Based on the description on the architects website , this will mean that all public spaces of the hotel, including reception, restaurant, and bar, will be on the top floor of the hotel. Read on for more about the buildings history and future as a W. Joseph Crouwel originally designed the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony in 1925, with the design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wrights Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo (NY). The back of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam ( Paleis op de Dam ) is visible in the above shot, with Dam Square just on the other side. The classic building to the right with the two spires (see below) is the former post office, now a shopping mall . The exterior of the 1925 building will be fully restored, with the inner courtyard getting a completely new faade. There is mention of a new refined glass construction  that extends into a panoramic roof structure, which is where we expect that restaurant and bar to be located.
Amsterdam makes Christmas tree recycling worthwhile
Visitors can enjoy the light festival either on foot, or on a dedicated canal tour. Housed within the elegant former headquarters of Dutch shipping line the Koninkijke Hollandsche Lloyd, artotel amsterdam boasts its very own light festival: Europes largest permanent interactive back link art installation, a curtain of projected video art work created for the venue by Dutch innovations studio Present Plus. artotel amsterdam demonstrates a bold meeting of historic architecture with a dramatic, modern interiors boasting 120 unique art works by the hotels signature artist Atelier Van Lieshout throughout the public areas and bedrooms. Also within the hotel is new arts and dining venue 5&33 , an all-day and late night kitchen, bar, library, lounge and 300 m public art gallery which operates a rotating cultural programme of events and exhibitions. The 5&33 kitchen is overseen by Chefs Daniele Pampagnin and Mattia Pedroni, formerly of Soho House Group. Boasting 107 rooms, including four Masterpiece Suites, artotel amsterdam guests all enjoy complimentary a la carte breakfast, Elemis Spa room amenities and homemade mini bar treats.
Take a trip to the Amsterdam Light Festival
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Global stocks enjoy modest pre-Christmas lift
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg First published: Tue, Dec 24, 2013, 01:00 Police and social workers in the Netherlands will spend Christmas Eve trying to trace the family of a backlinks 13-year-old girl found carrying up to 100g of cocaine in her body cavities when she was arrested amid throngs of holiday passengers arriving at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport. The girl the youngest person ever arrested for attempted drug smuggling at Schiphol and perhaps at any European airport is being held in custody alone after an 18-year-old youth accompanying her was found to be carrying nothing illegal and was released after questioning. The two teenagers are understood to have arrived in Amsterdam on board a flight from the former Dutch colony of Curacao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela a route that has become notorious in recent years as the Netherlands cocaine highway. Very shocked We see a lot of this but we are very, very shocked at the age of this little girl, said Robert van Kapel, a spokesman for the Marechaussee, the military police unit which runs security at Schiphol and despite whom around 20,000kg of cocaine is smuggled through the airport every year. Although soft drugs are legal in the Netherlands if they are bought and consumed in licensed coffee shops, cocaine is illegal. Imported from the Caribbean, it fetches at least 75,000 a kilo on the street. As a result, smugglers will risk almost anything and business is booming.
Amsterdam takes third at Montgomery County Duals
Dominick Mancini, 9-2. 182: Zak Shaw (FFCS) dec. Noah Gates, 4-0. 195: Dylan Gorman (FUL) won by forfeit 220: Matthew Marshall (FUL) won by forfeit 285: Malachi Manford (FUL) pinned Nathan Rose, 0:32. 99: Nick Noel (FUL) won by forfeit 106: Roy French (FUL) major dec.
Girl (13) arrested carrying 100g of cocaine
Trading volumes remained light ahead of Christmas. CAPTION By Associated Press, AMSTERDAM Global stocks posted further gains Tuesday as concerns over a cash crunch in China eased. Trading volumes were light in shortened Christmas Eve sessions. Most markets have been strong in general over the past week following figures showing the U.S. economy is performing better than expected.
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On new years eve residents can turn in their Christmas trees there. The fire department puts out the fire at 2:00. In Centrum and West the trees can be put on the curb starting January 2nd. In Southeast the tree can be added to the bulky waste, as long as all the ornaments are removed, because the trees are recycled as green waste. It is unclear what is to happen to the trees in the Oost district. Information on pickup times and raffles is available on Amsterdam.nl .