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Walking to Javaeiland !

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Dubai, United Arab...
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Walking to Javaeiland !

I am planning to walk from our Apt at Raamgracht in Newmarket to Javaeiland. Hope this is a pleaant walk (roads with sidewalks !!). Checked the google map which showed 2 miles, but the roads (prins hendrikaade, kattenburgerstraat ) look like highways !!! Hence the question !

Thanks for any advice from the local experts !!!!

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Hi there,

Sidewalks everywhere yes but PH kade is kind of noisy city highway yes. Kattenburgerstraat is more moderate. Try to use alternate parallel streets, much quieter...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

There aren't any highways in central Amsterdam , the closest thing would be the road through the IJ tunnel. If you use google street view then you can walk the streets.

Amsterdam, The...
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3. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Something like this: https://goo.gl/maps/5gDLz .

Dubai, United Arab...
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4. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Thanks !

Only concern was that the route looks to be through quite busy roads !

Amsterdam, The...
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5. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Its not.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

No because Lenny did what was suggested above: taking a less busy road. His map avoids PH kade, even brings you along a few nice canals, and only Kattenburgerstraat is a bit busy but not at all highway-like.

Have walking fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Dubai, United Arab...
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7. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Thanks a lot for the help !!

Amsterdam, The...
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8. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Is there some reason for the Java-eiland? Nothing wrong with it but there are prettier parts of town

Luxembourg City...
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9. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

Just wanted to note that PH kade is not the smartest abbreviation. as there is both a Piet Heinkade and a Prins Hendrikkade.

10. Re: Walking to Javaeiland !

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