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Offline LandoCal126

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Amsterdam (NL)
« on: October 26, 2011, 02:55:08 pm »
Amsterdam (NL)
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 01:39:17 pm »
Tenue de Nimes at the Elandsgracht is one of the best denim shops in Europe. Fun place to hang out, friendly people. They sell IH, Momo, Tender, LVC, Mister Freedom, Naked&Famous, RJB, Triple Works and loads of other stuff.

http://www.tenuedenimes.com/

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 12:03:28 pm »
I might going to Amsterdam next month for Family oliday trip. Any members here from Amsterdam? Any Advise?

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 12:06:58 pm »
^ Rent bicycles, its very flat and this is a mellow way to spend an afternoon.


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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 12:39:18 pm »
might consider that..thanks HEctic. I remember there is a famous garden over there. Might be the main target.. Wife loves it!

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:41:01 pm »
you could take a canal boat trip also, rest the feet.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 12:05:39 pm »
the famous garden is vondelpark... near Hard Rock Cafe, Leidseplein area. if you walk through this garden, you will find the famous museum; Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt's) and Van Gogh.

you should go to 9streets area (http://www.theninestreets.com/), some good shops are located there (RW amsterdam, Lee Amsterdam, Spoiled, Carhartt, Tenue de Nimes etc etc...) and also nice cafes and restaurants.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 12:55:22 pm »
thanks Ika.. i will visit the place you mention. thanks for the heads up

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 01:15:48 pm »
walking from station to Leidseplein takes some time, it's quite far. if you're with family, better take the tram.

China town is also Red Light District area (esp the small alleys) so watch out for the children, here and there you will also smell some marijuana and weeds.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 08:16:27 am »
Yes.. i will be with my family this time.. Thanks so much..There is a garden my wife are crazy about and said that it only open around a month or two in a year.. That is the must visit place

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 08:52:40 am »
Mank, when will you be there.  We want to come over for the night if we can.....
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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 09:01:29 am »
Mank.... i think what your wife means is KEUKENHOF (http://www.keukenhof.nl/nl/287/keukenhof-2012-open-for-public.html), the tulips garden. it's not in Amsterdam.

let me know when you guys coming, maybe i can join as well....

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 10:06:26 pm »
This is from memory, as I haven't been to Amsterdam for over a year and a half.

Good places to eat:
  • Beurs van Berlage Café, just off Beursplein in the centre. It's only open for lunch.
  • Burgermeester - probably the best burgers in Amsterdam.
  • Burger Bar - Kolksteeg (off Nieuwendijk), Reguliersbreestreet, and Warmoestraat. They're more or less a hole in the wall, but far, far better than the chains.
  • Van Puffelen - restaurant to the west of the centre.
  • Eat Mode - Asian fusion food in China Town.
  • Vlaamse Friteshuis - on Voetboogstraat, just around the corner from the shopping mall at the bottom of Kalverstraat. Probably the best chips in Amsterdam.
  • Pannenkoekenhuis "Upstairs" - Grimburgwal, does a range of very good pancakes.
If you like chocolate, keep an eye open for Leonidas, and Australian (who also sell very good ice cream). The Netherlands has Belgium next door, so you get the good stuff there. In fact, even the Albert Heijn (equivalent of Sainsbury's) own brand is superior to what Cadburys churns out in the UK.

I don't know the pubs in Amsterdam, but De Bierkoning on Paleisstraat stocks an enormous range of Belgian, Dutch, German, Russian, and pretty much anyone else you can think of.

Aside from the Nine Streets, take a look down PC Hooftstraat. That's where the expensive, designer shops can be found.

If you're into more formal wear, Society sometimes produce interesting pieces.

Nesoptiek on Grimburgwal have a fantastic range of spectacles.

For the bikers, De Leertent on Sarphatistraat stock various lids and leathers.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 10:14:28 pm »
Forgot to mention the Denham store on Prinsengracht. Prices vary across the range, but some of the more expensive models are made of Japanese denim, and sometimes even sewn there too.

Half day closing in the Netherlands tends to be on a Monday. So bear that in mind if you're making plans.

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Re: Amsterdam (NL)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 08:54:47 pm »
Tenue de Nimes at the Elandsgracht is one of the best denim shops in Europe. Fun place to hang out, friendly people. They sell IH



http://www.tenuedenimes.com/
I was there last week. Nice shop, but they did not sell IH any more!