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Amsterdam is, and always will be, the perfect destination any time of the year. There's so much to do and so much to see with Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw as the ideal starting point to enjoy all that Amsterdam & the Netherlands have to offer. Here are some suggestions of places to visit on your trip to Amsterdam.
The former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary, is now a well-known museum. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is among the original objects on display. The museum is open daily from 9.00 AM. Buy your entrance tickets to the Anne Frank House online to avoid any queues. Buy tickets
During his ten-year artistic career, Van Gogh was highly prolific. A full 864 paintings and almost 1,200 drawings and prints have survived. The largest collection of his work – more than 200 paintings, 437 drawings and 31 prints – can be found in the Van Gogh Museum. Many other drawings and paintings by Van Gogh can be found at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo (The Netherlands) and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The rest of his work is divided among a large number of museums and private collections around the world, including many in the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States and Japan.
An e-ticket provides fast access to the Van Gogh Museum. Buy tickets
The Palace was built as a town hall of Amsterdam. Architect Jacob van Campen developed an extensive decoration program for the building. Amsterdam celebrated painters like Ferdinand Bol, Govaert Flinck and Jan Lievens contributed. The Flemish sculptor Artus Quellinus made many monumental sculptures. Artworks which are still on display.
In 1808 King Louis Napoleon moved into the building. He changed the town hall in a palace and decorated it with a large collection of Empire furniture. After his departure, Louis Napoleon left almost all expensive furniture behind. The furniture, one of the best preserved and most complete Empire collections in the world, is in full glory to be seen.
The rooms in the Palace are decorated with artworks from the collection of the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust. Many paintings show the various members of the family of Orange-Nassau.
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In all their Glory
21 June - 31 August 2014, daily 11.00-17.00 hr.
After exactly two centuries the Civic Guard Paintings are reunited in the Chambers of the Council of War in a historical reconstruction. In the summer of 2014 you are welcome to bring a unique visit to the third floor of the Royal Palace Amsterdam. For once, the Small and Great Chambers of the Council of War will be open for public. These rooms could never be seen before
A major European cultural destination, the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam, welcomes visitors to its elegantly restored 17th-century building in the historic heart of Amsterdam. It was founded to bring the richness and grandeur of Russia's artistic heritage to one of the West's most charming capitals. The Hermitage Amsterdam is open daily from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Closed on January 1st, April 30th and December 25th.
Expedition Silk Road
Until 5 September, 2014
The Hermitage Amsterdam will offer visitors a glimpse of the long-lost civilizations along the legendary Silk Road. The exhibition Expedition Silk Road will present treasures from the Hermitage: 250 exceptionally beautiful objects, such as murals, sculpture, precious silks, silver, glass, gold, and terracotta, excavated by Russian expeditions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Visitors will follow in the footsteps of the explorers who mapped the routes of kings and merchants, and of the Buddhist monks who went before them. Like the caravans that crossed this inhospitable region ages ago, passing through oases, kingdoms, and monasteries, visitors will travel the trade routes from west to east or east to west, and discover spectacular ancient treasures along the way. Among the many highlights will be a more than nine-metre-long mural of a deity in battle with predators from the royal palace in Varakhsha (7th–8th century, present-day Uzbekistan).
The rich collection of works of art, objects and archaeological finds brings to life the fortunes of Amsterdammers of days gone by and today. From a mediaeval child's shoe and the map of Cornelis Antonisz from 1538, giving a bird's-eye view of the city, to the impressive Civic Guard paintings from the Golden Age. Photos and film material show the happy times as well as the drama of the modern city's inhabitants. You'll witness the poverty in the Jordaan area he 19th century but also the idealism of the sixties and Ajax's success at football.
As a three-dimensional travel guide, this presentation takes you on a 45-minute historical tour of Amsterdam.