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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 #585 on: April 29, 2019, 11:33:55 PM »
What day?

Seems like Maritime Museum, Canal Tour, Canal paddle board, Keukenhof, etc would all be good for kids.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #586 on: April 29, 2019, 11:55:38 PM »
What day?

Seems like Maritime Museum, Canal Tour, Canal paddle board, Keukenhof, etc would all be good for kids.
The day you leave I believe. Thursday.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #587 on: April 30, 2019, 12:01:37 AM »
Yup
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #588 on: April 30, 2019, 09:53:01 AM »
Still refining this thing. Thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Yotel AMS
Can you access it upon arrival without going out of the airport and back in?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #589 on: April 30, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »
Still refining this thing. Thoughts?

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

Day 2:
Bakery Laromme (8am)
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
Albert Cuyp Market or Royal Palace or Maritime Museum or? (Approx 11:30am)
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 2:30pm)
Old city segway tour (4pm)
Canal Ride (Approx 6pm)
Dinner: HaBaron (Approx 7:30pm)

Day 3
Depart AMS 9:20am
How are you getting around?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #590 on: April 30, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Can you access it upon arrival without going out of the airport and back in?
Yes, before customs.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #591 on: April 30, 2019, 03:50:37 PM »
How are you getting around?
Mostly Uber so far due to our time constraints.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #592 on: April 30, 2019, 03:51:30 PM »
Is there a manned kiosk to leave luggage? As opposed to lockers which usually can't fit a car seat.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #593 on: May 02, 2019, 10:48:22 AM »
Is there a manned kiosk to leave luggage? As opposed to lockers which usually can't fit a car seat.
To answer my question, Yes. All the way downstairs. 6 for a carry-on and 9 for full size for 24 hours.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #594 on: May 03, 2019, 07:06:36 AM »
Trying to rope in Keukenhof.


How was Keukenhof? I'm planning to go in 2 weeks.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #595 on: May 03, 2019, 07:22:41 AM »
Any restaurant that would deliver to the airport?
Did you get any responses?

I'll going to be at the Hilton AMS airport for a few hours between flights and would love to order in some food.....

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #596 on: May 03, 2019, 07:27:28 AM »
Did you get any responses?

I'll going to be at the Hilton AMS airport for a few hours between flights and would love to order in some food.....
I didn't really pursue it much. Ended up spending a day in Amsterdam so didn't need it.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #597 on: May 03, 2019, 07:32:02 AM »
Maybe I'll just leave the hotel and Uber... Wanted to grab a nap though :-(

What's the closest food eatery to AMS airport?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #598 on: May 03, 2019, 01:23:30 PM »
Quick thoughts in Italics. Thanks to everyone for their help!

Still refining this thing. Thoughts?

Day 1:
Arrive AMS 5:55am
Yotel AMS shower and daven  (Approx 6am-7am)
-We went to the KLM and Priority Pass lounge instead, but both required departing BPs. We booked refundable tickets and went into the PP lounge, only to find out that they charge for shower access. We davened and left.

Keukenhof (Approx 8am-10am)
-10/10. Absolute must-do if you're here in season. 15 mins from AMS via Uber.
Andaz checkin (10:30am)
-Ubered due to time constraints, checked in and showered.
Pizza & Co (Approx 11:45am)
-Ubered due to time constraints. They don't officially open until noon, but they made us food when we showed up at 11:45am. Pizza 6/10, Fries 7/10.
Van Gogh (Approx 12:30pm-3pm)
-Ubered due to time constraints. Had to wait until 12:40pm to enter with our 12:45pm tickets. The audio guide is a must. 9/10.

Rijksmuseum (3pm-5pm)
-Walked here from VGM. Audio guides were sold out. Night watch is beautiful and the All Rembrants exhibit was nice, but overall not as good as Van Gogh. 6/10.

Heineken Experience (5:15pm-7pm)
-Walked here from Rijks. Too drawn-out, gimmicky, and pricey, but worthwhile if you have extra time to kill and like beer. 5/10.

Dinner: HaBaron (Approx 7pm-9:30pm)
-Ubered here. Service is excruciatingly slow. Apps, soup, and burger 5/10. Ribeye 9/10. Dessert 10/10.

Day 2:
Bakery Laromme (8am)
-Andaz gave kosher breakfast, though the cheese was C"S, 6/10. We bought Shefa yogurts (Sold in several groceries near kosher restaurants) which @jj1000 said, are the best yogurts in the world 10/10. Didn't bother going to Laromme.
Anne Frank House (9:25am-11am)
-Walked here from Andaz. We wound up staying here until noon. Very moving and somber experience 10/10.

Albert Cuyp Market or Royal Palace or Maritime Museum or? (Approx 11:30am)
-Took a tram to Albert Cuyp Market. Walked around the market for a few minutes. Pretty kitchy stuff 4/10.
Lunch: Machane Yehuda (Approx 1pm)
-Located in the Albert Cuyp Market. Only had a few items available, food is decent but nothing memorable 6/10.

Portuguese Synagogue (Approx 2pm-3:30pm)
-Took a subway and tram here. Beautiful shul and some interesting factoids via audio guide. 8/10. We also went to the Jewish Museum next door which was worth a quick visit as well.
Segway tour (4pm-6:10pm)
-Guide asked if we wanted to go slow or fast. We said fast of course and he removed the limiter. We covered over 6 miles as the tour ran way over the official 5:30pm end time. A bit scary at first going so fast through busy car and bike traffic, but got used to it fairly quickly. A great look at the city, but I wish we had done it at the beginning of the trip. 10/10.

Canal Ride (Approx 6:20-7:40pm)
-Walked and took the Lovers boat from Centraal Station. Nice serene trip through the canals, but a bit boring. 6/10.

Dinner: HaBaron (Approx 7:30pm)
-Another slow but tasty experience. Skip the apps, get the ribeye, a glass of wine, and dessert.

Day 3
Depart AMS 9:20am
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #599 on: May 03, 2019, 04:30:39 PM »
Is there a link for the segway tour?
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