Welcome, Jan-Paul Kroese!

 DSC2716 1 minWe are delighted to welcome back Jan-Paul Kroese to the Amstel Hotel as General Manager! 
Jan-Paul's career started at the Hotel Des Indes in The Hague, The Netherlands, as F&B Cost Controller (1996). Within a few years, he found his way to the Amstel Hotel where he was appointed Director of Sales & Marketing (2004) and Resident Manager (2006). 
Since then, Jan-Paul Kroese has fulfilled a variety of positions within the hospitality world, both internationally and within The Netherlands. Following his previous position of General Manager at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan-Paul has crossed the pond and returned to the banks of the Amstel River. 

A heart for art: New exhibition in the A Bar & restaurant La Rive

Lita Cabellut in the Amstel Hotel

In collaboration with Museum Jan van der Togt we proudly present our new retrospective art exposé. It shows behind-the-scenes impressions of the creation of the exposition "A Chronicle of the Infinite" by the Spanish artist Lita Cabellut, currently on show in the Amstelveen museum. 

Lita Cabellut became famous worldwide with her impressive portraits, both in size and in portrayal. Over the years, she has developed a unique technique characterized by large-scale canvases that combine traditional fresco techniques and modern applications of oil paint. By subsequently breaking the layer of paint of these imposing works, a new image is created by the combination of sheer coincidence and brute force. With this, Cabellut acknowledges our inability to control. 

The exposé will be on show from October 2018 until January 2019, and can be admired at our A Bar and restaurant La Rive during opening times. 

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Amsterdam - On Thursday, 31 May the new edition of the Amstel Magazine was launched in our A bar.

It is already the 9th edition that has been released. This Lifestyle Magazine is dedicated to the completion of our restoration and of course to the return of the eight lions on the roof of the Amstel Hotel. In addition, you will meet some of our interesting employees, showing their passion for hospitality. The festive launch took place in the A bar, over a delicious cocktail and several tasty amuses. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon.

Special cover

A dress designed by couturier Ronald Kolk, beautiful jewelry from Gassan and a life-size Amstel lion were the ingredients for a perfect cover. To learn more on what went on behind the scenes, refer to page 103 in the new Amstel magazine. Happy reading!

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Amsterdam – “It’s time to start something new and trust the power of beginnings”. A festive farewell to couturier Ronald Kolk at the Amstel Hotel.

Last Sunday, May 27 we hosted the surprise party for Ronald Kolk in our Mirror Room. Ronald Kolk has announced to focus more on other activities from June onwards such as: painting, writing, traveling and designing corporate clothing. The couturier has also designed the clothing of our employees. Ronald Kolk arrived, completely in style, via the Amstel River to throw himself into the festivities. It was a wonderful afternoon with some spectacular highlights on the water.

We want to thank Ronald Kolk for our special relationship of trust and the beautiful pieces of art he has designed.

 “It’s time to start something new and trust the power of beginnings”.

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Amsterdam - On Thurday 1st of February, Sandra Irene Veenstra opened her new exhibition at our A bar

Sandra Irene Veenstra (1971, Amsterdam) is an award winning Storytelling Photographer at Sanny Views®. She has a strong desire to focus on the (B)right Side of Life. If you see Sandra, her camera is always close by. What her eye sees, her camera catches. Sandra's work is like her personality: colorful and urban. From February 1st, till the end of April 2018 a selection of Sandra's pictures of Amsterdam is being exhibited in our A bar. Please feel free to admire the beautiful work of Sandra. 


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