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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 09:50:06 pm »
There's an amazing Thai restaurant, Klaas Compaen, in the Centrum, not too far from all the er fun er stuff.  The door looks like the place was made for hobbits.  The food is sublime.
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 10:05:51 pm »
can confirm, great place....
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 08:24:16 pm »
anybody has a recommendation where to stay a couple of nights? looking for a cool hotel. a small hotel with great vibes and where the people are cool and easy to deal with. don´t need breakfast, since i think it´s better to grab something in the city than in a hotel.

thinking about visiting the city in a month or two.

thanks a ton in advance.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2016, 05:31:08 pm »
I usually stay at this place, http://avenue-hotel.nl/ breakfast is included last time i was there. The good thing is it's within walking distance of the train station, and this bar is right round the corner, http://www.indewildeman.nl/index.php?lang=en

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2016, 10:46:13 am »
Stayed at Citizen M last month, would definitely recommend
Staff are friendly and it's pretty reasonable.
It's not that central but is really easy to get to from the airport and is right on a tram line so getting into the centre only takes about 15 mins

Also if you like apple pie Winkel 43 is fantastic

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2016, 02:45:47 pm »
thanks a ton for your recommendations guys @jonesy4885 @Isogorth but in the end, we went with Airbnb...so a "normal" apartment is where we're staying. should be fun, since it's going to be the first time we're using it ^^

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2017, 02:21:03 pm »
 I took my girlfriend to Amsterdam last year (She had played Miep in her Am-Dram production of Ann Frank) so we went off to Ann franks house following this. I saw a totally different side to Amsterdam, I had only ever seen the coffee houses and red light district as a youth  ;)

Such a lovely place and somewhere we went for dinner was 'Ron Gastrobar', pretty cool place and decent food.

http://www.rongastrobar.nl/en/
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 11:03:29 pm »
Enjoy Amsterdam!

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@Aetas I've booked into the Hotel Museumzicht. Never stayed at the Flying Pig.

Sure you won't chose the Flying 🐷.
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Post a pic @Graeme if you like it in Amsterdam.
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2017, 11:19:00 pm »
Hotel Museumssicht seems to be a great place to stay.
Hope you have time to see all this great museums around you.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2017, 04:15:07 am »
The IJ-Hallen in North Amsterdam is the biggest flea market in Europe. I haven't been in, but the building is worth seeing from the outside.

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Nearby to the IJ-Hallen is Biker Outfit, who're a major stockist for Rev'it, and other gear. They ship worldwide, and are good to deal with. I'm planning on ordering a jacket off them in the next week or two.

The Vlaams Friteshuis Vlemickx on Voetboogstraat does the best chips in Amsterdam. @Seul will complain that I'm a heathen, eating them without mayonnaise!

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Other places to eat in Amsterdam are Burgerfabriek on Warmoesstraat, Burgermeester, which I didn't visit this time, and Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs on Grimburgwal.

Opposite Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs is Nes Optiek, which is a fantastic opticians. They have a lot of obscure, and frequently quirky frames in stock.

I ate at Eat Mode, which I used to like, but I think that they were a bit better in the past.

Ganache Amsterdam, which is a shop in De Oude Kerk in the centre of the Red Light District, does exceedingly good chocolate.

Denham Denim have a few shops around the city. Their products vary in quality from generic G-Star, through to decent raw, selvedge gear. They don't just stick to a five pocket pattern, which is something that really appeals. This is a pair of the carrot (I think) style.

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They also produce other goods, such as these chairs in an indigo-dyed camel leather.

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I like their Prinsengracht store best, though their Hobbemastraat, just around the corner from PC Hooftstraat, is supposed to be the flagship.

Tenue de Nîmes has two stores in central Amsterdam, on Haarlemmerstraat and Elandsgracht. They're the best denim shops in town, although they carry a narrower range of Japanese brands than somewhere like Rivet and Hide. Their own-brand and collaboration products are great, typically having tonal stitching.

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They also run Red Wing Amsterdam on Reestraat, which is worth a visit.

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For high-end fashion, PC Hooftstraat is probably your destination of choice. The Chanel boutique is worth a look for the fantastic, glass brick facade.

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Also on PC Hooftstraat is the Tourbillon boutique, which stocks the Swatch group's brands. In fact, there are several watch shops along this street.

Bever are the main chain of outdoor shops in the Netherlands. The best one to visit is at Gelderlandplein, in the south of Amsterdam. There's another on Stadhouderskade in the centre, with a women's store around the corner on Overtoom.

Their biggest shop is actually in The Hague, just behind Den Haag HS station.

If you're a fan of Fjallraven, their flagship store is on Rozengracht. I found it shortly before closing time, but it's definitely worth a look.

Lastly, 360volt on Prinsengracht is an Aladdin's cave of vintage and industrial light fittings. They're not cheap, but their products are very, very cool.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2017, 06:49:04 am »
Thanks @Graeme the lonely planet couldn't have done that better, feel a visit coming on

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2019, 08:46:59 pm »
Day Trip to Amsterdam with the family. The kids loved the Nemo museum.

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And for sure @Graeme , we enjoyed some frites at The Vlaams Friteshuis Vlemickx on Voetboogstraat!