Miscellaneous: The pass comprises a transportation ticket, admission to the museumsand a Pass guide (a voucher booklet for discounts at restaurants and attractions). The Amsterdam Pass is available from the local tourist information (VVV) offices. Amsterdam Pass is your entrance ticket to Amsterdam. There are three types of Amsterdam Pass available: for 24 hours/ 1 day (EUR 31), 48 hours/ two days (EUR 41) or 72 hours/ 3 days (EUR 51).
For java junkies
Miscellaneous: Especially for Americans who drink more than their fair share of coffee, I would suggest packing some.
While the coffee served here is wonderful, it's sold by the cup (no free refills). When you figure any where from 1.50 to 2.50 euro a cup then figure the current dollar/euro exchange rate, that darn expensive!
Of course you can buy coffee at the local grocery stores, however the odds are you have some spare space in the suitcase, why not use it. The space it takes on the way over, can be used for what you buy here.
Also would suggest bring instant or coffee bags, since most hotels have tea kettles rather than the mini Mr. Coffee.
Also if you like to travel with a cup, I would suggest bringing your own travel mug. In six months I haven't seen a styrofoam cup yet. The few places that do sell coffee to go, serve in paper or worse yet thin plastic.Related to:
- Budget Travel
everything you need is provided for you
Luggage and bags: no need to bring your own pipe, plus the airport security may not like that..i would reccomend bringing a pack of zig zags for that feel good american style joint..
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: otherwise the prerolled cones are quite amazing and most shops have bongs or free papers..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: pokers are also provided by the shops.
Photo Equipment: ask before snapping photo's of yourself toking a bowl, or of your nice stash..most allow it some won't!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: never camp at a coffeeshop, this is not the grand canyon you cannot stay all night, drink your drink smoke your spliff or whatever, relax for a bit..but never set up camp, this is not cool behavior!Related to:
Where to get your laundry done.
Miscellaneous: Dutch people do their own laundry. I've not seen a household where there is no washing machine. So laundromats are few and far between. However, if you do need to have your laundry done, I found this info right here on VT by using the search box and the words 'laundry amsterdam':
Here's a list of other dry-cleaning/laundry services
Under the map on the right you see a link 'vergroot de kaart'. Click on that and you get the same list with a map of Amsterdam.
The central area is just under the letters 'erd' of AmstERDam.Related to:
- Budget Travel
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: don't be worried about what thigs you bring to Amsterdam, be careful about things you take to your country, remember some thing you can buy with out problems over there are avoid over the rest of the world!!!!
No Packing List
Miscellaneous: There is absolutely nothing you can´t buy when you are in Amsterdam. So no worries, if you forgot something simple buy it! Amsterdam likes to make money.
Amsterdam has this toilets they call a ´curl´ after its form. So if you are male and have to go simply walk into the curl, its free! No money making here....
Miscellaneous: Actually, there are a few things easily available in A'dam that you definitely should not pack.
Whether it's some truly disgusting pornography or a little something from one of the coffeeshops, my advice to you is don't bring it home, especially if home is the USA.Why ruin what was, more than likely, a very enjoyable stay in A'dam. Not to mention the fact that this kind of behaviour makes it harder for the Netherlands to maintain its enlightened attitude concerning victimless crimes.
Luggage and bags:
Wondering what clothes to take in what season. Here is the average weather forcast for the Netherlands :
Average temperatures in Celcius
January : min = 0.0 max = 5.3
February : min = -0.1 max = 6.1
March : min = 2.0 max = 9.6
April : min = 3.5 max = 12.9
May : min = 7.5 max = 17.6
June : min = 10.2 max = 19.8
July : min = 12.5 max = 22.1
August : min = 12.0 max = 22.3
September : min = 9.6 max = 18.7
October : min = 6.5 max = 14.2
November : min = 3.2 max = 9.1
December : min = 1.3 max = 6.4
Expect quite a bit of rain as well, so don't forget to bring your umbrella! The Dutch climate is known for quite a bit of rain, every season of the year.
Bring this address: Internet Centre
Miscellaneous: There used to be an Easyinternet place nearby but that has closed. I really had to struggle to find an Internet Centre near the Centraal Station. Here is a good one: City Phone Internet,
Nieuwendijk 126. 2 Euros for 30 minutes. Lots of tiny steps to descend into the basement but very convenient. Open 7 days 9 until 10 pm.Related to:
- Business Travel
- Road Trip
Luggage and bags: Make sure not to have too many lighters in one luggage or bag, if you are a collector like myself, they can be confiscated as a fire hazard.
Take something for everything!
Luggage and bags: Only what you can manage
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good comfortable walking shoes
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Buy what you need there unless there is something special you require
Photo Equipment: Definitely bring a camera
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