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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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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.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #560 on: April 24, 2019, 11:50:55 AM »
What's with Keukenhof? Worth the shlep and ditching other things to do?
Maybe worth going straight from the airport after landing?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: April 24, 2019, 11:55:26 AM »
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.
Any boat recommendations?

What are minyan times at the shul?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: April 24, 2019, 12:03:34 PM »
Any boat recommendations?

What are minyan times at the shul?
I wasn’t the most satisfied with ours.

I think they have Mincha/ mariv time and an early weekday shachris minyan not sure what time

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: April 24, 2019, 12:41:06 PM »
Hacarmel, I agree to skip. In 2014 they didn't take credit cards, so I had to leave and find an ATM, plus the food was nothing special. It's annoying that the food is mostly in the Jewish community. I got lucky that Sal Meijer was still open and in town when I went, so it sufficed for lunch.

Pizza and Co was some of the best pizza I ever had. We were also the only ones in the store, so it just took the normal time it takes to make a pie from scratch, but no extra waiting time.

You don't have the Jewish museum on there (right across the street from Portuguese Synagogue. It's not all that exciting, but there's a bunch of old shul remnants that are nice to see.

Flower Market is a big skip. I mean you might pass through it on your way to something, but it's not a destination in itself, just a bunch of random shops with flowers and garden tchatchkes.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: April 24, 2019, 02:15:48 PM »
Hacarmel, I agree to skip. In 2014 they didn't take credit cards, so I had to leave and find an ATM, plus the food was nothing special. It's annoying that the food is mostly in the Jewish community. I got lucky that Sal Meijer was still open and in town when I went, so it sufficed for lunch.

Pizza and Co was some of the best pizza I ever had. We were also the only ones in the store, so it just took the normal time it takes to make a pie from scratch, but no extra waiting time.

You don't have the Jewish museum on there (right across the street from Portuguese Synagogue. It's not all that exciting, but there's a bunch of old shul remnants that are nice to see.

Flower Market is a big skip. I mean you might pass through it on your way to something, but it's not a destination in itself, just a bunch of random shops with flowers and garden tchatchkes.

Hacarmel still didn't take CC as of last spring. Rimon doesn't either, but Pizza & Co and H'Baron do IIRC.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: April 24, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
Anyone know the actual hours of Pizza & Co?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: April 24, 2019, 02:34:59 PM »
Anyone know the actual hours of Pizza & Co?


Not sure exactly what the hours are but I got off a plane at 9am ish and went straight to pizza and Co from an early brunch and they were open.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #567 on: April 24, 2019, 02:43:03 PM »
Not sure exactly what the hours are but I got off a plane at 9am ish and went straight to pizza and Co from an early brunch and they were open.
Awesome. Regular menu with pizza?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #568 on: April 24, 2019, 02:44:56 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

Trying to rope in Keukenhof. Seems like there's lockers there, but I have no idea if they will fit our carry-ons, anyone know?

Going to ditch the Flower Market and going to have to pick between the Maritime museum, old city segway tour, or Jewish museum.

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Keukenhof (Approx 8am-10am)
Pizza & Co (Approx 11am)
Van Gogh Museum (Approx 12:30pm)
Rijksmuseum (Approx 3pm)
Heineken Experience (Approx 5:15-6:30pm)
Dinner: HaBaron (Approx 7pm)

Day 2:
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
Royal Palace (Approx 11:30am)
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 2:30pm)
Maritime museum or old city segway tour or Jewish museum? (Approx 4pm)
Dinner: HaBaron (Approx 6:30pm)
Canal Ride (Approx 9pm)

Day 3:
Depart AMS 9:20am
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #569 on: April 24, 2019, 02:45:36 PM »
Awesome. Regular menu with pizza?
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