Public Telephones, Amsterdam

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    Public Telephones

    by unaS Written Apr 13, 2007

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    Favorite thing: NOT my favorite - the opposite.

    Don't depend on using public telephones in Amsterdam!!
    There are different phone companies and they use different cards for their public phones.

    The VVV (Tourist Info Office) sells the green cards. There are 10 telephones just outside of the VVV office across the street from the Amsterdam Centraal train station. On two days running NONE of them worked!!

    The telephone inside of the train station is a red telephone - green cards won't work. Couldn't find a place to buy a red card.

    I missed meeting 3 different people that I met here in VT because I couldn't call them and make arrangements.

    Fondest memory: On this tip, the public phone situation in Amsterdam is my LEAST fond memory of that otherwise marvelous city, I'm sorry to say.

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    Public Phones

    by BlueBerry_7 Written Aug 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Look for green, all the public phones are green and blue.

    Fondest memory: They will only take a prepaid phone card which you buy all over town relatively cheap, 5 or 10 euros depending on how many minutes you need

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