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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 #165 on: April 18, 2014, 08:16:22 AM »
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.)
Just read through the thread. Seems like it can definitely be done in 1.5 days.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: April 24, 2014, 09:52:14 AM »
I'm from Amsterdam originally. If you tell me around what time of the day you will be there i can create a nice itinerary for you. there's a lot to do in and around amsterdam.

Hi,
We are having a 9 hour layover in Amsterdam and Im trying to plan the the day to accomplish the most. We should be arriving around 7:45 am. We would like to visit the Portugese Synagogue and see the flower market. We do not have to go see the Ann Frank Museum if there is no time. Any suggestions of how to plan our day, what to see first and any must see places?
Is Meyers still the best place to go for lunch?
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: April 25, 2014, 07:22:57 AM »
We went to the flower market and were not very impressed. Might have just been the time of year, though. Also went to the sandwich place, and that was good, though it was a bit more than I expected (though that may have been a function of the exchange rate)

If you like beer, try the Heineken Brewery. We did not go, because they wanted 16 euro per person and there are plenty of free ones in America.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: April 25, 2014, 01:09:18 PM »
Visit Portuguese synagogue.
Eat by Sal Meier restaurant.
Stroll around, see those boats (where people live on, have a postbox on shore, etc)

Where do I stroll around to see the houseboats? Would you know which tram to take? We will be at the flower market and Portuguese synagogue. is it nearby?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: April 28, 2014, 02:10:17 PM »
deGerrit is the shul I want to daven in for daily minyanim?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 15, 2014, 09:28:09 PM »
We arrived in Amsterdam where we had a 8 hour layover. As in most of Europe they only accept credit cards with the chip or Euro.
We bought a round trip train ticket which leaves on a speed train directly from the airport to the grand central station. From there we decided to walk instead of taking the trams since it was a nice weather and it is the best way to see the city. The streets and canals are beautiful and the architecture is very old and it is interesting just too look and walk around.
We walked to Dam Square where they have the castle and a Ferris Wheel and other rides. Then we went to look at the flower market which was very beautiful. This is about a half hour walk from the train station.
The Portuguese Synagogue is a 10 minute walk from the flower market and is a must see. They have a treasure chamber in the basement with old silver and Torah Scrolls that are hundreds of years old.
From there we took a tram to Sal Meijer to get some sandwiches. The Rhye train station is right there and we took a speed train directly to the airport. The way took about 15 minutes.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: June 19, 2014, 12:22:13 AM »
How is the hotel pulitzer (spg)? How far is it to the airport?
Is it near any minyan?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: June 19, 2014, 09:04:30 AM »
How is the hotel pulitzer (spg)? How far is it to the airport?
Is it near any minyan?
We didn't actually stay there when we went last summer but looked into it extensively and the reviews seemed pretty bad so we chose the (then) brand new Andaz Amsterdam using points and had an awesome time there-it is a really cool and funky hotel-really different (it was on sale on jetsetter a little while back-dont know if it still is). It was really centrally located as far as attractions is concerned and if I remember correctly it was only a few stops a way from one of the shuls by tram-it is a bit far from the kosher food though not too bad (most hotels are far from that area).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 19, 2014, 10:17:04 AM »
i stayed at the pulitzer and very much enjoyed it

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 22, 2014, 02:50:12 PM »
It was really centrally located as far as attractions is concerned and if I remember correctly it was only a few stops a way from one of the shuls by tram-it is a bit far from the kosher food though not too bad (most hotels are far from that area).



is this the Pulitzer or andaz?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: June 23, 2014, 09:17:43 AM »
andaz

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2014, 12:04:10 PM »
i stayed at the pulitzer and very much enjoyed it
how far is it to the airport? and how close is it to a shul and attractions?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2014, 05:11:34 PM »
how far is it to the airport? and how close is it to a shul and attractions?
fairly close to attractions

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: June 23, 2014, 06:48:53 PM »
fairly close to attractions

Pullitzer is down the block from Anne Frank. Great stay there.
Hotel is made up of 24 townhouses combined. Wavey hallways. No two rooms are the same. Very cool. Great staff.
Stayed summer 2012.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: June 23, 2014, 08:38:38 PM »
Pullitzer is down the block from Anne Frank. Great stay there.
Hotel is made up of 24 townhouses combined. Wavey hallways. No two rooms are the same. Very cool. Great staff.
Stayed summer 2012.
thanks