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KattenKabinet Museum :: Amsterdam, Netherlands

August 30, 2011 by  
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Friends to humans for more than 9,500 years, cats are among the world’s most popular pets. Cats have also been revered in art as evidenced by a famous array of paintings, sculptures, and other art works that depict them. In the Dutch city of Amsterdam, however, cats are particularly revered; the city’s KattenKabinet is a renowned art museum dedicated to collecting exceptional artistic works of cats. Read more

De Kas :: Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 15, 2010 by  
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Mention Amsterdam to most anyone and they will conjure up images of the marijuana cafés, the glowing windows of the red light district, and perhaps the many museums that have filled the city. Rarely though will their minds go to food. This, however, is a mistake as one of the most unique and delicious restaurants in Europe resides just outside the hustle bustle of the famous city. Built inside the greenhouse what was once Amsterdam Municipal Nursery, De Kas (literally translated to The Greenhouse) is a fantastic little alcove of extremely fresh and wonderfully inspired dishes. The building was originally constructed in 1926 and due to be razed, but the combined efforts of Chef Gert Jan Hageman and architect designer Piet Boon have converted this into a crystal cathedral of culinary excellence. Read more

Van Gogh Museum :: Amsterdam

January 27, 2010 by  
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Home to the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is truly a treasure of the arts. This museum features a plethora of Van Gogh paintings as well as those of his contemporaries. It also holds extensive exhibitions on various subjects from 19th century art history. The museum consists of two buildings, the main building, designed by Gerrit Rietveld and opened in 1973; as well as the Exhibition Wind, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed in 1999. The museum’s read faces the Museumplein (Museum Square) which gives visitors a large open Read more

Efteling Amusement Park :: Netherlands

December 9, 2009 by  
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A magical collection of fairy tale worlds awaits you at Efteling amusement park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. With four distinct realms designed around the forests and children’s stories native to this land, it is a wonderland of fun and amusement. Read more

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