Where to go in Amsterdam?

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by marcus69x, May 9, 2007.

  1. liamduggan

    liamduggan Junior Member

    Thanks everybody. I will have a look at the IAmsterdam card - looks good value and the 72 hour one is just the right amount of time for us

    We are flying from Manchester to Schipol and i belive its easy enough to get transport into the city from the Airport


    Liam
     
  2. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    We are flying from Manchester to Schipol and i belive its easy enough to get transport into the city from the Airport

    Yes it is. I got a bus to the Leidesplein where my hostel was. There is an information place in the airport concourse and they were very helpful & good English.
     
  3. Medic7922

    Medic7922 Senior Member

    We are flying from Manchester to Schipol and i belive its easy enough to get transport into the city from the Airport Liam

    When you arrive at Schipol just walk down the stairs and buy a rail ticket into Amsterdam, The station is under the airport and it's a direct route to the Central Station in Amsterdam where you can catch a Tram, Bus or Taxi or even walk to your hotel.
     
  4. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    Here's a couple of pics of the flame of Remembrance at the Dutch/Jewish Theatre in Amsterdam where Jews were held before being transported. I presume that the names carved on the panels behind are all those people, but I didn't check.
     

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  5. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    where are the pictures? ;)

    :lol::lol: I see you added them as I posted

    We will be in Amsterdam in May
     
  6. jansenren

    jansenren Junior Member

    Thanks everybody. I will have a look at the IAmsterdam card - looks good value and the 72 hour one is just the right amount of time for us

    We are flying from Manchester to Schipol and i belive its easy enough to get transport into the city from the Airport


    Liam
    Do you already know where you’re staying as well? I went 2 years ago and I stayed in an apartment. In my opinion Hotels are much too overprized and I don't like all the hordes of people there as well.
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Do you already know where you’re staying as well? I went 2 years ago and I stayed in an apartment. In my opinion Hotels are much too overprized and I don't like all the hordes of people there as well.

    Hi Liam,

    Thank you for the info. They are three nights minimum and I am only staying for two in both Belgium and The Netherlands.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    We are going to be staying for three nights in Amsterdam in May and are staying at a B&B near the station. We thought the prices were reasonable.
     
  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I can't check at the moment but I think there's some good maps and aeril photographs of where the German paratroopers fought and landed in and around Amsterdam. If memory serves me well one JU 52 landed on a dual carriageway.

    Ten pence says I'm thinking of another city :lol:

    You might be thinking of the aerodromes the German paras were trying to take at Ypenburg, Valkenburg & Ockenburg.
     
  10. Trpr Hughes

    Trpr Hughes Member

    I lived in Amsterdam for 5 years. Probably the best place I've ever been/lived.
    Tips:
    Do go on a boat tour.
    Do walk around, and around and around.
    Do go to Puccini's for chocolate heaven. There's one on the Singel canal number 184.
    Do eat an uitsmieter at Cafe De Prins, on the Prinsengracht just up from the Anne Frank Museum.
    Go for a beer at the blauw theehuis (blue teahouse) in the Vondelpark.
    If you're feeling adventurous, hire bikes and just go for a ride anywhere!
    The red light zone is worth a walk through, just to see it, but you'll get a feel for the place from the boat trip. Nieuwmarkt will provide a good place to sit and have a Coffee after a walk through the red light zone.
    Don't have a Jazz cigar unless you really know what you're doing!

    Enjoy this beautiful gem of a place.
     
  11. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    The red light zone is worth a walk through, just to see it,
    I enjoyed that, but my ex-wife was less keen :lol: Of course the real business goes on in the less well-lit sidestreets ... ;)
    but you'll get a feel for the place from the boat trip.
    Indeed: do they still do the dinner trips in the evening? Expensive, but the best way to see the red light district!
     
  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Do eat an uitsmieter at Cafe De Prins, on the Prinsengracht just up from the Anne Frank Museum.

    I'd eat an Uitsmijter anywhere, anytime. Does not have to be in Amsterdam.:D

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  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I can see what I will be having for breakfast in Amsterdam.
     
  14. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    Don't miss the pancakes either!
     
  15. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Or the stroopwafels..
     
  16. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    I'd eat an Uitsmijter anywhere, anytime. Does not have to be in Amsterdam.:D

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    That's a nice one Rob!
     
  17. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    my wife loved the red light area, as she has with the red light area in every european city !

    How about the CWGC plot at the new Estern Cemetary
     
  18. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    How about the CWGC plot at the new Estern Cemetary

    Yup, with over 300 men buried at the cemetery. There are also graves of Dutch soldiers who died during the German invasion in May 1940.
     
  19. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

  20. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Nice pics Nicola. My father was born in Amsterdam. We go there each year to visit the American and English bookshops and to drink a beer together. We have visited the cemetery often.
     

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