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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

Meat Me

HaCarmel

Sal-Meijer sandwich shop - 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:
Dan
jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 31, 2013, 07:51:04 PM »
A few yrs back, I had a 14 hr lay over.  I was able to hit up a majority of the places you want to see...but you gotta rush a little bit, get a good map and don't bother with the falafel store (if it's still open).  Other than the layover I spent 4 days in AMS a year or 2 later, the falafel place took more than 30 min to make a falafel and we all left starving!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: February 03, 2013, 03:55:57 PM »
+1. You can drink a cold Heineken anywhere in the world :). If you don't have a lot of time than a must are the Anne Frank Museum, the old Snoge (Portuguese synagogue) and a canal boat tour. All pretty close to each other.

Sandwich shop Sal. Meijer is delicious.

(And of course a quick herring or two in the city!)
what are the prerequisites for the herring thing? since it's salted wich makes things complicated, especially with the whole pickle thing there, what is the way to know what you can and can't eat? or do people rely on heters, like the assumption that they have special knives for these things, or that due to the sheer amount of fish cut, even if they didn't have special knives it's nisbatel in the first few?...

hitting up Amsterdam, now, in the delta lounge... there are a couple chareidei woman on this flight too, in the lounge..
my plans are, first anne frank, then portugese synagoge lunch at sal meijer and then the Heineken museum and back to the airport. i hope to have time for it all..
is there lockers in the airport to leave my hand-luggage anywhere? or do i need to schlep it with me?
also any have any reccomended tram apps? and direction info?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 04:00:29 PM by rcarentals »
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: February 03, 2013, 04:19:34 PM »
I used an app called metro

I also would sub out the Heineken experience for something else, say the Rijksmuseum or a canal boat ride
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: February 03, 2013, 04:21:04 PM »
hey thanks moish, i was considering the rijks, but they are renovating just then... any other suggestions? im not desperate for the heineken.... btw did the metro app spam you with adds?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: February 03, 2013, 04:45:03 PM »
hey thanks moish, i was considering the rijks, but they are renovating just then... any other suggestions? im not desperate for the heineken.... btw did the metro app spam you with adds?
they've been renovating for a while now, but there is a part that's open with the 'masterpieces' 

it does not spam, there might be better, but this is what ive been using for over 10 years now (from my palm pilot days)
can be downloaded from http://kinevia.com/

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: February 03, 2013, 04:53:03 PM »
site says masterpeices are going down tomorrow, when i get there...
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: February 03, 2013, 05:24:38 PM »
Major minyan with 16 ppl... Majority say they got the "Dansdeals" deal......
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: February 03, 2013, 06:05:29 PM »
Major minyan with 16 ppl... Majority say they got the "Dansdeals" deal......
im sure all of us today got it...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: February 03, 2013, 06:07:56 PM »
Delta planes suck and the flight attendant is already acting snotty to some passengers.. We didn't even leave yet... Lol.. I'm happy I got a spare seat next to me.. 22F
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: February 03, 2013, 06:12:45 PM »
Delta planes suck and the flight attendant is already acting snotty to some passengers.. We didn't even leave yet... Lol.. I'm happy I got a spare seat next to me.. 22F
not even screens by every seat!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: February 03, 2013, 06:15:59 PM »
57 kosher meals on our flight!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: February 03, 2013, 06:21:50 PM »



is there lockers in the airport to leave my hand-luggage anywhere? or do i need to schlep it with me?
[/quote]yes, there are lockers that you can pay for with euros.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: February 03, 2013, 08:17:49 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.
I am going with 3 small children as well -  When are you planning to go if you didnt go already?  Did you figure out what is the best way to navigate with the kids?   With a 13 hr stop-over I am planning on just going to 1 or 2 places (as you know, Its not that easy to travel with the kids)  I would love to go to a restaurant and a canal ride, can You take kids on that?  (or a carriage?)
Thanks for your help!

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Re: Amsterdam 13 hour layover Thurs, January 31, 2013 - Delta flt. #34
« Reply #133 on: February 03, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »

Btw for anyone going on the DL34 on  Wed. Feb 20 there will be a massive group of 'Yeshiva Bochrim'
When you say - Wed Feb 20 - you mean that's when you land or that's the date of your orig. Flight?  Cuz I am leaving on Feb 19th - landing in AMS Feb 20th @ 7:50am....   so add one more to your minyan

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: February 13, 2013, 09:45:33 PM »
Can anyone confirm that I can walk into the Delta lounge and pay $50 to allow access for myself, spouse and child?
Or do I need to pay $90 and sign up for a 30 day trial membership?