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    Things to do in Amsterdam

    Going to amsterdam in April anyone any ideas what to see?besides the obvious!

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    When I was there (along time ago)there was a lego villiage if that kind of thing floats your boat[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
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      You could go and visit the house where Helen Keller hid from the Nazis.
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        The Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum are both wellworth a visit. A canal trip will occupy a half day and you could alsotry the Amsterdam Zoo if you're interested.Central Amsterdam is a fairly compact city for exploring on foot and it's the best way to see everything.


        There are some nice old churches to the RHS of theCentral Station (the area is OK in daytime - red light area at night). There's an extensive range and wide choice of restaurants all around the Leidseplein.
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          get a 24/48 hour boat ticket and use the boats to get around the place and they have automated tour guide commentary as you go


          be careful of the trams, they can be right on top of you before you know it although the cyclists are probably more dangerous


          theres the heineken brewery you can take a tour of. plenty of variety of beer and hash bars if that does it for you


          the women there are stuning so sitting in one of the main areas having a few beers is a great way to pass the time


          have a look at the red light district, its seedy but at least youll know whats there (should be torn down if you ask me but anyway)


          couple of museums about the place too
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            Mrs Piquet and I were there in November and I started a thread then looking for suggestions. I'll try to find it. Here it is:


            http://www.munsterfans.com/forum/for...sp?TID=536&amp ;KW=Amsterdam&PN=0&TPN=2

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              apart from the obvious, the only thing I saw there was a game of footie between Ajax and some team in green. I can't remember the result due to the obvious.
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                I would recommend the canal trip after sampling the obvious.Great Fun[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
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                  The HEINEKEN tour is a must. You will need to look this up on the website, as the days and times are very limited and it is usually booked out at the weekend. You can book online, andits well worth the effort.

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                    I would recommend trying an Indonesian Rijstafel in one of the many Indonesian restaurants, also some excellent Argentinian rests. as well.


                    As warned by Hugged Rugger, watchout for the trams, they can't swerve to avoid you.


                    Both mentioned museums are excellent.

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                      Originally posted by The Word Is Born
                      You could go and visit the house where Helen Keller hid from the Nazis.







                      Was that not Anne Frank?[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]
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                        Originally posted by car54


                        Originally posted by The Word Is Born
                        You could go and visit the house where Helen Keller hid from the Nazis.

                        Was that not Anne Frank?[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


                        yes, go and see where Helen Keller hid from Anne Frank. Also the bikers bar in the red light district is interesting.
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                          Foodwise, you're in heaven. If you're going to try the Indonesian Rijstafel, starve yourself for8 hours prior to sitting down and don't go in too full of liquor either....I've never had so much food put in front of me. And don't leave town without trying an Argentinian steak either. Bars and cafés...up to you, brown cafés for the obvious, just don't get wobbly legs[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]


                          Try all the other recommendations, get to the Van Gogh Museum early though. if you're with the missus there's a so-so Saturday morning market at Waterlooplein, after thatwalk towards Leidsepleinvia the MintTower and you get to the Bloemmarket - everything sold from barges converted to shops..mainly selling tulip bulbs and tourist tat but interesting.


                          Canal Tour is a defo......try to get a game in at the Arena, if no game on try take time out to see the Stadium and Ajax Museum anyway.... Red Light district at night is lively but v. seedy, stay on the tourist trail, try a few bars - I tried one local rugby bar there -don't wander off it and make for the Main Square (think it's called Rijksplein....most people will be heading in that direction).....Above all watch out for the cyclists, craziest shower of b*****ds ever given wheels, whilethe Tram drivers are just in training to be cyclists.


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                            Cheers for all that lads keep it comin if ye anymore?i'll let ye no how it goes.did anyone do d windmill cycling tour?

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                              Forgot to mention The Amsterdam Casino....worth a short visit, play the slots and tables 'til you run out of cash[img]smileys/surprised.gif[/img]....so take it easy. It's non-Dutch only allowed so you have to bring the passport.They have a bit of a dress code - more ofthe no denim"dress to impress" larkrather than monkey suit.

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