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  • 8 more things to do in Amsterdam when you're dead

    by 8_tentacled_man Updated Apr 4, 2011

    not forgetting
    1. kelly's bar - where she waggles her arse as she serves you, as you drool.
    2. The only columbian who here for a Holiday and detests drugs, even though he's brough us 4 sambuca shots each and carries more ££££'s then a lottery winner.
    3. Never give your room key to 2 scouse birds who are tripping !!!
    4. Dancing - see if you can get ejected at 5am for sleeping on the dance floor.
    5. spend 20 quality minutes with a whore only to come out with the line "I was getting my belt back".
    6. catcall all those queing to see a sex show - we couldn't afford it..
    7. some whores look like models, others look like a bad dream...
    8) Avoid giving your Burger King drinks to a space cadet as the chances are high you'll see him later in the RLD where he acts as your new best friend.
    9. The sum of Corona + Heineken + Sambuca = very pissed... = sin and Dabauchery which = quality weekend.

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  • Areas to avoid

    by patricia23 Written Dec 6, 2010

    I would suggest tourists to avoid the south-eastern part of amsterdam (bijlmer, bijlmermeer, of amsterdam south east) because it's quite unsafe over there, especially at night! Better avoid also the very western part of the city (Slotervaart and Osdorp). In the center I consider it safe everywhere, but like in every city be aware of pickpockets at busy places.

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  • Valentine's Day

    by Mariajoy Written Feb 17, 2007

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    ....... isn't a big deal here :(

    I saw this discarded rose in the bin at a tram stop at about midnight on Valentine's Day... it just seemed a little sad.

    Rose in the bin

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    Construction in progress

    by jenniferchin Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Amsterdam is under construction ... literally !! So, do be careful of the traffic on the roads and scaffolding ..etc.

    Engineer inspecting construction ...

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    phone cards

    by millablake Updated Mar 20, 2007

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    Most of the public phones need a pre-purchased phone card and wont except coins.

    Phone cards are available at post offices and most tobacco shops.

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    Collecting Lighters

    by BlueBerry_7 Written Nov 5, 2002

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    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.

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    Do not expect too much courtesy

    by carolineraat Written Nov 25, 2002

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    Amsterdam people are known by the rest of the Dutch as extremely frank and also rude. Do not expect them to behave to you any different!


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    If you were a shirt saying...

    by larsy Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    If you were a shirt saying Amsterdam on your flight home you will get your bags inspected extra-extra closely for drugs.

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    Too much time in the...

    by drmorf Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Too much time in the hospitality room at the Heineken Brewery after the tour, and its nap time in Vondel Park!

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    Be on the lookout for iguanas....

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be on the lookout for iguanas. For some unknown reason, there's a little park dedicated to the iguana. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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    by chauncenetta Written Mar 13, 2005

    Small dragons, Pieter calls them iguanas, are sometimes underfoot. I expect that when I return they will be full grown. I hope that they will know to not walk in the bike lanes.

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    Claustrophobic Shops

    by Dyesebel Written Sep 12, 2009

    Some souvenir shops are quiet small and narrow and they display a lot of souvenirs esp. breakable ones.So you really have to be careful to avoid paying for nothing.

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When you use common street sense, you'll be fine at Amsterdam. Go your own way and don't be the tourist, that only will attract pick pockets. The first thing you will learn is NOT to walk on the...
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