Luggage and bags:
Lock it up with a pad lock folks. No joke!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some crapy clothes with you. Then replace them with new cool new ones you buy alone the way. Donate you old ones to a hostel.
Miscellaneous: And of coarse there’s this old one: “Lay out all the clothes you want to take with you. Take out half the clothes and double your money and you should be fine.”
Exchange point in Amsterdam:
1012 LG AMSTERDAM
Where: when you come out of Central Station, walk straight on, that's Damrak
Head Office in Amsterdam
1079 LH Amsterdam
You can't visit the head office and you cannot exchange cheques but you can call them for information
Miscellaneous: Other exchange points in Amsterdam:
When you've read this page, click Contact in the menu at the top, choose Find A Travelex Branch, then find Amsterdam. It gives a list of 11 exchange points in Amsterdam. The list is here below but if you go via above website, you can click View Details for each branch for opening hours and tel. no's.
Anton de Komplein 4-10
Amsterdam, 1102 DR
Dam 23- 25
Amsterdam, 1012 JS
Amsterdam, 1012 LG
Amsterdam, 1012 LP
Amsterdam, 1102 BR
Amsterdam, 1097 DN
Amsterdam, 1012 XD
Amsterdam, 1017 PR
Amsterdam, 1017 PS
Amsterdam, 1043 DT
Amsterdam, 1012 AB
Luggage and bags:
You want to carry a back pack or small purse, but leave the big stuff back at the hostel.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear very secure shoes, the roads are very uneven and it would be easy to twist an ankle. Also, be prepared to walk a lot, of course.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy pads, but you might want to come prepared.
Photo Equipment: Make sure you have an extra battery and card for digital photos.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: TOWEL!
Miscellaneous: Before coming to Amsterdam, make sure you have all the money you want to spend in cash. Most vendors only take cash, and ATMs are hard to find. Plus, it might make you budjet, and in a place with fabulous shopping, it's wise to watch your pennies.
If you carry a journal make sure to carry some tape as well, put in little maps and such to help you get back to your favourite places.
Take your ATM card for a better exchange rate than you'll get from your travel agent in the UK. Use the machines with the 'Cirrus' logo if your card allows it.
Get a good map with a street index because the canals can all look a bit alike after a night out.
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