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    • Holland pass . Is it worth ?

      by prachi222 Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      We are four people going to Amsterdam for two days. We are planning to visit Anne franks house , kuekenhof gardens, two hour city bus tour, rjiksmuseum , Van Gogh museum , vondlepark and go to dam square .
      We read that the pass does not involve ride to scipol airport . So should we buy holland pass or travel on our own ?
      Does it prove to be cheaper ?
      Also , can we buy the holland pass in Amsterdam itself or is it necessary to buy it online ?

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    • Tour Groups

      by ga_traveller Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Recommendation of tour groups for day trip to Brugges from Amsterdam.

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      Staying near Sloterdjik station (north/west Amtsterdam) - best route to walk to city centre

      by samtin Online Now 18 hours ago

      We like to walk! We are staying at the Golden Tulip Hotel and would like advice on which is the most interesting and pleasant (picturesque)/safest route to take if we want to walk into the heart of the city. Also, if anyone know if there is a bus stop nearby with buses that can take us to/from the city centre to the hotel. Thank you. Sam.

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    • kukenhoff with luggage

      by jagdishkothari Online Now 22 hours ago

      I am visiting kukenhoff garden directly from shifol airport. Are there buses going to kukenhoff where l can carry my luggage ? And also whether they will allow me to keep luggage in bus till l return back in same bus to schifol

      more
    • Amsterdam to Lauwersoog

      by dewijones Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      I wish to go from Amsterdan to Lauwersoog
      I have been told to get a train to Groningen or Leeuwarden
      and then a bus.

      Which would be better ? Groningen or Leeuwarden
      From which train station in Amsterdam do these trains go from ??
      thanks
      Dewi

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    • Holland pass

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      We are in amsterdam for 2 days and want to visit kukenhoff gardens want to see Rijiiks museum van gaugh museum canal tour of city etc.should we buy holland pass 2 which means 1gold 1 silver ticket and it says exchnge your gold & silver ticket for kukenhoff . And only one entry to Rijiks museum per pass . Does it mean we can see Rijiks & kukenhoff both by buying Holland pass. Also pl tell can we buy holland pass after landing in Amsterdam or to buy online before? And any site to claerify our doubts .

      more
    • KLM Transit - Baggage

      by grottie Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      I am doing a round trip in Europe TPE-AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD-BRU-AMD-TPE, while first stop at AMD supposed to be transit. However, for the first part of AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD, I would like to leave the luggage at the Schiphol Airport baggage depot.

      I found online that Baggage Depot at Schiphol Airport is at the arrival hall, so have some questions:
      1. Does it mean I must to first enter the country and leave my bag at baggage depot and depart again?
      2. Can I check in 1 bag TPE-AMD-WAW all the way and another TPE-AMD and only clear this one for baggage depot? Or must I clear 2 bags and recheck in for AMD-WAW?
      3. Does anyone have any idea if baggage depot opens on Easter Monday?

      Thanks for all your help.

      Amy

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      Something like 'On the Dijk"

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      I am trying to find a restaurant my son recommended that is near the Ann Frank House. The name is something similar to 'On the Dijk'....not sure of the exact name. Can you help?

      more
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      Will tulips be in bloom by April 6th?

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Fodors says:
      "Timing can be volatile, but there's a general progression from croci in the middle of March, daffodils and narcissi from the end of March to the middle of April, early tulips and hyacinths from the second week of April to the end of the month, and late tulips immediately afterward. An early or late spring can shift these approximate dates by as much as two weeks."

      We are wondering if, by chance Amsterdam is having an early spring or a warm spell. We'd love to see the tulips!

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      canal cruise and city tour by bus

      by shakakthar Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      i will be visiting amsterdam with my family for a day or two
      planning to take city tour by bus and canal cruise.
      heared there are so many companies operating these tours
      1-can anyone suggest a good and economical one preferably having boats with glass top or open deck to have good view of the canals.... what will be the cost per person for a 60 to 90minutes tour
      2- is there any city sightseeing buses like in london with open roof to have good view of city
      thanks in advance

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    • Where to park in Amsterdam?

      by bram74 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Hello fellow travellers,

      I'm traveling to Amsterdam by car at the end of this month and I was wondering if you can help me out to find parking. I need long-term parking so I can leave my car for 4 days and then travel around by public transport. It would be even better if I can take out my car once in a while.

      Please suggest parking that is secure and easily accessible, not necessarily in the city center (I assume thats expensive).

      I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

      more
    • day trip to kukenhoff gardens

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6 may 2014 by 11.30 am and want to visit kukenhoff gardens .1 do we need to buy tickrts online beforehand or can we by at airport scipol ? The entry to gardens closes by 6.30 pm but can we move inside after this time and how long the day is in amsterdam so that we can enjoy completely

      more
    • facilities for keeping luggage at kukenhoff gardens and at shiphol airport

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6.5.2014 by 11.30 am and we want to visit kukenhoff gardens .we are 4 and will be having 4 suitcases with us as we r then going to swiss and italy. If we go to kukenhoff directly from airport that will save our time but moving with so much of luggage is difficult.so i want to know are there any facilities available at airport or at gardens where we can kee bags safely and enjoy tour

      more
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      GVB card travel system

      by SaumyaC Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 3:52 AM

      Hi I am traveling to Amsterdam in Mid April. I have booked Hotel Ibis airport. I am planning to buy GVB chip card.
      Does GVB have any buses which can drop me near Ibis Airport. Please help because if GVB doesn't have any bus then traveling will be getting costly for me on daily basis.

      I am travelling from Hamburg to Amsterdam buy Train .

      If any more suggestion please suggest

      Thanks
      Saumya

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    • Travel by can in Netherlands

      by Dia_Aljahat Online Now Mar 28, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      Hi, I am going to travel by car in Netherlands in two weeks, I will stay 5 days in Amsterdam, i will sleep in a Bed&Breakfast, do you know where can I park cheap?

      Thank you

      more
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      Hotels in Amsterdam

      by Bauhinia2002 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Was hoping to spend a few days in Amsterdam in May, but find most of the hotels are so expensive especially over the weekend so would probably want to do it another time.. Is there any particular off peak season other than winter time that one can find more affordable accommodation?

      Thanks!

      more
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      Staying near Sloterdjik station (north/west Amtsterdam) - best route to walk to city centre

      by samtin Online Now 18 hours ago

      We like to walk! We are staying at the Golden Tulip Hotel and would like advice on which is the most interesting and pleasant (picturesque)/safest route to take if we want to walk into the heart of the city. Also, if anyone know if there is a bus stop nearby with buses that can take us to/from the city centre to the hotel. Thank you. Sam.

      2 Answers 16 hours ago
    • kukenhoff with luggage

      by jagdishkothari Online Now 22 hours ago

      I am visiting kukenhoff garden directly from shifol airport. Are there buses going to kukenhoff where l can carry my luggage ? And also whether they will allow me to keep luggage in bus till l return back in same bus to schifol

      3 Answers 16 hours ago
    • Where to park in Amsterdam?

      by bram74 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Hello fellow travellers,

      I'm traveling to Amsterdam by car at the end of this month and I was wondering if you can help me out to find parking. I need long-term parking so I can leave my car for 4 days and then travel around by public transport. It would be even better if I can take out my car once in a while.

      Please suggest parking that is secure and easily accessible, not necessarily in the city center (I assume thats expensive).

      I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

      5 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM
    • Holland pass . Is it worth ?

      by prachi222 Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      We are four people going to Amsterdam for two days. We are planning to visit Anne franks house , kuekenhof gardens, two hour city bus tour, rjiksmuseum , Van Gogh museum , vondlepark and go to dam square .
      We read that the pass does not involve ride to scipol airport . So should we buy holland pass or travel on our own ?
      Does it prove to be cheaper ?
      Also , can we buy the holland pass in Amsterdam itself or is it necessary to buy it online ?

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2014 at 3:59 AM
    • Amsterdam to Lauwersoog

      by dewijones Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      I wish to go from Amsterdan to Lauwersoog
      I have been told to get a train to Groningen or Leeuwarden
      and then a bus.

      Which would be better ? Groningen or Leeuwarden
      From which train station in Amsterdam do these trains go from ??
      thanks
      Dewi

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM
    • Holland pass

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      We are in amsterdam for 2 days and want to visit kukenhoff gardens want to see Rijiiks museum van gaugh museum canal tour of city etc.should we buy holland pass 2 which means 1gold 1 silver ticket and it says exchnge your gold & silver ticket for kukenhoff . And only one entry to Rijiks museum per pass . Does it mean we can see Rijiks & kukenhoff both by buying Holland pass. Also pl tell can we buy holland pass after landing in Amsterdam or to buy online before? And any site to claerify our doubts .

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 2:56 AM
    • day trip to kukenhoff gardens

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6 may 2014 by 11.30 am and want to visit kukenhoff gardens .1 do we need to buy tickrts online beforehand or can we by at airport scipol ? The entry to gardens closes by 6.30 pm but can we move inside after this time and how long the day is in amsterdam so that we can enjoy completely

      5 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM
    • facilities for keeping luggage at kukenhoff gardens and at shiphol airport

      by archana96 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      We are reaching amsterdam on 6.5.2014 by 11.30 am and we want to visit kukenhoff gardens .we are 4 and will be having 4 suitcases with us as we r then going to swiss and italy. If we go to kukenhoff directly from airport that will save our time but moving with so much of luggage is difficult.so i want to know are there any facilities available at airport or at gardens where we can kee bags safely and enjoy tour

      5 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 4:36 AM
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      Hotels in Amsterdam

      by Bauhinia2002 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Was hoping to spend a few days in Amsterdam in May, but find most of the hotels are so expensive especially over the weekend so would probably want to do it another time.. Is there any particular off peak season other than winter time that one can find more affordable accommodation?

      Thanks!

      7 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 9:04 AM
    • KLM Transit - Baggage

      by grottie Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      I am doing a round trip in Europe TPE-AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD-BRU-AMD-TPE, while first stop at AMD supposed to be transit. However, for the first part of AMD-WAW-MSK-BEG-AMD, I would like to leave the luggage at the Schiphol Airport baggage depot.

      I found online that Baggage Depot at Schiphol Airport is at the arrival hall, so have some questions:
      1. Does it mean I must to first enter the country and leave my bag at baggage depot and depart again?
      2. Can I check in 1 bag TPE-AMD-WAW all the way and another TPE-AMD and only clear this one for baggage depot? Or must I clear 2 bags and recheck in for AMD-WAW?
      3. Does anyone have any idea if baggage depot opens on Easter Monday?

      Thanks for all your help.

      Amy

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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      GVB card travel system

      by SaumyaC Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 3:52 AM

      Hi I am traveling to Amsterdam in Mid April. I have booked Hotel Ibis airport. I am planning to buy GVB chip card.
      Does GVB have any buses which can drop me near Ibis Airport. Please help because if GVB doesn't have any bus then traveling will be getting costly for me on daily basis.

      I am travelling from Hamburg to Amsterdam buy Train .

      If any more suggestion please suggest

      Thanks
      Saumya

      5 Answers 11 hours ago
    • Tour Groups

      by ga_traveller Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Recommendation of tour groups for day trip to Brugges from Amsterdam.

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM
    • Travel by can in Netherlands

      by Dia_Aljahat Online Now Mar 28, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      Hi, I am going to travel by car in Netherlands in two weeks, I will stay 5 days in Amsterdam, i will sleep in a Bed&Breakfast, do you know where can I park cheap?

      Thank you

      5 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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      Something like 'On the Dijk"

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      I am trying to find a restaurant my son recommended that is near the Ann Frank House. The name is something similar to 'On the Dijk'....not sure of the exact name. Can you help?

      4 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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      Will tulips be in bloom by April 6th?

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Fodors says:
      "Timing can be volatile, but there's a general progression from croci in the middle of March, daffodils and narcissi from the end of March to the middle of April, early tulips and hyacinths from the second week of April to the end of the month, and late tulips immediately afterward. An early or late spring can shift these approximate dates by as much as two weeks."

      We are wondering if, by chance Amsterdam is having an early spring or a warm spell. We'd love to see the tulips!

      4 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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      canal cruise and city tour by bus

      by shakakthar Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      i will be visiting amsterdam with my family for a day or two
      planning to take city tour by bus and canal cruise.
      heared there are so many companies operating these tours
      1-can anyone suggest a good and economical one preferably having boats with glass top or open deck to have good view of the canals.... what will be the cost per person for a 60 to 90minutes tour
      2- is there any city sightseeing buses like in london with open roof to have good view of city
      thanks in advance

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 2:15 AM
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      bars and restaurants in Amsterdam

      by John123456789 Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 6:58 AM

      I saw this article on the best bars and restaurants in Amsterdam:

      squidoo.com/top-10-bars-and-...

      and I was wondering if anyone could also recommend these places?

      6 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 12:11 AM
    • Tourist safety in Amsterdam?

      by shiroplum Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      With regards to the Red Light District, I had read that it becomes unsafe at nightime. What time does it become a problem?

      9 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM
    • Eight hour layover

      by karenjen Online Now Mar 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      I am traveling to India and have an eight hour layover in Amsterdam. What can I see or do in that time period?

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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      Where should I get euros?

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      What is the current exchange rate euros to dollars if I get euros at the airport? It is terrible in the US! Currently $1.4668 to the euro. We are wondering if we should just wait until we get to the airport.

      15 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM
    • Amsterdam Planning help

      by mgdolly86 Online Now Mar 12, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      We are a couple visiting Amsterdam for a short trip before we move to Italy – we are currently struggling to finalize the itenary among below two options and need your help. We are not interested in museums so that is lowest in our list.

      Could you please suggest due to Kings Days will any of the below plan fail? Like will Albert Cuyp Market be open on 26th April? Is there any other hidden gems in city which we are missing?

      Itinerary 1:
      Thursday April 24th - Reach and relax AMS
      Friday April 25th - Morning – Kukenhof, Evening - Bike tour and festival
      Saturday April 26th - Morning – festival, Evening – Albert Cuyp Market
      Sunday April 27th - Morning – Zaanse Schaan and Marken & Volendam half day tour, Evening – Canal Cruise, Night – Redlight area and live shows
      Monday April 28th - Depending on the time – museums and stuff.

      Itinerary 2:
      Thursday April 24th - Reach and relax AMS
      Friday April 25th - Morning & Evening – Kukenhof and Zaanse Schaan and Marken & Volendam whole day tour, Night – Canal Cruise
      Saturday April 26th - Whole day – festival
      Sunday April 27th - Morning – Bike tour, Evening - Albert Cuyp Market, Night - Redlight area and live shows
      Monday April 28th - Depending on the time – museums and stuff.

      5 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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      Homegrown Fantasy Coffee Shop

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Can you tell me if the Homegrown Fantasy Coffee Shop is still open? I heard that it had closed.

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 10:39 PM
    • Amsterdam for People over 50

      by VickiNJ Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      What are the best coffee shops for people over 50?

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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      Anne Frank House and Coffee Houses

      by suekay3 Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      I have a two questions!

      1) Are there any coffee houses near the Anne Frank Museum? Some of us want to visit the museum and others do not so that will give the others something to do while they wait for us.

      2) Is it safe to walk at night from the cruise ship port to the 'Red Light District'. We are a group of 3 couples.

      Thanks for your help!

      11 Answers Mar 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM
    • Amsterdam in 3 Days

      by mgdolly86 Online Now Mar 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      Hi All,
      We are reaching Amsterdam on 10th May and leaving for Italy on 14th May which leaves us 3 days in Ams to visit. Could you please help with below plan we have in mind -
      we would like to see the windmills, Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields, red light district, canal cruise for sure. Also may be want to visit model village, delft and rotterdam for seeing cubehouse. So keeping that in mind we buit below itenary –
      Reach AMS on 10th May and relax. .
      1. Day 1 (11th May) - take a tour via Viator to visit model village, windmills, delft and Rotterdam. I am still confused is it too much to see in one day?
      2. Day 2(12th May) - visit Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields early morning and comeback by late afternoon. After a quick rest we would like to take a canal cruise in night and visit Red-light district.
      3. Day 3 (13th May) - Visit local markets, Dam Sq, Heineken visit and relax. We would like to book a boat stay for this night. Could you please suggest any online booking site for same?
      Fly to Venice on 14th May …
      I am still in very early stage of planning so any suggestions

      6 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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      flying out of the united states

      by datnkids4 Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      what are the potential dangers in flying to Amsterdam from the united states out of chicago

      18 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 7:31 AM
    • visit Zaanse Scans

      by geoffhongkong Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 2:41 AM

      I will be staying in Holiday inn sloterdijk centraal and want to day viisit Zaanse Schans
      I can see in the google I can:-
      Train - Sprinter - Direction: Uitgeest
      11:39am Depart Amsterdam Sloterdijk (Platform 3)
      11:50am Arrive Koog-Zaandijk (Platform 1)
      then walk about 20 mins.............I am with my girlfreind and like riding tandems......so is it a good idea for me to rent a tandem in amsterdam..take on the train(that is if I can?)...or does anyone know if I could rent around the Koog Zaandijk Station area

      Thanks
      geoff

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 5:33 AM
    • Ballroom dancing venues

      by geoffhongkong Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      I will be in Amsterdam in April for a few days Does anyone know if the are any places to go for ballroom & Latin dance .say afternoon tea dance or evening nightclubs with dinner. thanks. Geoff

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM
    • Cafes near airport

      by dentisto Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      Are there "cafes" near the I airport. l have to spend the night there and need a little something to help me sleep, if you know what I mean.

      Thanks,

      Dave

      12 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 1:47 AM
    • Moving to Amsterdam for work in April from the UK

      by ejones20 Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      I posted on here some time ago seeking assistance in my quest to be able to work in Amsterdam. The help I received and the contacts I have has secured me a job in Amsterdam which I am extremely happy about. I will be working at the Schiphol airport and my accommodation is in a village called Wijk Aan Zee - around 30 minutes drive from the airport.

      I am extremely happy to be experiencing this position in Amsterdam, I am also being accompanied by my long time friend who has been employed for the same position. We will be accommodated together. He is 21 and I am 20, we are both born in the UK. We both have a passion for music and are willing to work hard to be able to enjoy the luxuries Amsterdam has to offer. We would love to have the pleasure of experiencing different lines of work in Amsterdam, networking with locals and meeting new people.

      We have been researching travel routes to central Amsterdam online and we have discovered it's easily accessible by bus in train in roughly 1 hour each way which is great so on some of our days off of work we can go and explore Dam central. We are keen to explore many parts of Amsterdam also, both of us are (attempting) to learn Dutch.

      The reason I am posting here are as follows.

      I was firstly wondering if anybody reading this has lived in Wijk Aan Zee, that would have anything to say about it for example the food, transport, coffee shops (if any) etc. This is our first time living in Amsterdam.

      We are also calling for any other advice from Dutch residents which they'd be willing to give regarding a transition to living in Amsterdam, who may have started in a similar position as my friend and I. It was our dream to work in Amsterdam and make a new lives for ourselves and it has finally come true. As I said earlier, we would love to network with as many people in the dutch community as possible to better our stay and so that we can become a part of the community.

      Any comments are welcome, we will be arriving in Amsterdam just in time for 4/20!

      2 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM