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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 #240 on: April 15, 2015, 01:32:45 AM »
Does anyone know if Amsterdam is easily accessible with a stroller?
It is. Some of the streets around the central canals are cobblestone, so it might be bumpy, but otherwise no problem.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: April 15, 2015, 01:50:08 AM »

It is. Some of the streets around the central canals are cobblestone, so it might be bumpy, but otherwise no problem.
Thanx! My wife was saying that since Bugagboo is made in Amsterdam, it has to be that the streets are made accessible for the stroller!!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: April 15, 2015, 01:53:43 AM »
Thanx! My wife was saying that since Bugagboo is made in Amsterdam, it has to be that the streets are made accessible for the stroller!!
LOL! Makes sense!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: April 16, 2015, 01:31:28 PM »
hi im looking for a hotel (apprx 100 a night) for this shabbos in amsterdam near the chabad house

is anyone could help me

thank you very much
mendy

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: April 16, 2015, 02:18:05 PM »
hi im looking for a hotel (apprx 100 a night) for this shabbos in amsterdam near the chabad house

is anyone could help me

thank you very much
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam South is just a 5 minute walk to Chabad. Not sure about rates.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: April 16, 2015, 05:01:37 PM »
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam South is just a 5 minute walk to Chabad. Not sure about rates.
+1. I'm not sure about rates either, but the Kosher breakfast, hot plate/ hot water urn, and Shabbat keys make the hotel an obvious choice for that area. It literally took all the hassle out of staying in hotels on Shabbat.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: May 27, 2015, 04:38:56 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.
heineken museum was great, especially if youre high as a kite

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: May 29, 2015, 01:35:23 PM »
heineken museum was great, especially if youre high as a kite

Do you (all) think that my 17.5yo son will be able to join us on the Heineken tour, and if so, will he be allowed to imbibe?  I mean, it's Amsterdam, right?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: May 29, 2015, 01:42:14 PM »
+1. I'm not sure about rates either, but the Kosher breakfast, hot plate/ hot water urn, and Shabbat keys make the hotel an obvious choice for that area. It literally took all the hassle out of staying in hotels on Shabbat.

Hotel gives kosher food??

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: May 29, 2015, 01:44:39 PM »
Hotel gives kosher food??
Yes. Breakfast is included.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: May 29, 2015, 05:56:42 PM »
Hotel gives kosher food??
Not as extensive as the non Kosher breakfast, but definitely enough to get by on.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2015, 04:51:06 PM »
Do you (all) think that my 17.5yo son will be able to join us on the Heineken tour, and if so, will he be allowed to imbibe?  I mean, it's Amsterdam, right?
As per the Heineken Experience website: "Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. According to Dutch law and Heineken policy, we do not serve alcoholic beverages to visitors under the age of 18".
I personally do not remember being IDd there but cannot advise what would actually happen......

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: May 31, 2015, 03:12:14 AM »
I'm stopping over myself in Amsterdam on June 18th for 9 hours. From 12pm until 9pm.

Any information on what to do? Which kosher restaurants and bakeries to go to? All information is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: May 31, 2015, 03:46:19 AM »
I'm stopping over myself in Amsterdam on June 18th for 9 hours. From 12pm until 9pm.

Any information on what to do? Which kosher restaurants and bakeries to go to? All information is greatly appreciated!
Go buy some weed.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: May 31, 2015, 03:56:36 AM »
As per the Heineken Experience website: "Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. According to Dutch law and Heineken policy, we do not serve alcoholic beverages to visitors under the age of 18".
I personally do not remember being IDd there but cannot advise what would actually happen......
When we went, nobody gave a flying hoot as far as I.d., there were definitely ppl under 18 on our tour drinking... (As a matter of fact my wife took coke instead of beer at the end, and the guide was making fun "who comes to a beer factory and drinks coke"?)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: May 31, 2015, 07:59:40 AM »

I'm stopping over myself in Amsterdam on June 18th for 9 hours. From 12pm until 9pm.

Any information on what to do? Which kosher restaurants and bakeries to go to? All information is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to the posters above with the info on Heineken and age 17.

For a one-half day stopover in Amsterdam, my reading here and elsewhere would suggest Anne Frank House (if you have not been) and maybe one museum, like Van Gogh or the Rikh, but not both.  I don't know details about kosher food and hope others chime in. In particular , what is the local minhag on eating herring from street vendors? Do they serve herring in wine sauce (and how could that possibly be allowed without hechsher?) or is it salty herring with onions?


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: July 06, 2015, 04:33:04 PM »
latest kosher places to go to? no wiki... I know there is a sandwich shop. anything else?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 12, 2015, 08:36:05 AM »
No where besides a Grocery store to to go for breakfast/brunch?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: July 12, 2015, 08:40:43 AM »
No where besides a Grocery store to to go for breakfast/brunch?
IIRC the groceries sold bakery-type items.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: August 18, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
Thinking of taking advantage of 87k delta business class flights in December since I have off work. Is there enough to do for 4 days. I know its cold and possibly rainy. Whats current Kosher food situation?