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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 #620 on: May 20, 2019, 12:57:48 AM »
Shabbat in Amsterdam was really nice. We ate at Chabad and walked around. The city itself is beautiful.

I have never been to Antwerp for Shabbat.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: May 27, 2019, 09:12:22 AM »
For Shabbos, and perhaps the week too, I am struggling between staying in the following areas:

1) Stay near the Portuguese Synagogue, which is where I want to daven on Shabbos, but that's far away from the kosher food and the Chabad house for Shabbos meals.
2) Stay near the Chabad house but it's far from the kosher food areas.
3) Stay in the South in the kosher food areas (e.g., Holiday Inn Express South) but miss out on davening at the  Portuguese Synagogue and the Chabad Shabbos meals.

Thoughts?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: May 27, 2019, 11:27:54 AM »
Its not a far walk from the Portuguese Synagogue to Chabad.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: May 27, 2019, 11:36:20 AM »
We stayed at the Hyatt which was in between Chabad and the Portuguese Synagogue. For shabbat morning, we davened at the Gerard Dou shul which was a really beautiful shul that survived the Nazis because it is so non de-script on the outside. It was a beautiful experience too.

If you stay in the south, it means you need to go to town every day that you want to do things in Amsterdam itself. Either way, you'll have to commute - to restaurants or to museums and activities.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: May 27, 2019, 12:16:00 PM »
We stayed at the Hyatt which was in between Chabad and the Portuguese Synagogue. For shabbat morning, we davened at the Gerard Dou shul which was a really beautiful shul that survived the Nazis because it is so non de-script on the outside. It was a beautiful experience too.

If you stay in the south, it means you need to go to town every day that you want to do things in Amsterdam itself. Either way, you'll have to commute - to restaurants or to museums and activities.

Interesting. Did you daven Friday night at the Portuguese shul? Where did you eat the Shabbos meals?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: May 27, 2019, 12:40:13 PM »
Interesting. Did you daven Friday night at the Portuguese shul? Where did you eat the Shabbos meals?

We davened with Chabad and ate there both Friday night and shabbos day. Chabad doesn't have services for shacharis. You could very easily daven at the Portugeuse shul for shacharis and walk to Chabad. It really isn't that far. The hardest part is not carrying a map, but there aren't too many turns.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: May 27, 2019, 01:21:14 PM »
We davened with Chabad and ate there both Friday night and shabbos day. Chabad doesn't have services for shacharis. You could very easily daven at the Portugeuse shul for shacharis and walk to Chabad. It really isn't that far. The hardest part is not carrying a map, but there aren't too many turns.
+1 that's what I did.

The Portuguese shul has a nice pareve kiddush after davening shabbos day.
They also give free tours with a guide on shabbos.

Chabad lunch was only at like 1:30pm or so.
It's about a 25 min walk from the Portuguese shul to chabad.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: May 27, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
+1 that's what I did.

The Portuguese shul has a nice pareve kiddush after davening shabbos day.
They also give free tours with a guide on shabbos.

Chabad lunch was only at like 1:30pm or so.
It's about a 25 min walk from the Portuguese shul to chabad.

Did you daven at the Portuguese shul Friday night too?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: May 27, 2019, 01:31:03 PM »
Did you daven at the Portuguese shul Friday night too?
No at chabad.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: May 27, 2019, 05:54:23 PM »
You can walk from Chabad to Portuguese in the eruv but it would be a less direct route.

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« Reply #630 on: June 02, 2019, 11:07:30 PM »
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: June 03, 2019, 02:16:04 AM »
Thanks DDF for all the tips :)
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« Reply #632 on: June 03, 2019, 07:18:18 AM »
Thanks DDF for all the tips :)
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: June 04, 2019, 12:29:18 PM »
A bit of topic! arriving in amsterdam airport next week at 1:05pm, heading to antwerp for a chasuna same day, and returning the next morning to ams airport, which train do i take? where is best to buy tickets?
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A bit of topic! arriving in amsterdam airport next week at 1:05pm, heading to antwerp for a chasuna same day, and returning the next morning to ams airport, which train do i take? where is best to buy tickets?
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: June 06, 2019, 04:37:21 PM »
We are going to Amsterdam for 3 days in July, arriving 9AM on Monday, leaving 2:30PM Thursday. We plan on going straight to the gardens as Dan did, made reservations at Anne Frank museum for Wednesday,  but am curious about purchasing a 3 day travel pass which includes entrance to museums, canal ride and unlimited public transportation. Would you do that? We are 4 adults.

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« Reply #639 on: June 06, 2019, 06:49:19 PM »
We are going to Amsterdam for 3 days in July, arriving 9AM on Monday, leaving 2:30PM Thursday. We plan on going straight to the gardens as Dan did, made reservations at Anne Frank museum for Wednesday,  but am curious about purchasing a 3 day travel pass which includes entrance to museums, canal ride and unlimited public transportation. Would you do that? We are 4 adults.
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