Amsterdam - what a dump.

Oct 27th, 2001, 12:08 PM
  #1  
timo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Amsterdam - what a dump.

Just back from spending three days in Amsterdam. Wish I hadn't bothered. What a cheap,tacky place that was. I have visited many cities in Europe but this was really a big disappointment. If you were not into dope or prostitutes there was very little else to see after visiting a couple of good museums and Anne Frank's House (excellent). I had been looking forward to this visit but was hugely disappointed. Am I alone in thinking this ?
 
Oct 27th, 2001, 12:56 PM
  #2  
Surlok
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yes, Timo, you're, as far as I'm concerned, but surely many other posters would agree with you.

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in Europe. I love the Spui, Leidsestraat, Leidseplein, the City Hall and Opera, and the Joordan area. Just strolling, sitting at a cafe, and enjoying the city atmosphere makes me happy, but we are surely different types of people and travelers.Luckily, not everybody has the same taste and preferences. Otherwise, no city in the world would be able to accommodate all of us.

S
 
Oct 27th, 2001, 12:59 PM
  #3  
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Judging from the masses of tourists that invade Amsterdam, yes, I suppose you might be in the minority here. If you saw nothing to excite you then perhaps you either didn't do enough research or else you simply aren't a traveler. What were you looking for? What have you found in other cities that made you like them and not Amsterdam? Did you go out of the city at all? Much of the charm of Holland is gained by its easy and short side trips out of the city. I have been to Amsterdam twice, most recently for a full week, and will return next summer. I find it a wonderful city filled with great things to do. Dope and prostitution are not among them.
 
Oct 27th, 2001, 01:13 PM
  #4  
E;ozabeth
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Parts of Amsterdam are definitely crummy I think, like the Damrak and around there, but much of it is beautiful and fascinating. I like to walk along the major canals (Singel, Kaisergracht, Prinsengracht, Herengracht) and side streets, or see the city by canal boat.

It's not a city of major monuments, it's a city of houses, shops, cafes, and wonderful intimate canalside views.
To me it's a texture-of-life kind of experience rather than a place with a lot of siginificant major sights or activities.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PalenQ
Europe
15
Apr 26th, 2018 01:52 PM
Jae
Europe
9
Oct 18th, 2002 02:50 AM
Rick
Europe
19
Jun 11th, 2001 05:54 AM
JT Borst-Fuerst
Europe
25
Jun 29th, 1999 05:09 AM
Cindy
Europe
7
Jun 7th, 1999 07:13 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:09 PM.