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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 #405 on: July 08, 2018, 01:04:12 AM »
Do all the restaurants and shops in Amsterdam take CC these days?


I read in the past some of the restaurants did not
Correct, some restaurants do not accept credit cards , but most do.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: July 08, 2018, 01:28:50 AM »
I used my free night there. It is very nice but the rooms are very dated. They upgraded me to Amstel view, which was amazing, the room is giant, and the bathroom is really nice. It's out of the eruv btw.

Personally, of the 3 hotels I stayed in (Andaz, Hyatt Regency, and IC), I enjoyed the Regency the most, though admittedly, the views are non existent and you need to use the metro to get anywhere (IC is also metro away from anything).

I don't think any other shul in city center has meals. You can buy takeout from Bakery Rimon on Friday morning. Portuguese shul should have a light Kiddush.
thx so helpful! Didnt realize a shul bw chabad an portuguese would be out of eruv! Still dont think the eruv will be deciding factor for me, other option for my last use of the IC unlimited nights is a Kimpton all the way up at top of eruv and 40 minutes from chabad. Seems like the IC was renovated recently per reviews, when did u stay? I had an amazing upgrade experience at the IC le Grand Paris on my wife and i's prior getaway so we are hoping for similar, and prefer the grandness, plus the pool is really enticing. 

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: July 08, 2018, 08:56:17 AM »
thx so helpful! Didnt realize a shul bw chabad an portuguese would be out of eruv! Still dont think the eruv will be deciding factor for me, other option for my last use of the IC unlimited nights is a Kimpton all the way up at top of eruv and 40 minutes from chabad. Seems like the IC was renovated recently per reviews, when did u stay? I had an amazing upgrade experience at the IC le Grand Paris on my wife and i's prior getaway so we are hoping for similar, and prefer the grandness, plus the pool is really enticing.
I was there a month ago, my room was not renovated. That being said, the room was fine and the common areas are extremely nice.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: July 08, 2018, 01:10:49 PM »
Worth noting that the Amsterdam Eiruv is quiet questionable halachically
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: July 08, 2018, 02:26:08 PM »
Worth noting that the Amsterdam Eiruv is quiet questionable halachically
It was redone a few years ago. I think it's better now.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: July 08, 2018, 02:33:17 PM »
Had a great experience at the waldorf, which is in a great overall location and has amazing standard rooms. But that doesnt help you much, as you're looking for IHG.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: July 08, 2018, 02:45:51 PM »
It was redone a few years ago. I think it's better now.
I don't think so.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: July 08, 2018, 04:16:12 PM »
Stayed at IC Amstel in November (not for shabbos) and they were doing renovations. Rooms and hotel were nice. Good indoor pool.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: July 24, 2018, 07:13:41 PM »
Anyone ever stay at Hyatt regency?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: July 24, 2018, 10:50:00 PM »
Anyone ever stay at Hyatt regency?
I stayed a few times at the Crowne Plaza, very central location, I do not think the Hyatt Regency was open then, this is a pretty good review of it, in general.

https://singleflyer.com/2017/09/16/hyatt-regency-amsterdam-review/
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: July 25, 2018, 09:49:37 PM »
Staying at the holiday inn express over Shabbat.  Has anyone made the walk from the hotel to the chabad to daven and for dinner?  Google maps says it is an hour walk.  Is that correct and is it safe?
Is there a closer shul which offers shabbat dinner?  Is there a close shul with a shabbat kiddush, not necessarily a lunch?  Where is there to walk and see on Shabbat afternoon near the hotel?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: July 25, 2018, 10:53:01 PM »
Anyone ever stay at Hyatt regency?
I did for 4 nights in May. It's really good. I was booked as a GOH, got upgraded to Regency club room. Club is basic but also had full breakfast. We found fruit, coffee, and oatmeal to eat. There's also a nightly happy hour where they bring out alcohol.

Location is not so central but it's close to the metro. Staff and service was nice and the hotel while new, isn't crazy modern. No views to speak of. It's a good deal at 15k points.

It's close to the Portuguese Shul but the hotel is out of the eruv.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: July 25, 2018, 10:54:17 PM »
Staying at the holiday inn express over Shabbat.  Has anyone made the walk from the hotel to the chabad to daven and for dinner?  Google maps says it is an hour walk.  Is that correct and is it safe?
Is there a closer shul which offers shabbat dinner?  Is there a close shul with a shabbat kiddush, not necessarily a lunch?  Where is there to walk and see on Shabbat afternoon near the hotel?
Portuguese has davening and Kiddush as well as Rav Aharon Schuster shul (near Vondelpark). I assume you're talking about the HI Express near city center and not in Bieldenvurst?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: July 25, 2018, 11:47:18 PM »
Sorry, the holiday inn express in south Amsterdam is the hotel we are staying at, not the one in the center of the city.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: July 26, 2018, 12:05:51 AM »
Any Minyanim near the city center?

Also anyone ever do a Jewish history tour?
Besides the museum

And if so can you recommend any?
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