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1. Posted by yeru (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

It will bw my first time in Amsterdam, this november. How"s the weather, what kind of clothes should I take and how much money (not counting hotel) for food and getting around, visiting... for a 5 day stay? thanks a lot

2. Posted by Gurt (Full Member 65 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

November wheather in Amsterdam? It differs a lot! This very week we've had the warmest days in november ever! At night 12 deg C.
in daytime up till 20 degrees C.
But don't make yourself happy! Lot's of rain, day temps of 10 deg.
and a little frost at night is possible too.
So bring your fleece jacket, rain clothes and waterproof shoes!

About the money:
Transport: 'GVB 24 hours Amsterdam' is a card for 1 day and
with a 'dagkaart' you can travel 1 day outside of Amserdam. Prcies between 8 and 12 euro's. Certainly take a bus to Volendam, that's 45 minutes by bus leaving from the central train station.
Mc Donalds menu: about 6 euro's. Mexican food (this is normally a students place, so cheap in our country) about 8 euro's.
I advise you to do a canal boat trip: about 30 euro's.
A beer costs about 3- 4 euro's, cola about 2 -3.
When you buy it in a grocery ('Albert Heijn' for instance) you pay 1.75 euro for 1.5 ltr Cola and 0.60 for 1/2 a ltr of beer.

I hope this information will help you out.
Have a nice stay,

3. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Gurt has pretty much said it all. Plus: cheapest hostels are to be found around central station (avoid Brinker´s and Flying Pig, unless you want to pay incredible rates and be kept awake all night by a bunch of partying teens), I guess a night in a dormitory would be around 20 euro´s. Depending on what you like to do (regular site-seeing, partying, high culture, architecture, seeing the ´real´ multicolored amsterdam), there´s a host of different locations you could go to; I´ll be glad to give you some tips, my email is bentivoglia AT yahoo DOT com.

One particularly useful website is:, run by the central box office. It contains an up-to-date agenda of everything going on in town, neatly organised on subject (dance, theatre, etc.).

Have fun! Just don´t waste any time in our coffeeshops, which are all about tourists, too...

4. Posted by Nyn (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The others already gave good information. I would advise you to just walk around the city and enjoy whatever you experience. This is how you will see the most surprising things. If you want to see more I just have a few tips to add regarding things to see in Amsterdam and surrounding cities. Popular attractions: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Dam, Anne Frankhuis, Skinny bridge, Vondelpark. Artis Zoo, flowermarket on the Singel, in the same street on nr 7 you find world's smallest house, there is a houseboat museum. Rent a bike (bikecity website) to go around the city by yourself. You can also take the train to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans. Enjoy your stay!