MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18209 posts, RR: 46 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
I'm hopefully going to AMS for the weekend and I had a couple questions:
1) Do we need a car if we are just going to explore AMS?
2) Where is the best and most economical place to stay, keeping in mind that cheap is good, but location is important too?
3) Anything special going on in AMS this weekend (9/1-4) that we shouldn't miss? None of us are interested in drugs so don't even bother .
No car needed as you get around very well by tram, metro or bus. Walking is also not bad if the weather allows it.
There are a lot of cheap hotels, bed and breakfast sort, just about all over the place. Some better then the others I guess.
If you are to explore the airport a bike is what you should have as minimum transportation option. Polderbaan is not really close to the airport but allows for good spotting. Can be done by bike, but if the weather goes bad you are kind of lost with a bike out there.
Speedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 933 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
You definatly need an umbrella. I was there today for the morning and afternoon and got absoloutly p*ssed on!!
You wont need a car to get around the city, just a pair of healthy legs as with every street you turn, you find another lovely area to explore
Have a lovely time there as I do everytime I go.. Im even planning to move there..
Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter): 2) Where is the best and most economical place to stay, keeping in mind that cheap is good, but location is important too?
If you feel like winging it, take the train to the Centraal Station and visit the VVV (tourist board). They'll make a hotel booking for you based on where in town you want to stay, and whether you want a private bath or not. The first time I did this I got a great room overlooking the Vondelpark that was near everything.
Zruda From Czech Republic, joined May 2006, 784 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
This summer I went to AMS for the third time and I must say that the best way how to explore AMS is on the bike. You see a lot more then when you're on foot, move quickly and dont need the public transport at all. One week rental fee plus insurance was about 70 E per bike.