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    Default Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Can be a 2 night trip or additional night in dam.

    £150 for 2 people. Casino, bars, entertainment, cinema on boat and then dam itself.

    Seems like a great offer. Anyone ever done it?
    Or Amsterdam itself?


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    Been Amsterdam 3 times twice with my mates and once with my bird but we flew all 3 times rather than went on the boat. Would recommend to anyone. Ann Franks museum is good, so is van gogh park and the heineken museum.

    The beers nice and then theres the gear if thats your thing.

    Beautiful city, loads to do but watch out for the bikes and trams as they literally just sneak up on you and dont go wandering off on your own late at night.

    Worth a walk to the red light district just to have a look even if you aint "shopping", just dont take you camera if you like it as get it out and it'll be in the canal.


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    Default Re: Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Quote Originally Posted by No 5 Terry Wilson View Post
    Ann Franks museum is good
    The house is actually pretty huge and lots of room and great views. Anne makes out she lived in a cramped bedsit. SHE DIDN'T

    Lovely part of the world, Just don't start off at a coffee shop or you will be in there for a good 12 hours.... See the sights and them go for a beer and a bong!


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    Main thing to remember in Amsterdam re. getting round on foot/bike, the 4 main canals go in roughly a "U" shape. so following the canals is a long way of getting anywhere, much better to use the connecting streets and alleyways. The main entertainment areas are Liedseplein (very busy during the evening), and Rembrandtsplein (bit quieter). Liedsepein is quite near to the Rijksmuseum, which in turn is not far from the Heineken Brewery - there used to be two tours every morning, quite early, ending with free nibbles and beer. Admission is free, but a small donation to UNICEF is expected.
    Directly behind the Rijksmuseum is Paulus Potterstraat where you'll find the Van Gogh Museum, well worth a visit. The main shopping area is a street which leads off both sides of Dam Square right in the middle of town.
    Last but not least, by all means visit the Red Light district, everyone else does. Even if you're not "buying", you'll have a good laugh, just keep your wits about you and don't hang around too late at night. As you look down Damrak from the Central Station towards Dam Square, you'll find it on your left, so it's quite central.

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    Default Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and I've spent far too much time there, and elsewhere in the Netherlands.

    Must visits:

    The Anne Frank Huis

    The Rijksmuseum

    The Van Gogh museum

    The Heineken museum

    Go and visit the "Red Light" area (just get it out of your system) but there are much better things to do; take a canal cruise, rent a bicycle or visit the floating "Blumenmarkt" (Flower Market).

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Default Re: Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Anne Franks drum kit is always worth a look Almost brand new


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and I've spent far too much time there, and elsewhere in the Netherlands.

    Must visits:

    The Anne Frank Huis

    The Rijksmuseum

    The Van Gogh museum

    The Heineken museum

    Go and visit the "Red Light" area (just get it out of your system) but there are much better things to do; take a canal cruise, rent a bicycle or visit the floating "Blumenmarkt" (Flower Market).
    How many of these can I get done in a day?

    Are they walking distance between each other?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8balluk View Post
    How many of these can I get done in a day?

    Are they walking distance between each other?
    To appreciate each and every one you need 2 maybe 3 days.... I am unsure how old you are but you have many years (hopefully) to appreciate each country you vist. Don't rush anything and enjoy what each city ha to offer you! Anne Frank is a sobering experience if you take the tour in fully! I personally felt exhausted after the vist but I had read so much on her due to Colledge maybe it hit me more than others who havn't?

    Either way appreciate it mate


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8balluk View Post
    How many of these can I get done in a day?

    Are they walking distance between each other?
    Three of the four museums at a push.

    The Anne Frank Huis is a must though.

    You can walk if you want. There are excellent buses and trams you can pick up though, or cheap taxis, or do what I've done before and hire a bicycle.

    Amsterdam is nice and flat and easy to navigate. If you have an iPhone, get the excellent iAmsterdam app with all the info you need.

    For nightlife, head to the Liedseplein and start from there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Three of the four museums at a push.

    The Anne Frank Huis is a must though.

    You can walk if you want. There are excellent buses and trams you can pick up though, or cheap taxis, or do what I've done before and hire a bicycle.

    Amsterdam is nice and flat and easy to navigate. If you have an iPhone, get the excellent iAmsterdam app with all the info you need.

    For nightlife, head to the Liedseplein and start from there!
    Thanks good advice about app.

    Whats the night life like at Liedseplein?


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    Quote Originally Posted by arabian_nights View Post
    To appreciate each and every one you need 2 maybe 3 days.... I am unsure how old you are but you have many years (hopefully) to appreciate each country you vist. Don't rush anything and enjoy what each city ha to offer you! Anne Frank is a sobering experience if you take the tour in fully! I personally felt exhausted after the vist but I had read so much on her due to Colledge maybe it hit me more than others who havn't?

    Either way appreciate it mate
    Problem with the AF museum I don't know if my mrs would be interested.

    Is it a tour where someone goes round with us?

    FYI I'm 36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Class of 59 View Post
    Anne Franks drum kit is always worth a look Almost brand new


    As first posts go , I like.


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    Leidesplein is excellent. Every kind of bar you could need.

    The Anne Frank Huis is a self guided tour ( the museum isn't that big as its essentially a couple of houses) but what you will see there is incredibly moving.


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    Got the app now and have a quick glance

    Minds made up I'm gonna go. Think ill stop the extra night as well

    Don't know why but I just have this thought in my mind that it was a small place with nothing much there.


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    Default Re: Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Are things to do, food and beer expensive?


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    Default Re: Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Where have you found that deal mate? I like the sound of it.


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    Default Re: Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    P&O but we are hoping to go August 9th weekend

    And now it seems the price has been bumped up

    Do a proper check tomoz


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8balluk View Post
    P&O but we are hoping to go August 9th weekend

    And now it seems the price has been bumped up

    Do a proper check tomoz
    Delete your cookies and try again. Sometimes if you search for the same deal again with these companies they presume you really want to go and edge the prices up. You can get some good deals on the Hull ferries though and they usually do 2-4-1 between October and March.

    Regarding the ferry. The Hull to Rott ferries are pretty new and not too shabby unlike the Hull-Zeebrugge ferry which must be 30 years old. Food and drink on the ferry are quite expensive though and the crossing is about 12 hours there overnight and 12 hours back overnight so you lose a couple of nights travelling but if you treat the ferry as part of the trip then fair enough. Also as it is Hull to Rotterdam there is a bus connection (which I think is free) to Amsterdam. This takes you about 90 mins so again you lose another chunk of time. One of the other problems with the ferries are sometimes they dock late for unforseen reasons (quite often weather conditions which shouldn't effect you in August) which if you are going for a day trip to Amsterdam can render the trip a bit pointless. I would reccommend staying in Amsterdam for at least one full night as it gives you a proper chance to do something over there.

    I can't comment too much on Amsterdam as I haven't been for nearly 10 years and it was a boozing holiday so spent four days drinking and about 30 mins in the sex museum. I really need to go again to fully appreciate it now I am middle aged and boring!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS Industries View Post
    I can't comment too much on Amsterdam as I haven't been for nearly 10 years and it was a boozing holiday so spent four days drinking and about 30 mins in the sex museum. I really need to go again to fully appreciate it now I am middle aged and boring!!
    Same here

    Think we stayed in Manofa hotel or summat like that, cheap but nasty ! It was near the Sex museum which was an eyeopener !

    Treat the ferry as part of your trip and it's a great little break.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8balluk View Post
    Are things to do, food and beer expensive?
    Last time I was there beer was bloody expensive. That was 4 years ago though.


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    Default Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Amsterdam is a capital so it isn't cheap.

    Stick to local beer; Heineken and Amstel are decent lagers, and can be found at reasonable prices if you head away from the overly touristy bits.

    Watch out for Heineken promotions too - the brewery has a giant floating beer-barrel that travels down the canals and it will stop and give away T-shirts and free beer if you see it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8balluk View Post
    Problem with the AF museum I don't know if my mrs would be interested.

    Is it a tour where someone goes round with us?

    FYI I'm 36

    We went after 3 days of hitting it very hard with what Amsterdam has to offer.... i had a stinking head but it was a very eye opening experience and if she finds it shit you aint trapped in there with a tour guide or owt so you can just get out of there and move onto something else.

    Just stay off the cakes and the mushrooms/truffles if you want to do anything later that day. And watch the bikes we saw so many near misses, you literally need eyes in the back of your head.

    Beer was 5 euros a pint.

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    It might help you to visit the Tourist Information Bureau, which is called the VVV, at least they will provide you with a good city map to help you find your way around. There's one in front of the Central Station and another one just off Dam Square. They are very helpful, the only snag being you may have to queue for a while, which obviously eats into your valuable time. Amsterdam is not that big a city, most places are within walking distance if you know your way around.
    Finally, don't worry about language difficulties, almost everyone speaks English, young and old; I never met an unfriendly Dutchman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by garibaldifred View Post
    I never met an unfriendly Dutchman.
    I come across loads through work and concur. The Dutch are a really good bunch.


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    Default Hull to Amsterdam P&O ???

    Worked a lot in the Benelux countries and I love it there. The people are welcoming, friendly and laid back.


 

 

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