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Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

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Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

What would they be?

AVOID getting the wheels of your rental bike stuck in the tram rails: it's a sure way to break a bone.

AVOID being separated from your baggage on the train ride into town: there's not much street crime in Amsterdam, but the Centraal Station and the train are where it will happen to you first.

And I'm sure somebody can share potentially life-saving advice on what combination of mushrooms and other drugs to avoid if you don't want to end up jumping out of a third-storey window believing you can fly.

:-)

Amersfoort, The...
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1. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Avoid the pubs on Dam square and the restaurants on Damrak.

Port Townsend...
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2. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Here's ten off the top of my head, they may not be everyone's top ten. In no particular order:

1. Dam Square

2. Kalverstraat

3. Italian tourists, or anyone wearing one of those knit AMSTERDAM caps with the dingo-ball ties hanging down.

4. Coffeeshops, hanging about in one at least.

5. Red bikes, see also #3

6. Rembrantplein, mainly that damned TV screen

7. Louts singing in the streets

8. Restaurants with hawkers

9. Ice Bar

10. Forgetting where I parked my bike

(can't sleep 2:30 in the morgen)

Amsterdam
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3. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Pala, you sounds like an old woman i know, always talking to herself and muttering about those damn tourists :-)

Port Townsend...
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4. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

I'll take that as a complement.

Dag.

Zeeuws Vlaanderen
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5. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

-Heineken experience

-Madam Tussaud's

-any museum about sex

-any museum about torture

-any museum about weed, pot, marijuana

Winter Haven...
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6. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Forgetting to look down where someone has been walking their dog.

London
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7. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Heineken Experience (avoid it ten times!

liverpool, england
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8. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

Try to avoid all the tourists on bikes - they are not comfortable on the bikes, dont know where they are going and cant ever stop!

Baltimore, Maryland
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9. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

This is why there is no one right answer.

The sex museum I was in was was great. Great if you have any interest in the history of sex.

Dam sq is on my not to be missed list.

And the Hash Museum and the College down the street are great.

But a serious one time comment?

The one thing to avoid is ever going to an Amsterdam dark room without a condom. Never ever. The amount of infections out there are far worse than most realize.

I'd say the same thing about the RLD but those gals have already got that one "covered".

Now done with the serious and on to the funny.

Amsterdam, The...
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10. Re: Ten things to AVOID in Amsterdam

If one has to avoid all those things mentioned, Amsterdam sure will be a much more boring place!