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• BY CAR The hotel offers limited private parking space and reservations are therefore recommended. Other possibilities for parking are the parking garage at the Bijenkorf or alternatively the one underneath City Hall/Stopera. Parking in the street is also possible; always make sure, however, to fill the parking meter.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Rusland 17, 1012 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: +31 20 623 1231, Fax: +31 20 520 8200 reservations.amsterdam@radissonblu.com radissonblu.com/hotel-amsterdam

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• BY TRAIN Take the train to Amsterdam Central Station. From Central Station you can choose to take a taxi (on the far right when leaving the station) or to take a tram. The tram stops are found in front of the station. Look for tram

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numbers: 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 or 25 all of which will take you to Spui (second stop). Cross the street and on your right hand you will see canal boat company Rederij Kooij. Enter the Langebrugsteeg on your left and follow this narrow street onto Grimburgwal. Take the second canal to your left, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal and finally take the first street on your right. This street is called Rusland. • BY PLANE The Schiphol Airport taxi stand is located just outside the arrivals hall.


MEETINGS & EVENTS

CARE & CULTURE

A RICH MARITIME HISTORY

The hotel offers 8 state-of-the-art meetings and events rooms, all with daylight, individual climate control and both wired and wireless high speed Internet access. Comprehensive audiovisual equipment as well as advanced data technology is available upon request. We can accommodate a meeting for 2, a classroom style for 90, or a theatre style seminar for 150 delegates; whatever your needs may be we offer customized tailor-made solutions that will suit both your budget and your requirements. The Passage walkway hosts regularly changing art displays and is ideal for receptions or business lunches for up to 110 guests.

The experienced staff of the Meetings and Events team is dedicated to provide you with an exceptional customer experience from the planning stages throughout the actual event. We will help you turn your ideas into tailor-made solutions while making sure the event is a success.

Amsterdam’s maritime history Amsterdam’s relationship with water has always brought the city prosperity. To further expand trade the East India Company (VOC) was established in 1602. Leaving from the old harbor of Amsterdam the VOC sailed throughout the eastern hemisphere and started trading settlements and set up warehouses in places such as South and East-Asia, South Africa, Indonesia and Japan. The year 1621 brought the development of the WestIndia Company with its interest in colonization in the Americas and West-Africa. Trade in spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and other consumer type produce like tea, silk and porcelain brought great wealth to the merchants and traders of that era, forever remembered as the Golden Age.

The green surroundings of the Atrium Garden overlooking the lobby of the hotel make it a perfect location for a VIP check-in or for welcome receptions for up to 40 people. The hotel’s private jetty ensures smooth sailing for groups arriving or departing by boat.

The diverse possibilities that Amsterdam has to offer are endless. Whether on a modern cruiser or an antique salon boat, discovering our beautiful city by water will make you marvel. Enjoy a guided tour through Amsterdam on foot or by bike. Visit the famous flower market in the Singel canal, find yourself a bargain at the flea market at Waterloo Plein or spend some time in the sumptuous Spiegelkwartier obtaining a priceless piece of art. Enjoy the splendour of the lively Albert Cuyp market, or stroll through the authentic fishing villages of Marken and Volendam.

HISTORICAL POINTS Brandt confiscated the building in 1871 after which it became a paper factory and book binder’s. In 1883 the factory was almost destroyed by fire in a blaze that took 19 hours to extinguish. Restoration of the building commenced almost immediately and in 1901 ownership fell to the NV Building Society Het Wapen Van Amsterdam. With restoration a glass roof was fitted, a bold and unheard of idea of its time and a construction that still delights visitors to this day. Several offices across the street were also acquired by the owner and included the Palmboom house. In 1934 the façade of the building was completely renovated as were the fine wood carvings in the window which are also still on display in the present De Palmboom restaurant.

Over 400 years later, Amsterdam prides itself in having one of the largest and best preserved historical inner cities in Europe. Its maritime heritage still lingers on and is reflected in the monumental buildings the hotel consists of.

Print of Het Wapen van Amsterdam from 1772.

Het Wapen Van Amsterdam Records show that in the Golden Age, in 1608 to be exact, the property was purchased by a sugar baker who used the building as a beer brewery. In 1758 the brewery was converted into lodgings. Later the building was also home to an auction house, a casino, a cigar factory, and an insurance brokerage De Adelaar. After their bankruptcy in 1870 paper traders Proost and

A drawing of Het Wapen van Amsterdam from 1835 as seen from the Kloveniersburgwal.

Amsterdam’s maritime past and the city’s skyline in 1610. Excerpt taken from a city map of 1610.

The Pastorie Bar and former church connection After the Alteration in 1578, Catholics were no longer allowed to worship in public. They continued to celebrate Mass in so-called clandestine churches (schuilkerken). In 1698, a group formed their own secret society in one of the warehouses in the Spinhuissteeg, which continued for almost 150 years until De Star church opened at Rusland 7 in 1848. In 1866, a christening chapel was added to the building as well as a new entrance. The exterior was not as stunning as the interior, which featured high pillars and several classical artifacts. The church served for another 82 years until most of its followers moved from the city. The church then changed its name to Augustinuskerk in 1929 and was officially closed in 1932 and was demolished in 1955. Part of the rear elevation is still maintained within the hotel’s structure as we know it today.

monks while the attic became home to the Dutch author Godfried Bomans and the famous abstract painter and founder of the Cobra group, the recently deceased Karel Appel. Rusland The street name Rusland is derived from the original land owner Willem Ruysch. In 1403 Willem Ruuschentuin was first mentioned, which subsequently changed into ‘t Ruyssenlandt, which changed into ‘t Russeland and ‘t Ruslant. The ultimate change to Rusland came in the mid 16th century. It is believed that Rusland once had a canal which was later filled in thus making Rusland one of the wider streets in the historical city centre. In contrast, the adjacent street, Spinhuissteeg, was so narrow and the walls around it so slanted that the gables of the houses opposite each other were almost touching.

The parsonage (pastorie in Dutch) was also home to various other illustrious people and has been used for equally illustrious purposes. The house’s colourful past include being a small police station, a brothel and a recruitment office for missionary

All pictures with kind permission of Municipal Archives of Amsterdam.

The former De Star Church (1848-1929), which temporarily became the Augustinus Kerk in 1929. The view is from Oudezijds Achterburgwal towards Rusland. This photo was taken in 1926, the photographer is unknown.

The two entrances of the St Augustinus Church (1929-1932) as seen from the corner of Kloveniersburgwal and Rusland in 1954 before it was pulled down. This photo was taken in 1954, the photographer is unknown.


HOTEL INFORMATION Nestled in the historical heart of Amsterdam, the hotel is close to the city’s main attractions, its many museums, a choice of theaters, and all the major stores as well as important business districts. This beautiful and modern atrium hotel is a wonderful architectural blend of several 18th century merchant houses, a former paper factory and an original vicarage. The hotel features 242 rooms, ranging from Deluxe to Business Class and Executive Rooms, as well as two luxurious suites named the Amsterdam Suite and the Ruyschen Suite. All guests have the privilege of free access to the hotel’s fully equipped fitness facilities with sauna, solarium and gym.

ROOMS & SUITES The hotel’s De Palmboom restaurant offers a wide variety of international classics and a frequently changing menu of market fresh produce. Impeccable service and fabulous food is a promise we continuously strive to uphold. A visit to the Pastorie Bar is an absolute must and is guaranteed to have you marvel at its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and surroundings. This former vicarage will prove to be the perfect place to unwind and recharge. The hotel is situated close to the central railway station and is only 20 kilometres away from Schiphol Airport, the Gateway to Europe. Trains between the city and the airport run practically every 15 minutes. The Amsterdam Conference Centre, RAI, is just 4 kilometres away and is easily reachable by public transportation.

The hotel offers 242 elegant rooms equipped with all the amenities expected of a five-star hotel. Free Broadband including wireless Internet access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. The hotel features a fitness room with Technogym equipment, a sauna and a solarium. Limited car parking facilities are available upon request. The rooms come in three distinct designs: Maritime, Scandinavian and Art Deco. Business Class – as well as Executive Rooms offer additional space and comfort to even the most seasoned business traveller.

WINING & DINING Those looking for unabashed luxury will welcome the rich decor of the Amsterdam Suite, one of the finest accommodations in the city. This suite has a separate sitting and dining area, a kitchenette and a Finnish sauna. Combining ultimate comfort with elegant design, the Ruyschen Suite will make guests feel right at home. This beautiful suite features a wooden floor, a kitchenette and multiple flat-screen LCD televisions. Allowing ample space for relaxation and work, the suite boats a state-of-the-art bathroom including whirlpool.

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The hotel’s restaurant De Palmboom (a palm tree crest is featured on the façade) is housed in what was originally a famous grocery shop. Built in 1767 it later became a bible and book binder’s store as well as a coffee roasting house. Today this elegant dining room with its contemporary kitchen offers frequently changing specialties alongside a wide variety of culinary classics. Elevated on a mezzanine floor and ensconced in the atrium of the hotel, the Pastorie Bar was previously a 19th century vicarage. The bar serves an international selection of beers,

wines and spirits as well as light meals and snacks in a truly unique Old Dutch setting. Restaurant Talavera offers additional seating or private dining for up to 40 guests. From the hotel’s top floor, Het Wapen van Amsterdam offers spectacular views over the city’s many landmarks and canals. A perfect venue for receptions and gala dinners for up to 140 guests.


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Amsterdam is bursting with world renowned museums such as the Van Gogh Museum; dedicated to preserve the works of one of the world’s most famous artists. The Rijksmuseum is another fine example of Dutch craftsmanship and features the finest collection of paintings by the well-known Dutch Masters. The Rembrandt House, dedicated to the creator of the Nachtwacht painting and the artist’s former residence, as well as the secret hideout of Anne Frank never fail to leave its visitors in awe. Other magnificent landmarks include the flower market, the Jordaan and The Royal Palace, to name but a few, all of which are well worth a visit.

We guarantee a trouble-free meeting! The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam is a Meeting Professional International (MPI) approved event organizer. Our dedicated Meetings & Events team offers tailor-made personalised solutions for any event. 100% Professional, Committed and Caring – Guaranteed, that is our Meetings & Events promise.

Classical music lovers can indulge in the vast array of performances at the majestic Concertgebouw or the modern Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Famous pop temples Paradiso and Melkweg cater for fans of modern music. Whichever beat you fancy, Amsterdam’s trendy clubs and bars can cater to your needs. Opera and ballet can be enjoyed at the Stopera while the Royal Theatre Carré will welcome you with its over a century old tradition of musicals and plays.

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Remnants of the city’s diverse and rich cultural heritage can be found throughout the city. With over six thousand historical monuments, many of them ornate merchant mansions or

former warehouses, Amsterdam is a true architectural treasure. In recognition the city has recently been nominated to be taken up in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Amsterdam is a city that offers a fascinating blend of old and new. It boasts modern and traditional buildings along its famous canals and waterways, connecting the present city with its maritime history of days gone by. The recently built and ultramodern Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ borders the centuries old international harbor. With various means of transportation, trams give way to bicycles, bicycles give way to pedestrians and pedestrians give way to no one! A Dutch beer is enjoyed in intimate cafés and – with the first rays of sunshine – on every possible terrace in town. Those seeking tranquility can easily take refuge in one of the many beautifully cultivated parks.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam - Meeting Planner  

Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam - Meeting Planner

Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam - Meeting Planner  

Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam - Meeting Planner

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