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Amsterdam 12/27-1/2 and then to Prague - questions on lodging and transportation

Amsterdam 12/27-1/2 and then to Prague - questions on lodging and transportation

Old Oct 22nd, 2000, 05:50 AM
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Amsterdam 12/27-1/2 and then to Prague - questions on lodging and transportation

Am writing on behalf of my son (21 yrs old) who is going to Amsterdam with four college friends in December. They are definitely on a budget - could anyone recommend a clean safe inexpensive hotel or hostel in Amsterdam? <BR> <BR>And what are connections like between Prague and Amsterday - any idea of cost of train ticket? <BR> <BR>Thanks in advance <BR> <BR>Pam <BR>[email protected]
Old Oct 22nd, 2000, 06:40 AM
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In Amsterdam, they could try the Youth Hostel in Vondelpark, which is clean and has single and double rooms as well as 4- and 6-bed rooms and dormitories. <BR>Have a look at: http://www.njhc.nl/english/herbergen.cfm <BR>Book soon as the New Year's season is always very crowded in Amsterdam. <BR>Train between Amsterdam and Prague will be relatively expensive, for cheaper transport try Eurolines (bus) at http://www.eurolines.nl/index-uk.html
Old Oct 27th, 2000, 08:37 AM
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Pam, I am the same age as your son and was in Amsterdam about a year ago. We stayed at the flying pig hostel. It is really popular with the college aged crowd. You may not even be able to get reservations, but we lucked out and just walked in and they had room for 3 girls. It is so popular that only those people staying there could get in. You had to have a code to get in the front door. I had a EuroPass while I was in Europe and it didn't include Prague. We had to purchase a ticket from the furthest point on our europass to get to Prague. I HIGHLY recommend a EuroPass--they are only available to Americans and can only be bought in the US. Otherwise a ticket to Prague will be a pretty penny, especially for a group of college students. Make sure they eat at the world famous pancake restaurant in Amsterdam--there will be a line to get in, but it is well worth it. If you have any further questions...feel free to e-mail me.
Old Oct 27th, 2000, 10:07 AM
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I visited Prague in September after a stopover in Amsterdam. Convenient direct flights on either KLM or Czech Air either way -- several a day.
Old Nov 2nd, 2000, 07:05 PM
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When I was in college, my girlfriends and I stayed in Bob's Youth Hostel..VERY inexpensive, but the dorm rooms were co-ed, which your son may not mind . It is in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light district which is a great thing to experience if you are a 21-year-old.

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