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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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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 26, 2012, 09:30:16 AM »
If anyone is going to Amsterdam I can lend you a museum pass that'll give you access to basically all the museums in the Netherlands. PM me if you'd like me to mail it to you.

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Re: Amsterdam 13 hour layover Thurs, January 31, 2013 - Delta flt. #34
« Reply #91 on: December 26, 2012, 02:24:58 PM »
Wow I will be on DL 34 if anyone wants to have a DO on board. However I don't think it is so safe to be posting online that you are looking for a companion.
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Re: Amsterdam 13 hour layover Thurs, January 31, 2013 - Delta flt. #34
« Reply #92 on: December 26, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »
Wow I will be on DL 34 if anyone wants to have a DO on board. However I don't think it is so safe to be posting online that you are looking for a companion.
They have already been redirected
I was think that Craigslist.org has a link for this

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You will be on DL34 on 2/20 as well?! What time will you daven shachris? are you gonna wait until AMS?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 27, 2012, 09:51:39 AM »
Does anyone have directions to the cemetary where R' Itzikel is??

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2012, 10:57:26 AM »
this is a gr8 thread with a gr8 wiki. anyone going feb 3?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 28, 2012, 11:32:39 AM »
They shot parts of Ocean 12 in the Pulitzer Hotel. When I stayed there the manager was telling me all about meeting Brad Pitt and George Clooney. 

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2012, 01:33:37 PM »
Great wiki.
If you have short reviews of the restaurants/activities be sure to post them.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 29, 2012, 02:55:49 PM »
there are my notes from this past summer (notes that i brought with me), stayed at the pulitzer

- train to central station for Euro 3.80, takes 20 mins. Don't buy the comfort class ticket, buy n single ticket with 'NS only' Avoid the trains labeled FYRA
   taxis around 40e
   Tram 13 and 17 brings you as well from the Central Station to the Pulitzer (Stop Westermarkt, third stop from the station)   
   If you see a TCA cab, take that one. The driver will speak good English and not cheat you.
- When you arrive make your way to the ‘Arrivals 2’ area. Over there is a store called ‘Holland tourist information’ there you can buy train tickets to Amsterdam central  and a 48hr pass
-If you've got a canal view, ask for a room on the Keizersgracht side of the hotel rather than the Prinsengracht. It is much quieter on that side. If you end up on the Prinsengracht side if you get a room below the 5th floor I find can be a bit noisy up to about 11 o'clock in the evening. The rooms are also more "interesting" on the Keizersgracht side - that is where all the multi-level rooms etc are. On the Prinsengracht side they tend to be fairly "regular" rooms
-politely ask for one of the suites on the 4rth or 5th floor
- anne frank house 9am-10pm 8.5e. block or two away from hotel. In summer, you may have to wait an hour or more to get in. To avoid lines, get there as early as possible or the evening.(early evening)
- Rijksmuseum, 9-6, 14e,  Rembrandt's Night Watch, Vermeer's Milkmaid, four of Vermeer's miniatures
   tram:2, 5 stop: Hobbemastraat
- boat ride
- Albert kuyp market
- portugese synagogue, 10-4  12 columns, 613 candles tram: 9, 14 stop: Waterlooplein or Mr Visserplein
- Rembrandt House, 10-5, 10e 7student,  tram:9, 14 stop: Waterlooplein
- Jewish Historical Museum, 11-5 12e or 6 for students? tram:9, 14 stop: Waterlooplein
- Van Gogh Museum? 10-6 14e Sunflowers lines could be long tram:2, 5 stop: Van Baerlestraat
- Heineken Experience? 17e  11-7:30(last ticket 5:30) 1.5hrs, tram:16,24 Stadhouderskade
- Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)
- Prinsengracht canal (anne frank house)
- Hollandsche Schouwburg 11-4, tram 9, 14 to Plantage Kerklaan
- view from Magere Brug (skinny bridge) night lit up
- Sal. Meijer Sunday-Thursday, 10-19.30h Scheldestr. 45, Amsterdam, close to RAI exhibit and conventioncentre
   sandwich with pekelvlees, croquetes (authentic dutch dish), liverwurst, pea soup, pastrami
   . tram 12, 25 to Scheldestraat
- hacarmel Amstelveenseweg 224, 1.00 pm till 10.00 pm, tram 2, Amstelveenseweg
- H’Baron Kastelenstraat 110or108, 020 6424555
    Open: Sun- Thur 12:00-22:00 uur
   bus 165 stop at Van Leyenberghlaan-Kastelenstr.; 62 at Van Nijenrodeweg
   tram 5 - Van Boshuizenstraat stop
Zaanse Schans? windmills, clog making
volendam
  typical village centre with its old houses, the bustling harbour area and fishermen's town atmosphere. Just walking around the old centre will quickly make you get the vibe.
  museum
  pic with fishermen
 Have your picture taken, dressed in an original Volendam costume. It's a popular thing to do and, although not very authentic, it does provide a fun souvenir. There are a few places that offer this service, all in the harbour: Foto de Boer, Haven 82, [6].  edit Foto Zwarthoed, Haven 12, [7].  edit Fotoshop Volendam, Haven 102
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2012, 03:13:56 PM »
Does anyone have directions to the cemetary where R' Itzikel is??

Here.
It's about 1:30 from the airport without traffic.




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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2012, 09:16:32 PM »
Amazing wiki, and thanks for all the details. Anyone know about all these restaurants, which hechsherim they have, and what hechsherim are considered good compared to heimishe chassidishe hechsherim here in NY?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2012, 11:54:21 PM »
Going with 5 kids. I have this 13 hr stopover. Does anyone know if I have to take my luggage out in Amsterdam, or will I be able to check it through all the way to Israel?
Also I have been reading about the restaurants, does anyone know what the hechsherim are?
Thanks.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2012, 12:00:13 AM »
You can check the stuff through
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2012, 03:48:08 AM »
Going with 5 kids. I have this 13 hr stopover. Does anyone know if I have to take my luggage out in Amsterdam, or will I be able to check it through all the way to Israel?
Also I have been reading about the restaurants, does anyone know what the hechsherim are?
Thanks.
For meaty Habaron and hacarmel are considered good, they're under the hechsher of Rav Wolf.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: December 30, 2012, 04:02:20 AM »
i can definitely recommend h'baron, i was actually surprised that such a quality restaurant exists there

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2012, 10:37:19 PM »
Anyone leaving from Newark jan27th?
I willbe in Amsterdam for 12 hours on the 28th
Any chance of a minyan if my flight only lands at 750a,?