Amsterdam food is crap!

Mar 27th, 2002, 07:08 AM
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Travis
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Amsterdam food is crap!

I am going to Amsterdam soon, and have heard the food is horrible and that I should pack up on power/granola/fruit bars and plan on eating a lot of those for the days I'm there? Is this true?
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 07:10 AM
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mh
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troll alert....trolls stop posting this crap as it causes the legitimate questions to fall to the wayside...
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 08:28 AM
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what are you talking about, this is a serious question, my friend was there last year and said the food is not good and that he would pack something to take along.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 08:31 AM
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Well, you're definitely gonna need a LOT of food in Amsterdam if you know what I mean
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 08:34 AM
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I think food in Amsterdam is not that good, but you can still find decent Asian or North African restaurants. It's not that great but better than munching on granola bars.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 08:35 AM
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Travis, tred lightly here...if you post with anything but absolutely proper language or thoughts you will get trounced by the fodors self-appointed self-righteous post police.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 08:53 AM
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Travis: My first trip to A'dam I had some kind of meatball that may or may not have been fully cooked. Tasty, but odd (to me). Last time we had the Reistaffle (sp?). Although good, I thought it was overrated. We've had wonderful Moroccan (sp?) pizzas, great pancakes, and even Mexican food in the Netherlands.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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Hi Travis:
I have had the opposite experience in Amsterdam when I was there in June 2000. We had a week's worth of Great meals. We had the breakfast buffet at the hotel each morning. It had a variety of things some of which I would never eat . We strolled along until we found a place with a nice atomsphere and interesting menu. We had Pancakes, Indonesian, Irish, Argentinian, German and Italian. All great meals. Great pastry shoppes, etc. Have a great time in my favorite city in Europe.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 09:47 AM
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When in Amsterdam I mostly enjoyed the ethnic foods, like Indian and Italian. But as Sally says, you'll be hungry and the food will taste *really* good. "Man, that was the best Indian food I've ever had in my life!"
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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If this is a question then why does it "answer" itself in the heading - "Amsterdam food is crap!" ?
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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Considering that you haven't even tried food in Amsterdam, you could have been a little less vehement in your heading.

I don't understood this thing about bringing along granola bars. If you don't like the prepared meals when you travel in Europe, you can always go to shops and markets and get fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, bread, sliced meats, etc. Even cereals like granola. Unless you prefer to eat granola bars.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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To Mh and Trollpatrol:
This is an open forum for anyone to ask travel questions. So what if the header isn't to your liking? Get over it, ignore it or go to another site if it isn't to your liking.I will post whatever questions or headings I want and could care less whether you approve or not.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:00 AM
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Travis please tell us where you eat when at home so we can laugh at you some more. If you live in New York and dine nightly at Le Bernadin, Cirque 2000, and Grammercy Tavern, then yes, you might be disappointed in Amsterdam food. But please tell us where you eat so we can see what the heck you're talking about.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:05 AM
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The food in Amsterdam is great. Of all the European cities I have visited, it has the greatest diversity of types of food. I found the quality and quantity of everything I ate there first class. Do your homework, Travis, and find cafes and restuarants that suit your tastes; whether they be Thai, Chinese, Philippino, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Indian, Turkish, Pakistani, Moroccan or Surinamese, Amsterdam has the lot. There are many fine places for lunches, pastries, ice cream and chocolate too. Go and enjoy!
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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try the club sandwiches, they are the best I've ever had. There's a decent place on Damrak called Delta. Not too bad. Cafe Prisengracht is very good too. I can't recall how to find it. It's at an intersection of Prinsengract and another canal. (lot of good that does, right?)
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:13 AM
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in response to Sally's reply, you could always go with the space cake and kill 2 birds with one stoned...I mean, ur, stone!
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:16 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA !

"...could care less whether you approve or not". Thanks. Glad my post was appreciated !!!

 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:17 AM
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The food is horrible, so most definitely fill your backpack with good ol' American food, or resign yourself to eating in McDonald's or Pizza Hut. Nothing you read in any guidebook or Holland website will be correct (they all recommend restaurants and cafes - NOT!). Only your friend who has actually been there should be trusted on this subject.

So, like, Travis, like have a like a phat time ... yah got my props
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:32 AM
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Travis, my good fellow, if you're going to come on here and make a fool out of yourself would you mind at least getting the insulting expressions right? The correct phrase is "COULDN'T care less" as in "I could not care less" - which means you care so little that there's no room for caring less than you already care, if you get my point. By saying "COULD care less" you imply that you do in fact care at some level less than the minimum and therefore it would in fact be possible for you to care less. Get it? Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter in the future.
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 10:48 AM
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I COULD care less that you don't like my spelling, headers,threads... I am just here to annoy you all. A trolling we will go, A trolling we will go...
 

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