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  • Googleboogle 7 Jul 2011 21:04:06 46 posts
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    Beer is expensive. €5 -€6 a pint in both the red light zone and the main square bit

    Was €12 for 3x herbal cigs and .50 cent to use some toilets (grasshopper) some toilets looked like something out of saw

    Good laugh and nice place just pricy for a weekend away with lads (ferry from Newcastle Friday 4 pm arrive 9am stay over night ferry home Sunday 5 pm) cost nearly 450 with no pros invol
  • johnlenham 24 Aug 2011 11:10:36 4,000 posts
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    Good god trying to find a hostel for 5 peopel that isnt a complete dive or 30mins out of the city is bloody hard!
  • Razz 24 Aug 2011 11:30:03 61,600 posts
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    Then sleep in the Amstel bus station terminal like I did last time I went :D

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  • roz123 24 Aug 2011 11:31:50 7,113 posts
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    Last time I went we did a camping site at the end of one of the tram lines. It wasn't too bad considering how cheap it was. Had little huts and gypsy wagons you could sleep in. I drove so I wanted to be near my car.
  • Zomoniac 24 Aug 2011 11:32:58 7,908 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Last time I went we did a camping site at the end of one of the tram lines. It wasn't too bad considering how cheap it was. Had little huts and gypsy wagons you could sleep in. I drove so I wanted to be near my car.

    Camping Zeeburg? I've stayed there. Nice place.
  • roz123 24 Aug 2011 11:39:45 7,113 posts
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    Yeh thats the one
  • johnlenham 24 Aug 2011 13:43:12 4,000 posts
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    Found one in the end.
    Went with just booking a 6 room dorm between the 5 of us so it worked out at 30 a night with breakfast/inc tax.
    Had good reviews too so hopefully its ok!
    http://www.hotelhortus.com/
  • Red-Moose 24 Aug 2011 14:52:36 5,346 posts
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    enjoy the trip
  • Razz 16 Dec 2011 13:10:33 61,600 posts
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    http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2011/12/dutch-delay-ban-on-pot-for-tourists-/586714/1

    Government put off Coffeeshop restrictions to 2013! :-)

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  • riz23 16 Dec 2011 13:41:13 1,429 posts
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    Roll on, or rather Roll up 2012!
  • Razz 16 Dec 2011 13:53:46 61,600 posts
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    Flight's already booked for next spring :)

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  • DocX 16 Dec 2011 13:59:04 1,963 posts
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    Yay!
  • Razz 16 Dec 2011 15:09:59 61,600 posts
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    It makes sense though, there was no way they justify this move in the current economic climate.

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  • coastal 16 Dec 2011 15:41:19 5,389 posts
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    @johnlenham hortus does sounds like an infection.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • jonsaan 17 Dec 2011 15:03:07 25,439 posts
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    This restriction has loop holes written all over it.

    FCUTA!

  • Razz 31 Oct 2012 11:29:15 61,600 posts
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    \o/ - Dutch Government ditching "Weed Pass" plan!

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/10/30/dutch-amsterdam-weed-marijuana/1668761

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  • Deleted user 31 October 2012 11:50:53
    good news. Any news on the RLD? when i went a few years back there were petitions going round trying to save it.
  • Razz 31 Oct 2012 12:50:42 61,600 posts
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    Lokos like it paid off, personally with the Eurozone crisis, I don't see a ban ever happening.

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  • Fake_Blood 31 Oct 2012 12:58:07 4,386 posts
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    Erm, you don't need a "wietpas" anymore, but you do need a dutch identity card starting in january.
  • Salaman 31 Oct 2012 13:04:37 19,467 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Erm, you don't need a "wietpas" anymore, but you do need a dutch identity card starting in january.
    That's what I read as well but it seems that they'll leave it up to the local towns/councils to decide whether or not it's possible to sell to foreigners. So Maastricht will still be restricted to Dutch nationals only but Amsterdam probably will keep it business as usual.
  • Fake_Blood 31 Oct 2012 13:12:05 4,386 posts
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    Yeah but amsterdam is quite a drive from belgium. I used to go to Breda, so hoping they allow it there again.
  • Razz 31 Oct 2012 14:01:56 61,600 posts
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    Exactly this is good news for tourists going to Amsterdam, possibly not so much for bordering nations hopeing to hop the border for some grass

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  • richardiox 3 Mar 2014 22:05:49 5,714 posts
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    Ok location to stay for a few nights away with the Mrs? Want easy access to bars and restaurants, if I'm lucky I'll get an hour or two in a coffee shop but mainly there for the museums etc

    edit - link broke the forum...try again here!

    Edited by richardiox at 22:06:38 03-03-2014
  • PearOfAnguish 3 Mar 2014 22:54:07 7,461 posts
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    Use Airbnb, loads of nice places all over the city available on there, good prices too.
  • Trafford 4 Mar 2014 00:21:46 5,934 posts
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    @Richardiox, you can't go wrong with proximity to Leidseplin. Hotel prices seem to have rocketed in recent years though.

    My 3 favourite hotels in the 'Dam..
    Pulitzer.
    Die Port Van Cleve.
    Krasnapolsky.

    My office won a team night out there last month. We're all old heads and are all buzzing about the prospect, planning it for late September.
  • Salaman 4 Mar 2014 12:56:24 19,467 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Yeah but amsterdam is quite a drive from belgium. I used to go to Breda, so hoping they allow it there again.
    I went to Leiden recently. Made a day out of it. Not too bad. 35 minute drive to Antwerp, pick up a friend, then a 1 or 1.5 hour drive to Leiden. Arrived at 1pm, wandered about the town a bit, had a coffee, visited a market, found a coffee shop at some point, had some dinner.
    headed home around 9:30pm.

    If I hadn't received a speeding ticket for 120 the next week I'd have been a great little trip.
  • DazzaS 13 Apr 2014 16:56:34 64 posts
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    Hotel Krasnapolsky, right in the middle of Dam Square. Perfect location, shops, palace, trams out the front, cafes & bars no matter which way u turn and the RLD directly behind it.
  • RyanDS 15 Apr 2014 17:47:35 9,734 posts
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    Anybody done the expat thing out there? Potentially I have a job opportunity with relocation to Amsterdam with moving costs etc paid.

    I quite fancy a few years somewhere different. Anyone know what cost of living, work culture etc are like? Would be annoying as we just bought a new house and would have to rent it but it could be a great opportunity.
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