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1. Posted by bigyin011 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi everyone,

Two friends and myself are travelling through europe for five weeks :). Got a good idea of the places we want to go, just not sure of what to do and where to stay when we get there.

Here's my itinerary

Somewhere in Italy
Rome - fly home

Think we have a good combination; smoking in Amsterdam; partying in Prague / Krakow; Beach time in Croatia; walking in Switzerland; tourist in Rome

If anyone could give us good stories / places to go / places to stay or any other advice it would be awsome


2. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

In Amsterdam, a good place to stay would be one of the Shelters- The Shelter City or The Shelter Jordaan (ojust on the outside edge of the Red Light District in the center of Amsterdm), or perhaps The Flying Pig .. I'd recommend that you see the Anne Frank house while you are there.


3. Posted by Brilla (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Best price and best grass for smoke in Holland is at Bulldog Coffeeshop, in Amsterdam are many franchising. Warning around the central station, once time my boyfriend was importunated by a thief in morning.
I recommendend you if you have free time to go in Utrecht, i think is better than Amsterdam ;)

4. Posted by georgel (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

you can take a ferry from Split or Dubrovnik to many places in Italy. so thats a start. My wife and I have been living on the Italian Riviera near Genoa for several months. We love the region.[ Liguria]
Train travel is great in Italy, so we just visit whereever we want on day trips or over night. We have spent a total of 2 weeks in Pulia visiting friends and its reputation for great food and wine is well deserved. We will be in Croatia for a month starting around May 15th
Living on The Island of Hvar [near Split]Internet prices for accomodations in Croatia are quite inflated over the local rates and people with accomodations to rent often cruise the train stations and ferry terminals to solicit customers. The realestate co. take a 50% cut so you may want to trust to luck in that department.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

1)What sort of stuff would you like to do in Italy?

2) HOw long do you plan to spend there?

If you're coming from Swizerland, I would get the train to Milan. (its a fantastic train journey btw!) From there you have a number of options depending on how much time you have.

  • you could work your way down the coast from Milan, stopping at Genoa, Lucca and Pisa.
  • you could head to Bologna, then to Florence and onto Rome stopping in between if you wanted.
  • you could just head straight to Rome and really see the city properly. It takes quite a while to even see half of the city!!

If you need any specific help with Italy, let me know.

Hope that helps,


6. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Re: Amsterdam Coffeshops:

Twede Kramer (has excellent stock and they are very helpful)

Dampkring (same owner as Twede Kramer but more crowded, has same stock although the best buds probably end up at Twede since more locals go there, the counter people are not as nice here, but they have a "cool" resident cat).

Amnesia is another excellent coffeeshop for both quality and nice place to hang out.

Dutch Flowers on a nice day this is a very cool coffeeshop to hang out because they set up outdoor tables by the canal.

Homegrown Fantasy very nice people running it, check out the restroom.

Betty Boob has internet access upstairs.

Grey Zone (good quality but kind of small to hang out).

Bulldog: Liedesplein, I wouldn't buy anything at any of the Bulldogs but this one has a GREAT view with tables outside right on Leidesplein.

Those should keep you busy for a while in Amsterdam

7. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

PS--Re:(Amsterdam Coffeeshops)

I don't even know what a coffeeshop is but I'm pretty sure the information in the last post is reliable.

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I have no idea where that sad face in the last post came from should be:

PS--Re: Amsterdam Coffeeshops

I don't even know what a coffeeshop is but I'm pretty sure the information in the last post is reliable.

9. Posted by alfa038 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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