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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 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

Trip Reports, notes and reviews:
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jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #602 on: May 04, 2019, 05:46:15 PM »
Maybe I'll just leave the hotel and Uber... Wanted to grab a nap though :-(

What's the closest food eatery to AMS airport?
All are about 15 minutes.

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« Reply #603 on: May 04, 2019, 09:08:46 PM »
All are about 15 minutes.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
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which of these is Glatt Kosher?
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Is the bedatz of Amsterdam a reliable hechsher?

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« Reply #606 on: May 09, 2019, 01:45:02 AM »
Is the bedatz of Amsterdam a reliable hechsher?
This is as of January 2019

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« Reply #608 on: May 16, 2019, 08:43:41 PM »
Apologize in advance, as I am sure this was asked and answered somewhere. Planning a trip for just me and my wife in end of August. What is the recommended number of days?

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« Reply #609 on: May 16, 2019, 08:48:25 PM »
Apologize in advance, as I am sure this was asked and answered somewhere. Planning a trip for just me and my wife in end of August. What is the recommended number of days?
Depends if you like museums.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #610 on: May 16, 2019, 09:53:02 PM »
I would say 3. I did a week (minus a day trip) with a toddler and we had 1 day too much. If it were just my wife and I, we could have done everything we wanted in 3.

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« Reply #611 on: May 16, 2019, 09:54:10 PM »
which of these is Glatt Kosher?
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Rabbinate of Amsterdam is glatt.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #612 on: May 17, 2019, 07:51:13 AM »
Depends if you like museums.

I do.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #613 on: May 17, 2019, 09:35:36 AM »
I would say 3. I did a week (minus a day trip) with a toddler and we had 1 day too much. If it were just my wife and I, we could have done everything we wanted in 3.
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« Reply #614 on: May 18, 2019, 09:39:22 PM »
I would say 3. I did a week (minus a day trip) with a toddler and we had 1 day too much. If it were just my wife and I, we could have done everything we wanted in 3.

If I have more time is there a nearby country you recommend I visit too?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: May 18, 2019, 09:45:31 PM »
If I have more time is there a nearby country you recommend I visit too?
Belgium, Germany, or France.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #616 on: May 19, 2019, 05:23:50 PM »
Apologize in advance, as I am sure this was asked and answered somewhere. Planning a trip for just me and my wife in end of August. What is the recommended number of days?

My husband and I just spent 4 days in Amsterdam (one was Shabbat) and could easily have stayed longer. Especially if you venture out into the countryside, which we did for one day.

We are now in Belgium for 2 days. We are going to do Bruges/Ghent one day and Brussels/Antwerp the other, sleeping in Brussels for convenience.

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« Reply #617 on: May 19, 2019, 05:27:04 PM »
I do.
In that case, 3 days in the city. More if you venture out of the city.
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« Reply #618 on: May 19, 2019, 06:37:38 PM »
Thanks all the advice. Would it make more sense to spend shabbos in Amsterdam or in Antwerp?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: May 19, 2019, 10:45:00 PM »
Thanks all the advice. Would it make more sense to spend shabbos in Amsterdam or in Antwerp?
I did shabbos in Amsterdam and it was phenomenal. Didn't do Antwerp at all.

Portuguese synogouge for shacharis, then in the afternoon walked around canals and wandered to Vondelpark, which is really nice.

Also got a Psak from my LOR to go to a museum on shabbos of we bought tickets in advance, so we went to the Jewish museum, which was OK - more geared to non Jews than frum people.