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Restaurant Noble

Den Bosch in Holland is most famous for native son Hieronymous, the mediaeval artist famous for his huge, often scandalous psychedelic paintings. However, now it’s also on the culinary map, thanks to local food hero Edwin Kats, who has made Noble the second Michelin-starred restaurant in Den Bosch

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Exploring Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, will become a European Capital of Culture in 2018. Preparations for taking on that prestigious mantle are already well underway. Stuart Forster goes exp0loring Leeuwarden to find out more.

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Grand Hotel Amrath

Quite often when on holiday, I stay in a hotel and from there go and visit the local art galleries. This conventional way of doing things was rather turned on its head during a recent stay in Amsterdam, as The Grand Hotel Amrath is a piece of art in itself – a historic and architectural gem both inside and outside.

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Librije’s Zusje

I will say this right from the off. Sidney Schutte is a genius. Anyone who can deliver a 2 Michelin Star service from a tiny galley on a moving canal boat deserves every bit of credit there is. This is not to say of course, that Sidney is any less gifted in his kitchen at Librije’s Zusje his 2 Michelin star restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, because frankly that goes without saying.

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Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

You can walk straight through Arrivals to the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which replaces Amsterdam’s old airport Hilton, but you might miss the stunning architecture which can only be fully appreciated from outside. So as soon as you check in, step out the door to admire the sleek lines awash in diamond-shaped windows – this super-streamlined building looks ready to take flight itself.

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LIbrije’s Zusje Amsterdam

Given that hotels find it hard enough to get every guest into their signature restaurant, it’s saying something that Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam has made the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam a dining, as well as sleeping, destination within less than a year of opening.

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