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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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penina
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jungle
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #450 on: October 27, 2018, 03:50:59 PM »
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
did you end up going?
I plan on going tomorrow for the day coming from Antwerp
Looking for a short updated TR last one int he wiki is 3+ years old
Plenty time to see everything in the city in that amount of time. Was just there. Read the wiki suggestions.
TR?

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.
can all this be done in a day?


Anna Frank is sold out for both Sunday and Monday.

Will probably stay at the holiday inn Express South $115 for the night

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: October 27, 2018, 07:17:23 PM »
did you end up going?
I plan on going tomorrow for the day coming from Antwerp
Looking for a short updated TR last one int he wiki is 3+ years oldTR?
can all this be done in a day?


Anna Frank is sold out for both Sunday and Monday.

Will probably stay at the holiday inn Express South $115 for the night
You can check Anne frank closer to. They release tickets the day of as well.

All that could be dive in 1.5 days, Anne frank is 2 hours so is the Portuguese Shul.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: October 27, 2018, 07:20:38 PM »
You can check Anne frank closer to. They release tickets the day of as well.

All that could be dive in 1.5 days, Anne frank is 2 hours so is the Portuguese Shul.
great thanks. Will keep checking for Anna Frank

Is the Portuguese shul included in the I Amsterdam card?

why do you suggest the I card? 
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #453 on: October 27, 2018, 07:21:49 PM »
great thanks. Will keep checking for Anna Frank

Is the Portuguese shul included in the I Amsterdam card?

why do you suggest the I card?
The card has unlimited transit and key activities, look into what I has as see if it works.

I think Portuguese is separate.

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« Reply #454 on: October 27, 2018, 07:23:49 PM »
The card has unlimited transit and key activities, look into what I has as see if it works.

I think Portuguese is separate.
I looked at it, plenty of options just don't know which are good ones.

You only mentioned Anna Frank, shul , heinken
Which is why I was curious what besides for unlimited transportation is attractive about the card.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #455 on: October 27, 2018, 07:25:03 PM »
I looked at it, plenty of options just don't know which are good ones.

You only mentioned Anna Frank, shul , heinken
Which is why I was curious what besides for unlimited transportation is attractive about the card.
I think it also has canal and Rijksmuseum. It may also include train to and from schipol. I was just saying it as an option. Obviously if you do things that aren't included, don't get it

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« Reply #456 on: October 27, 2018, 07:26:19 PM »
I think it also has canal and Rijksmuseum. It may also include train to and from schipol. I was just saying it as an option. Obviously if you do things that aren't included, don't get it
got it thanks, I realize now my earlier post is a bit rude, sorry. Appreciate all the input & suggestions
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #457 on: October 27, 2018, 09:59:43 PM »
The trick to getting the anne frank tickets when sold out is to take the tour.  It is half hour, informative and then gives you automatic entrance.  Only 5 eoros move than regular admissions.  It is listed at the bottom of the website.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #458 on: October 27, 2018, 10:01:01 PM »
I definately recommend the holiday inn express over Shabbat.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #459 on: October 28, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »
I'm stopping over in AMS on the way to TLV. We're landing at about 6am and taking off again at about 9pm. It'll be myself, wife, and 7m old daughter. Trying to figure out a tentative plan. We'll take the train into the city...that's all i got so far.

Are cabs expensive? Are Trams easy enough with a doona?

Can I get to a shul in time for shachris? Good breakfast place near said shul?

thanks
do you have a TR? I'll have a full day tomorrow as well and would love to hear what you did.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 28, 2018, 11:03:14 AM »
I'll have a full day tomorrow as well and would love to hear what you did.

Was there in September. Downloaded Rick Steves (has 3 tours covering different areas). First one starts at central station and the other 2 start outside the palace.

Walked through most of the city with the tour and stopped at many interesting places on the way.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 28, 2018, 12:35:30 PM »
Address for the chabbad near holiday inn South?
Can't find it online
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: November 14, 2018, 09:20:13 PM »
For those who have stayed at Hyatt Regency, was public transport from the airport easy? How about to the main attractions (Van Gogh, canals etc)?

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« Reply #463 on: November 14, 2018, 10:06:30 PM »
For those who have stayed at Hyatt Regency, was public transport from the airport easy? How about to the main attractions (Van Gogh, canals etc)?
Convent to the metro and trams. From airport youd take train to central Station and switch to metro. Between the two you can get almost anywhere. The metro also goes to the area with kosher places in about 25 minutes.

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« Reply #464 on: November 15, 2018, 08:55:48 PM »
Convent to the metro and trams. From airport youd take train to central Station and switch to metro. Between the two you can get almost anywhere. The metro also goes to the area with kosher places in about 25 minutes.
Thanks! Is it a lot of walking from arrivals to the first station and then from metro to the hotel? (With all the suitcases...)

Separate question, we'll be arriving at around 9ish-10 PM, is public transportation safe at that time? And we will only have one day before heading out, enough time to see the sights from the hotel?