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Art Rotterdam Week

Rupert Parker goes to Holland to investigate the weird and the wonderful at Art Rotterdam Week. For the art lover, it’s an essential destination

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A Century of De Stijl in The Hague

Even if you aren’t familiar with the names of Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck there’s a good chance you’ll recognise work influenced by De Stijl, the art and design movement of which they were among the founding members. An exhibition of the two artists work will be displayed at Gemeente Museum in The Hague until 21 May 2017.

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Restaurant Noble. Michelin Star eating in Den Bosch.

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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Lucy Daltroff reviews Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Amrath and finds it a Dutch masterpiece.

Grand Hotel Amrath. A Dutch Masterpiece

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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