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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:
Dan
jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: September 02, 2015, 06:46:08 AM »
What options are there in Amsterdam for Shabbos meals?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: October 21, 2015, 11:20:44 AM »
Just got back from 12 hr stopover, here's a few things I believe r important.

Worth to get unlimited pass for the metro for 15.

EVERYTHING is closed till 9 am. Besides for the metro.

The line at Anne Frank museum started at 8:15 am. By 9, it was crazy long already.

Kosher restaurants and many other places only take local credit/debit cards. So have some cash.

The boat tours are for 1 hour. Nice way to relax around the city.

I heard from a local Jew, and on this forum that they eat Herring (harring) from the kiosks.

Very nice people at the pizza shop.

Would you say Amsterdam is worth making into a day trip, as a stopover?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: October 21, 2015, 12:54:59 PM »
Would you say Amsterdam is worth making into a day trip, as a stopover?
We really liked it last summer.
Spent two nights, which was perfect.
We ate the herring.
The Sal-Meijjer sandwich shop is the only kosher place near the downtown/touristy area, and even that is a 30+min shlep.
Anne Frank House, Rikh, Heineken -- all worth doing.
We didn't make it to Van Gogh but would have liked to do.
Touring Red Light District is optional -- not tznius, obviously.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: October 21, 2015, 01:35:52 PM »
Would you say Amsterdam is worth making into a day trip, as a stopover?
It's a great city; we had lots of fun there. I'd prefer more time than just a day trip, but if that's all you can get...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: October 21, 2015, 03:21:05 PM »
Would you say Amsterdam is worth making into a day trip, as a stopover?

absolutely

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: November 30, 2015, 02:27:03 PM »
how long is a good amount of time to spend in amsterdam and is shabbos in amsterdam viable?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: November 30, 2015, 09:04:49 PM »
how long is a good amount of time to spend in amsterdam and is shabbos in amsterdam viable?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: December 03, 2015, 10:55:27 AM »
anyone have hotel recommendations for amsterdam.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: December 03, 2015, 12:19:45 PM »
Sorry I didn't see this. Yes Shabbos in AMS is DEFINITELY doable. There's a HIE in the Jewish community and it has Kosher breakfast included.

I had 2 weekdays on my trip and would have loved more, although we did hit up most of the main attractions.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: December 03, 2015, 12:41:07 PM »
anyone have hotel recommendations for amsterdam.

Andaz and Waldorf

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« Reply #270 on: December 03, 2015, 01:18:48 PM »
Andaz and Waldorf
im looking at the andaz but i need 4 nihts and the 2 nights in the middle arent available will try and contact the hotel.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: December 08, 2015, 02:26:17 PM »
for right now booked in the marriott. Anyone have any ideas of where to get food for shabbos?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: December 08, 2015, 04:26:10 PM »
for right now booked in the marriott. Anyone have any ideas of where to get food for shabbos?

The area is called Buitenvwldert. Davids Corner sells ready made Shabbes food; not a ton though. You can also get Deli there. There is a bakery a block away called Laromme and they also have ready made Shabbes food.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 09, 2015, 12:16:46 PM »
The area is called Buitenvwldert. Davids Corner sells ready made Shabbes food; not a ton though. You can also get Deli there. There is a bakery a block away called Laromme and they also have ready made Shabbes food.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: January 11, 2016, 05:38:52 PM »
took a great walking tour of Jewish amsterdam with Jeanette Loeb. Highly recommended. HaBaron is  also a very good restaurant.

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« Reply #278 on: January 15, 2016, 08:48:11 AM »
stayed in the W amsterdam. brand new hotel; rooms are very modern and small. only one half the hotel is built the other is still under construction.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: January 15, 2016, 12:03:11 PM »
took a great walking tour of Jewish amsterdam with Jeanette Loeb. Highly recommended.

Any contact info?

Where did she take you? What sites?