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Amsterdam - Your best memory/fave thing to do there

Aug 9th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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The Little Church in the Attic....my favorite
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the best things i've done in Amsterdam i probably can't remember!
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Sex Museum (across from where the tour boats dock) far surpassed my expectations. Neat collection of art work, sculptures, historical artifacts, plus some funny tacky stuff thrown in for good measure. Also, the entrance fee was reasonable.

In contrast, the Church in the Attic is a fantastic place to spend a rainy hour or two. Amazing artwork & lots to see. I've been there twice. (Ironically, it's right by the Red Light District).

The boat tours are great for when you arrive & have jet lag. Just hop on & get a tour of the whole city while you relax. The next day, you can go explore the places that seemed interesting.

Since you'll be there at the end of the summer, I would add in some shopping. By then, they will be giving away summer clothes. I've purchased some neat shoes & skirts there.

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Aug 9th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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Space cake (aka muffin with extra stuffin') for them's what can't inhale.

Mind you, the protocol is to order a drink of some kind (can be a Coke if you so desire).
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Aug 9th, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Coming from California and seeing the Moody Blues live at the Heineken music hall last year!
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Aug 9th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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As another non-partaker, just walking by the coffeeshops were enough to experience Amsterdam's "specialty" - although you can't avoid what wafts out the door!

LOVED taking the canal boat - both a great way to see the city, and also a great way to relax. We loved the architecture of the city, and viewing it from the canals gave it a great perspective.

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Aug 9th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for sharing!

I keep hearing references to good food in Amsterdam... what is so good about the food there? Is it the Dutch food? Or many different ethnic restaurants?
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Aug 9th, 2007, 06:29 PM
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A DEFINITE not-to-miss are the Live Sex Shows. A revolving stage for viewing all angles....
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Aug 11th, 2007, 07:27 PM
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I really loved seeing the locals in Vondelpark. It is so beautiful if you have good weather. One funny thing we saw was a group of guys playing hacky sack or soccer (can't remember) and one guy, no joke, was wearing a hospital gown and he had gone commando! It was almost too surreal to believe. I had to do a double take.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Tata - they have some of the best steak there. Everytime I go, I can't resist. Also, there is quite a mix of different types of food, with Asian and Indonesian being popular.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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I'm not one for run-of-the-mill touristy stuff, but my boyfriend and I would do the following if we went again:
- Anne Frank museum
- canal boat tour
- picnic at Vondelpark
- audio-guided VanGogh tour
- play boardgames at coffeeshop
- Sex museum (priceless photo opps)
- Heineken brewery tour (only if you have time...we were dubious, but best brewery tour i've done- and guaranteed giggles by the end)
- Take the ferry to Texel for a day (an island in the North Sea) if you feel like riding bikes through the countryside on the ocean.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Cintikate, thanks for reminding me of one of greatest days in Holland -- riding bikes all day on Texel. Even the locals I've talked with can't believe we've done that.

The other bike riding day was taking the train to Hoorn, picking up bikes at the station there, putting them on the train and going on to Enkhuisen, then riding along the sea all the way back to Hoorn. Wonderful!!!
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Aug 13th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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And I should've specified- those are things we did that we would do again...possibly that wasn't clear.
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