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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 CLOSED FOR GOOD

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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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: February 20, 2013, 09:01:21 AM »
Looking to burn some Hilton points this summer in Amsterdam. Has anyone recenty been to the Amsterdam Hilton or Doubletree Hilton and know which is nicer?

Haven't stayed at either but I believe the Amsterdam Hilton is the nicer hotel.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:02 AM »
Looking to burn some Hilton points this summer in Amsterdam. Has anyone recenty been to the Amsterdam Hilton or Doubletree Hilton and know which is nicer?

Amsterdam Hilton is nicer. I grew up literary around the corner and my parents still live down the road (canal!) from it. The outside is outdated but the interior is nice. there are two shuls close-by with daily minyanim. They used to offer kosher food but I don't know for sure still if they still do, I haven't been there since last year pesach. (Funfact: see if you can get the presidential suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed.)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: February 21, 2013, 12:29:57 AM »

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: March 12, 2013, 10:04:18 AM »
i have a stop over for 8 hours next Monday in Amsterdam landing 9.50  do i have enough time to go to Ann frank and to Heineken beer museum or should i be  nervous that i wont have enough time???

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: March 12, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
You probably have enough time for some sightseeing...wouldn't waste it on the Heineken tour, though.

Anne Frank, Jewish Historical Museum, Rijksmuseum for a real quick tour, etc....

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2013, 10:54:47 AM »
This is the email I recieved from they AndaZ

Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxx, 
Hereby I would like to confirm the kosher breakfast during your stay at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
 
We would like to also invite you to enjoy a kosher diner/lunch in our Bluespoon restaurant. In case you will prefer to dine/lunch outside the hotel we would like to recommend you the restaurant H’Baron. This restaurant is one of the most visited kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.
 
Restaurant : H’ Baron
Address     : Kastelenstraat 108
                    1082 EJ Amsterdam
Website      : www.h-baron.nl
 
If you would like any further assistance or if you would like to make a reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Best Regards,
 
Layssa Pimentel Contreras
Andaz Host - Guest Services


What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: March 12, 2013, 12:18:33 PM »
You probably have enough time for some sightseeing...wouldn't waste it on the Heineken tour, though.

Anne Frank, Jewish Historical Museum, Rijksmuseum for a real quick tour, etc....
why not the heineken tour? time wise or is not that good :-\

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2013, 01:15:07 PM »
This is the email I recieved from they AndaZ

Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxx, 
Hereby I would like to confirm the kosher breakfast during your stay at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
 
We would like to also invite you to enjoy a kosher diner/lunch in our Bluespoon restaurant. In case you will prefer to dine/lunch outside the hotel we would like to recommend you the restaurant H’Baron. This restaurant is one of the most visited kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.
 
Restaurant : H’ Baron
Address     : Kastelenstraat 108
                    1082 EJ Amsterdam
Website      : www.h-baron.nl
 
If you would like any further assistance or if you would like to make a reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Best Regards,
 
Layssa Pimentel Contreras
Andaz Host - Guest Services


What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...

Definitely go to H'Baron.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2013, 01:59:39 PM »
why not the heineken tour? time wise or is not that good :-\

Both.  It's just a tour of a replica of a brewery (but including a couple rounds of Heineken's finest).  So it's both a fair amount of time that can't be cut shorter (you're on their schedule), and for a city that offers so much in terms of history, etc., it would be a shame to waste a couple hours on that tour.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2013, 02:00:37 PM »
Both.  It's just a tour of a replica of a brewery (but including a couple rounds of Heineken's finest).  So it's both a fair amount of time that can't be cut shorter (you're on their schedule), and for a city that offers so much in terms of history, etc., it would be a shame to waste a couple hours on that tour.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: March 13, 2013, 06:15:16 PM »
What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...
I'd imagine you can have them order in kosher food if you request.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: March 14, 2013, 08:18:22 PM »
is it really hr and half and you cant run through it(im only there for 8 hrs and want to do more then just the heineken factory

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: March 14, 2013, 08:19:47 PM »
is anyone else going through amsterdam this coming mon. the 18?(the eight hr stop over )

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: April 05, 2013, 01:40:47 AM »
Does anyone know where reb Shaul amsterdamer is buried?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: April 15, 2013, 09:52:24 PM »
This is the email I recieved from they AndaZ

Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxx, 
Hereby I would like to confirm the kosher breakfast during your stay at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
 
We would like to also invite you to enjoy a kosher diner/lunch in our Bluespoon restaurant. In case you will prefer to dine/lunch outside the hotel we would like to recommend you the restaurant H’Baron. This restaurant is one of the most visited kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.
 
Restaurant : H’ Baron
Address     : Kastelenstraat 108
                    1082 EJ Amsterdam
Website      : www.h-baron.nl
 
If you would like any further assistance or if you would like to make a reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Best Regards,
 
Layssa Pimentel Contreras
Andaz Host - Guest Services


What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...

Hi--

Can I ask how you set up the kosher meals at the Andaz?  I kept going back and forth between the Andaz (my first choice) and the Conservitorium (where we are tentitively booked)  Did you go yet?  We are planning to go this summer...would love any advice...

Has anyone spent Shabbat there and arranged meals?  Any suggestions? 

Thanks!

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Stopover in Amsterdam
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2013, 11:28:00 PM »
Have a nine hour layover in Amsterdam Any good ideas of interesting places to visit??

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: July 09, 2013, 11:34:47 AM »
I will have to have a business lunch or dinner in Amsterdam with a non-Jewish business partner there (he is Dutch and lives near Amsterdam).

What is the nicest Kosher restaurant in Amsterdam -- H' Baron?

And is it really nice enough in absolute terms, so as not to be embarrassing, or just relatively nicer than anyplace else....

Input appreciated....

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: July 09, 2013, 01:24:53 PM »
hbaron is nice

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: July 09, 2013, 05:18:30 PM »
hbaron is nice

Is H'Baron the nicest one there (i.e., nicer than Carmel)?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: October 21, 2013, 01:20:33 AM »
Is H'Baron the nicest one there (i.e., nicer than Carmel)?
Its definitely nice, but just not drop dead gorgeous. I had a decent rib eye there, and the service was nice too.. Attentive waiters etc.. Would have a business meeting there.
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