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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 19, 2017
hotel location  (6 Answers)

I hadn't intended to ask this question quite yet, but I am thinking of flying into Amsterdam in 2018 and staying there a couple of days to see the city and get over jet lag before we fly to Kilimanjaro for a safari. I will be with my granddaughter who is a tiny little girl. I am currently using a scooter to get around, but I don't think my granddaughter will be able to pick up the scooter which weighs about 60 lbs. I can walk a short distance, but I cannot stand for more than about a minute without back pain and once my back starts to hurt I am finished for the day. That means that even standing in an elevator can be a problem.

I don't think that a scooter will be useful on safari and I am hoping that I can get along with just a cane that I can sit on. We will have a car and driver so most of my walking will be in the safari camps. I think I can do from the car to the room and from the room to dinner.

Also I thought we would take the hopon-hopoff canal boat trip and I don't think the scooter will be that useful there and I would be using the cane. The problem would come in getting to and from the canal boat.

Is there a hotel where I could stay there and then leave the scooter in storage while we go on the safari? Or is there any kind of rental place where I could rent one when i got there? I have stayed at a hotel where they had a wheelchair, but Bob had to push and I don't think my granddaughter will have enough mass to be able to wrangle me in a wheelchair (her two siblings also had a problem with this).

And what would be the best hotel/location to be able to see Amsterdam. Are there hotels with airport pick-up?

Do you have any other suggestions

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 08, 2017
Halal Food near NH City Centre hotel  (1 Answer)

Hi Everyone,

I would like to ask if there's any Halal food near NH city centre hotel in Amsterdam? Like really really near the hotel.

Also, is NC city centre very far from Damrak? And are there halal food in damrak?

Thanks in advance for all answers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 04, 2017
Chicago round trip  (4 Answers)

How much would it be for 2 adults to go from Chicago early Saturday morning to Amsterdam.? Then also come back To Chicago Sunday night?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 12, 2016
Arriving Amsterdam late Thursday need a cheap place to stay one night  (6 Answers)

Alright I am flying into Amsterdam at 2000 hrs on a Thursday evening. I need a cheap place to shower and get a few hours sleep before catching the next morning train to Maastricht.. I am not that picky just want a place to lock my luggage and not be bothered with worrying about it. Oh and it will be the first Thursday in June so its not a last minute thing

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 06, 2016
New Year's Eve fireworks and transport  (3 Answers)

Hello... We may be able to be in Amsterdam for New Year's Eve and are wondering if it's worth it since we don't know the area very well and don't want to fuss over not knowing where we are or how to get where we want to be. Our hotel would be near the airport. So, our questions are... Where are some of the best places to be to watch the fireworks and how concerned should we be about safety? Also, will it be easy to return to the airport in the wee hours of the morning on New Year's Day? ...... Any info would be appreciated...... thnks............

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 17, 2016
Should I start cycling from Harleem or Leiden?  (8 Answers)

Hi Everyone! I'm planning for my honeymoon trip to Amsterdam in May 2017. I intend to rent a bike and start cycling either from Harleem or Leiden (cycle by the flower field). Whichever start off point, I will make a U- turn back as cycling across towards the other side will take quite some time and i'm not quite sure if I can catch the off peak period to return to the original start off point by train. I understand that we can only bring our bike up the train during off peak period. Thus, i decide to cycle halfway and make a u turn. With this, i would like to ask, is the windmill at the flower field located at Harleem or Leiden?
Thank you in advance for all answers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 11, 2016
Peanuts in Amsterdam  (9 Answers)

I am considering taken a trip with a granddaughter in June 2018 from Houston to Tanzania, and I will have to switch planes in either London or Amsterdam. I was thinking I would fly KLM. The child has a severe peanut allergy such that if she gets near a place which has had peanuts, she has an anaphylactic reaction and has to use an epi-pen and go to the ER immediately.

Does anyone know if KLM still serves peanuts?

And will it be a problem with eating in Amsterdam to avoid peanuts or places where peanuts would be in the food?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 10, 2016
Ticket for museum : Van Gogh + Anne Frank  (1 Answer)

Could someone help me? I'm trying to find where i can buy in advance ticket for both in advance (web) or at Tourism Office... in order to avoid queue and lost of time.
Thank you for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 10, 2016
Train ticket from Shiphol Airport to Central Amsterdam Station  (4 Answers)

I am wandering what is the cheapest and quickest way to go from the airport to Amsterdam Central Sation?
Is it train?
I find this website
(4.20 € single ticket)
Is it the right way to book a ticket in advance?

Thank you for your help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 19, 2016
Apartment low cost available!!

Hello, tomorrow me and my friend Serena are going to asmterdam for four days. We stay in a large apartment but there are other rooms available. Someone looking for lodging and want added? Laura

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 18, 2016
Travel agency  (2 Answers)

I am looking for a travel agency in Amsterdam where I could book a trip to Paris. I am visiting from Croatia and want to buy the trip for my friend as a gift. Do you know where to look? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 01, 2016
Ermitage Museum  (2 Answers)

How to bye a entrance ticket on line?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 18, 2016
Local prepaid phones, SIM cards, travel pass?  (1 Answer)

I will be in Belgium and the Netherlands for 2.5 weeks. All I'd like to be able to do is text travelling companions (also Canadians) in the event that we get separated. A travel pass for CAD 60 to my Bell Mobility plan would give unlimited calling and texting for a month. I found this: and am wondering if it is a viable option.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 16, 2016
How can I work as fitness trainer in Amsterdam?  (2 Answers)

I'm an young Italian girl (30 years old) who has a passionate personal involvement in fitness classes in particular Total body, G.A.G. and H.I.I.T.
I have just returned from a luxury resort in Zanzibar where I worked as fitness trainer for 3 months. All of my experience comes from my work in the field so I never had time to do a course to obtain a valid faster certificate to teach in your country. But I am very interested to do it.

I will travel very soon in Europe, in particular in Amsterdam. Can someone help me with some information?

1) Is it necessary a Degree in Sport sciences?
2) What kind of certificate I have to bring? How can I do that?

I didn't live yet in Amsterdam but I really hope it’s going to be my next stop and I want to live there for a while.
I'm grateful if you can help me with these information.
Thanks to all!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 12, 2016
Transportation from Zaandam  (5 Answers)

I am staying in Zaandam on Pieter Lieftinckweg street.
What is the best and cheapest way to go to Amsterdam center?
Is Zaandam on the Amsterdam public transportation zones?
I was thinking on gettin the Amsterdam Travel card but I think it does not covers Zaandam.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 07, 2016
Travelling around by trams  (4 Answers)

I am coming to Amsterdam for 5 days and will be using the tram maybe only once or twice a day (maybe not even) is it better to use single use tickets or what is the best place to go.

Also where do I buy these single use tickets if I am getting on a tram from prinsegracht to central station because there is no station in prinsegracht I don't think.

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 05, 2016
Welcome to Amsterdam sign  (8 Answers)

Hi guys, I wanna street view the street where you encounter "welcome to Amsterdam sign", the entrance to the city, but cant find the name of the street. Can you help me out?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 04, 2016
Locativo to stay  (4 Answers)

I will be In Amsterdam for 3 days with daughter and granddaughter , we would like some help to find a cheap and clean placê to stay. We dont mind if it is not In The Center. Granddaughter is 11 years old. A couch could work well. Ist only for sleeping and Bath. Any one can help?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 02, 2016
Places to stay  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm looking to plan a trip and I want some expert advice on somewhere to stay. Looking for somewhere not too far from the center of Amsterdam and we don't mind having just a room no breakfast required!! There are 6 of us but we don't want a horrible hostel so we know we will need 2 triple single rooms. Looking for the weekend Friday 9th June. Thanks guys

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 01, 2016
Football tickets  (1 Answer)

Looking for Football tickets. Would like to see Ajax, PSV or Feyenoord play while in the Netherlands. Will be in Amsterdam for 16 days starting next Friday. I am particularly looking for 2 tickets for Feyenoord vs Manchester United on September 15th or PSV vs Feyenoord on September 18th. So if anyone knows how I can go about purchasing tickets for when I am in Amsterdam that would be great.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 30, 2016
Nerarest YHA to Sloterdijk  (8 Answers)

I will arrive in Amsterdam with Flixbus at Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Which of these YHA hostels is the nearest ?

In case the link does not work they are
Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 28, 2016
Seeking information regarding transportation  (9 Answers)

13 travelers will be traveling to Amsterdam (Hotel Aalders) from a Viking River Cruise on 9/14/16.

I am seeking information regarding the most efficient mode of transportation to the hotel from the port and then on 9/15/16, back to the airport.

Thanks so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 10, 2016
Train tickets  (6 Answers)

How much cost a train ticket to Colone Germany?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 04, 2016
Dury free opening and closing  (1 Answer)

Do you know when is the schiphol airport duty free closing please?
I would like to buy fragrence but I'm affraid it'll be clises when I get there.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 28, 2016
Anne Frank House Online Ticket Issues  (16 Answers)

I am having trouble purchasing tickets through the website. I have tried 3 browsers and to no avail. It says there are tickets available, however, it will not allow me to select the time slot and number of people. Anyone else have this problem or a resolution??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 25, 2016
Stubbe's Haring  (11 Answers)

I read on a website that Stubbe's Haring has closed. Did it close or did it move to another location?
I really look forward to eating herring in Amsterdam.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 23, 2016
Best centrally located hotel?  (5 Answers)

We would like to be able to walk the city and also be located near mass transit. What hotel do you recommend?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 21, 2016
4 day trip  (8 Answers)

Hi experts, we (me & my wife) we have 4 days from next Thursday till Sunday, we live in Holland and want to go for vacations, anyone has any suggestions? as we don't want to travel a lot but enjoy our time, relaxing and sightseeing.
need help..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 11, 2016
First time traveller to Amsterdam  (18 Answers)

Hi we are 5 friends traveling to Amsterdam for the first time. Where should we stay and few good places to eat and visit if you could recommend? We are planning to spend 3 nights in Amsterdam.. Is it fine or should it be more or less?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 10, 2016
Buckwheat Pannenkoeken?  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of a good place in central Amsterdam that serves a savory (not sweet) buckwheat pannenkoeken?

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