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chickpea

Amsterdam for 2 nights

by chickpea »

We will be taking the train from Paris to Amsterdam in late September with 2 nights there. We want to see the Anne Frank house, Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Trying to decide if it is safer to stay at the Andaz in the Jordaan district or the Swissotel in Dam Square. We are mid forties/fifties and are not heavily into the nightlife scene but may do some walking at night- like back from dinner and want to feel safe. Also curious about a great canal dinner cruise that serves good food/drinks/wine and is romantic. It will be the ending of our 20th Anniversary before we head back to the States.

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billiv

RE: Amsterdam for 2 nights

by billiv »

We didn't notice that either area seemed dangerous.  What have you heard that would raise the question, chickpea?

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chickpea

RE: Amsterdam for 2 nights

by chickpea »

Mainly what I am reading in guidebooks- Dam Square borders on the red light district and the Andaz is in more of a residential area. I like that the Swissotel is closer to the train station but love the idea of staying in a residential area that seems to be a little less touristy. We will be doing some walking at night so I want to make sure wherever we stay is safe. I know there has been a large influx of refugees in certain areas of Europe too. I appreciate any input anyone can contribute.

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Amsterdam for 2 nights

by Pauline Frommer »

You should be fine at either but staying in a more residential area will give you access to the restaurants locals go to (always a plus). Amsterdam can be seedy in parts, but it is no less safe than any of the other major European capitals. You just need to do what you'd do in any large city: keep your wits about you and don't carry large amounts of cash.

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chickpea

RE: Amsterdam for 2 nights

by chickpea »

Thank you!

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ekaloci3

RE: Amsterdam for 2 nights

by ekaloci3 »

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