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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 #390 on: April 02, 2018, 02:49:49 PM »
Does anyone have experience daveing in the Portuguese shul on Shabbos? I'm debating either staying in City Centre near the Portuguese shul vs. staying in Amstelveen and going to a more "normal" shul? Thoughts? Since it will be a summer shabbos, having better things to do shabbos afternoon is a plus (which I imagine is better in city center).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: April 02, 2018, 03:52:22 PM »
Does anyone have experience daveing in the Portuguese shul on Shabbos? I'm debating either staying in City Centre near the Portuguese shul vs. staying in Amstelveen and going to a more "normal" shul? Thoughts? Since it will be a summer shabbos, having better things to do shabbos afternoon is a plus (which I imagine is better in city center).

Never davened there personally, but note that there are other ashkenazi minyanim on shabbat close to city center and/or museum district. List here

http://www.chabadamsterdamcenter.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1402675/jewish/Synagogues-and-Services.htm

Personally I would choose to stay in one of these areas.
I did daven midweek at Gerrit shul, was very friendly and reliable minyan.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: April 18, 2018, 10:32:12 AM »
not one longer TR about Amsterdam?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: April 20, 2018, 12:37:54 PM »
Had anyone stayed at the Waldorf? Trying to figure out if it has particular challenges to be at over shabbos.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: April 29, 2018, 09:06:03 PM »
have a 4 hour layover
still enough time to go out and grab a bite?
which transportation is the best option?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: May 27, 2018, 11:45:14 AM »
Planning a trip to Amsterdam late July/Early August, does anyone know if the kosher restaurants close for vacation around that time?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: May 30, 2018, 07:54:32 PM »
Does anyone have experience daveing in the Portuguese shul on Shabbos? I'm debating either staying in City Centre near the Portuguese shul vs. staying in Amstelveen and going to a more "normal" shul? Thoughts? Since it will be a summer shabbos, having better things to do shabbos afternoon is a plus (which I imagine is better in city center).

I davened there Shabbos morning. It was a nice community. Mostly Israelis, though. Beautiful shul.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: June 04, 2018, 06:58:26 PM »
I was in AMS today. Kiosk gave me issues and had to wait  1 hr + for manual checkin. Even the bag drop looked like a crazy line. Arrived at the airport 3 hrs before flight to NYC, had less than 30 minutes in lounge.

Full TR of Amsterdam coming.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: July 01, 2018, 03:13:59 PM »
I was in AMS today. Kiosk gave me issues and had to wait  1 hr + for manual checkin. Even the bag drop looked like a crazy line. Arrived at the airport 3 hrs before flight to NYC, had less than 30 minutes in lounge.

Full TR of Amsterdam coming.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: July 01, 2018, 04:15:33 PM »
Do all the restaurants and shops in Amsterdam take CC these days?


I read in the past some of the restaurants did not
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: July 01, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »
Do all the restaurants and shops in Amsterdam take CC these days?


I read in the past some of the restaurants did not
The bakery was cash only, as was Hacarmel. Everything else was credit IIRC.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: July 04, 2018, 04:30:04 PM »
Anyone ate Shabbos meals by Chabad & can provide a review? TIA

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: July 06, 2018, 12:55:10 PM »
Seems like no one tried the Intercontinental Amsterdam (Amstel) (or IC Amsterdam) based on searches, anyone have any experience there? thinking of using my IC nights for a last hurrah.
Also, are there any shabbos meal options other than chabad (any other shuls have meals?) for some variety?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: July 06, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
Seems like no one tried the Intercontinental Amsterdam (Amstel) (or IC Amsterdam) based on searches, anyone have any experience there? thinking of using my IC nights for a last hurrah.
Also, are there any shabbos meal options other than chabad (any other shuls have meals?) for some variety?
I used my free night there. It is very nice but the rooms are very dated. They upgraded me to Amstel view, which was amazing, the room is giant, and the bathroom is really nice. It's out of the eruv btw.

Personally, of the 3 hotels I stayed in (Andaz, Hyatt Regency, and IC), I enjoyed the Regency the most, though admittedly, the views are non existent and you need to use the metro to get anywhere (IC is also metro away from anything).

I don't think any other shul in city center has meals. You can buy takeout from Bakery Rimon on Friday morning. Portuguese shul should have a light Kiddush.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: July 06, 2018, 01:52:48 PM »
Anyone ate Shabbos meals by Chabad & can provide a review? TIA
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