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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:
Dan
jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: November 20, 2018, 06:38:36 AM »
Sal Meijer closed?! Wiki appears to say so. Anyone know?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: November 20, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
Sal Meijer closed?! Wiki appears to say so. Anyone know?
omg i was relying on them, can anyone confirm? (flying tmrw...)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: November 20, 2018, 01:09:48 PM »
Everything online seems to indicate theyre open. Not sure why someone wrote that in the wiki

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: November 20, 2018, 01:15:24 PM »
Sal Meijer closed?! Wiki appears to say so. Anyone know?

@Emkay updated the wiki with that 2.5 years ago.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: November 20, 2018, 01:18:47 PM »
Everything online seems to indicate theyre open. Not sure why someone wrote that in the wiki
They had closed for quite awhile.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: November 20, 2018, 01:27:08 PM »
Well, there are reviews on Trip Advisor from just a couple months ago. I'll fix it

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: November 20, 2018, 07:04:16 PM »

I was there a few weeks ago, open and delicious
Ordered 4 mains for myself (portions are small and cheap)
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: November 21, 2018, 04:37:30 AM »
Seems chabad doesnt have a shabbos morning davening. they said i should go to the Gerard Dou Shul (http://www.gerarddou.org/) which is a 4 minute walk from the Chabad House, has anyone been there? which is the best shul for shabbos morning experience, is the portuguese worthwhile (some on the thread said it was nice, but is it too long)? Chabad lunch is at 1pm.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: November 21, 2018, 07:00:40 AM »
Seems chabad doesnt have a shabbos morning davening. they said i should go to the Gerard Dou Shul (http://www.gerarddou.org/) which is a 4 minute walk from the Chabad House, has anyone been there? which is the best shul for shabbos morning experience, is the portuguese worthwhile (some on the thread said it was nice, but is it too long)? Chabad lunch is at 1pm.
Portuguese is an amazing experience, though if you go in the winter they use a side room so I'm not sure. It's better I think to do the tour before shabbos so you can appreciate some of the details.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: November 21, 2018, 09:26:17 AM »
Seems chabad doesnt have a shabbos morning davening. they said i should go to the Gerard Dou Shul (http://www.gerarddou.org/) which is a 4 minute walk from the Chabad House, has anyone been there? which is the best shul for shabbos morning experience, is the portuguese worthwhile (some on the thread said it was nice, but is it too long)? Chabad lunch is at 1pm.

Went to the Portuguese shul on shabbos a couple months ago. They finished about 11:30/11:45am, so I had about an hour to kill till when Chabad starts their meal. Davening did not feel stretched out or long.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: December 06, 2018, 07:28:13 PM »
It says in the wiki that 8 hours is the minimum to stopover, however though if my stop is 7 hours does it makes sense to go into town and see stuff or is it a waste of time?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: December 06, 2018, 07:39:51 PM »
Sure, 3h is enough IMO.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: December 06, 2018, 07:43:12 PM »
It says in the wiki that 8 hours is the minimum to stopover, however though if my stop is 7 hours does it makes sense to go into town and see stuff or is it a waste of time?
Yes, doable. I did it on one of my trips, but used taxis to and from airport, you can also check the public transportation options .
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: December 06, 2018, 07:45:47 PM »
Yes, doable. I did it on one of my trips, but used taxis to and from airport, you can also check the public transportation options .

Not sure where exactly I want to go but just to get an example even though heard its not worth it to go there, the Anne Frank Museum is around a 30 hour by train....

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #479 on: December 06, 2018, 07:46:26 PM »
Sure, 3h is enough IMO.

3 hours?
You mean 3 hours in the city proper?
Since getting back and forth will take time.