Amsterdam, Dublin, or Scotland?

Old Dec 20th, 2002, 05:50 PM
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Yet another vote for Amsterdam. I too have visited all four cities you mention, and I found it to be far and away the most interesting. It is simply sparkling with warmth and life. It's got the lot.
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I agree with the previous two posters on why you should choose Amsterdam as opposed to the others.
How's your current thinking on the subject?
Old Dec 21st, 2002, 09:24 AM
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I think we're leaning towards Amsterdam. I've been to Europe a handful of times now and each time I haven't been able to make it there.

For a long weekend it seems like the better place to go, although I'm sure we'd have a great time in any of the other 3 cities. A part of me wants to hold off on Dublin or Ediburgh/Glasgow for longer trips where we'll have some more time to explore the rest of the country. The size of the Netherlands just seems to lend itself to a quick jaunt.

I appreciate all the recommendations - and will keep them all in mind when we do eventually get to each place.

Thanks all and happy holidays!
Old Jan 9th, 2003, 05:35 AM
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Have been to all 4 (Dublin many times as I live in North of Ireland). I'm off to Glasgow tomorrow for the weekend (will be my 4th trip). I dislike London because although there's lots to see it is not a "walkable" city and I find it very frustrating spending half my visit on the tube and getting lost/asking directions. You also get a feel for a city when walking and see things you would otherwise miss. The others cities are walkable. Loved Amsterdam, plenty to see and do, great for relaxing by the canals people watching, quirky shops (although not that much to actually buy), and Dutch people are incredibly friendly and fun. I stayed at the Museumplein (Museum district) which is south of the centre - lovely area. Did not like Dam Square area.
I love Glasgow for shopping and its "vibe", has a great young atmosphere with plenty of good bars, restaurants and nightclubs but no real "sightseeing" in my opinion. Dublin is always buzzing but is more a trip for socialising. Shopping there is just ok. You wouldn't be able to do any worthwhile side trips for your length of stay. Edinburgh has plenty of history but I found it lacking in the other areas (ie restaurants, atmosphere, shopping)compared to the other destinations. Good Luck!
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