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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 – Bakery and Supermarket - info@laromme.nl

David's Corner - Supermarket - www.davidscorner.nl

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: February 13, 2013, 09:52:12 PM »


is there lockers in the airport to leave my hand-luggage anywhere? or do i need to schlep it with me?
yes, there are lockers that you can pay for with euros.

there are lockers they cost a few euro's,.. they are right before immigration in the terminal itself.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 17, 2013, 12:38:34 AM »
there are lockers they cost a few euro's,.. they are right before immigration in the terminal itself.
Are they big enough for a stroller?  or just a handbag?

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Re: Amsterdam 13 hour layover Thurs, January 31, 2013 - Delta flt. #34
« Reply #137 on: February 17, 2013, 12:41:23 AM »
When you say - Wed Feb 20 - you mean that's when you land or that's the date of your orig. Flight?  Cuz I am leaving on Feb 19th - landing in AMS Feb 20th @ 7:50am....   so add one more to your minyan
the group was supposed to leave ewr on the 20th but now almost all changed into direct

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 17, 2013, 08:07:19 AM »
Are they big enough for a stroller?  or just a handbag?
Depends on the stroller but it should fit a compact stroller.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2013, 08:46:19 AM »
Looking to burn some Hilton points this summer in Amsterdam. Has anyone recenty been to the Amsterdam Hilton or Doubletree Hilton and know which is nicer?

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: February 20, 2013, 09:01:21 AM »
Looking to burn some Hilton points this summer in Amsterdam. Has anyone recenty been to the Amsterdam Hilton or Doubletree Hilton and know which is nicer?

Haven't stayed at either but I believe the Amsterdam Hilton is the nicer hotel.
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:02 AM »
Looking to burn some Hilton points this summer in Amsterdam. Has anyone recenty been to the Amsterdam Hilton or Doubletree Hilton and know which is nicer?

Amsterdam Hilton is nicer. I grew up literary around the corner and my parents still live down the road (canal!) from it. The outside is outdated but the interior is nice. there are two shuls close-by with daily minyanim. They used to offer kosher food but I don't know for sure still if they still do, I haven't been there since last year pesach. (Funfact: see if you can get the presidential suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed.)

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: March 12, 2013, 10:04:18 AM »
i have a stop over for 8 hours next Monday in Amsterdam landing 9.50  do i have enough time to go to Ann frank and to Heineken beer museum or should i be  nervous that i wont have enough time???

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: March 12, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
You probably have enough time for some sightseeing...wouldn't waste it on the Heineken tour, though.

Anne Frank, Jewish Historical Museum, Rijksmuseum for a real quick tour, etc....

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2013, 10:54:47 AM »
This is the email I recieved from they AndaZ

Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxx, 
Hereby I would like to confirm the kosher breakfast during your stay at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
 
We would like to also invite you to enjoy a kosher diner/lunch in our Bluespoon restaurant. In case you will prefer to dine/lunch outside the hotel we would like to recommend you the restaurant H’Baron. This restaurant is one of the most visited kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.
 
Restaurant : H’ Baron
Address     : Kastelenstraat 108
                    1082 EJ Amsterdam
Website      : www.h-baron.nl
 
If you would like any further assistance or if you would like to make a reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Best Regards,
 
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What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: March 12, 2013, 12:18:33 PM »
You probably have enough time for some sightseeing...wouldn't waste it on the Heineken tour, though.

Anne Frank, Jewish Historical Museum, Rijksmuseum for a real quick tour, etc....
why not the heineken tour? time wise or is not that good :-\

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2013, 01:15:07 PM »
This is the email I recieved from they AndaZ

Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxx, 
Hereby I would like to confirm the kosher breakfast during your stay at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
 
We would like to also invite you to enjoy a kosher diner/lunch in our Bluespoon restaurant. In case you will prefer to dine/lunch outside the hotel we would like to recommend you the restaurant H’Baron. This restaurant is one of the most visited kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.
 
Restaurant : H’ Baron
Address     : Kastelenstraat 108
                    1082 EJ Amsterdam
Website      : www.h-baron.nl
 
If you would like any further assistance or if you would like to make a reservation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Best Regards,
 
Layssa Pimentel Contreras
Andaz Host - Guest Services


What do you think about the reccomendation of blue spoon? as far as i can tell on their website it aint kosher...

Definitely go to H'Baron.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2013, 01:59:39 PM »
why not the heineken tour? time wise or is not that good :-\

Both.  It's just a tour of a replica of a brewery (but including a couple rounds of Heineken's finest).  So it's both a fair amount of time that can't be cut shorter (you're on their schedule), and for a city that offers so much in terms of history, etc., it would be a shame to waste a couple hours on that tour.

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Re: Amsterdam Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2013, 02:00:37 PM »
Both.  It's just a tour of a replica of a brewery (but including a couple rounds of Heineken's finest).  So it's both a fair amount of time that can't be cut shorter (you're on their schedule), and for a city that offers so much in terms of history, etc., it would be a shame to waste a couple hours on that tour.
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