Archive for January, 2009
The Netherlands city of Amsterdam, also called the Venice of the North, is situated on the Amstel river and is divided among numerous canals and bridges.
Its population is around 1,500,000 inhabitants including the metropolitan area and is a completely liberal and tolerant city, like the rest of the country.
Typical of the city, is the routine use of the bicycle used by 700,000 riders. Practically all the streets have bicycle pathways, with sites where you can leave them parked.
In cuisine excels consumption of potatoes and bread. Similarly highlights the Gouda and Edam cheese, pastry and cakes Heineken and Amstel beers, well known worldwide.
Among the areas of the city include The Red Light District, home to Chinatown. Place red glow premises where prostitutes are on display through windows.
Schiphol Airport is located at the end of Haarlemmermeer, 15 kilometers from the city. It is the fifth airport in Europe with a traffic volume of 44,000,000 people per year.
On the sporting side, highlight the football stadium "Amsterdam Arena". Precinct where local computer acts as Ajax Amsterdam, mythical team in European football. It has a capacity of over 50,000 spectators.
Its climate is very humid, with temperatures below freezing in the winter. During the summer the temperature is 25 degrees, which coupled with the extreme humidity, can be extremely heavy.
Among its monuments and museums include: Museum Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Geological, Sex museum (The Temple of Venus), Madame Tussauds (wax museum), Stedelijk Museum (include works by Monet and Picasso among others) and the Erotic Museum (erotic art).
Modern art curator donates 32 works to AGO
Ydessa Hendeles, founder of the Ydessa gallery and a significant collector of contemporary art through her art foundation, has donated 32 works to the Art Gallery of Ontario.