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Sweet spot for Amsterdam Vacation

Looking to visit Amsterdam and hitting the best two-week period before the largest tourist crowds descend. Basically, what are the latest two weeks before the big crowd surges? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Feb 6, 2016 - 10 answers

Dame with a Dental Dam in Amsterdam: Hot Damn!

Recommendations for female-friendly brothel / massage parlor / sex club in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Oct 24, 2015 - 3 answers

Amsterdam: Help me have the tourist experience on a Sunday afternoon

A work trip I'm going on to the Hague finishes at noon on Sunday so I'm thinking of heading over to Amsterdam (where I will fly out of early Monday morning) to spend Sunday afternoon/night. I'm looking for recommendations on where to stay, where to eat and what to do and hoping for the full Amsterdam tourist experience and all it's infamous for, in a single Sunday afternoon/evening. Thanks!
posted by pick_the_flowers on Oct 9, 2015 - 7 answers

eten Amsterdam

Where should we go for a special dinner in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by citands on Aug 19, 2015 - 9 answers

Amsterdam/Netherlands ideas

Can you suggest offbeat things to do around Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Help me find a place to live in Amsterdam!

I've never visited Amsterdam, but this week I accepted a permanent job there, and am planning to start on August 10th. I'm incredibly excited but also terrified and a little clueless, mostly because I don't have housing sorted, and I don't have a lot in savings to manage a relocation. How can I make this move as painless as possible? [more inside]
posted by littlegreen on Jul 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Amsterdam accomodations in July/August

We are planning a week long trip to Amsterdam this summer and would like some neighborhood recommendations. We use VRBO a lot, because we like to stay in an actual apartment in a real neighborhood for many reasons. I'm looking for some advice on narrowing down the areas we should look in. [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Jun 25, 2015 - 4 answers

Iceland/Amsterdam Adventures

looking for itinerary help... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 22, 2015 - 12 answers

Used records in Amsterdam

My previous thread was a huge success, so I thought I'd give another go. We're talking vinyls, we're talking shops, only this time, we're talking Amsterdam! I'll be visiting Amsterdam for four days, and I will be on the hunt. Do you know any good places for vinyls in the city? Thanks!
posted by lipsum on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Amsterdam me!

I lived in Amsterdam for more than nine years, moving away about ten years ago. Although I've been back since, I've always had little time to spend. Now, I've decided to give myself some down time over the very long Christmas weekend (Tue - Sun) in Amsterdam. I'll see some friends, but I also intend to spend a fair amount of time alone, by choice. So, what should I do / see / eat - especially if it's something new in the past decade? [more inside]
posted by Expat on Dec 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Representing American Craft Beer to Amsterdam

What American beers should I bring to Amsterdam to trade with a beer enthusiast? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 16, 2014 - 25 answers

What should I do and see during my European vacation?

A follow-up to this question: now that we've decided which European cities we're visiting, what should we do when we're there? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Aug 28, 2014 - 18 answers

Should we drive our 9 month old from Gothenburg Sweden to Amsterdam?

How's the drive (for non-europeans) between Gothenburg Sweden and Amsterdam (via Copenhagen and Hamburg)? Should we drive this with our 9 month old daughter? [more inside]
posted by bitdamaged on Jul 23, 2014 - 10 answers

Drycleaning and menswear in Amsterdam

AmsterdamFilter: can you recommend (1) a good, fast dry cleaner and (2) a reliable, not too expensive menswear store in Centrum or the Oosterparkbuurt? Reason: pigeon attack. [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on May 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Day-long layover in Amsterdam

I have a day-long layover (7.5 hours) in Amsterdam coming up. Research leads me to believe the airport is relatively close to the city, enough that I can probably take a train in and hang out for a few hours. What to do? I'll be there during the day. Things I'm interested in: walking around, good food/beer, clothes shopping (smaller boutique type places), modern art. I was in the city about 10 years ago so I saw a couple of the major sights.
posted by scribbler on Apr 18, 2014 - 10 answers

What creative meetups can I go to in Amsterdam (or surrounding area)?

I'm a designer having trouble (a) getting work, (b) networking, (c) finding a peer group that I can hang out with. I live near Amsterdam. What meetups / conferences / places can I go to that will solve as many of these issues as possible?
posted by gonzo_ID on Feb 26, 2014 - 7 answers

What sort of therapist do I need?

I am tired of myself, and feeling like I do, and I feel very isolated with it all. I realise that probably need to go and talk with someone. What kind of therapist do I need to look for? Does anyone have any recommendations for English speaking therapists in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Feb 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Must-do things in The Netherlands

I'm being sent on a whirlwind trip to the Netherlands - four days in Utrecht/Amsterdam. I'll basically have a day and a half (and possibly a couple of evenings) to see.. stuff! But I have absolutely no idea what's there. What should I see? What are the must-do's and can't-misses? [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave on Feb 17, 2014 - 19 answers

Belgium (and Amsterdam?) in May/June

Mr. Arkham and I are considering a trip of 5 to 7 days this coming late May/early June. I'm thinking we'll make Brussels our home base, then take one or two day-trips. Questions inside! [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 29, 2014 - 39 answers

Help us find an apartment in Amsterdam

So we made this happen. Now all we need is a place to live for the first of November. And are having a heck of a time of it.. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Oct 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Incredible breakfast place in Amsterdam needed

Where to wow colleagues with breakfast on an early Amsterdam morning? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Aug 29, 2013 - 7 answers

How to enjoy winter in Northern Europe?

I'm heading to Europe in the thick of winter mostly as part of field work for a research degree. Amsterdam, Berlin are definite destinations. All advice I have is that winter in Northern Europe sucks hard and isn't a great time to be going. Can someone please explain why that's so apart from the cold? Can someone else explain why that's completely wrong? How could I get the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Aug 23, 2013 - 32 answers

Visiting Amsterdam in November

Visiting Amsterdam (hopefully) over the 11/9 weekend - what to do? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Apr 22, 2013 - 11 answers

I'd like to live and work in Amsterdam, how do I make this happen?

As a 33 year old Canadian professional with a background in IT project and program management at some of the big firms, how do I find work in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by dobie on Mar 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Padang food in Amsterdam?

Are there any restaurants in Amsterdam that specialise in Padang/Minangkabau cuisine? [more inside]
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels on Jan 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Perhaps a bit too late to ask...

Spending tomorrow in Amsterdam with my family. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Aug 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Things to see in Amsterdam?

We (a middle-aged couple) are going to be in Amsterdam for two days early next May. What are the must-see attractions for someone who will be there only a short time? Thanks.
posted by Jenna Brown on Aug 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Happy birthday, dear Queen Beatrix! Happy birthday to you

We have 24 hours in Amsterdam and are arriving on April 30th, which I have just found out is “Koninginnedag” (Queens day). What should we expect, and is there anything in particular we can take advantage of doing or seeing? [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Apr 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Suggestions for our Paris/Amsterdam honeymoon?

Paris and Amsterdam Mefites - we're planning our honeymoon and would love some advice! [more inside]
posted by redondo77 on Apr 2, 2012 - 14 answers

occupy comfort

Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 24, 2012 - 34 answers

what to see in northern europe

What should i see en route to berlin and amsterdam from zurich? [more inside]
posted by skwint on Jan 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Armchair Travels

Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Help us find some PBR in Amsterdam?

I am a student living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have a friend who has never been exposed to horror that is Pabst Blue Ribbon, and our morbid curiosity makes us want to track some down. Are there any bars/pubs/supermarkets that sell it? [more inside]
posted by luciphercolors on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Gay Girl in Amsterdam for 2 Days: Where to stay and what to do???

Where should I stay in Amsterdam and what should I check out? I'm going to Amsterdam for two days and two nights the first week of January. I am a 26 year old single lesbian who is very interested in checking out the local hotspots for gay women and also visiting some art galleries. I would like to see some unusual art installations and/or performance art while I am there. Thank you! : ) [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for good/cheap hotels in Amsterdam and Barcelona

I will be traveling to Amsterdam and Barcelona at the end of November/early December. Can anybody recommend me any good and cheap hotels? [more inside]
posted by I-baLL on Oct 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Amsterdam on a Sunday, or should I just wait in the airport...

I'll be in Amsterdam from 8pm until 8am over a Sunday night in October. What should I do? Will any museums be open? Is there a literary section of town? Best place to eat a late dinner?
posted by Toekneesan on Sep 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Finding larger size shoes or getting them shipped for pickup in Europe

Finding size 14 / 48.5 shoes in Europe filter: I'm in Paris and soon to be in Amsterdam. I need some shoes for traveling and normally I buy online to avoid exactly this problem of finding my size. Barring some miracle of someone knowing a place in one of these cities where I can for sure get something, what would be the European equivalent of Zappos.com where I could arrange pick-up as a shipping option? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Where should I stay in Amsterdam?

I will be in Amsterdam for work in early September, and am planning to stay for a couple of days afterwards to visit the city, since I've never been before. I need recommendations for areas to stay in, please! [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Aug 3, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I find a room in Amsterdam

Do you have any hints, tips, or advice for finding a room to live in Amsterdam? This is the first time I am looking at private non-student renting, and I could use all the help I can get. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

if there is such a thing as Indo Amsterdam, I'd like to experience it.

I'm spending next weekend in Amsterdam. I'll be doing the usual touristy things, but I'd like to add a twist to it. I speak Indonesian very well but have never been to Indonesia... I would like to experience Amsterdam's Indo/Indonesian side. Any particular areas, restaurants, activities to check out?
posted by Xere on Jul 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Even paranoids can get scammed, can't they?

I have some questions about renting an apartment through VRBO, please reassure me that I'm probably just overly worried. [more inside]
posted by dnesan on Jul 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Snoring introvert looking for a hostel in Amsterdam

I usually stay in hotels, want to try out hostels for a change. I snore. Help? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Sex and Drugs and Gouda

My wife and I are heading to the Netherlands on vacation. It's mostly a cultural and gastronomic tour for us nice respectable people, but if you happened to have some recommendations for coffee shops and sex clubs, we wouldn't mind hearing them. Anon email inside, too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Amsterdam Cycling Excursions

I'll be in Amsterdam for 7-10 days in early August, and am looking for some self guided bike rides out of the city and into the surrounding countryside. [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Going to Amsterdam in the new year, top gear there

Arrive in Amsterdam 4th April. Depart Amsterdam 14th April. The rest is up to YOU! [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Mar 28, 2011 - 20 answers

What is it like to live in Amsterdam?

What is it like to live in Amsterdam? I will be doing a recce soon, but would really appreciate opinions on the following questions: Is it a fun place to go out in the evening? Are the clubs good? Is there a good gig scene (punk-rock/indie/folk)? Is the city fast- or slow-paced? Is it safe for a woman to walk alone at night? Is the public transport good? Does it run all night? Which are the interesting areas to live in? Is it a beautiful city? What is the cost of living? For example, for: an apartment, a gig ticket, a beer, a pint of milk, a sandwich at a take-away place. Is there a radical political scene?
posted by maryrosecook on Mar 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Shooting in Amsterdam

I'd like to go pistol shooting in Amsterdam. [more inside]
posted by alby on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Ideas for American treats to send to the Netherlands.

Internet pal in Amsterdam says he likes American treats, and I was planning on sending him some as a surprise. Any suggestions on what I can get here that he won't be able to find there? I don't want to send a box of hostess cupcakes (for example) and then find out that they're extremely common over there.
posted by [insert clever name here] on Mar 5, 2011 - 30 answers

What to do with six hours in Amsterdam airport?

What do to with six hours in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders on Mar 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Festivals / must sees within an evenings train ride from Amsterdam?

Festivals / must sees within an evenings train ride from Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by mnology on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

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