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Old April 16, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Default 2 weeks in Europe

If you landed in Amsterdam one day and had two weeks to spare what would you suggest as a probably itinerary? What if you excluded France?
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Old April 16, 2013, 07:41 AM
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I would recommend spending a couple of days in Amsterdam checking out the canals, Van Gogh museum and Anne Frank House. Take the train down to Hague and spend a day there for touring too. I would then suggest taking the international train down to Brussels in Belgium and have a good two day city tour (atomium, european parliament, grand place etc.).

To fill the rest of your days, I am not so sure as depends on how you want to get around. You could perhaps visit Luxembourg and I believe international train should also go to Berlin
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Old April 16, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Amsterdam? Zunaid bhai dont tell me that you are the man itself. The man of all men. The indestructable...



I suggest to you Kumar that you should just hang in the coffeeshops... and forget why you even came to Amsterdam in the first place. www.coffeeshop.freeuk.com
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Old April 16, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Great suggestion

Yeah, its me and the family. So your excellent suggestion will not be condoned.
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Bengali Pagol ki Pagol naki? Uncleji Amsterdam giye pot smoke korbey keno, Seattle, Denver aar Portland thaktey??

As Yameen said (Anne Frank and Van Gogh Museums), all of those plus Dr. Kazi uncleji and Auntie should go visit these...my perticular memories and choices...theer are more than these that I haven't seen or visited and these are mostly in Amsterdam, not even in Rotterdam or Utrecht or Delft area...

I mean this place is the place for Museums...

You must visit the following,

Rijks Museum (must)
Stedelijk Museum (must)
Netherlands Eye Film Institute
De Appel Art Centre (must)
Hermitage
Flourescent Art Museum
Netherlands Media Art Institute (must)
Foam Photography (must)
Optical Illusion Museum (after a hefty dosage of Shrooms) (must)
Het Scheepvartmuseum (must)
Amsterdam Museum
Allard Pierson (Museum not an art gallery)
Biblical Museum
Jewish Historical Museum (must)
Jordaan Museum
Het Grachtenhuis (must)
Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis (must)
Mutiatuli Museum
Amsterdam Noord Museum (must)

just a few...theer are so many more and so so many galleries...Paye thosha porey jabey uncleji!!!
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Try to visit liden square. Mostly a tourist area. Many bars and pubs. I loved the canal boat cruise. Madame Tussauds museum is also very entertaining.

Enjoy your trip Boss
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Are you coming to UK as well or only mainland Europe?
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Ji uncleji, Bengali Pagol, Yameen aar Roman tintai bhalo idea dieche!

Kintoo apni 2 shoptaho (2 weeks) kaar bashai uthben? Kothai thakben? Apni family/poribaar porijon niya kothai kaar bashai dhawath khaben? Marketing (kena-kata) korben kokhon?

Dui shoptaho-her beshi theke gele kintoo manoos mone mone khub oshontushto(birokto) hobey, extra beshi diin thakien naa jeno, kemon uncleji? Aar amar jonno, aar amar wife-er jonno kichu niya ashben kintoo obosshoi!!
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Old April 16, 2013, 09:29 AM
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i wanna go to amsterdam. weed heaven
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Old April 16, 2013, 10:13 AM
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You guys are a riot.

Anyway - we had two weeks and miles to use up so we decided to spend it in Europe this time. We could get to Amsterdam from JFK with the fewest miles of all other destinations so there you go and that too on business class. After mulling various options - go off to Scandinavia or potter around Germany/Italy we are kind of thinking of France again. I'd have loved to go to the Adriatic coast but travel there will eat up either our time or budget. So it looks like we will be getting EuroRail BENELUX/France passes. Why this early? It's not really early - the longer we wait tickets will become scarce and more expensive.

Current thoughts are leaning towards 10 days in France and 3/4 days in Amsterdam with a stopover in Brugges in Belgium. In France, Paris of course and then looking at the Loire Valley and then Provence, perhaps all the way to Marseilles. Advance tickets are available 3 months in advance and our window just opened. Hence my thread.

Miraz - no UK this time around unless tomorrow we change our plans and decide to Chunnel up.
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Old April 16, 2013, 02:27 PM
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#BCAunty mode

Keno thee holland e to onek kichu dekhar ache. pyramid, windmill, vinshent van kho'r art ar basha. Kotto kichu..

aunty aunty, pyramid kintu hollande na, pyramid kintu holland e na...

CHOUP! tui ki janish....khali boroder sathe muhke muhke kotha aar khut dhora...jaaa! onko kor.
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Old April 16, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I have to agree with BK's suggestions. The museums in Amsterdam are amazing, though a tad pricey. But, you might be able to get a family pass. (I pretended to be a Dutch student) With regard to other places to travel, I'd recommend visiting southern Germany in particular, i.e. Munich and Heidelberg. They're pretty easy to get to via Eurorail and are really nice places to visit in the summer. Would understand the temptation of visiting France - but Belgium, why? It's a nice place to stay with friends and chill out but I didn't think it was particularly attractive for tourists, especially those with limited time on their hands.

Also, Boss, didn't your daughter just come back from France? Would she be eager to go again? Maybe it would help her French but when I travel with my parents I usually don't like going back to the same place :p
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Old April 16, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Also, Boss, didn't your daughter just come back from France? Would she be eager to go again? Maybe it would help her French but when I travel with my parents I usually don't like going back to the same place :p
You don't like going back to the same place? What you gonna do when you are married? Every day and night its the same damn place. Visiting Amsterdam not a bad idea but no family.
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Old April 16, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Zunaid travelling business class....hmmm...congrats

And zeeshan fail dude.... U don't don't got it in u to be bc aunty.... Stick to go pal bhar.
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Old April 16, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Optical Illusion Museum (after a hefty dosage of Shrooms) (must)
khekz.....

@idumb stick to finance, not comedy. agey bolo DOW index koto taka uthlo aar paila... wait that doesnt even make sense
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Old April 16, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Doc, do you even have a permanent address? Seems you spend more time in aisle seats than you probably do on a living room couch. Where can I get your job?
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I could do all of Europe in two weeks. But...

A couple of days in Amsterdam/Belgium (Waterloo), then drive through the Alps (highly recommended), Geneva, Zurich, northern Italy (stretch it to the South all the way down to Rome or even Naples if you're feeling adventurous), Munich, Berlin, then back to Amsterdam. If you have the time, you can stretch it further East to Prague and/or Vienna, but might be stretching it too much. Basically, the route above is a gigantic circle enclosing a large chunk of western Europe. You could also connect to Iceland from Amsterdam on the way back and go see the hot springs and volcanoes.

Possibilities in Europe are endless, thanks to open borders and small country sizes.
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Old April 16, 2013, 03:42 PM
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PS: Life in North America sucks. Life everywhere in Asia except for Singapore sucks. Life everywhere else in the world sucks. Europe (or Singapore) is the place to be.
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Old April 16, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Life doesn't suck Asif bhai. YOU suck! Ei deshe onek kichu korar ache.... amra bangalari khali ek chini The Little Dhaka or Los Angeles Bangla Shomiti, The Fobana eii. Er bayre keu amra jete jay na. Keno scuba diving, white water rafting, mountain biking kotto kichu korar ache... NA. ami bashay boshe thakbo aar daba pitabo ba chemistry periodic tebil mukhosto korbo. amra asholei introverted.
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Yeah, its me and the family.
Perfect. As a family i dont think they would want to visit museums so you can be stoned in the coffeeshops unable to comprehend anything while the family sneak off to bike ride around the whole city. A win win in my books
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Old April 16, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I could do all of Europe in two weeks. But...

A couple of days in Amsterdam/Belgium (Waterloo), then drive through the Alps (highly recommended), Geneva, Zurich, northern Italy (stretch it to the South all the way down to Rome or even Naples if you're feeling adventurous), Munich, Berlin, then back to Amsterdam. If you have the time, you can stretch it further East to Prague and/or Vienna, but might be stretching it too much. Basically, the route above is a gigantic circle enclosing a large chunk of western Europe. You could also connect to Iceland from Amsterdam on the way back and go see the hot springs and volcanoes.

Possibilities in Europe are endless, thanks to open borders and small country sizes.
That's not a bad suggestion - we had been mulling seriously the German alternative. The Iceland idea is great but not this time - (you have very few choices if you are using miles).

Yup - Europe possibilities are endless; we've done some before and we don't have to do it all this trip.
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If you are going to Amsterdam, check out the Keukenhof, the Tulip Garden. Its an amazing place. They only open from mid March to mid May. Not too far from Amsterdam.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keukenhof

Drive down to Brugge - small city but its beautiful.
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Germany It is approximately a million times better than the UK and the people are much nicer too.
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Old April 17, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Zunaid bhai, remember this thread ?
Zurich or Geneva ?
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochon...ghlight=Geneva

If you are going to be in Amsterdam, I also recommend buying the Amsterdam City Card.
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Old April 17, 2013, 01:47 AM
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Zunaid bhai, remember this thread ?
Zurich or Geneva ?
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochon...ghlight=Geneva

If you are going to be in Amsterdam, I also recommend buying the Amsterdam City Card.
I just did - and the answer is neither
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