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A few more days in Amsterdam

A February 2003 trip to Netherlands by maria d

Amsterdam Photo, Netherlands, Europe More Photos
Quote: More sightseeing, eating, shopping, and generally having fun.

A few more days in Amsterdam

Overview

Amsterdam Photo, Netherlands, Europe
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An evening at Mulligans -- the Irish music bar (Amstel 100). It was absolutely jumping!! We stayed for over 3 hours and, even then, they hadn't finished fiddling.

Quick Tips:

Go to Mulligans on a Sunday night for their open-session evening. It's FREE live music with a fantastic atmosphere.

Best Way To Get Around:

The best way to get around is probably to hire a bike -- they're cheap enough if you're brave enough! The roads are MAD!

Bagels & Beans

Restaurant | "Bagels & Beans"

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This is a lovely, bright, and airy tearoom in a pleasant part of the city opposite the Conservetoir of Amsterdam and a short walk from the Vondel Park. It had a friendly, helpful staff and a nice selection of coffee, bagels, and pastries to fill the gap between breakfast and lunch!! Coffee and a brownie was 4 euros.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2003

Bagels & Beans
Van Baerlestraat 40
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1071
020-6757050

Amstelkring

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It's of interest only in a "religious" sense. Young children will probably get bored and older people may find the steep, narrow stairways too difficult to climb. You can't get any tea/coffee there either.

The reception/ticket area is tiny and crowded with people arriving, leaving, trying to get their coats on/off, buying tickets, getting their bags out of a trunk where they have to be stashed, and trying to buy postcards. It put me off at the start.

It has to be said though, the church in the attic is admirable.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 27, 2003

Amstelkring
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 GE
+31 20 624 66 04

Vondel Park

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Huge park right near the Rijksmuseum and full of cyclists, skaters, joggers, and dog-walkers of all ages. Nice little cafe where you can sit and watch the more energetic types go by. There's also a "film museum" but it's not really a museum at all -- it's more of an "art-house film club" but they hope to become a museum in the future, apparently! This was a lovely place to walk on a sunny but chilly February morning; it's probably even nicer in the summer.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 27, 2003