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Old 06.07.2011, 22:01
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Re: going to Amsterdam ADVICES?

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As I ve already mentioned, I am a women, and I am not planning to go to the red district! Anyway , thanks for the train tips, that's are really cool!


This website is really cool, with cheap prises! Has anybody tried the City night line train? Is this comfortable?
Yes, I did. And no, it is not comfortable. The cheapest tickets usually involve sharing a 6-person compartment (m/f mixed) with 2x 3 seats in a row. At around 9pm, the train steward will rearrange the compartment into a 2 x 3 beds prison. Beds are approximately 1.80m long and 50 cm wide, and most people will not be able to sit on their bed without bending their heads to prevent bumping into the bed above you or the ceiling. You share the two washrooms with the rest of the train wagon.

Then again, it gets you from Basel to Amsterdam in 12 hours, for a very low price. If you plan it right, aka not during the weekend and way in advance, the 29 EURO is much much cheaper than any flight ticket or roadtrip with the benzine costing at least 5 times that much. I prefer Easyjet as the 150 Euro for a retour is well spent taking into account the 1.5 hr flight.
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Re: going to Amsterdam ADVICES?

I just returned from Amsterdam last week, personally really liked it - there are plenty of things to do, we stayed at a hotel very close to the red light district, would not recommend it. I much prefer the area around the museums. That being said, there are quite a few folks who like hotels in that area since it very central to all the touristy stops.

Don't know what you are looking for, but there is plenty to see. The old church tower provides quite a stunning view of the city and it is an interesting climb up to the top, if you are up for it, definitely worth a shot. Another bar that just opened is the Sky Lounge, part of the new Mint Hotel. Nice drinks and great view of the city especially at night since it is quite a tall building for that area.

Another interesting thing to do would be to check out Boom Chicago, an improv comedy routine.

Tripadvisor has some good advice, worth checking the link below.


Have fun!

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