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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 #280 on: January 15, 2016, 12:54:19 PM »
Anyone stay at the Sofitel Grand ?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: January 17, 2016, 04:07:23 PM »
Any contact info?

Where did she take you? What sites?
Jeanette Loeb-info@jewishhistoryamsterdam.com

We went to the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue and deportation center.

She offers the Jewish Museum but we did that on our own and didn't think we would have needed her. Admission for the synagogue includes the Jewish Museum.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: March 03, 2016, 12:41:09 AM »
Anyone want to Wikify this thread?
I can give it a shot, iirc there's a template someone made... Can someone direct me to it?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: March 13, 2016, 06:36:05 PM »
Anyone ever go to see the tulips?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: March 27, 2016, 04:45:30 AM »
Looking for recommendations in regards to the restaurants in Amsterdam.

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« Reply #287 on: March 27, 2016, 10:12:11 AM »
Looking for recommendations in regards to the restaurants in Amsterdam.
there are only a couple. We really enjoyed habaron(at least i think thats what it was called).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: April 03, 2016, 09:42:10 PM »
Anyone stay at the Element??? I want to stay there in November but am concerned shabbos issues since it is a new and modern hotel.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
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Any volunteers to wikify this thread?
Anyone want to Wikify this thread?

Im not sure what happened to the old one but I started a basic one with some random info from the thread. I do not have patience to make a whole nice format or anything more but now that its there it can be played around with and edited.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 04, 2016, 12:13:17 PM »
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.
I just booked it. Would you say its worth 20k SPG a night?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 04, 2016, 01:27:02 PM »
I just booked it. Would you say its worth 20k SPG a night?
Hard to believe, hotels are cheap there
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 04, 2016, 01:31:03 PM »
Hard to believe, hotels are cheap there
Have any recommendations? Location is the main priority.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: May 04, 2016, 10:09:36 PM »
Have any recommendations? Location is the main priority.
2 main locations: by the Jewish neighborhood for food and Minyan and then in town (25 min light rail ride) by the attractions. There's a Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam South that's in the Jewish neighborhood.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: May 05, 2016, 02:56:52 AM »
2 main locations: by the Jewish neighborhood for food and Minyan and then in town (25 min light rail ride) by the attractions. There's a Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam South that's in the Jewish neighborhood.
I think I want to stay in town, I just can't decide on a hotel choice that works.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: May 08, 2016, 08:30:34 AM »
Is there any way to skip the line by Anne Frank other than purchasing tickets in advance? there are maybe 4 day available in the next 3 months.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: May 12, 2016, 09:53:26 AM »
I was there in the winter and the line was about two city blocks long. I didn't bother waiting.

Anyone have experience waiting? How fast does the line move?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: May 12, 2016, 10:21:21 AM »
Hard to believe, hotels are cheap there

-1. Depends on location. If you don't mind being a few miles from the museums and canals, you can get decent cheap hotels. I booked the element (brand new) for around $100/night.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: May 16, 2016, 05:09:15 AM »
Anyone know anything about Vos Kosher Catering?
It is under the Rabbinate of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam, as well as the Rabbinate of the Portuguese-Israeli Community of Amsterdam. Are those known to be reliable?