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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 #225 on: April 14, 2015, 10:43:57 AM »
Thanx!
Any tips on how to get anne frank tickets other than the anne frank website? It said online that 2 tickets were available for my day but when I clicked on it it wasn't anymore..?
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See the posts above from yesterday. If you buy the Museumkaart, it will give you skip the line access - not sure how much it costs though to know whether it's worth it if you aren't going to be able to fit in too many other museums that day.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: April 14, 2015, 10:52:19 AM »

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See the posts above from yesterday. If you buy the Museumkaart, it will give you skip the line access - not sure how much it costs though to know whether it's worth it if you aren't going to be able to fit in too many other museums that day.
Over $50. Ain't doin it

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: April 14, 2015, 10:58:07 AM »
Over $50. Ain't doin it
Boo. Maybe keep checking Anne Frank site and hope they open more tickets? (Not sure if that happens.)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: April 14, 2015, 11:07:59 AM »
Flower market was not worth visiting. Definitely don't make a special stop for it, and only maybe pass by it if it happens to be on your way somewhere. Just plot all the spots on Google Maps and see what makes sense for the order.
+1. Flower market is not worth it

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« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2015, 11:18:52 AM »

Boo. Maybe keep checking Anne Frank site and hope they open more tickets? (Not sure if that happens.)
One ticket just opened up! Hopefully another one will soon. Will keep on looking.

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« Reply #230 on: April 14, 2015, 11:35:10 AM »
One ticket just opened up! Hopefully another one will soon. Will keep on looking.
Sweet!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: April 14, 2015, 03:52:18 PM »
If you like beer you should go to the Heineken factory. Went there during a stopover and had an awesome time. And a boat tour through the city is included when you buy entrance to the factory.

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« Reply #232 on: April 14, 2015, 03:56:56 PM »

If you like beer you should go to the Heineken factory. Went there during a stopover and had an awesome time. And a boat tour through the city is included when you buy entrance to the factory.
It has been written upthread not to go to the Heineken factory. I can go to a beer factory anywhere. Although I would like to do the boat tour...
And anyways I'm not a Heineken fan

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: April 14, 2015, 04:01:56 PM »
It has been written upthread not to go to the Heineken factory. I can go to a beer factory anywhere. Although I would like to do the boat tour...
And anyways I'm not a Heineken fan

Guess it's a matter of opinion but we personally really enjoyed it. And don't think I would consider it a ripoff by any means. 16 Euros for about four beers, a tour of the factory, and a boat ride isn't bad at all.

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« Reply #234 on: April 14, 2015, 04:03:46 PM »

Guess it's a matter of opinion but we personally really enjoyed it. And don't think I would consider it a ripoff by any means. 16 Euros for about four beers, a tour of the factory, and a boat ride isn't bad at all.
That is a very good price! Is that for 2 people or each person is 16?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #235 on: April 14, 2015, 04:10:39 PM »
That is a very good price! Is that for 2 people or each person is 16?

16 per person if you buy online, 18 per person if you buy there.

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« Reply #236 on: April 14, 2015, 04:20:16 PM »

16 per person if you buy online, 18 per person if you buy there.
Who provides the boat tour if I buy it with the Heineken tour?
How much is the boat tour by itself?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: April 14, 2015, 04:25:25 PM »
Who provides the boat tour if I buy it with the Heineken tour?
How much is the boat tour by itself?

The boat tour is given by Heineken. It leaves from the factory every 30 minutes or something. Don't think you can buy a ticket for the boat tour on it's own.

It's part of the whole tour. Go through the factory, drink a bit, go on the boat tour which takes you to the other side of town to a Heineken gift shop, and then take the boat back to the factory (if you want to).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: April 15, 2015, 01:01:04 AM »

The boat tour is given by Heineken. It leaves from the factory every 30 minutes or something. Don't think you can buy a ticket for the boat tour on it's own.

It's part of the whole tour. Go through the factory, drink a bit, go on the boat tour which takes you to the other side of town to a Heineken gift shop, and then take the boat back to the factory (if you want to).
I guess it'll have to be a last minute decision, along with the rest of our itinerary.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: April 15, 2015, 01:01:39 AM »
Does anyone know if Amsterdam is easily accessible with a stroller?