- Stag Do To Amsterdam – Do's and Don't Advice Please
Off to Amsterdam for a stag do and just wondered if anyone had been and what advice they would give to someone who has not been before.
We have a hotel booked but is the train good from the airport or shall we just taxi?
Any other good bars or tours to do?
Cheers,Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
.look at the world out of the train window thinking ‘what a barren, hill free featurless urban sprawl’
.get some lunch and sit in the square watching long blonde haired damsels in wooly hats cycle past.
.get shouted at by a local for walking in the cycle lane.
The Anne Frank house is interesting and all that but not exactly appropriate for a stag do.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
The train is definitely the best way to get into town from Schiphol. As you leave the station check out the massive multi-story bike parking on the right hand side. Depending on where your hotel is you may then need to grab a taxi from there.
Water bus tours are quite good, as is the Anne Frank museum. Some of the private museums along the Damrak are really quite odd.
Red light area is properly grim.
The Dutch are pretty intolerant of misbehaving stag parties now so just be careful. They were talking about making you produce a form of local ID if you wanted to sample the shrubbery. Dunno what became of this.
Trams and bicycles have an absolute, unquestionable, anointed-by-God right of way.Posted 4 years ago
Anne Frank House
It is a really nicely done museum, in spite of the sad subject matter. I loved that book when I was a kid, so it had a lot of resonance for me.
There was a great bit at the end, a kind of film along the lines “so you think this won’t happen again in our modern society” where they showed a film about the Flemish far right groups, and people voted for their view. Was quite scary.Posted 4 years ago
Hire some bikes and do a pub crawl, great fun. There’s a big building with lots of steps somewhere to the east of the city-no idea what the hell it was as we were guttered but see how the hire bikes cope with them.Posted 4 years ago
Oh and save your money on the strip clubs if that’s your thing, the 2 euro peep show is good valuecoolhandlukeSubscriber
Anne frank house.
Its just some house whee a small girl and her friend hid in a false attic from the germans a wrote a diary about her time there.
Extracts form the diary:
Monday, stayed inPosted 4 years ago
Tuesday, stayed in
Wednesday, stayed in
Thursday, played hide and seek inside
Friday, stayed inMarinMember
Ride a bike, sit on a bench at canal crossroads with coffee and bagel. Drink booze in the Dutchy half pint size glasses to last the night. Red light area is grim. Don’t start smoking till after lunch and take some sunglasses. Ride out the city to the nearest windmills and go for lunch.Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
Oh I love this forum!
Where else can “Stag do in Amsterdam” get such misguided responses as Anne Frank museum and “avoid the red light district”!
The beauty of a stag do is the organic nature of things. I wouldn’t plan too much, just see what happens.
As for do’s and don’ts… there ARE no don’ts.Posted 4 years ago20thebearMember
Went on a top stag to the Dam. Heineken museum in the afternoon. Loads of free booze as they gave us our own pump. The usual Cassa Rossa trip for the stag to do things he never will with his wife and then to an underground shooting gallery the next morning. .44 magnums clear the head. What more do you want?Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Can you still buy magic mushrooms there? Not same as we get here, I’d suggest avoiding them, or putting that person on a leash to avoid losing them… Not me, but the stag’s brother who was walking with us one minute and disappeared for the rest of the day (eventually found in the hotel room watching cartoons). Afterwards he reported that they were quite strong…Posted 4 years ago
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