.

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The 3d List week 34 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

Wouldn't it be nice...wouldn't it be loverly...wouldn't it be like paradise to walk into "artamsterdam '09" and be handed, at the entrance, a coupon with a 100,000 euro sign on it that would allow you to buy the pieces of art on exhibition that caught your eye and tickled your fancy. Strangely enough, a few young collectors will have that chance...almost. On Friday, 15th May, there is a special program, sponsored by SNS Reaal Fonds,

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The 3d List week 33 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

Aaaah...it was a nice weekend. Not many openings, but enough to satisfy the aesthetic soul. The brevity of the schedule meant it was possible to linger at an opening and enjoy the work to its full extent. That was nice. Maybe the Amsterdam Gallery Association should make a plan that regulates the number of openings on any given Saturday---the really busy day of the artistic weekend---so that one can gallery-hop at leasure.
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The 3d List week 32 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

As the art world holds its collective breath waiting to see how the economic conditions will dictate to its small sphere in the overall cultural picture 3D marches on. On to exhibitions influenced by the angst of the situation, but also by the natural exuberance of an artist's soul. Recession? Depressions? They have nothing and everything to do with what we see. And they do influence how the artist eats and lives. So it is up to the art lover to nourish the artists' coffers which, in turn, nourishes their artistic soul. Does that sound like goobledygook to you? Well, sure, it is and it isn't...but 3D had to say something and so something has been said...on to the show...
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The 3D list Week 31 By Daniel R. Gould Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

Well, while there wasn't an epedimic of red dots---you know, those little red circles that mean someone bought a work of art BEFORE you did---but there were two venues with a nice array of them. That means, folks, that there is still money on the streets. And there are people showing their appreciation for the finer things in life like a water color, a sculpture, a painting and, yes, maybe even a video.

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The 3D list Week 30 By Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

If you noticed this is Week #30 of Amsterdam's Art Scene. What that means is that there isn't much time left for you to visit a gallery and to buy something. Last week was not all that busy though more busy than past Easter weekends. Unfortunately, red dots were all but invisible. Only one gallery had more than one red dot, but more about that below

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The 3D list Week 28 By Daniel R. Gould

As 3D pens this the day is bright, but chilly. People are sitting on cafe terraces, in the sun, oblivious to the cold. That's good. It is preparing you to take to the streets and visit Amsterdam's galleries, museums and art spaces. They are waiting and expecting you. So get your track shoes on, squirt oil on the bike's wheels and take off to enjoy the wonders of a great city. Your city, my city an every international travelers' home away from home...

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The 3d List week 27 by Daniel R. Gould. Amsterdam art, galleries and museums

...And life goes on. Perhaps that should be the mantra for an artist at this point in time. You make it and you try to sell it. Making it is EASY! Well, almost. Trying to sell it is like trying to extract a painful tooth from an elephant. 3D did the rounds last weekend and looked for red dots to dazzle his eyes. There was no mass display of red dots that did it, but some of the art had that effect. The good news is that there were a couple of very good young artist showing that were offering their work at  reasonable prices. They still ride bikes and don't have a BMW gas tank to feed that consumes the costly liquid like a dry water hole in the desert. So trash the Benz, sink the yacht, fly economy class and you can furnish your pad with oils that don't deplete the ozone, bronzes that never rust and drawings that create an illusion to the  reality you envision to fit your mood...whatever that means....

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The 3D list Week 26 By Daniel R. Gould

Hey, members of the 7A Club---damn, 3D, again, forgets what all the "As" stand for---Spring is officially here and daylight savings time can't be far behind. The short sunny days that weren't, through the winter months, will soon be but a fond memory. "fond?" With Spring comes thoughts of love and the love of art is what the 3D List is all about. So don't think about it...love is all about emotions and not thinking...think about that!  
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3D List: Amsterdam Art & Galleries Week #6

3D List: Amsterdam art & Galleries Week #6

By. Daniel Gould

Hello one and all. Another week is upon us...wasn't that quick. We must be on fast time these days, the days go by like hours. But, all the better. We don't have to wait as long until the next weekend of exhilarating exhibits. Isn't that nice?
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3D List: Amsterdam Art & Galleries Week #5

3D List: Amsterdam art & Galleries Week #5

By. Daniel Gould

 Well, here we go again. Amazing how quickly the days pass when you are having fun; and gazing on Amsterdam's artists and their art is more than fun...it is exhilarating, educational, exciting and, yes, sometimes exasperating. Exasperating because you want it all!!! But there isn't enough money and Dutch rooms are so very small and more and more artists are going big, big and bigger. Life is hard...but not without its joys. So, enjoy by doing the rounds this week on the world's most exciting art scene!
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3D List: Amsterdam art & Galleries Week #4

3D List: Amsterdam art & Galleries Week #4

By. Daniel Gould

So, how many exhibitions did you attend last weekend? I mean, the weather could not have been better for moving about the city and on Sunday you didn't have to contend with cars. It was easy living! You say...."Yes, I made a few shows..." Well the next question is, did you buy anything? There were red dots in evidence though not a lot but, just the same, a few is better than none. Of course, this coming weekend you can make up for it and buy something....
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Amsterdam información, guía de la ciudad de Amsterdam

Amsterdam información, guía de la ciudad de Amsterdam 
Si esta traducción a su idioma se ve desordenado, es porque Gogle traductor no es exactamente donde queremos que sea ... lo siento, quizás en pocos años. 
Sin embargo, en el buen sitio para Amsterdam, los Países Bajos. Si usted está buscando guía de la ciudad de Amsterdam, Amsterdam hotel Amsterdam o albergues, los vuelos de Amsterdam, Amsterdam compras, fotos de Amsterdam, Amsterdam Amsterdam información y los artículos basta con hacer clic en el vínculo siguiente: 
Amsterdam información: www.hostels-amsterdam.nl 

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Amsterdam, informazioni, guida alla città di Amsterdam

www.hostels-amsterdam.nl Amsterdam informazioni, guida alla città di Amsterdam

Se questa traduzione per la lingua appare disordinato, è perché Gogle traduttore non è esattamente dove vogliamo che sia ... dispiace, forse in pochi anni.

Tuttavia, vi sono sul sito giusto per Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi. Se siete alla ricerca di guida alla città di Amsterdam, Amsterdam hotel o ostelli a Amsterdam, Amsterdam voli, lo shopping di Amsterdam, Amsterdam, immagini, informazioni di Amsterdam e Amsterdam articoli basta cliccare sul seguente link:

Amsterdam informazioni: www.hostels-amsterdam.nl

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Informacje Amsterdam, Amsterdam City Guide

Informacje Amsterdam, Amsterdam City Guide 
JeÅ›li to tÅ‚umaczenie na swój jÄ™zyk wyglÄ…da brudny, to dlatego, że gogle tÅ‚umacz nie jest dokÅ‚adnie okreÅ›lić, gdzie chcemy je mieć ... przepraszam, może w kilka lat. 
Jednak, jesteÅ› po prawej stronie na Amsterdam, Holandia. JeÅ›li szukasz Amsterdam City Guide, Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam lub schroniska, loty Amsterdam, Amsterdam zakupy, zdjÄ™cia Amsterdam, Amsterdam Amsterdam artykuÅ‚ów i informacji, po prostu kliknij na poniższy link: 
Amsterdam informacji: www.hostels-amsterdam.nl 

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Amsterdam information, guide de la ville d'Amsterdam

www.hostels-amsterdam.nlAmsterdam information, guide de la ville d'Amsterdam 
Si cette traduction dans votre langue ressemble désordre, c'est parce que Gogle traducteur n'est pas exactement où nous voulons qu'elle soit ... désolé, peut-être dans quelques années. 
Toutefois, vous êtes sur le bon site pour Amsterdam, Pays-Bas. Si vous êtes à la recherche de guide de la ville d'Amsterdam, Amsterdam hôtel ou auberges de jeunesse à Amsterdam, les vols Amsterdam, Amsterdam shopping, des photos d'Amsterdam, Amsterdam et Amsterdam informations articles suffit de cliquer sur le lien suivant: 
Amsterdam information: www.hostels-amsterdam.nl 

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阿姆斯特丹的信息,阿姆斯特丹城市指南

www.hostels-amsterdam.nl阿姆斯特丹的信息,阿姆斯特丹城市指南

如果这个翻译成您的语言看起来凌乱,这是因为Gogle翻译不正是我们希望它成为...抱歉,也许几年。

不过,您是正确的网站,荷兰阿姆斯特丹。如果您正在寻找阿姆斯特丹城市指南,阿姆斯特丹酒店或阿姆斯特丹的旅馆,阿姆斯特丹的航班,阿姆斯特丹购物,阿姆斯特丹的图片,资料和阿姆斯特丹阿姆斯特丹的文章,只需点击以下链接:

阿姆斯特丹信息: www.hostels - amsterdam.nl

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מידע אמסטרדם, מדריך העיר אמסטרדם

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  ××ž×¡×˜×¨×“ם הוא מדריך מקיף אמסטרדם תייר מוקדש העיר אמסטרדם. אמסטרדם הנסיעות ואת אמסטרדם מלונות   ×•××˜×¨×§×¦×™×•×ª, וכן hostels שנוסע כל התכונות כאן יחד עם הסיוע חזותיים כגון מפות ו אמסטרדם אמסטרדם בתמונות

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Africa inthe picture film festival

The most swinging African film festival in Europe with recent movies, short films, documentaries and debates. This year’s central topic: Leadership.

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Amsterdam concerts, shows and festivals

List of Concerts, shows and festivals with online tickets

Buying ticket online for most Amsterdam shows, concerts and festivals:

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Amsterdam in June

Amsterdam concerts & Events in June, July, August 2008

Buying ticket online for most Amsterdam shows, concerts and festivals:

 

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The 3D List: May 16th , Amsterdam Art & Galleries

By: Daniel R. Gould

The last honest person? Last week I asked the 3D List readers to report back if you had NOT bought any work of art during the current season. Manoah K reported that he was "guilty" and would accept his punishment to be removed from the list. 3D will do worse than that as punishment; 3D will KEEP him on the list! But, please, remember, the season really is winding down. There is little time to indulge yourself in an aesthetic addition to your collection; and if you don't yet have one...NOW is the time to begin.

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The God of small things

By Alessandro Raschellà

It is a marvelous bright sun drenched day on the Ij banks when I meet Roger Doughty for a weird pre-summer combination of cappuccino and ice-cream. Arguably the weird combination pattern is also embodied by Roger himself. He is an Englishman living and working in the Netherlands and one of the most delightful enthusiastic encounters you can come across.

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The 3D List: May 2nd , Amsterdam Art & Galleries

 By: Daniel R. Gould

What should I say this week that I have left unsaid all the other 33 weeks? BUY/BUY/BUY and I don't mean as in BYE-BYE/BYE-BYE. Come on. Loosen up those purse strings. Make someone's day...especially an artist. So you have to eat at FEBO for the next three months...you know you prefer "krokets" to gourmet dinners. Now, be honest. Hmmm...what's that your hiding behind your back.

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3D List: April 24th, Amsterdam Art & Galleries

By: Daniel R. Gould

Is anyone reading this?  Last week, 3D lectured on the need for "art lovers" to BUY! I saw little that would indicate that the my  readers got the message. Saturday was a complete wash out as far as red dots were concerned. Pity. Pity, because there was much that was good and the prices seemed unusually reasonable.

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Getting out vs Staying in

By: Toyah Hardick

 

Eek... this is an awkward moment.

 

Seated on a coach, heading west out of Amsterdam, and en route to England, I gaze out of the window and try to concentrate on the Dutch landscape; a pleasant view of long, flat green fields, spotted with sheep and cow, quaint homes and the occasional windmill…yet, the background noise of grunting, moaning and sexual sighs that emit from the speaker overhead, just don’t allow me to fully appreciate the outside serenity.

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The Anne Frank House

 

By Andy Baker

 

When I talk to Amsterdammers, or even just regular Dutch people who have lived near Amsterdam their whole lives, I will sometimes ask the question, “Have you ever been to the Anne Frank House?”  They generally laugh and give me a definitive, “No.” It’s like the Anne Frank House is something that marks you as a tourist, as a sucker, like going there is akin to being caught wearing superhero underwear. There’s a “but I live here” quality to the Anne Frank House, as if that means anything.  I’ve been there twice – and I live here.

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Boating Tour of Amsterdam

By Andy Baker

Last spring, my friend Butch and two of his friends came to visit Amsterdam from New York City.  They toured around on foot for a few days, which in my opinion is the best way to see this particular city.   I would have suggested riding bicycles, but Butch had just learned to ride a bicycle (at 58) and his friends (also New Yorkers) hadn’t ridden bikes in years, so it would have been more about figuring out how to navigate the bike than seeing the sites at a quicker pace.

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The 3D list March 14th

By Daniel R. Gould

There is still life in the Amsterdam art market as you will see as you read through this weeks 3D List. At several galleries there were a smattering of red dots; and at one it was jackpot time. That is a good sign. It might just mean that the American economic slow down will be confined to the US of A. And maybe the members of the 7A Club are doing their part. It may not be necessary to chastise them to buy more...but, really, you can never have too much art, now can you. Therefore, I will continue to implore you to spend, spend and spend some more on a piece of art. What good is money if you don't spend it?

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The Tuschinski

By Andy Baker

The other day, we decided to see a movie, and the theater we decided to go to was the Tuschinski.  While walking through it, I was once again wowed by how elaborate the place is.  They don’t have fresh popcorn, but they do create a really nice atmosphere, both inside and out.

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The Begijnhof

By Andy Baker

 

Many people want to visit the Begijnhof every year, but lots of them do it at the wrong time and lots of them don’t understand how to get in. The Begijnhof is in most guidebooks on their “must see” list.  It’s a picturesque little step back in time to a tiny corner of Amsterdam that’s been kept very pristine, largely by a very exclusive group of women.

 

 

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The 3D List: Week 26 By Daniel R. Gould

Last week was relatively quiet for Amsterdam art, but there was much happening. A paradox? Not really. I mean, there were not that many openings, but what shows there were tended to be in some ways special. At one photographic gallery it was deja vu all over again. The exhibition was a time-warp into the past, the 60s, and the spotlight focused on many personalities who have become icons

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located 16 kilometers outside of Amsterdam. The airport can be reached by train, taxi, or car. The easiest and cheapest of course being the train.
Everything in Schiphol is under one roof/terminal, and that reduces the confusion of hopping from one terminal to the other.
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My Amsterdam Free Tour

By Nads
 
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been on a tour in a foreign city. Raise it again if you found it mind-numbingly boring, and CPR had to be used to bring you back to life afterwards. Yeah, thought so.
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Ijplein Italian coffee paradise – Al Ponte

By Alessandro Raschellà

 

Silvia Salani’s dream had always been to open up a chilinghito on a beach, no matter which and to provide a good deal of drinks, food and smiles to her passer-by customers; all rigorously from a little window on the bar.

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The 3D list january 2008

By Daniel R. Gould

Welcome to the year 2008. Like every New Year we expect the best for it and of it. Of course, what it all comes down to is what WE, as an individual, will make of it. The year itself is only a number; it has no real significance in itself. It creates no new realities...it only records their chronological happenings
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The Silent Disco

By Alessandro Raschellà
 
It somehow feels just the way it is supposed to, trying to come up with something that could describe to somebody the sounds of a city, when outside the rain is cracking like a scratched old vinyl and the atmosphere ‘domestika’ is empowered by the vibes of Brian Eno’s pivotal ambient record Music for Airports.
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The "3D list" Dec. 8

By Daniel R. Gould
 
Well, there was a computer problem at the library. Today, Wednesday, when I would do the copy editing for this week's 3D List, I couldn't find the file. I asked for help. It turned out that the file had been erased Tuesday.
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Cannabis Cup 2007

By Nads
 
Oh yes, you read it right… There’s actually a cup…for cannabis. And of course, where else should it be held other than in lovely old Amsterdam herself. Now if I were a rich b***, I would’ve bought myself a judges pass and be there right now, but unfortunately, my potted plant doesn’t grow € 200 bills. Ah how much life can suck sometimes.
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3D List Nov. 29th

By Daniel R. Gould
 
Hello everyone...ready for a little of everything that will make your week a bit more exciting and culturally profitable. And be assured that "profitability" isn't always represented by euro or dollar signs.
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3 Ways to Warm Up This Winter

By Melinda Kujawa for Amsterdam Spoke

We know winter is upon us when the temperature drops and the sky looks grey for the few short hours that the sun is up. Instead of waiting for the season to pass tucked inside your heated homes, pull on those parkas and head to these 3 hot spots where you will be sure to warm up in a flash and forget that winter has just begun.
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The "3D list" November 22

By Daniel R. Gould

The joy of a being a gallery bum is to discover the new. To experience the exciting. To view the unusual. To witness the grandeur of the past. To marvel at the audacity of the artist's pallet. And all of these happenings, incidents and voyeuristic elements came together last weekend. If you did the rounds you know...if you were sitting at home in front of the boob-tube, well, all I can say, there is still time. What follows is a play-by-play of That Was The Week That Was.
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The 3D list November 15

By Daniel R. Gould

Last Sunday, I ventured outside of Amsterdam. In all honesty I avoid these excursions into the Dutch hinterland. But I had been invited to an opening and someone was driving and, well, I went. The gallery was located in a real "dorp." There was money in the past because the houses were big. And the one that housed the gallery was much bigger on the inside than it looked from the outside. There were 13 artist showing for this exhibition and I counted over 75 works by them; there were also more works by other artists including several pieces by Eugene Brands.

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Living in a Dutch suburb

By Nads

Ah, suburbs… Moms pushing prams, kids riding their bikes to school, tree lined avenues, and gender confused teens trying to get noticed by dressing like Dracula or Mortitia Adams.

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The "3D List": Art activities in Amsterdam, November 9th

By Daniel R. Gould

Well, while the list is the same basic layout and format as always, I have had, this week, the luxury of giving a few exhibitions more words. It was not a heavy schedule, last week, so I stayed longer and took more notes.
Maybe the extra discourse will get you out of your house and into the galleries.
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The 3D list November 1st

 

By Daniel R. Gould

 

It is week #10 of the 2007-2008 Amsterdam Art Season...already. Time flies when you are having fun! Have you bought anything as of yet? I did see red dots at a few select galleries last weekend. So, someone is buying. And that is as it should be. We must keep both the artist and gallery owners in food and lodgings. I think most people see it as glamorous to own a gallery, but it is a hard and difficult business; almost as hard and as difficult as being an artist.

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The "3D List": Art activities in Amsterdam, October 26

Another week, another list of gallery doings and more doings. It is another great week to see ART in Amsterdam. There is even an open atelier route to keep you busy. So the members of the exclusive 7A Club have their work cut-out for them. But what enjoyable work it is!
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The "3D List": Art activities in Amsterdam, October 19

By Daniel R. Gould

 

Last weekend was a good time to see art in Amsterdam. The weather was nice and there was a great variety of works on display. Of course, if you went...you know! If you didn't go...you DON'T know!!! And a pity that is.

 

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Amsterdam’s Red Light District: RLD

By: Nads

 

Endless text was previously written on Amsterdam’s sex industry and the renowned Red Light District (RLD). Ho(s)tels-Amsterdam has decided to tackle the issue in a direct approach, no prejudice, no mercy. In order to do so, we deployed our master reporter, Nads in the heart of the RLD with a survival mission to collect all the ins and outs, by all means, of both the area and the phenomenon. The amazing outcome was that the ladies talked to her and told her anything she asked: history, reasons, conditions, pimps. The whole nine yards.

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The "3D List": Art activities in Amsterdam, October 15

By Daniel R. Gould

 

The "3D List" is a compilation of art activities taking place in Amsterdam during a one week period. Listed under the rubric "What Is Happening This Week" are the locations and times of exhibitions at galleries, art spaces and museums.

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Drugs and Amsterdam (Amsterdrugs for dummies)

By Nads

 

Tourists usually have this idea of Amsterdam and drugs, that pretty much cracks me up every time I hear them. So, this is what I’m going to do; I’m going to take the most popular statements and misconceptions people have over drugs in Amsterdam, and give you the actual facts behind them. Starting with the most famous and working my way down to the interesting facts that some Dutch people don’t even know.

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The "3D List": Art activities in Amsterdam, October 5th

By Daniel R. Gould

 

The "3D List" is a compilation of art activities taking place in Amsterdam during a one week period. Listed under the rubric "What Is Happening This Week" are the locations and times of exhibitions at galleries, art spaces and museums.

 

In addition, the section "What You Missed Last Week" previews opening shows at galleries, art spaces and museums that took place the previous week.

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Provinces of The Netherlands

BY: Nads

 

The Netherlands have 12 provinces which are Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, North Brabant, North Holland, Overijssel, South Holland, Utrecht and Zeeland (it’s a mouthful, I know).

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The Wistful Sky

By: Berend ter Borg

 

Art lovers who have never been to the Netherlands will, in all likelihood, have a fairly clear idea of what the Dutch landscape might look like. Almost all major museums in different parts of Europe and the USA showcase the work of Jacob van Ruysdael among its cast of major Dutch seventeenth-century artists.

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“I danced with Nureyev”

By G. Zaragosa

 

Valerie Valentine came to Amsterdam in 1973, all the way from Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake isn’t just far in distance from Amsterdam. It is a whole world away.

I spoke to Valerie at her Ballet studio in the Jordan. Over coffee, she told me about her early days.

 

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Oosterdok Detour

By Elenna Garman

 

You’ve made it to Amsterdam’s Central Station in one piece; so now what?  Your instincts might tell you to follow the swarms of tourists heading towards the Damrak, the most commonly tread path that leads to the heart of the city.  But what if you threw caution to the wind, and chose instead to explore a less predictable side of Amsterdam?  You just might find yourself taking an immediate left (east) as you leave the station, embarking upon an interesting and unusual area of town know as Oosterdok. 

 

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The Magic of Amsterdam

By Marta Ruipérez  

 

Have you ever feel the pure happiness? I have. Where? In Amsterdam. When? Anytime. Why? Because of the magic of this city. It really gets to you in so many ways.

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Learning Dutch

By Sara Toscano

 

If you are a Mediterranean and believe it is enough to change your accent to communicate with the locals in Holland, forget it! To fill in the gaps of your speech with a loud Ciao, a tapas and tequilla or a vague oui oui is not enough to be understood. Dutch language is stiff and fast. And let me tell you something else...Translating the sounds directly from English it also doesn’t work.

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Amsterdam: An American Perspective

By Louie Hagman 

Amsterdam is the place where all cultures collide.  It is a fusion of multi-cultural and beautiful chaos, from the parades of bicycle commuters, to the trams that intersect like centipedes through the city center.  The old meets new in cobblestone courtyards where coffee and tea is drank by travelers and locals alike. 

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Surviving Dutch airport customs

By Kate Sullivan

 

When travelling with your family or friends, particularly when you’re leaving the first day of the school holidays, there is a certain airport etiquette you need to adhere to. Be prepared to battle the crowds, especially at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, as it can really resemble a dog fight.

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Neighborhood Shopping; The Rozengracht in the Jordan

By G. Zaragosa

Shopping is one of the great joys in Amsterdam. Every guidebook will tell you about the great shops on Kalverstraat and the Nieuwendijk but we are going shopping in one of the best-known neighborhoods in Amsterdam, The Jordan.

 

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Monumental Amsterdam

By: Sara Toscano

 

Searching for Historic Monuments in Amsterdam?

 

History, you will find. As a capital in central Europe, Amsterdam has a remarkable and intricate past. Monuments, they will always surround you, for Amsterdam has 7,000 officially recognized historical buildings and monuments.

 

But there is no such thing as MONUMENTAL buildings in Amsterdam.

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My Amsterdam

By various writers

Amsterdam has many faces and appearances. People living or visiting Amsterdam has a unique concept of the city that varies from one to another. We have approached a group of talented people living here and writing for us occasionally to reveal what is Amsterdam for them.

Is it the local Architecture? Freedom? Coffee shops? People? Parking tickets? Art? Four seasons in a day? Museums? Tulips? Markets? Trams? Bars? Red light district? Canals? Not-so-clean streets? Yellow cheese? Beer? Cosmopolitism? Herring? Canal boats? Paying for ketchup in McDonald’s? customer service?…

 

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A Brief history of Amsterdam

By G. Zaragosa

Two Frisian fishermen were fishing off the coast but had caught little. They decided to land their boat and cook up the few fish they had caught. Their dog ‘hond’, she had no other name, was tired and hungry and ready for some food. They rowed up the Amstel River a short way and landed on the bank. There they founded a small village that eventually became Amsterdam (from the Dutch; Amstelredam, Dam in the Amstel). It was about the year 1100. It would be 200 years yet before Amsterdam got its city charter and many more centuries before The Netherlands became a Republic, the earliest in Europe.

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24

By Alessandro Raschellà

 

24 is the number that, whether you like numerology or not, makes up our individual existence day after day, after day. Most of the times we tend to split this number in smaller portions: 8 hours we should sleep, other 8 we should work and the rest is just mini parcelled in all sorts of activities we like or dislike to accomplish. 

But if you happen to be on holidays or for a week-end in Amsterdam, you will surely have the chance to reconsider your daily 3 times 8 kaballah!  The city is, in fact a compact metropolis looking like a cute doll’s house and it caters to all sorts of different good/bad tastes.

 

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As Easy as Riding a Fiets

By Melinda Kujawa

The city of Amsterdam is one of the most densely populated places on earth, but has considerably cleaner air than other European cities. Perhaps it is because of the number of bikes in the city. There are roughly 700,000 people living in Amsterdam, but over 1 million bikes (twice as many bikes as cars). So if you are coming to Amsterdam a bike may be your best mode of transportation. Knowing a few simple rules will help make the ride less dangerous and in more cases than one, less embarrassing.

 

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Dutch Hotel Classification: a brief explanation

Traveling to the Netherlands, you may want to update your standards concerning hotels and their level. It might differ a bit from home. Hostels-Amsterdam.nl gathered for you the common definitions used by the local organization for hotels classification in the Netherlands. We think it is boring, so if you find yourself reading it, you are probably angry at some hotel J

 

Thanks to Hotel Classificatie organization, we provide you with the following info.

 

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Amsterdam search

Amsterdam is considered as one of the nicest cities of the world. May times referred to as Venice of the north. Many people are searching for Amsterdam in many ways. Bearing in mind the associations the word Amsterdam triggers, ensures a variety of searches.  This is by far the most boring article we have ever placed here.

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European airport security regulations since Nov. 2006: what you need to know when flying from the EU.

Since Nov. 2006, the EU accepted a new aviation security measurements against liquids explosives. As a direct attempt of terrorists to attack UK airlines earlier this year, the UE decided to adopt severe regulations. I added below a short article from DW-World that describe the new situation very well and I advise all of you to read it.
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Better safe than sorry: Security Briefing

Amsterdam is one of the nicest, peaceful and calm cities on this planet; however, it is always advisable to think of safety and security issues while planning any trip, than to get into a trouble totally unready. This article is tackling safety and security issues related to Amsterdam and Holland but can also be read in the wide scope of general advices and tips for any traveler.

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Amsterdam's Architecture

All of Amsterdam is an architectural wonder. The complexities of building a city on top of marshland have resulted in a testament to innovative architectural planning and execution. For example, canal houses were built with many large windows to help reduce the weight of the building on top of instable topsoil. Tall, narrow houses were constructed on an angle to allow large pieces of furniture to be hoisted through the windows.

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History of the Oude Kerk

More than three centuries had passed before the 'Oude Kerk" the earliest parish church Amsterdam attained its present form. The church has almost as many chapels as there have been building phases. The earliest building phase however is lost in the mist of time. Archaeologists think that the 'Amstelledammers, founded their first church at the turn of the 13th and 14th century.

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Naughty Amsterdam: The Red Light District

During the day, the red light district seems more like a neighborhood. People live there. People work there. People pass through there on the way to someplace else. But the ladies in the windows are there too.

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10 things to do in... Amsterdam

In the city that has it all, deciding what to do can be tricky, so we've done all the groundwork for you. We have steered clear of the really obvious things like hiring a bike, taking a canal tour and touring the Red Light district. so here are some of Amsterdam's other top attractions.

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Sinterklaas A Necessary Tradition In a Tolerant Country

The atmosphere reaches its climax when the steamship reaches the quay and a man dressed in a red robe and a mitre with a big white beard enters the Dutch soil, followed by black-painted men dressed in medieval clothes. Sinterklaas has arrived in Holland!

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A Museum to Remember: Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

You might walk right past it if you didn't know what it was. Maybe the long lines of people would make you ask what it is. But once you know, you'll be drawn to it as thousands of people have. It's on a small street near a canal in downtown Amsterdam. It is a memorial to a young girl and her family who hid there during the war. It's the home of Anne Frank.

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Dutch news

Dutch unemployment rate falls for fourth month in a row

The Dutch unemployment rate fell for the fourth month in a row in August, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Police figures show 4% drop in recorded crime, more bikes stolen

The latest police crime statistics show a 4% drop in recorded crime in the Netherlands, with fewer armed robberies, burglaries and muggings taking place in the first six months of this year.

Prime minister pledges to start reforming tax system - next year

Prime minister Mark Rutte has pledged to begin the process of reforming the tax system and will come up with concrete plans next summer.

AZ without a coach as Alex Pastoor leaves

Alex Pastoor, who was supposed to take over as head coach from Marco van Basten at AZ, is leaving the Alkmaar-based club.

Ajax kick off Champions League campaign with Paris Saint-Germain draw

Amsterdam football club Ajax kicked off their Champions League campaign on Thursday night with a draw against French side Paris Saint-Germain.

Luxury accommodation 'too expensive' for ordinary students

A plethora of new initiatives are under way in Amsterdam to provide housing for students, but most are too expensive for the average student, the Parool reports.

Amsterdam wants to house fewer refugees

Amsterdam city council has made a plea to be allowed to house fewer refugees with residency permits because of the acute shortage of housing in the city.

Geert Wilders misused our statistics, researchers say

Researchers from two separate institutes have distanced themselves from the way Geert Wilders has used their reports to score politicial points about Dutch Muslims.

Media magnate John de Mol puts Talpa up for sale

Dutch media magnate John de Mol has put his new entertainment group Talpa up for sale and several potential buyers have already registered their interest, the Financieele Dagblad says on Thursday.

Dutch to supply F-16 fighter jets in fight against IS: Trouw

The Netherlands will provide F-16 fighter jets to the international alliance taking shape to combat the Islamic State militia, Trouw reports on Thursday, quoting confidential sources.

Radicalisation, spending on defence and pensioners: budget debate

The first of two days of formal debate on the cabinet's 2015 spending plans took place on Wednesday, with opposition MPs queuing up to accuse ministers of showing a lack of ambition and betraying pensioners.

Ricin scare was a false alarm

A leaking package at an Amsterdam postal delivery service on Wednesday did not contain the nerve toxin ricin, officials said in the afternoon.

Amazon in talks with Dutch publishers

Online retail giant Amazon is in talks with a number of Dutch publishers about selling e-books, the NRC says on Wednesday.

Homo, whore, Moroccan and Jew are children's favourite insults

Homo, hoer (whore), Moroccan and Jew are the most often used insults in Dutch playgrounds, according to research by the Dutch academy for media and society.

More delays for Dutch airlines this summer

Dutch airlines were hit by twice as many delays this summer than they were in 2013, with poor weather and technical issues accounting for the bulk of the problems, according to passenger group EUclaim.

Housing market recovery continues, sales up 24% in August

The number of homes changing hands in August was up almost 24% on a year ago, providing further evidence of recovery on the housing market.

Frisian nationalists follow the Scottish referendum closely

Eighteen members of the Frisian nationalist party Fryske Nasjonale Partij headed to Edinburgh on Wednesday to follow the vote in the Scottish referendum, Nos television reports.

Six hospitalised after work accident with highly toxic ricin

Six people working at a parcel delivery service in Amsterdam were hospitalised on Wednesday morning after a package containing the highly dangerous toxin ricin was dropped and a 'small amount' of the chemical released, the Telegraaf reports.

2015 Budget: what the Dutch newspapers say

For the first time in years, two of the biggest Dutch newspapers have not blasted the budget all over their front pages - reflecting, perhaps, the lack of new initiatives.

The main points of the 2015 budget

Few major new policy measures were announced by ministers on Tuesday and much of the key economic information had already been leaked. Here is a summary of the main points:

2015 budget: Opposition parties unimpressed with the king's speech

The opposition parties in parliament were unimpressed with the budget delivered on Tuesday afternoon, even the three 'friendly' parties who have been working with the government.

'Hatred elsewhere should not spill onto our streets': Dutch king

King Willem-Alexander has spoken of his sorrow at July's Malaysian Airways plane crash, which, he said, has given a tinge of sadness to the traditional budget day ceremony.

Anti-bullying law is unnecessary: report

The anti-bullying law is completely unnecessary and should be rethought, the education council Onderwijsraad said in a report on Tuesday.

Finance minister presents 'cautious' Dutch budget for 2015

Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem presented the cabinet’s 2015 spending plans to parliament on Tuesday, stressing the need for continued caution in the light of international turbulence.

Rare birds stolen from Dutch zoo

Over 30 tropical birds have been stolen from the Avifauna bird park in Alphen aan den Rijn. The bird park says the thieves appear to have known what they were doing and mainly took valuable breeding pairs.