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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:
Dan
jj1000     
mguy
moish
penina
@yehuda
DDFB
jungle
boruch
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: February 20, 2022, 11:17:37 PM »
If the tulip gardens are open definitely go there.

There's also the flower market.

Hacarmel isn't far from the city center (maybe 10 min)

They can also rent bikes to get around. Very enjoyable
The gardens aren't opened yet.
Biking is not an option. IYKYK.
What is the name of the flower market?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: February 21, 2022, 02:31:17 AM »
What is the recommended amount of time to spend at the Portuguese Synagogue? Jewish Museum?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: February 21, 2022, 11:12:39 AM »
The gardens aren't opened yet.
Biking is not an option. IYKYK.
What is the name of the flower market?
Bloemenmarket
Its nice, very touristy, lots of souveniers, etc. Don't need more than 15 min IMHO
What is the recommended amount of time to spend at the Portuguese Synagogue? Jewish Museum?
If you want to go through the entire thing, it can take a while. Going through most of the Synagogue took us about 2 hours. IIRC there was still  more to see but they were already closing. We did not have time for the Museum or the other few attractions that are included in the ticket. They're not open very late so they should try to do this earlier on. The Tulip Market also closes earlyish for that matter. I guess try to schedule the attractions during the earlier part of their stopover and food later...
I did not know that there was a free ferry.
Thank you for sharing.
Would the ferry be a good substitute for a canal cruise?
What is the frequency of the free ferry?
I messaged the chabad about MAchne Yehuda. I am waiting for a response.
The ferry is just that, a ferry  :D .
Just to get you from one side of the canal to the other. Entire ride takes about 5 min, maybe even less. Its a smaller verison of the Staten Island ferry, if youre familiar with that. But obviously much nicer as all transportation in Europe. ;)  Its very often, every few minutes theres another one going and coming. (You can probably see the official schedule on google maps directions.) Personally, I really enjoyed the views and swing on the Adam tower and would recommend not to miss it.
Would the ferry be a good substitute for a canal cruise?
I cannot compare because i did not do a canal cruise. WOuld have been boring for me. We did rent our own little motorized boat, though and had fun chilling around the canals ourselves. There was a certain element of adventure thats not present in the canal cruises which spoke to me, however, I am not sure if they operate in the winter and it might not even be enjoyable if the weather doesnt cooperate.


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: February 21, 2022, 11:36:55 AM »
Looking at a flight to TLV with a 10-hour stopover in AMS.  Will we be able to leave the airport to see the city with unvaccinated children ranging in age from 6 to 15?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: February 21, 2022, 03:06:18 PM »
Bloemenmarket
Its nice, very touristy, lots of souveniers, etc. Don't need more than 15 min IMHOIf you want to go through the entire thing, it can take a while. Going through most of the Synagogue took us about 2 hours. IIRC there was still  more to see but they were already closing. We did not have time for the Museum or the other few attractions that are included in the ticket. They're not open very late so they should try to do this earlier on. The Tulip Market also closes earlyish for that matter. I guess try to schedule the attractions during the earlier part of their stopover and food later...The ferry is just that, a ferry  :D .
Just to get you from one side of the canal to the other. Entire ride takes about 5 min, maybe even less. Its a smaller verison of the Staten Island ferry, if youre familiar with that. But obviously much nicer as all transportation in Europe. ;)  Its very often, every few minutes theres another one going and coming. (You can probably see the official schedule on google maps directions.) Personally, I really enjoyed the views and swing on the Adam tower and would recommend not to miss it. I cannot compare because i did not do a canal cruise. WOuld have been boring for me. We did rent our own little motorized boat, though and had fun chilling around the canals ourselves. There was a certain element of adventure thats not present in the canal cruises which spoke to me, however, I am not sure if they operate in the winter and it might not even be enjoyable if the weather doesnt cooperate.


Hope all this helps!
Thank you very much!
So little time, so much to do!

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: February 21, 2022, 03:13:06 PM »
Read my TR?
I wouldn't say the canal ride is a must do. Would only be cool if you can do something private.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: February 22, 2022, 12:14:14 AM »
Read my TR?
I wouldn't say the canal ride is a must do. Would only be cool if you can do something private.
I would say considering it's there is the first Monday in March, I'd wager that there wont be anyone else on the Pure Boats Tour.

I read your TR. The Garden is closed and art museums aren't of interest.

For now this is what the itinerary looks like.

07:50 AM AMS Arrival
09:30 AM Ets Chaim Arrival
11:00 AM Brunch- Mouwes or Rimon- Which one is better?
12:00 PM Pure Boat Canal Tour
01:15 PM Anne Frank House
02:45 PM Portuguese Synagogue
05:00 PM Walking Tour
07:00 PM Schipol Arrival
08:55 PM Departure
Any input?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: February 23, 2022, 07:23:39 PM »
Looking at a flight to TLV with a 10-hour stopover in AMS.  Will we be able to leave the airport to see the city with unvaccinated children ranging in age from 6 to 15?
Would love to know as well. Any United flights with AMS stopover?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: March 06, 2022, 06:41:24 AM »
I did that this past Aug (had a day stopover in amsterdam with unvaccinated kids, KLM- JFK to TLV).
We walked around the city to see the canals, went on the ferry back and forth, then did the tour of the old shul -
FYI- they dont let you bring in a wheely carry on to the shul - so someone of our group had to stay outside the whole time with it...very annoying).

it was interesting for all of us (parents + kids age 23-7 year).  probably spent close to 2 hours- we did not go to any of the other sites included in the ticket.

WE then took a train out the zaans shansz- area with windmills and animals- very pretty and you can see a workshop how wooden shoes are made, how cheese is made.
All in all a great day- and enough time for all this.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: April 03, 2022, 09:17:58 PM »
Any suggestion for Marriott hotel close to food/shul...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: April 03, 2022, 10:16:21 PM »
Any suggestion for Marriott hotel close to food/shul...

The Sir Albert is down the block from the chabad. 

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: April 03, 2022, 11:59:29 PM »
The Sir Albert is down the block from the chabad.
Thanks. How about the Residence Inn Amsterdam Houthavens? Would that be a good option?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: April 04, 2022, 02:07:08 PM »
Thanks. How about the Residence Inn Amsterdam Houthavens? Would that be a good option?


Doesn’t seem to be close to anything

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: April 24, 2022, 08:56:52 PM »
What's the best way to get around? Car rental, walk, any recommendation for car service...?

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« Reply #694 on: April 24, 2022, 09:00:18 PM »
What's the best way to get around? Car rental, walk, any recommendation for car service...?

Bike and light rail

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: April 28, 2022, 04:06:43 PM »
Anyone know if T-mobile works in Amsterdam?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: April 28, 2022, 04:15:03 PM »
Anyone know if T-mobile works in Amsterdam?
It will connect you to another network who partners with T-mobile.

Just inquire by your operator what the deal is with roaming. Maybe it's worth paying for some travel pack.


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: April 28, 2022, 09:53:18 PM »
It will connect you to another network who partners with T-mobile.

Just inquire by your operator what the deal is with roaming. Maybe it's worth paying for some travel pack.
T-Mobile claims it'll work however I see mixed info online. Some claim it won't work even if TMobile says it will. Wondering if anyone has any personal experience?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: April 29, 2022, 02:28:43 AM »
T-Mobile claims it'll work however I see mixed info online. Some claim it won't work even if TMobile says it will. Wondering if anyone has any personal experience?
worked for me this week. Internet is. Abit slow but it was fine for my needs

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: May 14, 2022, 09:39:47 PM »
Any place to eat Shabbos in Amsterdam?