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> Amsterdam, recommendations for coffee shops / hostels / other places to check out
chasingbohemia
post Feb 4 2008, 10:20 PM
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okay, last time I went to Amsterdam, everything was a blur (understandably)...

we just kinda figured we'll figure out what to do and where to go once we're there and it was fun, but ii'm sure there's much more to amsterdam than what I saw

so please recommend the best amsterdam has to offer from all perspectives wink.gif

(p.s. I'm going in July if that makes any difference)
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post Feb 5 2008, 10:49 AM
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okay, last time I went to Amsterdam, everything was a blur (understandably)...

I have nothing useful to add here, it's been soo long since I've been. I just though this line was pretty funny smile.gif Am still laughing.....


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post Feb 5 2008, 11:17 AM
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If you have an entire day, and are sick of the red light district, definitely check out the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum.... fantabulous... the Rijksmuseum is SO HUGE it's unbelievable, and there is so much awesome crazy art there.

What else to do in Amsterdam: eat a space cake if you haven't already, but make sure you have nothing to do the next day, because you will probably sleep through the whole day...

Take a walking tour through Haarlem around Anne Frank's house

Go on a canal cruise

Eat some pickled herring and/or french fries with mayonnaise


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post Feb 6 2008, 10:35 PM
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I don't smoke or drink, but had the BEST time in Amsterdam:
1. The Sex Museum ... definitely worth the $3 euros!
2. Anne Frank House ... very powerful!
3. Definitely walk through the Red Light District at night
4. I enjoyed the "Heiniken Experience" even if it was a little flashy. You'll never look at a bottle of Heiny the same way.
5. A canal cruise is a fun way to learn about some Amsterdamian history.
6. Check out Cannabis College in the Red Light District. Lots of really interesting information about hemp.
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post May 24 2008, 11:49 AM
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Hi there,

I am on my way to see a good friend in Brussels again, and from there believe it or not its just an hour train ride for 23 Euro to Amsterdam. I was really surprised as I found out about that.
Anyways, as far as the hostels in Amsterdam are concerned, everbody I meet so far and stayed in Amsterdam recently had those three hostels in commen. The Flying Pig Hostel, the Bull Dog Hostel Amsterdam and the Amigo Hostel. So I am not having made up my mind but I will have certainly a closer look into those.

Good luck!
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okay, last time I went to Amsterdam, everything was a blur (understandably)...

we just kinda figured we'll figure out what to do and where to go once we're there and it was fun, but ii'm sure there's much more to amsterdam than what I saw

so please recommend the best amsterdam has to offer from all perspectives wink.gif

(p.s. I'm going in July if that makes any difference)

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post May 29 2008, 05:41 AM
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I would book an apartment instead of a hotel.
I onece stayed at the one you can book at:
http://www.myspace.com/isyoursandyoursandyours
The place was great, the location was great and the pricing was good.
take care, Louise
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