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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:
Dan
jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: March 25, 2019, 02:45:14 PM »
I know it will be open, is it worth it to go?
or is zaans shanz better?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: March 25, 2019, 03:07:46 PM »
I know it will be open, is it worth it to go?
or is zaans shanz better?
It really depends on their interests. Theres a great museum, a beautiful synagogue, Keukenhof, Canal boat tour, the Heineken experience, zaans shanz etc. All different experiences. Hard to say one is better than the other

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: March 26, 2019, 05:30:54 PM »
Hello,
my 3 sons will be spending a day in amsterdam before pesach. Apr 11
wondering what you recommend ?
the keukenheim garden?
can they rent bikes on their own and see tulips growing somewhere?
thanks
 

I went last year April with my family.
Keukonhof was the highlight.
One day we went to Efteling, we enjoyed very much.
Zanch shantz we didn't enjoy.
We stayed at the Hilton, it's not in the city so wasn't difficult driving.
When we went to the city we took public transportation.
We rented bikes right next to the hotel and drove to a massive park (I think the biggest in Holland).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: March 27, 2019, 02:19:08 AM »
thanks, how old are were the kids?
did you go to anne frank house?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: March 27, 2019, 06:23:18 AM »
thanks, how old are were the kids?
did you go to anne frank house?

2 year and 5 year old
No.

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« Reply #530 on: March 27, 2019, 07:20:24 AM »
Anything to do with 3.5 hour layover? Travelling in J if that makes a difference.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: March 27, 2019, 07:28:46 AM »
Anything to do with 3.5 hour layover? Travelling in J if that makes a difference.
Enough time to take train to city center and turn around.

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« Reply #532 on: March 27, 2019, 07:29:43 AM »
Enough time to take train to city center and turn around.
Thanks. Maybe just enjoy the lounge.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: March 27, 2019, 12:00:26 PM »
I went last year April with my family.
Keukonhof was the highlight.
One day we went to Efteling, we enjoyed very much.
Zanch shantz we didn't enjoy.
We stayed at the Hilton, it's not in the city so wasn't difficult driving.
When we went to the city we took public transportation.
We rented bikes right next to the hotel and drove to a massive park (I think the biggest in Holland).

What didn't you like about Zaanse Schans? I'm planning to go in May (2 adults).

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: March 28, 2019, 02:51:36 AM »
What didn't you like about Zaanse Schans? I'm planning to go in May (2 adults).

Going into each windmill was getting a little boring.
Not that we regreted going, but I wouldn't go a second time, for a first time maybe worth going especially it's something very popular.
Someone suggested I should go afterwards to volendam - Eden.
This I don't think it's worth it for a first time either.
We just saw people eating fish and heering..

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« Reply #535 on: March 28, 2019, 06:21:47 AM »
Going into each windmill was getting a little boring.
Not that we regreted going, but I wouldn't go a second time, for a first time maybe worth going especially it's something very popular.
Someone suggested I should go afterwards to volendam - Eden.
This I don't think it's worth it for a first time either.
We just saw people eating fish and heering..

OK thanks!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: April 19, 2019, 11:22:27 AM »
Is there any secondary marketplace for Anne Frank House tickets?
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« Reply #537 on: April 19, 2019, 11:31:30 AM »
Is there any secondary marketplace for Anne Frank House tickets?
Don't believe so but they release more day of. Also if you get a museum kaart of I Amsterdam pass  maybe there will be more availability.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: April 19, 2019, 05:41:56 PM »
Is there any secondary marketplace for Anne Frank House tickets?

When I was there (a few years ago) we just walked right up and got tickets. Not sure if it was a fluke or not

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« Reply #539 on: April 19, 2019, 05:46:32 PM »
Seems like they changed the rules last year. No on site sales.
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