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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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mguy
moish
penina
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DDFB
jungle
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #480 on: December 06, 2018, 07:48:25 PM »
The airport is kind of far from city center. Probably 45 minutes each way. Train is probably the best as it will put you right in city center.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: December 06, 2018, 07:49:01 PM »
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....
30 minutes :) Have not been to Museums in Amsterdam. There are too many things to see and do, just find what interests you.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: December 06, 2018, 07:50:48 PM »
The airport is kind of far from city center. Probably 45 minutes each way. Train is probably the best as it will put you right in city center.
Taxi took 30-35 minutes, but I guess it all depends on traffic. Train sounds a good idea if it gets you to city center.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: December 06, 2018, 07:52:32 PM »
3 hours?
You mean 3 hours in the city proper?
Since getting back and forth will take time.
Yes you'll have 3 hours in the city.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: December 06, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »
Taxi took 30-35 minutes, but I guess it all depends on traffic. Train sounds a good idea if it gets you to city center.

How much was a taxi?


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: December 06, 2018, 09:51:34 PM »
The airport is kind of far from city center. Probably 45 minutes each way. Train is probably the best as it will put you right in city center.

It's about 20 minutes or less on the train, from what I remember.

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« Reply #486 on: December 07, 2018, 02:43:22 AM »
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: December 08, 2018, 05:27:08 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?

They changed the stop to 6:30 hours i assume its still doable, but is it worth thte shelep to go out for three hours?

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« Reply #488 on: December 08, 2018, 05:46:45 PM »
They changed the stop to 6:30 hours i assume its still doable, but is it worth thte shelep to go out for three hours?
I don't think there's anything "must see" in city center. Depends hoe much you care and hoe much time you actually would have once taxing etc is taken into account.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: December 08, 2018, 06:20:48 PM »
I don't think there's anything "must see" in city center. Depends hoe much you care and hoe much time you actually would have once taxing etc is taken into account.

I figured worst case scenario if the stopover ends up being too short there is still the airport to checkout and I heard there a really cool plane watching area to see planes take off and land.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: December 08, 2018, 06:56:36 PM »
The airport is kind of far from city center. Probably 45 minutes each way. Train is probably the best as it will put you right in city center.
This info is incorrect. Airport is close to citiy center about 15m by train
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: December 11, 2018, 01:36:00 AM »
So the consensus for the best option over shabbos seems to be the holiday inn express south.
Has anyone stayed in town at any of the hotels that are shabbos friendly?
W, waldorf, ic, andaz, hyatt Regency, Marriot?

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« Reply #492 on: December 11, 2018, 07:16:03 AM »
So the consensus for the best option over shabbos seems to be the holiday inn express south.
Has anyone stayed in town at any of the hotels that are shabbos friendly?
W, waldorf, ic, andaz, hyatt Regency, Marriot?
I stayed at Regency during the week, andaz on shabbos.

The Andaz wasn't particularly good for shabbos but it is in the eruv and a short walk from Portuguese Shul and is pretty walkable to vondelpark and the rest of city center. We had engineering disable motion sensors in the room, and they provided us shabbos timers for the lamps. There's an exit via the stairs from the rooms without automatic doors, but the stairs are locked going up, so you'd need someone to walk up with you or take you in the elevator. There is a manual door near the restaurant into the hotel. There are also TVs showing about the art going 24/7 so it didn't necessarily provide the best environment. It had a club feeling about it.

The Regency seemed like it would have been easier for shabbos, but it's out of the eruv, and while it's a it closer to the Portuguese Shul, is further from much of city center and there not much around. We had a baby so eruv was needed. The staff at the Regency are amazing and it's pretty relaxed and no-frills but the hotel is new and clean.
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« Reply #493 on: December 11, 2018, 07:19:19 AM »
I stayed at Regency during the week, andaz on shabbos.

The Andaz wasn't particularly good for shabbos but it is in the eruv and a short walk from Portuguese Shul and is pretty walkable to vondelpark and the rest of city center. We had engineering disable motion sensors in the room, and they provided us shabbos timers for the lamps. There's an exit via the stairs from the rooms without automatic doors, but the stairs are locked going up, so you'd need someone to walk up with you or take you in the elevator. There is a manual door near the restaurant into the hotel.

The Regency seemed like it would have been easier for shabbos, but it's out of the eruv, and while it's a it closer to the Portuguese Shul, is further from much of city center. We had a baby so eruv was needed.
Were you able to go down the staircase from your room without assistance?

Did you eat by chabad for shabbos or brought your own food?
I'm assuming the andaz is a  lot nicer?

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« Reply #494 on: December 11, 2018, 07:21:48 AM »
Has anyone stayed in town at any of the hotels that are shabbos friendly?
W, waldorf, ic, andaz, hyatt Regency, Marriot?

Stayed at the DoubleTree over Shabbos. Assigned room was on the 4th floor, easy accessible staircase. Hotel only a short 10-15 minute walk from the Portuguese Shul and about 25 minute walk to Chabad.

Its a short 3 minute walk from Centraal.