Your Questions About Amsterdam Guide Book

Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s


April 26 – May 6, 2012 – Tulip Time

Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s

Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s


Thomas asks…

Any good young adult/teen books? help?

I’ve read noughts and crosses, twilight series, young bond series, darren shan/demonata series, Good Theif’s Guide to Amsterdam, junk, Book Thief, Black Tattoo, Owl Service and of course the HP series, Eragon and Eldest amongst others. Help greatly appreciated – looking for a good book :)
Thanks to everyone, for all your help!

Yaz answers:


I’ve asked questions similar to you. Some books that I was looking at on amazon that looked good are called:

13 Reasons Why
Before I die
The Host

… Some books I have read recently:
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
The House of Night Series

Donna asks…

Erotic and Exotic Places in Amsterdam?

Facinated with all sorts of fetishism, I would like to find places of this sort when I go in January :)
Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Sex Clubs, Shows, Transgenders, districts, museums, anything would be helpful, even magazines (English), guides, books, would help as well :)

Yaz answers:

Just go to Amsterdam, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more without trying… It’s everywhere!

Richard asks…


Where is the canal and the popular restaurants etc. you see in the movies? Who has been to Amsterdam and can tel me what hostals are good and where to book?
Do I need a map book and is there free tourist booklets or something to guide me to see the landmarks or whatever they have there.

Please any help will do thanks.

Yaz answers:

Those canals you see in the movies are just a few minutes walk from the train station. There are signs that point you to the museum “district”. I’ve been there a bunch of times and never taken a boat tour on the canals, but I hear that’s pretty awesome, make sure you do that. If you go to one of the coffeeshops then you can just forget about the maps and landmarks and just start walking and have the greatest time of your life.

Daniel asks…

Anybody know which is closer the Salzburg Down town & Salzburg Trains station HBF OR Salzburg Airport and HBF?

I am traveling to Austria and i need to book the car on rental and i will return the car in salzburg and then i will travel from salzburg to Amsterdam through Train. I can handover the car on Salzburg Airport or Salzburg Downtown but i dont know which place is more near to the Trains station HBF. Please guide

Yaz answers:

You miss to let us know which car rental company you are going to use or the exact address of both offices.

But normally the office downtown is closer to the train station than the office at the airport.

Carol asks…

Traveling tips for backpacking Europe for 2 months?

Flying out at the end of April and plan to hit London, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Amsterdam, Spain, Italy, France, and Greece. Going to stay at hostels and going with one other good friend. We decided that the best plan was no plan so if anything comes up we can do it. These are just the main places we plan on visiting. Is the Euro rail pass really a good idea? Great money saving tips? Anything else very helpful you learned while traveling? Hidden Treasures? Favorite Experience? Juuust some examples of good tips, no need to answer all of those questions! I’m only asking people who have experience and I’m reading a first time traveler’s guide to Europe book so I don’t want any links, just experienced advice. Best traveling tip gets best answer!

Yaz answers:

First: You are WRONG!!! No plan means you’ll not finish, you’ll not see much, and you’ll wander around aimlessly for the whole time…wasting your time and money! It also pretty much guarantees that you will argue, or one of you will wind up unhappy about missing something crucial.
The best plan is a plan that has the flexibility to add/change things as necessary.

Get a good guide book, pour over it together, sit in a coffee shop and make plans and itineraries…build in the flexibility you’ll need.

Euro-rail pass: This is no longer the no-brainer it used to be. In my day, you bought the pass, boarded a train, and started traveling. The conductor stamped it on your first day, and you just hopped on and off trains, sitting on floors when necessary, pulling seats out and sleeping on overnight runs, with four or five complete strangers doing the same thing. NOW, you have to stand in line, buy seats, sit in your seats, pay surcharges, in some cases, it’s cheaper to just buy by the run. YOU are the only one who can evaluate this. It might be cheaper, and no more hassle to buy them one at a time.

Great money saving tips: Eat nothing but bread and butter, cheese, buy dried foods, and keep them in your pack, buy cheeses and sausages that don’t need refrigeration, keep a water bottle, and fill at taps (tap water is fine throughout Europe) Eat one real meal a day at a restaurant. Markets are great places to buy food. Cheap and fresh. Supermarkets are second-best.
Get the international Student ID Card (assuming you’re students) because it will get you in almost everywhere for free.
Staying at church crypts can be even cheaper than Youth Hostels, especially where the hostel prices are higher. I did this in London, where it was pretty expensive.
Not sure how you do it in Spain, because the Youth Hostel network, there, is less well-developed. It used to be, you could stay at bed-and-breakfast type places for less, and the Youth hostels were all far from everything you wanted to do, anyway.

Learned TONE while traveling. Have used much since.

Hidden Treasures? Where? DEFINITELY go to one of the Concentration camps. It is LIFE-CHANGING!

Best travel guides that I know of: Let’s Go was the bible when I was there. I hear Lonely Traveler is way up there these days. Any of Rick Steves’ books are terrific! Fodor’s. My faves (okay, I’ve moved up in my old age, to a slightly higher class of travel) is DKEyewitness. They are beautiful (more expensive, and rather heavy to carry around, but check them out in a bookstore, to get an idea) books with tons of information and photos, maps, drawings.

Never pay any attention to what ANY guidebook says things cost, the prices have changed by the time they go to press. They CAN be a good benchmark for how things stack up in values, but not what you can expect to pay.

I think you might be packing things a bit tight…make sure you don’t overschedule.

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Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s


April 26 – May 6, 2012 – Tulip Time

Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s

Amsterdam Guide Book Singles Holidays Over 50s