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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 #300 on: May 17, 2016, 12:20:07 AM »
room in W Amsterdam was way too modern and tiny.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: May 17, 2016, 01:06:10 AM »
room in W Amsterdam was way too modern and tiny.
I switched my upcoming reservation to the Andaz. What does "too modern" mean?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: May 17, 2016, 01:27:18 AM »
I switched my upcoming reservation to the Andaz. What does "too modern" mean?
I never looked into it but just so I know, what made you pic the Andaz over the Waldorf?
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: May 17, 2016, 02:39:22 AM »
I never looked into it but just so I know, what made you pic the Andaz over the Waldorf?
They are both equaly highly rated. I didn't compare them too much but I rather use Hyatt points then Hilton free nights (don't think there availability that week either way).
The combination of C+P+DSU with an upgrade into a 2 room $1500 suite and the possibility of free kosher breakfast and an ever so slightly better location for walking was what sold me.

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« Reply #304 on: May 17, 2016, 03:08:11 AM »
They are both equaly highly rated. I didn't compare them too much but I rather use Hyatt points then Hilton free nights (don't think there availability that week either way).
The combination of C+P+DSU with an upgrade into a 2 room $1500 suite and the possibility of free kosher breakfast and an ever so slightly better location for walking was what sold me.

They are giving you free kosher breakfast? They told me they charge for diamonds

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« Reply #305 on: May 17, 2016, 03:12:48 AM »
They are giving you free kosher breakfast? They told me they charge for diamonds
Im not sure thats why I wrote "possibly". I def hope to he able to get.
When was this? How much?

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« Reply #306 on: May 17, 2016, 03:15:25 AM »
Im not sure thats why I wrote "possibly". I def hope to he able to get.
When was this? How much?
Have you contacted them? I was told 50% discount at Roland vos (25eu/day)

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« Reply #307 on: May 17, 2016, 03:17:21 AM »
Have you contacted them? I was told 50% discount at Roland vos (25eu/day)
I did hence this post
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?
When was/is your stay?

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« Reply #308 on: May 17, 2016, 09:17:57 AM »
They are both equaly highly rated. I didn't compare them too much but I rather use Hyatt points then Hilton free nights (don't think there availability that week either way).
The combination of C+P+DSU with an upgrade into a 2 room $1500 suite and the possibility of free kosher breakfast and an ever so slightly better location for walking was what sold me.
Doesn't seem like any of their suites have 2 bedrooms, especially not the DSU Suite. Did I miss something, or did you mean 2 room as in a living room and separate bedroom?

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« Reply #309 on: May 17, 2016, 09:19:17 AM »
Doesn't seem like any of their suites have 2 bedrooms, especially not the DSU Suite. Did I miss something, or did you mean 2 room as in a living room and separate bedroom?
2 rooms not necessarily bedrooms to put a crib in.

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« Reply #310 on: May 17, 2016, 09:20:52 AM »
2 rooms not necessarily bedrooms to put a crib in.
Ah, yeah a closed door definitely helps.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: May 19, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
Hi All,

Any recommendations where to stay? We are going to be there over a Shabbat in August so want to be central so that we can walk everywhere.

Hotel Ambassade and Hotel Estheréa both seem centrally located and at a decent rate right now. Anyone have any experience?

Also, is there a Chabad or shul that would find us a host for a Shabbat meal?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: June 15, 2016, 10:10:02 AM »
Going in september including shabbat for 6 days, makes sense to use 1 hotel whole trip? i have marriott, ihg, hyatt and spg, any advice ? thanks!

i'll probably just eat out the whole trip, any reason to stay in Buitenveldert?

I want to spend 1 day each in RIJKS and van gogh museums, that leaves friday and sunday, any ideas for those days? where would you walk shabbat ?

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« Reply #313 on: June 15, 2016, 10:48:21 AM »
Going in september including shabbat for 6 days, makes sense to use 1 hotel whole trip? i have marriott, ihg, hyatt and spg, any advice ? thanks!

i'll probably just eat out the whole trip, any reason to stay in Buitenveldert?

I want to spend 1 day each in RIJKS and van gogh museums, that leaves friday and sunday, any ideas for those days? where would you walk shabbat ?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: June 15, 2016, 11:12:04 AM »
I went early and the line was not long.

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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« Reply #315 on: June 15, 2016, 05:36:03 PM »
I read the restaurant list in the wiki, Which ones would you say are a must do or better restaurant? Going to be there for 2 days.

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« Reply #316 on: June 16, 2016, 04:32:23 AM »
I read the restaurant list in the wiki, Which ones would you say are a must do or better restaurant? Going to be there for 2 days.
Most people here favored Habaron for meat and Pizza and Co for milk.

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« Reply #317 on: June 16, 2016, 10:08:45 AM »
Most people here favored Habaron for meat and Pizza and Co for milk.
+1 We loved the pizza there, and did not like HaCarmel. If we go back, we'd try HaBaron. Sal Meijer was okay/good. Didn't think it was as special as others make it out to be. Definitely a good option in town as opposed to by the Jewish community.

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« Reply #318 on: June 16, 2016, 10:12:09 AM »
Sal Meijer was okay/good.
Currently closed as per the wiki. (That I hastily put together )
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« Reply #319 on: June 16, 2016, 10:15:04 AM »
Currently closed as per the wiki. (That k hastily put together )
Oh wow, nice job! That's a bit of a shame, though.