Toiletries and Medications, Amsterdam

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    by Gypsy_Saskia Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Tourists are often easy targets for pickpockets. Make sure your bags don't make this too easy!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A warm jacket is definately needed in winter, it can get pretty cold and windy. Umbrella's are sold on every corner, should you need one.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Etos, Bijenkorf and Hema sell just about anything you may need. Medical supplies can be found at the pharmacist (apotheek), often after a doctor's prescription. Bringing medication from home can prevent you from having to see a Dutch doctor (apart from emergencies of course!).

    Photo Equipment: No need to bring stuff, you can get everything here at a reasonable price. Try Albert Heijn, Blokker or Hema for films and developing, they are a lot cheaper than the photoshops on Damrak and Rokin. Developing and printing 24 photo's will cost you about 7 euro's (about $6). Takes a few days then.

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    by toulan Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Nothing... take my advice , i'll tell u why? , i couldnt find my hotel for 8 days , well wasn't hotel fault , but was mine , normally my day goes between 3 places : Redlight ( FUN) , Rambrandent( FOOD), Damsquare(Coffee.LOL.). and at any point when i feel like sleeping or uncon. i lay on any cauch , wakeup and circle starts again. dont pack anything be fREE .

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Adventure Travel

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Guys in Amsterdam r experts with Medical supplies , U know what i mean ? , go to a coffe shop and some one will takecare of U .. LOOOL

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  • Medications and First Aid Kit

    by aliciao Updated Aug 14, 2007

    Luggage and bags: Small Wheeled trolley suitcase

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Usual plus my umbrella

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: When I travel to Amsterdam I am never without my first aid/medicine kit. Medications such as Sudafed or Tylenol Cold which some can find anywhere without a prescription in their home countries are by prescription only in The Netherlands and a lot of other countries also.

    Bring meds with you, nothing can ruin a trip or cut into your travel budget faster than a cold or infection.

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