That’s enough time to go to Amsterdam for sure. Amsterdam is about 15 minutes away by train. And shops are open on sunday, so that should be okay. I think stuff starts opening up from 10 am or something, but I’m not 100% sure about that.
As for arts: it kinda depends what arts you are into. If you want to see Rembrandt’s Nachtwacht (Nightwatch) you can do that easy. The collection of the Rijksmuseum right now is really small. Only took me an hour. Take a tram from the central station to the Museumplein. You can also find the Van Gogh Museum there, if that’s more to your tastes.
cool thanks. i think i’d be more into rembrandt than van gogh, but i’m generally into more local artist stuff. :) would like to see what the smaller-scale arts community there is like!
1. don’t smoke hash.
2. don’t take a bike, walk. (it could be dangerous to go by bike when you’re stoned.)
3. visit the van gogh huus.
4. allways do what an old indian lady advices you.
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what did the old indian lady say to you? :)
beware young people of taking drugs.
I think everything opens at 9 or 10. Schiphol airport is not too fat from Amsterdam Centraal, you can get there by train.
The red light district that’s close to the central station (walk forward 3 blocks and then to the left one block) is the safest place you can go for one of those coffee houses, although… yeah. I agree with ovenheizung in most of her advices.
Bikes you can rent at the station, and there’s plenty of places to get one. Be careful where and how you park, bikes get stolen very easily. Especially in Amsterdam.
Rembrandt museum is nice and has a nice collection, but you can also visit the van Gogh museum, the sex museum, Anna Frank’s house (that’s the best places you can go to). You can take a trip through the canal (the boats are hired just in front of the station). You could also go to the soccer stadium by metro, but it would take a long time to get there and back, so I don’t advise you to go there.
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The Rembrandt Museum and Van Gogh Museums are both good places if you are interested in art. Anne Frank House is interesting but there may be a long wait to get in – maybe try going there first if that is something you want to see.
There is also a market at Waterloo Plein that you might like to check out for some local colour. I also think a boat ride around the canals would be a nice thing to do.
Or, of course you could go to a coffee house and get stoned. But I personally think that’s a bit of a non-experience, when there are so many great real experiences to be had! Walk around, soak up the atmosphere – have a great time.
It appears that most of your questions have been answered. The only 2 cents I have to offer is that most of the big name coffee houses have a minimum purchase amount. So its possible you may end up with more stuff than you can smoke in one day.
Rembrandt, definitely. Rijksmuseum if you have the time. Skip the Sex Museum. The Bulldog Coffee Shops have been done to death. Rasta Cafe is just opposite Centraal Station. I recommend! Take your pick of rolled joints from the menu. With the kind of time you have, you’ll need to rent a bike. Also can be done at Dam Centraal Station. I’d say start your tour there. Smoke after the museums, or it’s likely you’ll never bother going there. Oh, and never mind the old Indian lady. They’re a dying breed in Amsterdam, and you’ll only live once!
P.S. See you on the other side!
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