zondag 28 oktober 2007

Paradise B & B in Holland

For centuries, the Maas and Waal rivers have enclosed the Bommelerwaard region. The two rivers meet in the east at the village of Heerewaarden, then meander away from each other, and converge once again at Loevestein Castle, thus forming the ‘island of Bommelerwaard’. Guests of Het Paradijs have numerous options for delightful walks and cycling tours in this historic region. Many of the nearby picturesque villages still have authentic characteristics typical of the area. Also close by is De Lieskampen, an artificial nature reserve with wet meadows, deciduous forests, waterways, lakes and duck decoys, which formerly existed in other parts of Bommelerwaard as well. And after you’ve explored the surroundings, there is no better place to relax than the enclosed terrace of Het Paradijs with a glass of wine in your hand. And that, indeed, is paradise. Surf for more information to http://www.het-paradijs.nl/

woensdag 24 oktober 2007

Gorilla Bokito has chicken pox

Bokito, the Rotterdam gorilla who became world famous after jumping out of his enclosure and attacking woman in May this year, has chicken pox, the Blijdorp zoo authorities said on Wednesday.
The silverback gorilla probably caught the infection from a visitor, the zoo said. Source http://www.dutchnews.nl/

maandag 22 oktober 2007

Johan Cruijff

More than thirty years in football have resulted in an astonishing amount of championships, cups, prizes and personal awards, both as a trainer and as a player. 'You do not always ponder it, but when you have the opportunity to do something for someone else, you should.' From this vision, the Johan Cruyff Welfare Foundation came to be in 1996, founded by European soccer player of the century, Johan Cruijff. After years of involvement with fundraising activities, Cruijff specifically wanted to use his influence for sports and play projects for less fortunate young people. Cruijff has special attention handicapped young people, because exactly to them, sports and play are of high importance. Surf for more information to http://www.worldofjohancruyff.com/

zondag 21 oktober 2007

Stylisch Ambassade Hotel in Amsterdam

Ten 17th-century canal-side houses on the distinguished Herengracht in the historic centre of Amsterdam form the accommodations for the stylish Ambassade Hotel. A unique location at one of the city's loveliest spots, the hotel is situated very quiet yet within easy walking distance of museums, restaurants and important places of interest. The 59 rooms and suites at the Ambassade Hotel have been furnished and decorated with care and provided with every modern convenience. The attractive lobby, salons and other public areas contain antique furniture and clocks combined with modern paintings created by the famous Cobra group. Surf for more information to http://www.ambassade-hotel.nl/

vrijdag 19 oktober 2007

Marcel Wanders, Europe's hottest designer

Wanders has earned his status in the design world as a visionary and leader. In addition to being art director for moooi, his work is offered by all the usual suspects—Flos, B&B Italia, Vitra, Boffi, Mandarina Duck and Bisazza. Wanders has won more awards and received more attention in the media than we have space to talk about. There is a reason Businessweek referred to him as "Europe's hottest designer" and The Washington Post identified him as "the design world's favorite star." Surf for more information to http://www.marcelwanders.com/

donderdag 18 oktober 2007

Dutch Party Queen Christine Kroonenburg

Christine Kroonenburg, widow of property tycoon Jaap Kroonenburg, has been named society queen of 2007 by magazine Miljonair. Second on the magazine's most-invited list is interior designer Jan des Bouvrie and his wife Monique, with former politician Ed Nijpels in third place.
Kroonenburg says she gets some 1,000 invitations a year of which some 300 are worthy of attention. 'I select very strictly and only do the things I think are interesting,' she said.
Source: www.DutchNews.nl

woensdag 17 oktober 2007

Holland's national memory

As the "national memory", the Nationaal Archief manages not only historic government records but also the archives of private individuals who play or have played an important part in the life of the nation. Surf for more information to http://www.nationaalarchief.nl/