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Last Minute Amsterdam

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Last Minute Amsterdam

Hi we've just booked a last minute weekend trip (Fri night - Mon) at the Bastion Amstel Amsterdam in the south. Firstly how easy is access between airport? Was thinking of getting the sprinter and then train? And approx. how many euros would this cost? Secondly how easy is the access to main Amsterdam? Was either thinking walking, hiring a bike or it's right by a canal that leads you straight there.

Also what attractions should be done in this time? Thinking of Heineken experience and some canal cruise and would €185 be enough?

Thanks

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1. Re: Last Minute Amsterdam

Use www.9292.nl/en to plan public transport.

For getting into the city bikes would be good, or the metro from Van der Madeweg stop. For example the metro to Waterlooplein for the jewish quarter, flea market; and to Nieuwmarkt for the red light district and China Town. From there you can walk just about everything.

Canal cruise is nice. Good way to see a lot in a short time and hear some historical facts.

Heineken experience: read reviews. I haven't been but feelings are mixed. Have a look at Brouwerij 't Ij too.

Cecilia // Amsterdam

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2. Re: Last Minute Amsterdam

Thanks for your reply. Also noticed our hotel isn't that far from Amsterdam ArenA and you can get a stadium tour of that mixed in with a canal cruise at €28 going past Anne Frank's house etc

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3. Re: Last Minute Amsterdam

Scarface90,

the Rijks is a cool museum if you're into them. The Museum of Amsterdam is the story of the city itself and was enjoyable.

Walking through the RLD is different too.

good luck

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4. Re: Last Minute Amsterdam

FYI if you book a canal cruise directly for example on Damrak it's about €9 pp and they all go past Anne Frank House. So just compare with that package deal / cost of that.

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5. Re: Last Minute Amsterdam

Ok thanks. Is there such a railcard such as a weekend pass allowing you to ride on metro and trams? And does anyone know of any decent night clubs? Thanks

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iamsterdam.com/en-GB/Experience/What%20to%20…

And see the Top Questions on the top right of the page for info about public transport.

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