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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:

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mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #360 on: August 03, 2017, 02:43:58 PM »
Thanks for the help!!! Sounds great

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: September 06, 2017, 12:15:34 AM »
Andaz, Waldorf or W?
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« Reply #362 on: September 13, 2017, 12:22:45 AM »
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #364 on: November 28, 2017, 08:10:42 AM »
I stayed at the holiday inn express in buitenveldert(!!) very Shabbos friendly although simple. they give you Shabbos candles and you can even order Friday night dinner glatt kosher, which comes from idk where, but its decent. its a 1 minute walk from the "kollel" shul so that's convenient. keep in mind this is totally on the other side of town from chabad/centraal station/rijksmuseum. (1.5 hour walk at least). so if you want to walk through town/canals/dam square, this wont work.

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« Reply #365 on: November 28, 2017, 09:02:54 AM »
I stayed at the holiday inn express in buitenveldert(!!) very Shabbos friendly although simple. they give you Shabbos candles and you can even order Friday night dinner glatt kosher, which comes from idk where, but its decent. its a 1 minute walk from the "kollel" shul so that's convenient. keep in mind this is totally on the other side of town from chabad/centraal station/rijksmuseum. (1.5 hour walk at least). so if you want to walk through town/canals/dam square, this wont work.
Yep, wrote about it in my TR. Very close to another Chabad location and many of the restaurants. I knew they had Kosher items at breakfast, but I didn't know about the candles or Shabbos dinner - that's cool!

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« Reply #366 on: November 28, 2017, 11:19:57 AM »
The element is a 10 min walk to the Jewish area, very impressed with them

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #367 on: December 06, 2017, 09:46:12 PM »
I'm stopping over in AMS on the way to TLV. We're landing at about 6am and taking off again at about 9pm. It'll be myself, wife, and 7m old daughter. Trying to figure out a tentative plan. We'll take the train into the city...that's all i got so far.

Are cabs expensive? Are Trams easy enough with a doona?

Can I get to a shul in time for shachris? Good breakfast place near said shul?

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« Reply #368 on: December 06, 2017, 11:14:39 PM »
I'm stopping over in AMS on the way to TLV. We're landing at about 6am and taking off again at about 9pm. It'll be myself, wife, and 7m old daughter. Trying to figure out a tentative plan. We'll take the train into the city...that's all i got so far.

Are cabs expensive? Are Trams easy enough with a doona?

Can I get to a shul in time for shachris? Good breakfast place near said shul?

thanks
Cab from airport to city center costs about 50 Euros, depends on traffic, sometimes less, and within the city they are reasonable .
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« Reply #369 on: December 07, 2017, 07:00:33 AM »
I'm stopping over in AMS on the way to TLV. We're landing at about 6am and taking off again at about 9pm. It'll be myself, wife, and 7m old daughter. Trying to figure out a tentative plan. We'll take the train into the city...that's all i got so far.

Are cabs expensive? Are Trams easy enough with a doona?

Can I get to a shul in time for shachris? Good breakfast place near said shul?

thanks

there is a train underneath the airport that takes you anywhere you need to go. If you want to go where there is a minyan and breakfast near each other, take a train to the RAI (direct 15 mins) and get directions to the kollel then you can go from the RAI to CENTRAAL STATION. I try avoiding trams, in my experience they were very crowded and slow. i took a cab once from the airport, it was a 10 minute ride 40 euro. i thought that was pretty expensive!!

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« Reply #370 on: December 07, 2017, 08:36:32 AM »
Thanks. So once I get to Central station by train, cabs seen to be the way to go.
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« Reply #371 on: December 07, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
Thanks. So once I get to Central station by train, cabs seen to be the way to go.
Yes, best way to go .
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« Reply #372 on: December 08, 2017, 10:09:07 AM »
there is a train underneath the airport that takes you anywhere you need to go. If you want to go where there is a minyan and breakfast near each other, take a train to the RAI (direct 15 mins) and get directions to the kollel then you can go from the RAI to CENTRAAL STATION. I try avoiding trams, in my experience they were very crowded and slow. i took a cab once from the airport, it was a 10 minute ride 40 euro. i thought that was pretty expensive!!

https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/1391443/photos-kollel-started-city-amsterdam.html

this kollel?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #374 on: Yesterday at 03:27:12 PM »
yes and thats my uncles yeshiva lol:)

Nice!
What time is shachris tomorrow? And where can we get breakfast near there?
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