Visit Holland - The Netherlands
The ties between Germany and Amsterdam are almost as old as the Netherlands capital city itself. In 1323, Amsterdam was given the right to levy tolls on imported beer and the city became the centre of the thriving beer trade with Hamburg. The beer traders from Hamburg may well have been the first foreigners in the fledgling city of Amsterdam. Since 1600, Amsterdam has been a favourite tourist destination for German visitors, which becomes apparent from many travel journals. German visitors are still ranked at an honourable third place on the Amsterdam Tourist Barometer.
Amsterdam has very old links with the United States. In 1780, John Adams opened the first American embassy in the world in Amsterdam. However, the first contacts with Amsterdam were actually much older. In 1609, Henry Hudson left Amsterdam’s Schreierstoren in his ship De Halve Maen. After a long journey, he reached the island of Manhattan where he founded Nieuw Amsterdam, which later became New York City.
The Museumplein - Museum Square is a public space in the borough Amsterdam South in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Located at the Museumplein are three major museums - the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum - and the concert hall Concertgebouw. The area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883. The Museumplein was reconstructed after a design by the Swedish/Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson in 1999. It now includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond can be transformed into an artificial ice skating area.
In 2016, seven major museums in Brabant will present a contemporary exhibition programme entitled Bosch Grand Tour to coincide with the exhibition Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a Genius (13 February 2016 – 8 May 2016) at Het Noordbrabants Museum. Be inspired and surprised during a voyage of discovery through contemporary art, design and culture in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Eindhoven and Tilburg.
Vueling is about to land for the first time at London-Luton, where the airline will offer direct services to Barcelona and Amsterdam during the 2016 summer season.