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April 18, 2014

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 8:44 AM - 10 answers

February 17, 2014

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 around The Netherlands at 4:53 PM - 19 answers has best

February 9, 2014

Hotel Recommendation for Amsterdam in September

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Amsterdam for two nights at the beginning of September. The Trip Advisor forums are usually my go-to resource for travel but in this case it's not yielding useful results. The other forums are usually helpful but on this one there seems to be a lot of snarky-ness and people singing the praises of PriceLine and I'm not down with the bidding on an unknown hotel thing. [more inside]
posted by Beti around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 11:23 AM - 11 answers has best

November 6, 2013

[Traffic] Driving on 95 on X-Mas & New Year's Day DC-BOS-DC: Bad idea?

How is driving on I-95 on Christmas and New Year's Day? [more inside]
posted by anya32 around Veghel, The Netherlands at 6:37 PM - 14 answers has best

September 30, 2013

Tell me all the cool things to do and places to go in Rotterdam

I can show you all around Amsterdam, Haarlem, even Alkmaar and Utrecht...but I know nearly nothing about Rotterdam. I have friends visiting soon, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate around Rotterdam, The Netherlands at 3:02 AM - 5 answers

April 22, 2013

Visiting Amsterdam in November

Visiting Amsterdam (hopefully) over the 11/9 weekend - what to do? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 1:21 PM - 11 answers

January 13, 2013

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 6:47 AM - 9 answers has best

August 2, 2012

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 9:26 AM - 20 answers

July 29, 2012

Help with large lump-sum when traveling.

How to pay for apartment in The Netherlands? We are close to signing a lease for an apartment in Amsterdam for three months. How do I deal with a large lump-sum payment? We are coming from The States. [more inside]
posted by humboldt32 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 2:36 PM - 12 answers

July 8, 2012

Help identifying tunnel in BBC TV program, Coast

Help identifying tunnel in BBC TV program, Coast [more inside]
posted by maxmix around Holland, The Netherlands at 5:36 AM - 3 answers has best

June 28, 2012

Help me to have a nice day in the Netherlands this Sunday on my long layover.

Help me to have a nice day in the Netherlands this Sunday on my long layover. [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda around The Netherlands at 8:53 AM - 12 answers has best

June 26, 2012

Adventures in Benelux trains

I'm in Eindhoven, I have a train ticket from "Any Dutch Station" to Brussels tomorrow. From then I need to get to London. Is there any fun or interesting detour I can make? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know around Eindhoven, The Netherlands at 12:50 AM - 10 answers has best

April 3, 2012

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 9:35 AM - 12 answers

October 24, 2011

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 7:53 AM - 6 answers has best

September 17, 2011

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 7:09 AM - 7 answers

September 7, 2011

Ways of finding a room to rent in Den Haag / The Hague

I'm looking for ways to find a room to rent in The Hague. [more inside]
posted by svenni around The Hague, The Netherlands at 4:16 PM - 7 answers

August 31, 2011

One Way to Amsterdam

UK to Europe: One Way Car Hire is it possible? I want to move some personal effects with me from London to The Netherlands and thought I'd investigate One Way Car/Van Hire options but I can't seem to find anything. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 11:13 PM - 7 answers

August 3, 2011

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 8:14 AM - 10 answers

July 25, 2011

Bicycle baby transport in the Netherlands

What is a typical minimum age at which babies are taken as passengers on bicycles in the Netherlands? What kind of carrier tends to be used at this age (trailer? car seat mounted on bike? bakfiets?). [more inside]
posted by Emanuel around The Netherlands at 3:32 PM - 7 answers has best

July 20, 2011

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 around Amsterdam, The Netherlands at 9:34 AM - 13 answers