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Things to Do and See in Netherlands

My next trip 🙂

The Anne Frank House

Prinsengracht 267

Tel.: +31 (0)20-5567105

Admission price: € 7,50

Open: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


The former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary, is now a well-known museum. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank’s diary is among the original objects on display.


A lot of care goes to the preservation of the historic building and to preserving the special characteristics from the period of hiding. The museological collection is unique and diverse.

A visit to the Anne Frank House lasts around one hour. There are no tours or guides. A tour brochure with background information about the different rooms in the museum is available at the entrance.


Van Gogh Museum

Paulus Potterstraat 7

Tel: +31 (0)20 570 52 00

Admission price: € 10,-

Open: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays until 10 p.m.


A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist’s developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.


During his ten-year artistic career, Van Gogh was highly prolific. A full 864 paintings and almost 1,200 drawings and prints have survived. The largest collection of his work – more than 200 paintings, 437 drawings and 31 prints – can be found in the Van Gogh Museum. Many other drawings and paintings by Van Gogh can be found at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo (The Netherlands) and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The rest of his work is divided among a large number of museums and private collections around the world, including many in the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States and Japan.


Vincent van Gogh was a passionate and fairly good letter writer. He put his thoughts and ideas to paper in over 800 letters, some to fellow artists such as Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, but most to his brother Theo, who was Vincent’s greatest source of support. Most of the manuscripts are in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum; they form an indispensable source of information about the artist’s life and work.

Royal Palace, The Old Church, The New Church

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          Both churches are open for visits on a daily bases between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

          The Royal Palace is temporarily closed for visitors due to renovation


The Royal Palace:

The palace was originally built as a city hall for the mayor and magistrates of Amsterdam, who awarded the project to the celebrated architect Jacob van Campen in 1648.

Van Campen also had a hand in building Huis ten Bosch and Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.

The entire building is made of white stone, though centuries of weathering have left none of the original color visible.


The Old Church:

The Old Church has a long tradition of having excellent organs and organists. Even during the fifteenth century, an organ was hanging on the west wall (tower wall) of the nave. In 1539, the church acquired a new instrument that was played between 1577 and 1621 by a famous organist by the name of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.


The New Church:

This church is famous for its cultural and artistic expositions. After the Old Church, it is the oldest church of Amsterdam with two organs from the 16th and 17th century. The New Church is closely related to the Dutch Royals through weddings and other official ceremonies.


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Department Stores and Malls



Shoppers will be delighted to find an extensive range of cosmetics, clothing, shoes, accessories, music, books, toys, furniture, accessories and more in this department store. This renowned store is located in a beautiful building at Amsterdam’s well-known Dam Square. 
Dam 1 



Candles, cutlery, curtains, sausages, socks, suntan lotion – you name it, the Hema probably sells it. It is a true Dutch institution (founded in 1926), loved by everyone in the country. The store is known for its design items, they even have a design contest each year among Dutch designers, the winner of which will see his design in the store. 
Various locations throughout the city 


Magna Plaza 

This monument from 1898 has been transformed from the Main Post Office into a modern shopping center. It is a 4-floor mall and offers more than forty shops with an emphasis on fashion and luxury goods, as well as some nice restaurants. The combination of great shopping in a beautiful interior and events as live classical music on the ground floor during weekends make it a unique spot in Amsterdam for hip and trendy shoppers. 
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The department store Metz & Co was founded in 1891 and has been an institution in Amsterdam ever since. It is a great store for all kinds of exclusive gifts, glassware, leather goods, clothing, kitchenware and much more. On the upper floor you will find a restaurant with a magnificent view, overlooking the canals, roofs and gardens of Amsterdam. 
Leidsestraat 34-36 



Shortly after its opening, this shopping mall won the 1998 European Shopping Center Award. It is located in one of the most popular shopping streets in Amsterdam’s city center: the Kalverstraat. Inside a beautiful tower of glass and steel, you will find more than thirty exclusive shops and two department stores which will meet the wishes of even the most demanding customer. Furthermore there are various cafes and a nice restaurant on the top floor, offering a nice view of the city. 
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The history of the Amsterdam markets goes back more than 100 years. The first market opened in 1783 in the Jewish quarter. The government forced it to move to its current location at the Waterlooplein. World War II caused the market to close and although it was restored after the war, it never regained its original flare. Nowadays, it is still one of the best known flea markets in the city and very popular with both locals and tourists. 


However, Amsterdam, has much more to offer when it comes to markets. With over 11 permanent markets, some specializing in antiques, books, coins and flowers, you are sure to find something to bring home. 


Flower Market 

The Singel canal in Amsterdam is home to the Flower Market, a must see for every visitor and Amsterdammer. It is open daily from 8am-8pm. 


Antiques Market 
De Looier antiques market is one of the most popular markets in Amsterdam for both locals and tourists. It is held every day on the Elandsgracht and worth a visit if you are hunting for that special antique piece, just want to browse a bit, or maybe find a true bargain. Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-5pm, on Thursday from 11am-9pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm. 

Flea Markets 
If you want to see a bit of everything, the market at Looiersgracht (open daily from 11am-5pm) is the place to be. Located in the Jordaan area, you will find almost anything at this general market with its special atmosphere. 

The oldest market in Amsterdam is the Waterlooplein market. Immensely popular with both locals and tourists, this market sells clothing, furniture, collector’s items, accessories, household items, music and much more. Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.


Where to Eat

There are so many restaurants in Amsterdam that mentioning them all would be extremely difficult. We recommend that you take a look at which gives a complete overview of restaurants whatever your tastes may be. We have listed some restaurants that we recommend:



Wolvenstraat 22-24


Tel: +31 20 330 7470



Binnendommerstraat 13


Tel: +31 20 770 0407


De Roode Leeuw

Damrak 93-94


Tel: +31 20 555 0666



Dam 9


Tel: +31 20 554 6026

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ABC de la arquitectura SOA + 3 capas

La arquitectura propuesta es un construir una aplicación .NET en tres capas que contenga una capa de servicios compartidos. Las arquitecturas SOA se basan en un ecosistema de servicios que permite automatizar procesos de negocio que involucran más de un sistema de manera simple, ya que los mismos sistemas exponen su funcionalidad compartida a través de servicios.

 En nuestro caso, se construirá el sistema que expondrá servicios compartidos y consumirá otros expuestos por otras aplicaciones.

 Las capas del sistema son:

 1.- Capa de presentación.

 La capa de presentación es la responsable de interactuar con el usuario de la aplicación.  En este caso tendremos dos tipos de interfaz:

Ø      WEB: da mayor accesibilidad a la aplicación pero la interfaz tiene limitaciones.

Ø      Windows Form: es equivalente a una aplicación Windows hecha con VB, pero tiene todas las ventajas de .NET.

 La capa de presentación maneja el contexto del usuario y le permite interactuar con la capa de negocio dónde esta implementada toda la lógica de la aplicación. Si en particular la lógica que se accede es compartida con otras aplicaciones lo hace a través de un Servicio.

 2.- Capa de Negocio

 La responsabilidad de esta capa es implementar lógica de negocio que será consumida por la interfaz del sistema y por otros sistemas a través de los servicios compartidos.

 La idea es que todos los módulos que requieren una funcionalidad la encuentran en un solo lugar y con una sola versión, no hay copy paste de funcionalidades en formulario u otro lugar. En rigor los servicios utilizan también esa misma funcionalidad.

 Existen tres tipos de componentes de negocio fundamentales:

 Ø      Lógica de Negocio, implementan la funcionalidad de negocio del sistema.

Ø      Entidades de negocio, representan las entidades del sistema.

Ø      Workflow, implementan procesos de negocio en los cuales participan entidades y lógica de negocio.

 3.- Capa de Servicios.

 La capa de servicios es el contenedor lógico en que se ubican los servicios compartidos. Estos servicios exponen la funcionalidad compartida del sistema, tanto para el mismo sistema como otras aplicaciones.

 En el diagrama la línea roja que entra representa la llamada desde otra aplicación. La flecha negra, representa una llamada desde el mismo sistema al servicio. Ambas llamadas consumen componentes de la capa de lógica de negocio.

 4.- Capa de acceso a Datos.

 La capa de acceso a datos permite conectar la capa de negocio con los orígenes de datos. La idea es que es desde aquí donde se accede a los datos que la capa de negocio necesita para funcionar.

 Además de bases de datos, los sistemas nuevos utilizan servicios expuestos por otras aplicaciones. Estos servicios son un origen da datos más, el cual se accede con un Proxy. Para la capa de negocio no existe diferencia entre leer un dato desde la DB o desde un servicio porque la capa de acceso a datos es la que se encarga de entregárselo.

Windows Server “Longhorn” Airlift

me llegó esta invitación, qué puedo decir 🙂
You have been nominated by your local Microsoft ISV Developer Evangelist and approved by the Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Team to attend our upcoming Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Trainer Airlift. As a result of attending this event, you will become a “go-to” trainer for future Windows Server “Longhorn” training sessions for the Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Program starting in January 2006.

You are invited to take part in this exclusive opportunity to attend the Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Trainer Airlift event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands the week of December 4, 2006. This event is being offered to a select group of Microsoft Regional Directors and trainers from the US, Canada, EMEA, and LATAM regions.

This is your chance to enhance your Windows Server “Longhorn” skills and prepare to deliver Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Training classes to our partners. Register for the Windows Server “Longhorn” Airlift today!

What is Touchdown?
Touchdown is a worldwide early adoption program for ISV partners; Windows Server “Longhorn” is one of the three new technologies that we’re focusing on during the FY07 time frame. For Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown, there are approximately 2,500 ISVs who will participate in a number of in-depth trainings/HOLs during a four-month timeframe (January to April, 2007). Microsoft is counting on our network of qualified Regional Directors and trainers to ensure that our partners have a quality experience and receive the insight and support they need to develop their applications on our platform. This is why we’re investing a significant amount of time, resources, and funding to develop your skills and build a strong “community” of Windows Server “Longhorn” trainers who will allow us to scale out our program across the globe.

What is a Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Trainer Airlift?
This 4-day session will provide approved Windows Server “Longhorn” trainers support & information needed to go out into the field and train our ISV partners. The Windows Server “Longhorn” Touchdown Trainer Airlift will also enable you to receive the guidance and the tools you need to execute future training events on your own.

Windows Server “Longhorn” subject matter experts and leaders from the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism group will present the 4-day session as well as create an open forum for you to network with other Windows Server “Longhorn” trainers from within your region.


Day 1     16:00 – 18:00      

 General Session

Day 1     18:30    

 Welcome Reception

Day 2     09:00 – 17:00      


Day 2     18:00    

 Team Dinner

Day 3     09:00 – 17:00      


Day 4     09:00 – 13:00      


Day 4     13:00 – 17:00      

 Open Lab/Optional 1:1, Departures


MVP Open Day

Se viene el MVP Open Day 🙂

La agenda del evento sigue siendo la misma, pero comenzaremos un poco más temprano: 

8:30 a 9:00: llegada y desayuno

09:00 a 10:00: Programa MVP en Latinoamérica – Néstor Portillo, Gerente Regional de Américas

10:00 a 11:00: Programa MVP – Sean O’driscoll, GM Community Support and MVP Program

11:00 a 11:30: Break

11:30 a 12:30: Servers y D&PE

12:30 a 13:30: Almuerzo

13:30 a 14:30: Competencia

14:30 a 15:30: Break

15:30 a 16:00: Licenciamiento

16:00 a 17:00: MVP Mejores Practicas – Eugenio Serrano


🙂 nos vemos en el Capital 😉



Este viernes 10 de noviembre a las 10:30 pm. se presentará en vivo el grupo chileno de Rock "Kañón", en la discotheque "Joyclub" Vicuña Mackenna 1969.
Después de un año de duro trabajo en estudio bajo la producción general de Cote Bravo, "Kañon" logra terminar un trabajo musical que nace a fines del 2004, esta agrupación cultiva un rock melódico con letras en Castellano con inlfuencias de estilos como el rock anglo de los  70`, 80` y 90`, algunas de las bandas influyentes son Skid Row, Motley Crue, Alice in Chains, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Gun`s and Roses y Metallica entre otras, de esta manera la apuesta es a irrumpir en el mercado nacional con un sonido rock potente y de calidad.

Día: 10 de Noviembre, 10:30 pm.
Lugar: Discoteque JOYCLUB,
Dirección: Av. Vicuña Mackenna 1969, Metro Ñuble (frente al Diario La Tercera)
Valor: $ 4.000 c/cover
Kañon lo conforman:
Cote Bravo, bateria
Alejandro Opazo, Voz
Daslav Harasic, Guitarra
Gastón Pizarro, Guitarra
Ricardo Farias, bajo

Santiado, Chile
Contacto: Cote Bravo, 5543740, 9-9697039

WCF Essentials: What You Need To Know About One-Way Calls, Callbacks, And Events — MSDN Magazine, October 2006


Este es un excelente artículo introductorio a WCF. Toca los aspectos fundamentales y muestra algunos de “chiches básicos”, por ejemplo CallBack.

Recomendable para quienes comienzan a caminar por la senda del WCF.


Link to WCF Essentials: What You Need To Know About One-Way Calls, Callbacks, And Events — MSDN Magazine, October 2006

Single Sign-On: A Developer’s Introduction To Active Directory Federation Services — MSDN Magazine, November 2006


En Windows 2003 R2 una de las componentes más importantes es Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). En el artículo de este link se revisa ADFS desde la perspectiva de los desarrolladores que construyen una aplicación Web y quieren que otras organizaciones la usen.

Link to Single Sign-On: A Developer’s Introduction To Active Directory Federation Services — MSDN Magazine, November 2006

Esta bueno para developer ASPNET 😉

Santiago Rock & Batuta Presentan….

Santiago Rock Fest, Tributo al Rock,

 Este Viernes 03 de Noviembre Octubre, realizaremos en  Batuta,  una nueva fecha de este gran ciclo destinado a disfrutar de las principales bandas de rock de todos los tiempos

. En esta ocasión se presentan ARKHAM vs PISTOLAS Y ROSAS. Tributos a METALLICA y GUSN`N ROSES.


La entrada tiene un valor de $5.000 y se pueden comprar en forma anticipada a través del sistema Ticketmaster o el mismo día en la puerta del local.

Jorge Washington 52, Pza. Ñuñoa, 23:00 Hrs.,,

Tenemos 5 entradas para regalar, responde el mail con tus datos y ya estaras participando.7