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1. Posted by brad86AU (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

hi all

im from perth australia, i have been to england in the summer time but never been to europe.

my current itinerary is

DEC11th friday -land at heathrow london on friday arvo 3pm

DEC 12th sat - fly out of stansted at 7am to prague land at 9 am .

DEC15th tue- eurail to berlin.

DEC18th fri- go to amsterdam to meet up with friends.

i will be travelling with a friend.
i have not booked any hotels/hostels an have no idea what to see

any ideas on where to stay and what to do .

moneys not really a issue.

thanks
brad

2. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 6y

Check out Clink Hostel or Generator Hostel in London (you can find them on hostel booking sites or Google them for the websites). They are two fun/hip/cheap-ish hostel, and highly recommended! And in Amsterdam I recommend The Bulldog, St Christopher's @ The Winston and The Heart of Amsterdam (actually probably the cheapest). All of these hostel are pretty typical for facilities breakfast/linens included, internet avail, private or shared rooms/baths, common areas, so they should be accommodating for your needs.

In Amsterdam check out the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh museum (not to mention, sex museum and hemp museum if you swing that way). In Berlin, make it out to check Point Charlie if you interested in the history of the Berlin Wall.

3. Posted by brad86AU (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

thanks for the information yeah i have actually already booked at generator london.

what should i expect weather wise , its goin to be cold obviously but im from perth australia were it doesnt snow an its like 5celcius att he lowest ahah
will any of these places be snowing

4. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 6y

Hey brad,

what should i expect weather wise , its goin to be cold obviously but im from perth australia were it doesnt snow an its like 5celcius att he lowest ahah
will any of these places be snowing

All of the places you are going to will have snow and be much colder than 5 degrees Celsius! Prepare for about minus ten for most of them. Bring warm outter clothing, especially something for your head and hands, layers (so not bulky sweaters actually but thin shirts and thin sweaters to be worn in layers so you can peel them off/put them on according to how warm/cold you are), good shoes with grips, a good wind-proof coat with insulation (not just a windbreaker!), and you should be fine! Yeah, you'll be cold seeing that you're not used to it being below freezing outside, but it won't be as bad as you think it will.

Hope that I have been of some help! Happy travels!

Steph

5. Posted by CanD (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

We've just got back from Prague and Berlin last week.
Prague is best for wandering around all it old town streets, its good to turn off and explore little roads, obviously
explore the castle... to see Charles bridge its best to get up early in the morning, though be warned that they are currently doing restoration work on it.
We accidently found this medieval themed bar - http://www.svabove.cz/ its good place for a beer or 3.
Prague is quite cheap (even though prices have risen in recent years) so you can stay in a decent hotel for not much.

In Berlin we enjoyed wandering around Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg, there's lots of good music, but that depends on what you like- for something a bit different try Kaffee Burger and as you are there on a wednesday check out the knochenbox in the crypt of the Theater/Chape in Friedrichshain.
In Berlin people don't go out until late and places generally don't close until the morning.
In Berlin we stayed in the 'all in' hostel in Friedrichshain, they also have private on suite rooms.

In Amsterdam just wanding around the streets is nice, the sex museum is a must, the van gogh museum is disapointing.
Do Anne Frank's house first thing in the morning and have something fun planned for straight after.
If you like science stuff and acting like a kid, then head to the nemo centre- its lots of fun.
I would advise having tip on a boat- even if its just a river taxi, its a nice way to see the city.
we always stay down by the leidseplein as it has lots going on around it and as it is a walk or very short tram trip from the station its a bit cheaper.

Everywhere will be cold and everywhere will be rainy, you will need an umbrella.