Amsterdam is celebrating its Golden Age -- 400th anniversary of its main canals and an era when The Netherlands was the world's center for commerce, art, map making, scientific thought and more. During this time, Amsterdam's Radisson Blu hotel is having special promotions. Their hospitality and dining adds to the celebration; I am very glad to have been hosted to be able to experience it!
The hotel itself is an architectural wonder: a modern shell was built over several historic buildings, protecting and repurposing them for all time. The Radisson is conveniently located near the center of the city, but on a side street -- it removes it from the hustle and bustle of all of Amsterdam's energy, both night and day. While I didn't eat all of my meals there and I'm so sorry that I didn't get a chance to sample their traditional Dutch apple pie that they serve, what I did try was very enjoyable and I liked the ambiance.