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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)
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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 CLOSED FOR GOOD

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

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #540 on: April 19, 2019, 08:02:56 PM »
When I was there, the line to buy tickets was enormous. Line with pre-purchased online tickets was nonexistent; went right in.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: April 23, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
Headed here with @AJK next week for 48 hours.
Would love to hear your tips :)
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: April 23, 2019, 12:46:58 AM »
Best move if you want to go to Anne Frank House is to book the tour which is only  5 euro more on website.  Scroll to bottom even if it says it is sold out for that day, there are tickets available for the tour.  Walk right in at allotted time, no wait.  Interesting 30 minute talk and then you go right into museum.
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« Reply #543 on: April 23, 2019, 01:24:44 AM »
Best move if you want to go to Anne Frank House is to book the tour which is only  5 euro more on website.  Scroll to bottom even if it says it is sold out for that day, there are tickets available for the tour.  Walk right in at allotted time, no wait.  Interesting 30 minute talk and then you go right into museum.
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Wow. Been checking for days now, but I checked now and sure enough grabbed 2 tickets with the intro program!
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: April 23, 2019, 01:27:12 AM »
That was the best hint I received. Glad that I could pass it on.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: April 23, 2019, 01:57:22 AM »
Rough draft, thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Dropoff luggage
Canal Ride?
Van Gogh Museum?
Lunch: Machane Yehuda? Rimon Deli? Golan?
Old city segway tour?
Heineken Experience?
Flower Market?
Dinner: HaBaron?

Day 2:
Anne Frank House 9:25am-11am
Lunch: Pizza & Co?
Portuguese Synagogue?
Rijksmuseum?
Maritime Museum?
Dinner: HaCarmel?

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #546 on: April 23, 2019, 03:14:41 AM »
Do yourself a favor and skip HaCarmel.
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« Reply #547 on: April 23, 2019, 09:31:41 AM »
Replace it with?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #548 on: April 23, 2019, 09:38:29 AM »
Replace it with?
H baron again. It's the only noteworthy resturant.

HaCarmels value comes it's location as it is closer t city center than everywhere else, but it is not very good.

I might also suggest bringing or getting takeout for lunches as I don't think it's worth the shlep to the Jewish neighborhood for mediocre Israeli style pizza.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #549 on: April 23, 2019, 10:11:46 AM »
Rough draft, thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Dropoff luggage
Canal Ride?
Van Gogh Museum?
Lunch: Machane Yehuda? Rimon Deli? Golan?
Old city segway tour?
Heineken Experience?
Flower Market?
Dinner: HaBaron?

Day 2:
Anne Frank House 9:25am-11am
Lunch: Pizza & Co?
Portuguese Synagogue?
Rijksmuseum?
Maritime Museum?
Dinner: HaCarmel?

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am
At the Jewish Museum they have packaged kosher sandwiches if you don't want to shlep for lunch, make sure the waiter clarifies everything on the menu on what it actually is -  from the menu it can be a little misleading.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #550 on: April 23, 2019, 09:40:10 PM »
Any reviews of:
Machane Yehud
Rimon Deli
Golan
Pizza & Co
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #551 on: April 23, 2019, 09:42:52 PM »
Any reviews of:
Machane Yehud
Rimon Deli
Golan
Pizza & Co
Pizza and Co is like a classic israeli pizza place. Small personal pies, takes a while if busy.

Golan is a quick service shawarma place. Nothing special.

Rimon is mostly Israeli takeout. Food was fine. Also next door to a good bakery. Both owned by the son of the owner of HaCarmel.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #552 on: April 23, 2019, 09:43:07 PM »
Any reviews of:
Machane Yehud
Rimon Deli
Golan
Pizza & Co
Well I reccomend habaron for starters -good solid food although more upper class then the rest.

Pizza and Co - the pizza, fries and salad was delicious and fresh. The pizza they make big personal pies that are only prepared when you order so it takes about 15-20 minutes for your food.

Can't comment on the rest.

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« Reply #553 on: April 23, 2019, 09:44:07 PM »
Pizza and Co is like a classic israeli pizza place. Small personal pies, takes a while if busy.

Golan is a quick service shawarma place. Nothing special.

Rimon is mostly Israeli takeout. Food was fine. Also next door to a good bakery. Both owned by the son of the owner of HaCarmel.
Name of the bakery? Any bakeries worth going to?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #554 on: April 23, 2019, 09:45:20 PM »
Name of the bakery? Any bakeries worth going to?
Dont remember the name but it's on the same block as everything else. Unfortunately, the Amsterdam food scene is pretty meh coming from the states.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: April 23, 2019, 09:50:45 PM »
Royal palace worth going to?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #556 on: April 23, 2019, 10:21:29 PM »
Thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Dropoff luggage
Canal Ride (Approx 8am)
Van Gogh Museum (Approx 9am)
Rijksmuseum (Approx 10:30am)
Lunch: Pizza & Co (Approx 12pm)
Old city segway tour (2pm-3:30pm)
Maritime Museum (Approx 4pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 2:
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
Royal Palace (Approx 11:30am)
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
Flower Market (Approx 2:30pm)
Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 3:30pm)
Heineken Experience (Approx 5:15-6:30pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: April 24, 2019, 12:28:06 AM »
Van Gogh Museum is also online only?
Boy does AMS seem like a bad place for last minute planning.

What alternate options are there to get tickets?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: April 24, 2019, 05:58:40 AM »
Thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Dropoff luggage
Canal Ride (Approx 8am)
Van Gogh Museum (Approx 9am)
Rijksmuseum (Approx 10:30am)
Lunch: Pizza & Co (Approx 12pm)
Old city segway tour (2pm-3:30pm)
Maritime Museum (Approx 4pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 2:
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
Royal Palace (Approx 11:30am)
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
Flower Market (Approx 2:30pm)
Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 3:30pm)
Heineken Experience (Approx 5:15-6:30pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am

I think you'll find it very tight to do Rijksmuseum @ 10:30, then get to pizza place in jewish area and be back it old city by 2pm. The tram/metro takes a while, and it's still a 5-10 minute walk from tram stop. Maybe you can arrange for them to delver to you in a taxi/uber you pay for?
Also look to do Heineiken experience after lunch at Machane Yehudah, it's just round the corner.

Depending on where you're staying, many of the hotels in city centre will do a kosher breakfast for small supplement, I think EUR 10. For that I got 3 rolls/sandwiches, borekas, pastries etc. Was enough for lunch also! It was delivered fresh from the kosher caterer. Need to order in advance.
This was at the NH hotel close to Central Station.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #559 on: April 24, 2019, 11:45:17 AM »
Thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Dropoff luggage
Canal Ride (Approx 8am)
Van Gogh Museum (Approx 9am)
Rijksmuseum (Approx 10:30am)
Lunch: Pizza & Co (Approx 12pm)
Old city segway tour (2pm-3:30pm)
Maritime Museum (Approx 4pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 2:
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
Royal Palace (Approx 11:30am)
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
Flower Market (Approx 2:30pm)
Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 3:30pm)
Heineken Experience (Approx 5:15-6:30pm)
Dinner: HaBaron

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am
You might enjoy a canal tour sunset/evening time as I think it's more popular then.

Look to get a smaller boat and depending on the weather make sure it's enclosed as well.

At the airport buy a 2 day unlimited bus/ tram pass.

Daven at least once in the Portuguese shul for the "full experience" it's a very unique nussach.