he city of Amsterdam has been host to three world expositions at the
end of the nineteenth century. The, at that time, countryside behind the 'Rijksmuseum' was used for the
expositions, which all had a different theme. In 1883 there was 'the international colonial exposition',
in 1887 'the food-exposition' was held and in 1895 there was 'the hotel and travel-sector exposition'.