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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

HaBaron - http://www.h-baron.nl/

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:
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: February 13, 2017, 03:22:22 PM »
on the anne frank website says from 9am till 3pm only online tickets accepted but people on thread say you can still get in but have to wait online for a while, is that true or i won't be able to get in period?
When i was there there this past summer, U were only allowed in with an online ticket at that time slot. After 3pm they have a line and you can wait and hopefully purchase tickets but there is no guarantee. Theres usually very long lines and people wait for hours.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: February 22, 2017, 06:24:02 PM »
Does anyone have any experience requesting kosher breakfast at the Waldorf?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: February 27, 2017, 08:14:09 PM »
if you travel in March, April, or May (check for exact opening dates) and have some time, Keukenhof is beautiful garden near Amsterdam. Fields of tulips and all kinds of designs made of flowers.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: March 01, 2017, 12:38:07 AM »
did anyone stay in the andaz for shabbos  can it be too problematic for shabbos

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: March 01, 2017, 01:32:28 AM »
did anyone stay in the andaz for shabbos  can it be too problematic for shabbos
I stayed there during the week so I don't know all issues. But besides for the regular, the main entrance is automatic, and even if the first one is open from someone going out, there is still another automatic one 15 feet later.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: May 17, 2017, 09:33:41 PM »
room in W Amsterdam was way too modern and tiny.

Can anyone else comment on the W Amsterdam? The reviews only (on SPG site) are pretty brutal.  Planning to stay for shabbos too if anyone can comment - thanks!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: May 22, 2017, 10:29:34 PM »
Wiki says, mixed reviews for the Heineken experience, but I was there not long ago, and it's quite interesting.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: June 15, 2017, 03:29:24 AM »
Will be spending shabbos in Amsterdam on 6/24-6/25 with wife and newborn.  Planning to eat at the chabad Friday night.

I'd love to have a non-touristy, "authentic" meal shabbos day - is it a bad idea to Rav Aaron Schuster Synagogue / Obrecht Shul and hope to get invited for shabbos lunch?  Did something similar in Paris a few years back, one of most memorable parts of my trip...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: June 15, 2017, 09:12:05 AM »
Will be spending shabbos in Amsterdam on 6/24-6/25 with wife and newborn.  Planning to eat at the chabad Friday night.

I'd love to have a non-touristy, "authentic" meal shabbos day - is it a bad idea to Rav Aaron Schuster Synagogue / Obrecht Shul and hope to get invited for shabbos lunch?  Did something similar in Paris a few years back, one of most memorable parts of my trip...
Shabbat.com?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: July 05, 2017, 08:32:50 PM »
Which area is the Element hotel located in.

Anyone stayed at the Hyatt regency or marriot?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: July 05, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »
Element far away from tourist/town center areas.

Regency recently opened up, maybe within past 6 months (2 blocks outside of eruv if that matters).  Don't know much about it.

I just stayed at Marriott - excellent experience there, can have kosher breakfast ordered if you're an SPG Gold or above.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: July 31, 2017, 10:05:21 AM »
Has anyone stayed at the NH Amsterdam Zuid Hotel? Any info on its location and if it's Shabbos friendly?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: August 03, 2017, 06:27:51 AM »
Element far away from tourist/town center areas.

Regency recently opened up, maybe within past 6 months (2 blocks outside of eruv if that matters).  Don't know much about it.

I just stayed at Marriott - excellent experience there, can have kosher breakfast ordered if you're an SPG Gold or above.

Would you say the Marriott is shabbos-friendly? How was the kosher breakfast? I'm looking into staying there in a few weeks for a long weekend.
Thanks!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: August 03, 2017, 02:23:44 PM »
I would definitely say it's shabbos friendly.  I emailed the hotel that I was a sabbath observer and they put me on the second/third floor (the lowest floor with rooms).  They were more than happy to accommodate, plus the concierge opened the room for us multiple times over shabbos when asked/hinted to.  The only issue is that there's no manual doors to enter the hotel (all entrances are electronic/automatic), so you need to wait for someone to go in/out and follow.  Ask your LOR.

Kosher breakfast is simple but solid.  Each breakfast came with 3 delicious rolls, some type of fruit, spreads (cheese, nutella, jam, butter), and a small piece of cake.  Sometimes lox or a bit of tuna was included.  Non-cholov yisrael except for some of the cheese, if that applies.  The lounge also has a plethora of kosher drinks (soda, beer, kosher chocolate) and fruit, which was helpful.  If staying there, make sure to email the hotel with a few days notice so they can place the order. See attached pic.




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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: August 03, 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
Would you say the Marriott is shabbos-friendly? How was the kosher breakfast? I'm looking into staying there in a few weeks for a long weekend.
Thanks!

To order kosher breakfast, email: mhrs.amsnt.guestrelations@marriotthotels.com.  Cynthia Bosma is the Guest Relations Officer and extremely helpful.  Make sure to put in a good word for her - the more positive feedback, the happier they are to help with our needs.

Also, if staying for shabbos, for meals you can either go to Chabad or contact Lea Beck (whatsapp: +31 6 16 06 84 40) who's the hachnasos orchim coordinator for the local Amsterdam community.

Haven't had a chance to post my trip report yet...