Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
Situated just off Amsterdam’s central square, Bougainville prides itself on using predominantly local Dutch produce, with the exception of a few select ingredients like Irish oysters and Japanese wagyu beef. Chef Golsteijn, a native of Amsterdam, has been a key figure in advancing Dutch gastronomy.
In Amsterdam's central Dam Square people lit candles or held up cellphone lights in a mostly silent protest, two days after the general election in which the Freedom Party (PVV) of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders won the most seats ... Muslim groups are planning a demonstration in Amsterdam on Dec.
“I felt like instead of being just a renter while I am living here, this is my home,” said the 39-year-old musician ... And that is before we consider London, where nearly one in three people live in private rented homes, and the best apartments are more expensive a square foot than any city in Europe – including Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, ... .
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... in their first group game against Dutch team Amsterdam Hipro – meant that they were eliminated from the tournament ... Marijampole will square off against Amsterdam in the third quarter-final with Antwerp taking on Chinese side Futian in the final game of the last-eight stage.
Thunberg’s speech in Amsterdam’s Museum Square was briefly interrupted by the protester, who accused her of turning the march into a political event.Sponsored ...Moments before the incident, the crowd could be heard chanting “Palestine will be free” ... .