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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Anyone have recommendations for a 3 day trip to Amsterdam? Already have Ann Frank Haus and the Van Gogh Museum on the short list. Any other things that should be on the must-see list? Thanks
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 12:07 PM
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http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ite-things.cfm
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Has Van Gogh reopened? They were showing the highlights of Van Gogh at the Hermitage a few months ago.

Rijksmuseum, obviously, and look at PalenQ's link.
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Yes. It opened in May.
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The Rijksmuseum for sure. We also like strolling around the "Nine Streets" area.
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Ok been going to Amsterdam yearly or more since 1969 and what th4e heck is the Nine Streets area?
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The Nine Street area
http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/expe...reas/9-streets
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Anyone have recommendations for a 3 day trip to Amsterdam? Already have Ann Frank Haus and the Van Gogh Museum on the short list. Any other things that should be on the must-see list? Thanks


Haus is a German word. Even though the Frank family was German, the Dutch are still not happy about being invaded and starved by the Nazis 70 years ago. The Dutch word is huis, pronounced almost the same as the English house, and the German Haus.

What kind of "must-see other things" are you interested in?
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Take the boat trip. One stops right in front of the Ann Frank House.
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The 9 streets is near the Anne Frank Huis; lots of lovely little boutiques and restaurants.
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Ah now it rings a bell and I have explored those streets - thanks for the explanation.
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# Days in Amsterdam for a First-Timers

Day 1 - Ann Frank House - check out the nearby Westerkerk as well (http://www.westerkerk.nl/) and walk along some of the most quaint canals in Amsterdam - head south from the Anne Frank and perhaps go over west a canal or so - head farther into the famous Jordaan. At night take a boat ride thru the canals (from one of several places - try to get one that goes into the port area as well - better at night IME because the bridges are are sublimely illuminated.

Walk thru Amsterdam's pedestrian shopping street to Dam Square and the Royal Palace, which can be visited but IMO there is not much there really as royal palaces go.

Visit the famous Red-Light district just on the east side of Dam Square if visiting that tawdry area is in you plans

Head to the Mint Plein and visit the famous Flower Market

Day 2 - Museum Day

Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Modern Art all major world-class museums sitting like three ducks in a row on Museum Plein - check out the heavily fortified American Consulate (Embassy?) on Museum Plein. A stroll thru Vondel Park - near the museums is always fun - Amsterdam's Central Park or also near the museums is the Heineken Experience - where you see how the beer is made on videos and get tastings (this is on the site of the former Heineken Museum, which was torn down a few decades ago - all that is left is the Experience part - very popular with younger folk.

Day 3 - Visit some lesser museums - like the unique Our Lord in the Attack - the Hermitage (branch of the famous one in Saint Petersburg - take the free ferries from behind the main train station to see Amsterdam from over the water as sailors did for years when approaching it and also to witness the zillions of bikers using these boats as they make a mad dash off them when docking. Do some shopping - wander around canals or go to the famous Flea Market opposite the Stopera or City Hall (if you have had something stolen in Amsterdam the old motto is that you can probably buy it back here!)

Oh well three days is perfect for Amsterdam, a rather smallish town in its city center - eminently walkable.
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http://www.amsterdam.info/museums/museumkaart/

If going to the big 3 museums then be sure to buy a National Museum Card, valid for one year and giving free and unlimited admission to hundreds of museums in Holland, including the Anne Frank House and all major museums in Amsterdam - with it you will go in some lesser museums that you may love but which you would have never ever paid several euros to enter without the pass. Buy it at any participating museum.
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