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What to see in Amsterdam? (Robbie Williams concert included)

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  1. UrsuAke

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    Hey guys.

    I'm taking a trip to Amsterdam next couple of weeks (mainly for the Robbie Williams concert) and I wanted some info from locals (if possbile) what are the MUST SEE landmarks or places?

    I've viewed a lot of reviews/articles about Amsterdam and what to visit but I would like a take from someone who's been there, some tips and tricks based on experience from a dutch fellow BHW'er or avid BHW traveler maybe :)

    Any help would be appreciated and maybe I could get to meet up for a beer with a local IM'er :)

    Oh and btw, I want to have memories of visiting Amsterdam so I won't be too keen in doing drugs.

    BTW 2: Any BHW member going to that concert? 13 july Robbie Williams Amsterdam Arena
     
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    Hey there,
    I am from Amsterdam.. some cool locations:

    - Red Light District
    -Dam Square
    - Leidseplein
    - Vondelpark (big park, worth it!)
    - Take a tour with a boat.

    If you like art you should definetly check out:

    Rijksmuseum (just re-opened!)
    Van Gogh

    Going out in the night:

    Leidseplein
    Rembrandtsquare

    You'll love the city.
     
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  3. UrsuAke

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    I am more into the cultural part of a city. Stuff like museums and galleries.

    Thanks for the tips FareszM.

    By the way, are the Glow Golf and Amsterdam Dungeon worth it?
     
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    I will be there about 1-2 weeks after you so will be keeping tabs on this thread! Already been there once for a music festival, was epic!
     
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    I remember going to the Heineken Beer museum on my last trip. Very much worth the entry fee as they keep giving you beer all the way round :)
     
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    Lock yourself in your hotel room, eat about 20 grams of mushrooms and browse /r/fithworldpics for a few hours.
     
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    I am from the Netherlands, and I visited Amstedam a couple nights :) The atmos-spheer is in the evening amazing, how 'bout a joint :)?

    Although I really recommend you to see the Rijksmuseum with The Night Watch from Rembrand, if you're more into art, history and culture.

    C@MEL
     
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  10. UrsuAke

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    LOL. I was certain the thread will take this direction. I'm not into drugs. I take my high in form of adrenaline doing sports.

    Thanks for all the advice Rotem and Chris, but I'd rather remember I've been in Amsterdam.

    I'm purely going to visit the city and see the Amsterdam Arena stadium (I hate Robbie Williams, but the missus enjoys it so yeah, compromise).
     
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    No one else? :(
     
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    In addition we have the Anne Frank house?
    Van Gogh perhaps?

    But erm, we have hookers, dope, art and history. Not a whole lot to enjoy if you are not into dope. :p
    Could go on the canal? They have tours where you go on a boat and a tape tells you in 6 languages why the houses are so pretty.

    We do also have the Torture Museum and Nemo, not related.

    Hope this helps. :)

    Edit: There is also another boat that lets you have pancakes by candlelight or something. You would have to find out.
     
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    Definitely the Rijksmuseum

    Start your day early at the Heineken brewery. I still have the stein they gave me on my birthday.

    Even if you are not into dope and ho's the red light has to be seen and theres some good brown bars just off the canals.
     
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    Robbie Williams is the best of the best.
     
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    Drugs & sluts.
    //Sorry if was already posted.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Any BHW'er going to that concert?

    Maybe we could have an ad-hoc BHW meetup afterwards :D
     
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    I was there last year here are some really sick clubs, pubs and toking spots:

    Clubs:

    Escape
    Exit
    Bitterzoet
    Melkweg

    Toking Shpots:

    Barneys
    Grey Area
    Hill Street Blues
    Rusland
    Samenentereng
    Green House
    Dutch Flowers
    Attractions:
    Well for me the whole of Amsterdam was an attraction but deffinitely go check out the Heiniken museum. There is an entry fee, but dont worry they feed you with beer at every turn.

    ​Peace


     
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    Man is Hill street blues still there ? I used to stay in Durty Nellies on the warmoesstraat..Hill street blues was a regular haunt

    Appropriate name it was next door to the cop shop !
     
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