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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:
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jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch

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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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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: April 06, 2014, 07:04:46 AM »
I have a 3:30 stopover on Friday (5:50am-9:20am).

Do you think it's possible to see something? perhaps any kosher place? or an open shul?

Thanks.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: April 06, 2014, 10:10:21 AM »
Lucky for you, the airport is a 5-10 min drive from the city.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2014, 10:56:12 AM »
Can I get some thoughts?
I can either be in AMS for 2 full days or 1 day and a second where I'd have to leave around 4PM. In terms of things to do, can the general stuff be done in 1.5 days or do I really want the full 2 days?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: April 17, 2014, 11:26:26 AM »
I think that 1.5 would be fine

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: April 17, 2014, 02:04:27 PM »
I think that 1.5 would be fine
Thanks! Anyone else's thoughts? (I plan to read through the thread later to see what to do in those 1-2 days, but just curious now in terms of booking travel arrangements.)