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Do we have time?

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Do we have time?

We are likely to arrive at 1330 on a Sunday from the UK with NZ passports. If we are staying central, say the IBIS Central, would we have time to check in our bags and get to the Van Gough Museum and have a decent look around?

I have trawled through old posts and the advice seems to be to walk. Is that right?

Thanks in anticipation

(a wanderer who is only sometimes lost :) ).

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1. Re: Do we have time?

A decent look around for me would be 1,5 to 2 hours. The Van Gogh museum stays open until 7PM (9PM on Friday and Saturday). So if you arrive at Schiphol at 1:30 PM you will have plenty of time to get to the museum in time to have a decent look around.

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2. Re: Do we have time?

Thank you. We would expect to be in the 1.5~2.5 bracket. :0

What is near by that we could add before dinner?

Cheers

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3. Re: Do we have time?

Lots of things are nearby, the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk museum for instance, but I wouldn’t advice back to back museum visits. What are your interests?

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4. Re: Do we have time?

Painting and art are top of the list. That and soaking up the vibe. We are going on a river cruise and that includes a cruise on the canals.

A quick Google has told me your suggestions are what we are after. Thanks :)

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5. Re: Do we have time?

Maybe after a day of travel and already having seen the van Gogh, just a walk through nieghborhood De Pijp might work as well. Check google maps, it's right nearby.

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6. Re: Do we have time?

Looks like we will be spoiled for choice. This is exactly the information we were after.

Our only other experience of Amsterdam was passing through twice on under 35 camping tours in 1978. I can see that the hours spent in Heineken may have been less than optimum! :)

Thank you

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7. Re: Do we have time?

"Our only other experience of Amsterdam was passing through twice on under 35 camping tours in 1978"

Would be curious on your new experience compared to how it was basically 40 years back.

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8. Re: Do we have time?

JBS, so what is it about 2 day old posts?

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9. Re: Do we have time?

Looking forward to finding the answer to your question Jordanbulls :)

Perhaps we could discuss it over a fine Cabernet

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