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Posted: 3/2/2006 2:43:19 PM EDT
I've been on a 3-week trip through Egypt, the Middle East, Turkey, Norway, . . . and now I am in Belgium for a day. I am going to Amsterdam tomorrow, a full 1-1/2 days before my flight leaves back to the States. I'm looking for specific recommendations for what to do there. (I've been before).

Here's the current plans:

Arrive
Check into hotel
visit dam square
visit a coffee shop
visit a strip club
walk the red light district, just for the sights only
go to the Van Ghogh museum
go to the Ann Frank house
sleep
fly home

Any other suggestions? Things that are "must see"?

M.L.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:44:12 PM EDT
1st off I would do everything that is illegal in the USA

Then I would rest
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:45:27 PM EDT
scrape up 20 bucks and get a rim job. you will be done in time for a snack at the grasshopper club.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:45:39 PM EDT
It doesn't matter. No matter what you do you won't remember it.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:46:29 PM EDT
Hookers and Blow
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:46:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 2:46:56 PM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
[ferris bueller]The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?"[/ferris bueller]
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:46:49 PM EDT
Black hash, man
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:47:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 2:49:47 PM EDT by motown_steve]
First



Then

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:48:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 2:49:30 PM EDT by USMC88-93]
Oh........... Nevermind.... I thought you were in Amsterdam Ohio.

Have fun anyway.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:49:44 PM EDT
Jets on the freeway.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:50:23 PM EDT
Go to the national museum, I believe its called the Reichs museum or something like that. The Netherlands had a long history of naval power and they have some really interesting stuff on naval history in there.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:52:33 PM EDT
Enjoy all the sights and sounds...it's a great place to visit.

Do ME one big favour......put you wallet in your front pocket.


You'll thank me


My main advice is above.

But also remember knifepoint robbery is popular there.
If you are not equiped for a knife fight and a BG pulls a knife...


You know the drill.

Otherwise....keep kicking em till they stop moving.

Amsterdam has a very seedy side if you go looking for it....otherwise...drinkers and smokers
Can have a nice time there.

Be wary



Taffy
Prague is better
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:54:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:
Go to the national museum, I believe its called the Reichs museum or something like that. The Netherlands had a long history of naval power and they have some really interesting stuff on naval history in there.



Cool, thanks for the idea.

M.L.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:01:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 3:02:38 PM EDT by logem]

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
Enjoy all the sights and sounds...it's a great place to visit.

Do ME one big favour......put you wallet in your front pocket. . .



Yeh, it's funny how a person needs to hide his wallet/money in a modern/free town such as Amsterdam, but hardly worry about robbery, in poor places like Turkey, Egypt, etc. Perhaps the more stringent laws in other places are a deterent?

I appreciate the advice, but thankfully, I already realize the negative possibilities of walking around Amsterdam, especially at night.

M.L.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:09:29 PM EDT
Royale with cheese.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:15:06 PM EDT
Haven't you seen the movie EUROTRIP? Visit club Vandersexx.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:15:39 PM EDT
Go down to the warf and watch the unloading of a drug shipment. That is the ship where all the visable armed are standing around for some reason. Do not miss the Flea market! Do a canal tour. Just remeber it is fan shaped with the archs getting lager and larger. If you watch the tops of unusual buildings for references and the colors of the bridges. You will do okay. If you get lost about 99% speak English. When you get to the church of satan. go across the street and walk on the other side after relieve yourself of liquid rfreshment! And under no cicumstances ever go to sleep it kind of builds up at night. And if a bar maid gives you a free drink and tells you to enjoy. That stuf that you swallowed was not from a dirty glass. Oh and if a girl will dance or come and sit next to you. you are in!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:19:14 PM EDT
I have never been to a strip club in Amsterdam where the girl were good looking... The hookers are good looking though.

Go to the Sex Museum located on Damarak... It's just few blocks down from Centeral Station. It's a trip.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:26:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
Royale with cheese.


love that movie.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:18:04 PM EDT
The Bulldog.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:20:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
I have never been to a strip club in Amsterdam where the girl were good looking... The hookers are good looking though.

Go to the Sex Museum located on Damarak... It's just few blocks down from Centeral Station. It's a trip.



+1 on the Sex Museum.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:23:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
Royale with cheese.



Check out the big brain on gardenWeasel! You're a smart motherfucker, that's right!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:28:00 PM EDT
1. Hit the Sensi Seed Shop and learn how hash is made.
2. Hit Homegrown Fantasy across the street from the Police Station.
3. Smoke some Northern Lights #5 X Haze.
4. Go down a few brews from the Heineken Brewery.
5. Then walk the Red Light district.

Stay on the main streets in the Red Light District. My cousin and I made one wrong turn and the next thing I know some leather cladded biker dudes asked us to come in for a dance.

The song blaring from inside the club was a dead giveaway.


George Michaels "I want your sex."





HS1

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:29:08 PM EDT
ABSINTHE
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:30:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
First



Then




+100
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:30:43 PM EDT

What should I do in Amsterdam Tomorrow?



Youth if wasted on the young!

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:30:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:31:15 PM EDT
2 chicks at the same time. Package check before the lights dim is mandatory.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:23:14 PM EDT
No one said "visit the Anne Frank House"????

Then hit an S&M club.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:06:43 PM EDT
Heineken Museum!
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:13:19 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:25:02 PM EDT
go to a coffee house
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:39:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:43:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Black hash, man



No, blonde


Link Posted: 3/3/2006 5:31:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
Do ME one big favour......put you wallet in your front pocket.


Oh, yeah, I forgot about the herds of pickpockets and meth-heads running around over there.

When I went, I kept nearly all of my cash, cards, passport, and other stuff in an under-the-clothes hidden wallet.

I had a very few euros sitting in the bottom of my pocket, mostly coins, for bus fare and sodas and museum tickets and such.

My in-pocket wallet had eight Malaysian ringgit and a Taiwanese 100NT note. I figured if anyone was dumb enough to try to convert them, it might be usable as evidence against them, assuming I could get the cops to bother to do anything (unlikely). I still kept a hand on my wallet, since it was one my father had given to me, and I didn't want to lose it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 5:38:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
Royale with cheese.



Check out the big brain on gardenWeasel! You're a smart motherfucker, that's right!



Link Posted: 3/3/2006 5:48:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 5:58:11 AM EDT
Visit the hinekin museum. One 30 minute tour and all the beer you can drink for free. A great way to start every morning.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:00:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Eupfhoria:

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Black hash, man



No, blonde





no, bubble.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:01:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Ron:

Originally Posted By w4klr:

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
Royale with cheese.



Check out the big brain on gardenWeasel! You're a smart motherfucker, that's right!






Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:58:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By logem:


Any other suggestions? Things that are "must see"?




Get a bicycle, one without a rental company sign on it. If you even slightly expend the effort, you can get a bicycle in Amsterdam. Junkies will offer to sell you one for like $5 or so.

Why get a bicycle? Because it's so much fun to ride in in A'dam! You're more like a local, you feel like you fit in, and it is just a trip to ride in heavy traffic and see how the cars yield to you whereas in my town, drivers are so unused to seeing bicyclists and motorcyclists they kind of dont register in the brain.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:09:10 AM EDT
Banana Bar. Everything else can wait.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:24:26 AM EDT
I stopped in while passing through.......





But I left my mark (bottom left)



Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:34:36 AM EDT
Leave; the place is full of weirdos.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:51:15 AM EDT
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