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How long should I go for?

Minimum 8 hours is a starter. Perfect for a full day.

Where to stay:
Andaz
Waldorf Astoria
Holiday Inn Express (provides Mehadrin breakfast)
W
Element
Marriot

What to do:
Walk through the market and see the flowers and all other sorts of touristy stuff

Visit the Spanish Portuguese Shul - http://www.portugesesynagoge.nl/eng

Visit Anne Frank's Museum - http://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/

Take a boat ride on the canals

Heiniken Museum (mixed reviews) - http://www.heineken.com/Heineken-Experience/Heineken-Experience

Van Gogh Museum - http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/nl

Rijksmuseum - https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

Maritime Museum ( great for kids also)

Take 1.5 hr train to Antwerp

Minyanim:

Restaurants and Supermarkets:

Meat

HaBaron - http://www.h-baron.nl/

HaCarmel

Sal-Meijer sandwich shop (closed?)- http://www.sal-meijer.com/english/index.php

Golan

Grand cafe Rimon - http://rimongrandcafe.nl/menu.html

Marcus - butcher - http://www.slagerijmarcus.nl/kosher/

Milk

Pizza & Co

Mouwes - Supermarket - http://www.mouwes.nl/

Rimon Deli Bakery and Supermarket - info@laromme.nl

David's Corner - Supermarket - www.davidscorner.nl

Trip Reports, notes and reviews:

jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Amsterdam Master Thread
« on: June 30, 2010, 12:06:20 PM »
Can anyone recommend a hotel for a one night stay, in the most central location

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 01:29:03 PM »
Can anyone recommend a hotel for a one night stay, in the most central location

 paying? on Pts? which chains? max to spend $$wise or pts wise. I can recommend some very nice Hotels that wil set you back over $600 for a standard room is that what U want, if not want do U and everyone else spell everything out in their post?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 01:40:02 PM »
paying? on Pts? which chains? max to spend $$wise or pts wise. I can recommend some very nice Hotels that wil set you back over $600 for a standard room is that what U want, if not want do U and everyone else spell everything out in their post?
I don't mean to be rude, i know you're trying to help me, but if i didn't write that then you can safely assume i don't care and i'm good for anything even a $600 room if thats what you recommend, it's not like i'm asking for flight help and didn't say where i want to go

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 02:06:01 PM »
I don't mean to be rude, i know you're trying to help me, but if i didn't write that then you can safely assume i don't care and i'm good for anything even a $600 room if thats what you recommend, it's not like i'm asking for flight help and didn't say where i want to go

 Nor was I trying to be Rude but to be Honest I was using your post and my answer to let others know that read it to SPELL it all out.

In yur case if $$$ isnt a problem then say so.Id think that for most people on here $$$ will be a problem.And if they werent looking for a Award stay = free night, Id suggest they go to www.betterbidding.com and www.biddingfortravel.com to see which Hotels people were winning and how much theyw ere paying and to go that route.

If a person really couldnt care then Hotel Europa has a great location and is the place most celebs stay when in AMS

 If night credit or pts are important then theres a Renaissance a few mins from the Main train station, a Marriott by the museums as well as a Hilton, no Hyatts. and 1 SPG The Pulitzer that gets mixed reviews depending on what a person is looking for, its a apart of The Luxury Collection and having spent 4 nights there I have no idea why

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 03:04:53 PM »
Hi ,

I will be stuck in Amsterdam for 8 hours . I dont need an hotel. I would appriciate any help on what to do there and were to eat etc.

Best regards ,
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 04:50:43 PM »
Hi ,

I will be stuck in Amsterdam for 8 hours . I dont need an hotel. I would appriciate any help on what to do there and were to eat etc.

Best regards ,
Getzil,



Visit Portuguese synagogue.
Eat by Sal Meier restaurant.
Stroll around, see those boats (where people live on, have a postbox on shore, etc)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 01:26:13 PM »
Visit Portuguese synagogue.
Eat by Sal Meier restaurant.
Stroll around, see those boats (where people live on, have a postbox on shore, etc)


Thanks so much

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 06:04:32 PM »
Definitely check out the Heinekin factory :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011, 09:14:48 AM »
Anything nice and clean  ;) to do in Amsterdam?

I may take a 12 hour connection. What sight is kdai to see?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 02:04:16 PM »
When are you going? I'm doing that too
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 12:09:58 PM »
go to meyers sandwich shop for a great deli/culinary experience

you can walk through the market and see the flowers and all other sorts of touristy stuff

visit the spanish portugese shul - its amazing acoustics and very beautiful

visit anne frank's house

take a boat ride on the canals

you can take the train into the jewish community - it's the 2nd stop or something and it's like a 10 minute ride

i visited amsterdam on an 18 hour layover and wa pretty surprised how much i was able to see in such little time

enjoy!


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 10:29:59 PM »
go to meyers sandwich shop for a great deli/culinary experience

you can walk through the market and see the flowers and all other sorts of touristy stuff

visit the spanish portugese shul - its amazing acoustics and very beautiful

visit anne frank's house

take a boat ride on the canals

you can take the train into the jewish community - it's the 2nd stop or something and it's like a 10 minute ride

i visited amsterdam on an 18 hour layover and wa pretty surprised how much i was able to see in such little time

enjoy!

Correct. all great (clean) things to do in Amsterdam. You could prob do all of it in 12 hrs! Just hope for you that the weather is good. sometimes it could rain and be cold for days. Best thing to do is when you arrive to go to a 'GVB' information desk (Amsterdam's public transportation) in the arrival hall and get yourself a 24 hrs unlimited rides card. it's 7 Euros and definitely worth it. they just changed the whole ticket system there and it's very confusing for any tourist unless you have this pass. Careful though, this is valid only in Amsterdam. NOT on the train from the airport to Amsterdam!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 01:50:57 AM »
I took some pics for Mishpacha Magazine, not sure if I'm allowed to upload them.

Theoretically, you could visit Antwerp as well, especially with the new train tracks, its only 1.5 hour (leaving from AMS airport, right into the heart of Antwerp).

If around, and not too busy, I can show you the place. (Birth place SF, statue SF,...) :D

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 02:05:24 AM »
I took some pics for Mishpacha Magazine, not sure if I'm allowed to upload them.

Theoretically, you could visit Antwerp as well, especially with the new train tracks, its only 1.5 hour (leaving from AMS airport, right into the heart of Antwerp).

If around, and not too busy, I can show you the place. (Birth place SF, statue SF,...) :D
How much does the train cost? any visa fees etc?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 03:08:59 AM »
I believe 53 return. There are faster trains that cost more I think (thalys.com).

Kids <7 are free, if I remember correctly.