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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:
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jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: September 03, 2018, 11:30:05 AM »
Is the Spanish Portuguese Shul a place ill be able to davin on a stopover in the AM i have in Amsterdam?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: September 03, 2018, 08:20:30 PM »
Is the Spanish Portuguese Shul a place ill be able to davin on a stopover in the AM i have in Amsterdam?
They only have minyan sat and sun.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: September 03, 2018, 08:24:48 PM »


Which (if any) of the following hotels have easily accessible steps that can be used on shabbos?
1) The W
2) Apollo (Tribute Portfolio Hotel)
3) Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
4) Andaz
5) Hyatt Regency

Regency is out of the eruv. It strikes me as better than the Andaz but I was only there weekday.

 I was at Andaz for shabbos. They have steps down but you'd need to ask someone to open the door to get back up. The steps let out outside the hotel. There's a manual door to the bar if it's open. It's in the eruv.   The rooms are also quite electric. It took us some time with the engineer to get everything shabbos proof. They also lent us Shabbos timers for the lights that were helpful. We asked them to help us in elevator for the most part.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: September 04, 2018, 11:45:11 AM »
I am staying for one night in early October at the Novotel Amsterdam City. Are there any kosher options within walking distance?

Also, anything kosher at Schiphol?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: September 04, 2018, 11:46:21 AM »
I am staying for one night in early October at the Novotel Amsterdam City. Are there any kosher options within walking distance?

Also, anything kosher at Schiphol?

TIA
See wiki for restaurant options + Gmaps to see distance to your hotel.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #440 on: September 04, 2018, 11:49:19 AM »
I am staying for one night in early October at the Novotel Amsterdam City. Are there any kosher options within walking distance?

Also, anything kosher at Schiphol?

TIA
That's walking distance to the main kosher area. Lookup H Baron or Sal Meyer as a reference but everything is within a half mile or so in that neighborhood.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: September 04, 2018, 12:02:32 PM »
Thanks both.

Anything to be found at the airport?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: September 04, 2018, 02:03:59 PM »
They only have minyan sat and sun.

And without a minyan.
I'll be there like 9.30 AM

If not any other options? (I hate to daven in the airport)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: September 04, 2018, 02:20:25 PM »
And without a minyan.
I'll be there like 9.30 AM

If not any other options? (I hate to daven in the airport)
It's a museum during the week so you'd need to buy a ticket and there will be tourists around. I highly recommend the tour in general- its self guided with audio guides.

You can check hours online.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: September 04, 2018, 05:26:46 PM »
Thanks, planning on doing the tor

Anyone know which shul will be open to daven in the morning (9.30)?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: October 23, 2018, 05:13:36 PM »
I will be in Amsterdam for 1 1/2 days, can anyone recommend me interesting places to visit for such a short time? also, should I just book an air bnb? and take ubers, or should I rent a car? also where is a good place to Daven and eat.
Thanks

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: October 24, 2018, 10:22:02 AM »
I will be in Amsterdam for 1 1/2 days, can anyone recommend me interesting places to visit for such a short time? also, should I just book an air bnb? and take ubers, or should I rent a car? also where is a good place to Daven and eat.
Thanks
don't rent a car if you are planning to be in the city.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: October 24, 2018, 10:26:23 AM »
I will be in Amsterdam for 1 1/2 days, can anyone recommend me interesting places to visit for such a short time? also, should I just book an air bnb? and take ubers, or should I rent a car? also where is a good place to Daven and eat.
Thanks
Amsterdam is a walking, bike, and transit city. Uber is generally not a good way to get around. In a day and a half, for sure try to get tickets to Anne frank, go to Portuguese Shul, and do a canal tour. Heineken experience is also goo if that's your thing. If not, either van gogh musueam or Rijksmuseum.

Get the I Amsterdam card.

Plenty to eat in the south part if the city - you could stay there as well if you want to be near shul.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: October 24, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
I will be in Amsterdam for 1 1/2 days, can anyone recommend me interesting places to visit for such a short time? also, should I just book an air bnb? and take ubers, or should I rent a car? also where is a good place to Daven and eat.
Thanks

Plenty time to see everything in the city in that amount of time. Was just there. Read the wiki suggestions.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: October 24, 2018, 10:54:34 PM »
me and the Mrs are going to amsterdam over thanksgiving, anyone else hopping over for the holiday?