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Old 03-28-07, 03:59 PM
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Who's Been to Amsterdam? (OMG suziQ is still alive!)

Hey all. Been awhile since I started a thread, but I've been lurking. I'm headed to A-dam in May for a week. I'm staying near the Vodelpark. Any recommendations for great pubs/restaurants/outings? I'm not really into the whole coffeeshop scene, though. I got the usual musuem/tulips/canal trip/yadda yadda stuff on the list. Any other suggestions I should add to my list?
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Definitely do a bike tour.

Rijksmuseum.

Red Light District tour. Crazy stuff to see.

Boat tour of the canals.

Lots of good food and beer.

You'll have a great time!
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Who are you? You were gone?






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I went to Amsterdam back in 2002, right when the war in Iraq started. If you're not into the coffee shop thing, then hmm.. That's all I bascially did there. I planned on going to museum's (I heard there's a lot of nice one's), and the clubs (the nightlife there is awesome), but all I ended up doing was coffee shops.

The redlight district is nice. But you have people harassing you, wanting to sell you pills and yayo. Most of the girls I saw were not that attractive. There was one, and I didn't want to do it (my friend was pushing me). I lied and said I only had 40 euro on me, and she said she would do it for that.
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Went to a Rite Aid today on Amsterdam.
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Originally Posted by leest3
I went to Amsterdam back in 2002... but all I ended up doing was coffee shops.
I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!

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how much was the yayo?
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Originally Posted by leest3
Most of the girls I saw were not that attractive.
That's okay, suziQ's not very picky.
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I went there back in 2001.
I visited the Van Gogh museum and it bored me. But I would recommend the Heineken Brewery. It's interactive and they gave you free beer and you got to keep the glass. And even if you're not into the coffee shops; you'll be in Amsterdam, it's almost required to visit one. Same goes with the Redlight district. Just walk around, but don't take any pics or the bouncers will trash your camera.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
how much was the yayo?
I didn't buy any.
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Originally Posted by tbone
Just walk around, but don't take any pics or the bouncers will trash your camera.
LOL. I didn't know that when I first got there. Me and my friend were smoking a cigaratte in front of one of the town houses, and the hooker was in the window. I go to pull out my camera and take a picture, and she comes screaming out yelling at the top of her lungs. We leave. Me being blazed at the time, decided to go do it to all of the hookers. Some just closed the curtain some got really pissed. About an hour later, we are in front of the first girl we tried to take a picture of the first time. (we didn't remember her, but she remembered us). She quietly and calmy walked outside and threw water all over my friend.

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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
how much was the yayo?
Am I beyond help if I don't know what the hell yayo is?
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yes.....
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Originally Posted by suziq999
Am I beyond help if I don't know what the hell yayo is?
Watch scarface.
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Originally Posted by suziq999
Am I beyond help if I don't know what the hell yayo is?
Google it like I did, cause I did not know.
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The minute you get off the plane, ask the first person you see, "Am I really in Amsterdam? Okay, where are your whores?"

Then, no matter who you see, keep asking, "Where are your whores?"

This is a Travel Tip that I picked up from reading the National Lampoon in the late 1970s. It's served me very well on two continents.
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I will be there in May as well. Only for a couple of days though. Our plan is to check out a couple of museums and the nightlife. I'd be interested in specific places to go to as well.
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If I were to go to Amsterdam, I'd want to see Anne Frank and Vincent Van Gogh.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
If I were to go to Amsterdam, I'd want to see Anne Frank and Vincent Van Gogh.
Pssst. I thinkthey're both dead.
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Originally Posted by tbone
I went there back in 2001.
I visited the Van Gogh museum and it bored me.
You should've gone to the Sex Museum instead. It starts out fairly interesting but by the time you get to the third or fourth floor (there's like 7 floors of porn) things get awfully graphic.


Anne Frank's house is also a good visit but Damn! that attic is huge, what the hell were they complainin' about?!

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I'm going in May too. I'm not sure what I'll do other than some museums the Van Gogh museum and The Kröller-Müller Museum for sure. We'll be there about a week so we'll travel around some of the time.

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I was just there in October. I recommend the heineken brewery and the anne frank. Wasn't so impressed with Van Gogh....but went b/c I was there. The brewery was pretty cool...my friend that lives there got word of this secret hand sign that you show to the people when you buy a ticket and you get this "special" pass that you're supposed to give to the bartender at the very end. Well we were all excited thinking it was gonna be bad ass....but it ended up we just got 2 free glass bottles of heineken along with the 3 other free drinks. So we got 5 drinks out of the tour instead of only 3. Go figure. Guess it was supposed to be cool b/c EVERYONE else had to drink out of regular glasses.

edit: oh you also get this plastic heniken bottle with a bottle opener in it.
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I second a visit to the Heineken. The tour is laughable with some cheap-o animatronics from the 80s. However, the beer is good despite coming with just two. Of course, a wise man would chat it up with the girls flirting with the bartender as that ensures a near unlimited stream of beer. Going near closing time helps as the bar tries to get rid of the extras sitting on the bar.

The other museums are great -- preferred the Van Gogh over the Rijksmuseum. There was also a smaller one near Leidesplein, which showcases photographs and sculptures as opposed to paintings. Speaking of which Leidesplein is a good place to sit, drink, and people watch. There are some good eats around there, but most of it is geared for tourists.
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We went to Amsterdam 2 years ago, I think.

Vondelpark itself is awesome. We would go there after dinner and chill out for a couple hours at a time. They go to great lengths to make it an attractive, natural area. It is good to have a beach blanket or sheet to lay on if you like the idea. Lots of people, more young than old, would go there with food and drink and just chill out. Seemed like a nice option.

Vondelpark is really pretty far away from the center of town. I don't remember, but it flelt like a 30 minute walk to get there whenever we went (we were at the Krasnapolsky hotel in Dam square, about as in the center of town as you can possibly be). My only concern would be being that far out of town.

I could go on and on with nuggets of advice, but allow me to strongly recommend two things.

1) Their train system is really easy. Why not try to go to another town?
2) Buy this book. The DK eyewitness guides are great. This is a new edition, so I imagine you'll have lots of current info
http://www.amazon.com/Amsterdam-Eyew.../dp/075662441X

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