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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

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 Ė 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 #330 on: July 07, 2016, 09:53:21 AM »
It's "not quite" any of those places but it sure is beautiful in its own right, and partially because it combines the "not quites" of those places all in one place...
Exactly, to have all those feelings and sights in one place makes it special in it's own right. And the canals are cooler than Venice because you can paddle boat on them. And the buildings are better kept and every stone is perfectly painted which is better than Prague. And the people are way nicer than NYC and the air is clean. Etc.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: December 15, 2016, 10:32:23 AM »
is Pizza & Co. cholov yisroel? also any bakeries worth buying from?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #332 on: December 15, 2016, 10:35:36 AM »

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: December 15, 2016, 10:40:51 AM »
is it worth taking a tour guide or winging it myself?
http://www.easyrider-amsterdam.co.il/package/%D7%94%D7%97%D7%91%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%AA-%D7%9C%D7%98%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9D/

also can i get my bags checked all the way to israel or do i need to take them out at the airport?

Ann frank house has no more tickets for my dates. any way to still get without waiting an hour plus on line?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: December 15, 2016, 10:42:48 AM »
is it worth taking a tour guide or winging it myself?
http://www.easyrider-amsterdam.co.il/package/%D7%94%D7%97%D7%91%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%AA-%D7%9C%D7%98%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9D/

also can i get my bags checked all the way to israel or do i need to take them out at the airport?

Ann frank house has no more tickets for my dates. any way to still get without waiting an hour plus on line?
I have no idea how your flying to be able to answer that.
No need for a guide.
Tickets open up, when are you looking for?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: December 15, 2016, 10:55:04 AM »
the Spanish Portuguese Shul, the english site doesnt seem to be working. do I need a ticket to go in? are there tours or self guided.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: December 15, 2016, 12:52:10 PM »
You get a ticket by the front door. Self guided tour. If I remember correctly, there's an audio guide.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: February 07, 2017, 10:13:55 AM »
We are a group of 45 People of all ages that will be in Amsterdam on a 23 hour stopover in April.  We are arriving 10 AM and leaving 9:20 AM the following morning. We will probably stay at the new airport Hilton since we can easily walk to the Terminal for our AM flight and save time. We will have a coach bus for the day that will pick us up at the airport, take us around and end off at a restaurant and back to the hotel in the evening.  We will also have a tour guide.

We plan on visiting the Ann Frank House, a private Canal Boat Ride, City Center (flower market),  and Portuguese Synagogue.
I would appreciate advice and experience on the following.

1.   Would it be possible to also visit the Heineken Experience or is it too much.

2.   It seems like the best dining experience is the Sandwich Shop although itís not the classiest since itís unique to Amsterdam and we can go to a nice restaurant anywhere.  Do people agree and if so can they accommodate a large group.

3.   Are there restaurants or pizza shops that would prepare an early lunch for our group and possibly deliver it to the canal boat or bus?


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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #338 on: February 07, 2017, 12:39:20 PM »
This is as per their facebook page: "We have found a new location for Sal Meijer, the permits applied for and are now awaiting a positive response from the municipality. As soon as the permits have been granted, can we start with the remodel and expect than at the end of September beginning of October to re-open.
Warmest greetings. Sal Meijer team!"


Does anyone know if they re-opened?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: February 08, 2017, 08:39:30 PM »
You should walk around a few of the streets, but seeing the flower market is overrated IMO. Thought it was much more of a way to pass through to get to the next street rather than a stop in and of itself. You can also tour the Jewish museum (which I think covers the cost of the Synagogue) but it wasn't too exciting. Not sure how long Heineken takes, so I can't comment, but if you have reservations for Anne Frank, then your activities you've listed should take 5-6 hours probably, so you might have time for Heineken.

Sal Meijer was good, but I wouldn't say it was amazing that you must go there (unless trying to save money versus going to one of the steakhouses). Pizza & Co was great pizza, but it's super small and don't know if they do deliveries.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: February 08, 2017, 08:50:28 PM »
We are a group of 45 People of all ages that will be in Amsterdam on a 23 hour stopover in April.  We are arriving 10 AM and leaving 9:20 AM the following morning. We will probably stay at the new airport Hilton since we can easily walk to the Terminal for our AM flight and save time. We will have a coach bus for the day that will pick us up at the airport, take us around and end off at a restaurant and back to the hotel in the evening.  We will also have a tour guide.

We plan on visiting the Ann Frank House, a private Canal Boat Ride, City Center (flower market),  and Portuguese Synagogue.
I would appreciate advice and experience on the following.

1.   Would it be possible to also visit the Heineken Experience or is it too much.

2.   It seems like the best dining experience is the Sandwich Shop although itís not the classiest since itís unique to Amsterdam and we can go to a nice restaurant anywhere.  Do people agree and if so can they accommodate a large group.

3.   Are there restaurants or pizza shops that would prepare an early lunch for our group and possibly deliver it to the canal boat or bus?

I don't think 45 ppl can fit in Sal Meijer

I found it not unique at all, it's just a cold cut sandwich.

I enjoyed Habaron, interesting Dutch meat croquettes or so. I think if you rent the whole space it would hold 45pp. I would imagine they'd gladly cater an event.

Depending where you're co

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: February 09, 2017, 11:36:04 AM »


I don't think 45 ppl can fit in Sal Meijer

I found it not unique at all, it's just a cold cut sandwich.

I enjoyed Habaron, interesting Dutch meat croquettes or so. I think if you rent the whole space it would hold 45pp. I would imagine they'd gladly cater an event.

Depending where you're co

Our tour guide is friends with the owners at Sal Meijer.  They recently moved so will find out if they have more space.  I will definitely consider Habaron .  Tnx

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: February 12, 2017, 03:40:26 PM »
hows weather mid feb?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: February 12, 2017, 04:59:47 PM »
on the anne frank website says from 9am till 3pm only online tickets accepted but people on thread say you can still get in but have to wait online for a while, is that true or i won't be able to get in period?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: February 12, 2017, 06:34:33 PM »


on the anne frank website says from 9am till 3pm only online tickets accepted but people on thread say you can still get in but have to wait online for a while, is that true or i won't be able to get in period?

The rules changed last year.