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Mar 18th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Will have a 24 hour layover in Amsterdam in August

In addition to a good nights sleep, the four adult travelers want a chance to get a flavor of the city. Looking for advice on where to stay, the 1 or 2 things to see or do, not to miss place to eat.
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Mar 18th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Check out Anthony Bourdain's 36-hour layover in Amsterdam on his show called, appropriately, "Layover." The show should spark some ideas. We loved Amsterdam and highly, highly recommend getting out of the crowded center ASAP when you get there. We stayed in the Jordaan neighborhood and loved it. The Red Light district, meh....

Here's link to the show: http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-show...odes/amsterdam
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Mar 18th, 2013, 10:36 PM
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This question has been asked a hundred times here on Fodor's. Suggest you use the Search the Forums: box above and type in hours in Amsterdam. For a place to sleep are you thinking about a hostel or a five star, or something in between. There are hundreds of places to stay in Amsterdam.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 08:19 AM
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Taking your suggestion, searching for hours in AMS I obtained some good information. Most recent replies are 2010.
In asking for a "place to stay" my goal was to get some suggestions on location, central city, airport...?
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I would stay in the city.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Where you stay depends on what time your flight is and your budget.
What you do depends on what time you arrive at Schiphol.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Stay in the city. The airport is only 20 minutes by train from central station.

Go to the Netherlands forum at tripadvisor.com and look up the "Bidding on a 4 star..." and "Bidding on a 5 star...". Start at the ends of the threads as they are many pages long... you will learn how to get a 4 or 5 star hotel in central Amsterdam for about $100 US a night.

Things to see? Anne Frank's house, Canal cruise, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, red light district...
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Mar 23rd, 2013, 10:06 AM
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To get a "get a flavor of the city" I guess you could stay at the Kraznapolsky. The action starts right at the transom.
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