Monthly Archives: May 2015

Art Spaander Hotel, Volendam. A treat for Art lovers.

Volendam is a quaint fishing village about 30 minutes from Amsterdam. Art Hotel Spaander is a hotel which served as an artists’ colony to artists from all over Europe, America and England, who were seeking everyday scenes to paint. They … Continue reading

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Blooming marvelous – Keukenhof is ablaze with spring flowers

It’s that time of year again, despite the long winter, spring has sprung and where better to embrace this explosion of colours than Keukenhof Gardens nearĀ Amsterdam. As all good things, they don’t last forever. With Keukenhof, you need to plan … Continue reading

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Art Hotel Spaander

I discovered a delightful hotel in Volendam, near Amsterdam which was an artists’ colony from the late 19th century, playing host to painters like Renoir and Signac.
Painters who could not settle their account left a painting in payment. Today some 1200 painting and artwork are in the collection of Art Hotel Spaander.
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