Amsterdam Journals

Night in Amsterdam

A January 2001 trip to Amsterdam by techflyer

Quote: Given only 2 nights and one full day, there is much to see in Amsterdam. Great food, historic museums, and interesting (to say the least) sights were part of our quick trip.

Night in Amsterdam

Overview

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Anne Frank house presents a sad but memorable story and is a must see. While we did not get to see it, the Van Gogh museum has more of his work than anywhere else. Everyone needs to take a saunter through the world's most visible red light district. The Indonesian rice table is a fantastic meal, and you need to try the savory pancakes. Finally, a ride through the city on the quaint and noisy trams.Quick Tips: Take the train from the airport to the city. Buy a strip of tickets for the tram.Best Way To Get Around: Taking the trams and walking is the only way to go. The city is very small and can be easily navigated this way. The conductor on the circle tram points out all th...Read More

Hilton Amsterdam

Hotel | "Hilton"

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Very nice modern hotel with modern colorful rooms and an extremely nice lounge on the top floor. It on the outskirts of the city so it takes about 1/2 hour to get back downtown by tram.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 18, 2001

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1077 BG
020 710 6000

Kantjil en de Tijger

Restaurant | "Kantijl en de Tiger"

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This is an Indonesian rice table and an extremely filling, fun and delicious evening. The menu is based on three different rijsttafel, with a profusion of meat, fish, and vegetable dishes varying in flavor from coconut-milk sweetness to peppery hot. While they have other ala carte dishes, this is by far the most fun and the best deal. When we got the bill we were amazed that the cost on the menu was for 2 people, not one. It was very busy when we went so make reservations.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2001

Kantjil en de Tijger
Spuistraat 291-293
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VS
+31 20 620 09 94

The Anne Frank House and Museum

Attraction | "Anne Frank House"

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Sad but gripping tour of the house where Anne Frank lived. I found her story fascinating as you got a real and chilling feeling of what this young talented writer's life was here. There is an audio tour and movies about her life. On the wall in her room are actual posters that she had put up. If you can, read her diary before you go. Be sure to come early as there is a long queue. We had to wait about 30 minutes at 10:00 AM. It is in central Amsterdam and I believe it is on the circle tram.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2001

The Anne Frank House and Museum
Prinsengracht 267
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1016 GV
+31 20 556 71 00

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techflyer

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