Lovers of Dutch art are probably more likely to stay in the Hotel Rembrandt, if they get the chance, than any other hotel in Amsterdam, but there's a problem. The current site with that name isn't actually the original Hotel Rembrandt, leaving some to ponder where the original is.
Searching for a hotel in Amsterdam named Rembrandt turns out to be a little like searching for a pub in London called The Queen’s Head.
There are rather a lot of them.
Carl Stearns Clancy and Walter Randell Storey stayed in a Rambrant Hotel in Amsterdam in November 1912 when they rode their Henderson motorbikes across the Netherlands as part of their round-the-world adventure.
In pursuit 100 years later, Belfast men Geoff Hill (at 6ft 7in, the only hill in Holland), Gary Walker and I rode off the excellent Stena Hollandica from Harwich early yesterday morning and made for Delft, Clancy’s and Storey’s first port of call when they exited Rotterdam.
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