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  • THFourteen 21 Mar 2007 17:32:16 34,167 posts
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    Gonna be here (Amsterdam) Mon-Fri next week and possibly the next couple of weeks after that

    Anyone around and fancy a pint sometime? Wednesday would be good, coincides with the England game!

    Also any ideas on things to see/do in the evenings? Don't really wanna get stoned as I'm meant to be working during the day, and my gf would kill me if I went anywhere near any sex shows :)
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:34:28 36,415 posts
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    I know it's cliched, but you really should have a wander around the red light district - you really won't believe your eyes. The only bad thing about it is that you get offered drugs about every 20 paces, I couldn't believe it to be honest.

    Also, there are some really nice bars in the area, but just be careful which one you go into.

    A river boat tour is a good way to see the city too: quite cheap and you get to see the nice areas in comfort.

    Great city - enjoy!

    Edited by JuanKerr at 17:35:15 21-03-2007
  • kalel 21 Mar 2007 17:39:35 89,114 posts
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    Thereís loads to do thatís not sex/drugs related. The museums and galleries are well worth a look if thatís your thing, and even if it isnít to be honest. The Van Gogh is a must.

    Thereís a really cool cinema in the RLD which used to be a gothic cathedral. Definitely check that out. Thereís an excellent jazz bar which the name of escapes me but shouldnít be hard to find as itís well known. Otherwise yeah, just wander round and soak up the atmosphere. Beautiful city it really is.

    /jealous
  • ecu 21 Mar 2007 17:43:15 77,206 posts
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    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.
  • THFourteen 21 Mar 2007 17:46:52 34,167 posts
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    boat trip and van gogh are good ideas cheers guys.

    will have to find out what time things close and see what i can do after work

    don't be too jealous - the great thing about being away with work is the free hotel and food, but the bad thing is having to do everything on your own, gets a little dull!

    plus titan quest runs slowly on my laptop :-P
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:48:11 36,415 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.

    Some of the pictures in that room at the end actually shocked me and given the amount of porn I look at on the internet, that's saying something.

    / has said too much
  • THFourteen 21 Mar 2007 17:48:49 34,167 posts
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    oooh

    /googles "sex museum" on work laptop
  • ecu 21 Mar 2007 17:51:37 77,206 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.

    Some of the pictures in that room at the end actually shocked me and given the amount of porn I look at on the internet, that's saying something.

    / has said too much

    Yep, same here! I visited it with a female friend of mine, who never watches porn. That made it even more entertaining. :D
  • kalel 21 Mar 2007 17:51:53 89,114 posts
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    Here's that cinema I mentioned:

    http://cinematreasures.org/theater/2314/

    Really reccommend it, it's an incredible building and a very cool place to watch a film, especially if you see something that's kinda appropriate.
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:52:03 36,415 posts
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    It's only a small museum, but good fun. I liked the giant penis sculptures, made me laugh a lot.
  • Red-Moose 21 Mar 2007 17:52:05 5,346 posts
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    Paradiso is great venue for evening music events (live music from metal type stuff to Jools holland), it is off Leidseplein and they have a good website with all of the schedule.
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:53:33 36,415 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.

    Some of the pictures in that room at the end actually shocked me and given the amount of porn I look at on the internet, that's saying something.

    / has said too much

    Yep, same here! I visited it with a female friend of mine, who never watches porn. That made it even more entertaining. :D

    Brilliant! My girlfriend was pretty shocked too!

    The gentleman with the rather large appendage was a sight for sore eyes was he not?

    Edited by JuanKerr at 17:56:25 21-03-2007
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:55:55 36,415 posts
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    Damn some of the red light lady's were some of the finest people I've ever actually seen in my life.

    Some of them were the ugliest too :)

    I know what you mean - we found a nice pub-style bar and got seats next to the window which overlooked a few 'ladies of the night' behind their glass doors. One was stunning and her next door neighbour rather unimpressive.

    Oddly enough, the ugly lady got far more clients in the 3 hours were were there than the fit one ...
  • kalel 21 Mar 2007 17:57:31 89,114 posts
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    The ladies on the main strip are mostly fit, especially towards the middle where they are literally as nice as supermodels. Go down some of the alleys and you see the flip side of the coin though...
  • ecu 21 Mar 2007 17:57:45 77,206 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.

    Some of the pictures in that room at the end actually shocked me and given the amount of porn I look at on the internet, that's saying something.

    / has said too much

    Yep, same here! I visited it with a female friend of mine, who never watches porn. That made it even more entertaining. :D

    Brilliant! My girlfriend was pretty shocked too!

    The gentleman with the rather large appendage was a sight for sore eyes was he not?

    Edited by JuanKerr at 17:56:25 21-03-2007

    The whole place was pretty shocking! There was a bestiality section too, as I remember. Or did I just imagine it?
  • THFourteen 21 Mar 2007 17:58:02 34,167 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Here's that cinema I mentioned:

    http://cinematreasures.org/theater/2314/

    Really reccommend it, it's an incredible building and a very cool place to watch a film, especially if you see something that's kinda appropriate.

    and here's their official website!
    http://www.pathe.nl/tuschinski/

    er, not meaning to sound stupid or anything but will the films be dubbed into dutch?

    just down the road from me and all

    edit: oooh 300 is on next week, done.

    Edited by THFourteen at 17:59:11 21-03-2007
  • kalel 21 Mar 2007 17:59:08 89,114 posts
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    Nah, they probably won't even have Dutch subtitles, but that's the worst you can expect (assuming you see an American film, they do show Dutch ones as well).
  • JuanKerr 21 Mar 2007 17:59:41 36,415 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    The sex museum is quite a sight to behold.

    Some of the pictures in that room at the end actually shocked me and given the amount of porn I look at on the internet, that's saying something.

    / has said too much

    Yep, same here! I visited it with a female friend of mine, who never watches porn. That made it even more entertaining. :D

    Brilliant! My girlfriend was pretty shocked too!

    The gentleman with the rather large appendage was a sight for sore eyes was he not?

    Edited by JuanKerr at 17:56:25 21-03-2007

    The whole place was pretty shocking! There was a bestiality section too, as I remember. Or did I just imagine it?

    I think you are right - there were certainly some photos that I'll never erase from my memory (in a bad way, believe me)
  • Xerx3s 21 Mar 2007 18:41:02 23,944 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Gonna be here (Amsterdam) Mon-Fri next week and possibly the next couple of weeks after that

    Anyone around and fancy a pint sometime? Wednesday would be good, coincides with the England game!

    Also any ideas on things to see/do in the evenings? Don't really wanna get stoned as I'm meant to be working during the day, and my gf would kill me if I went anywhere near any sex shows :)

    Amsterdam and rotterdam are rubbish, see the rest of the country instead. MUCH better.
  • Charroux 23 Mar 2007 19:52:54 792 posts
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    Heh, Amsterdam is an experience. A good one, at that.

    Just get into the habit of saying "No thanks mate" with a smile and you'll have no problems in the Red Light District.

    I can second (third? fourth?) the Van Gogh gallery. It's well worth the money.
  • Pooley 23 Mar 2007 20:09:54 1,507 posts
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    I really like the street markets they have on the weekends. Near Waterloosplein (spelling?) I think. Well worth a visit if you're able to.

    Rembrant's house is also worth going to, the gallery with his etchings is very good.

    The diamond quarter is also worth a visit, just to look through the windows of the shops at some of the jewellery and other items for sale.
  • THFourteen 22 Apr 2007 17:24:17 34,167 posts
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    So stayed over here this weekend instead of going home and had the missus round too (just left her on a train to schnipol)

    lovely city, especially when the weathers nice like it was today.

    Went on the canal boats a few times, over to the sex museum, anne franks house, rembrandts house, the flea market at waterlooplein (yup you were right!), and just generally wandering round

    love the buildings and the architecture here, plus the fact that theres loads and loads of places you can get food and beer outside.
  • bauhaus 22 Apr 2007 17:44:23 3,512 posts
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    Whats going on here??!

    For christ sake, get smashed on the strongest weed you can find and have a threesome with some Russian whore and a Ukrainian bearded midget. On Ketamine

    If your upto it afterwards, have a drink and see a movie

    Job Done
  • dnbuk 11 May 2009 00:34:45 4,958 posts
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    I'm going to Amsterdam in July with a friend but it looks like our hotel (according to googlemaps) is 17mins from central Amsterdam by car.

    Are taxi drivers likely to try and overcharge?
  • asphaltcowboy 11 May 2009 08:39:10 5,143 posts
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    Yes. Take the tram.
  • Red-Moose 11 May 2009 08:47:31 5,346 posts
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    get a strippenkart or whatever it's called.
  • Xerx3s 11 May 2009 09:04:45 23,944 posts
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    asphaltcowboy wrote:
    Yes. Take the tram.

    And get mugged.
  • Xerx3s 11 May 2009 09:05:05 23,944 posts
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    Red Moose wrote:
    get a strippenkaart or whatever it's called.
  • THFourteen 11 May 2009 09:07:29 34,167 posts
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    Xerx3s wrote:
    asphaltcowboy wrote:
    Yes. Take the tram.

    And get mugged.

    i call bollocks, i worked in amsterdam for 3 months and took the tram everywhere and i never once got mugged.

    lovely city. apart from on weekends. luckily i flew home for weekends ;D
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