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Flying inti Amsterdam..4/14-4/20.Does Paris make sense?

Old Mar 27th, 2003, 04:17 AM
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Flying inti Amsterdam..4/14-4/20.Does Paris make sense?

Got a great fare to Ams...would like to do Paris, but considering the train trip(4hrs?), does it make sense? Is there enough to do in Ams. and enrirons in that time period and just save Paris for next time (fares there are much higher) Opinion anyone?
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:10 AM
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For 6 days, I would stay in Amsterdam. There's more than enough to do.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:29 AM
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Hi,<BR><BR> If you have not yet been to Paris, I suggest you go immediately to Paris and skip Amsterdam.<BR>
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:31 AM
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Amsterdam is wonderful, and there is a lot to see there...just walking, biking, and canal boat to see the canal houses... great museums...<BR>But don't stay in Ams the entire time, as there are delightful side trips to be made. You can book 1/2 day bus tours or explore using the wonderful train system.<BR>Search here for my explanation about a visit to Enkhuizen and the Zuiderzee outdoor folk museum.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:37 AM
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If you're going to be in AMS for 6 days, then I'd say yes---go to Paris and stay over one night. There's lots to see in Amsterdam and the surrounding areas, but given the opportunity for a quick visit to Paris and considering the length of your visit, I'd go for it!
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:44 AM
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Hi travelnut,<BR> I agree that Amsterdam is wonderful, but I think that everyone should visit Paris as soon as possible, and then see the rest of the world.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 05:51 AM
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With Paris only 4 hours away, how can anyone not go and experience this beautiful city? As you say, fares there are much higher, so take advantage of your close proximity and see two cities instead of one.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:23 PM
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I have to agreee that you should see Paris. I think 6 days in Amsterdam are too many.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:31 PM
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Assuming there are two of you, how much will the round trip train fares be to Paris? What is the point of flying to city you don't care about just because it is cheap and then spending more money to go to the city you are more interested in? At what point will the cost average out as if you flew to Paris to begin with?<BR>I guess I'm in the minority here, but since your trip is based on price to begin with, why not stick to the plan? You don't need to stay in Amsterdam for the five or six days -- there is a lot to see around Amsterdam. Go to other nearby towns.<BR><BR>If you really want to see Paris, then go, but not for less than a couple of nights. Why spend that much money when you're obviously on a budget for just a day or maybe two in Paris? I say do Amsterdam and Holland, and next time look for the cheap flight to Paris and really experience it.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:37 PM
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I'd say stick to the Netherlands. There is a lot to see and do and 6 days barely begins to cover it. <BR>And, to go to Paris for a day or two doesn't begin to do it justice. <BR><BR>It's a matter of philosphy, I guess, but over the years, I've decided I prefer vacations that are more focused, rather than spreading myself thin. I figure I'll just have to go back another time.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 10:43 PM
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Difficult question. They are both wonderful cities, and it would be a shame to miss either, but it depends what interests you. I can't give you the answer, except to say that if you go to Paris, you would want to spend at least 2 days there, preferably 3. It is much, much bigger than Amsterdam. <BR><BR>If you decide against Paris, there are plenty of other options closer to Amsterdam you can include (3 days is probably enough for the city itself). Get out into the Dutch countryside, or visit part of Belgium, such as Brugge.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 11:24 PM
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Thanks for all of your responses..lots of food for thought! Still deliberating. Couldn't pass this up..less than $300 fare!!
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Old Mar 28th, 2003, 04:18 AM
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In checking on rail fares from Amsterdam to Paris, it looks like it would cost you $212.00 RT in second class. I would assume that would wipe out any savings on air fare. Save Paris for another trip or consider a car rental if there are more than two of you.
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