Your Questions About Amsterdam Tours And Tickets

Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s

LONDON – PARIS – AMSTERDAM SINGLES VACATION

April 26 – May 6, 2012 – Tulip Time
$2,795

Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s

Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s

 

Linda asks…

selling tickets from brighton to amsterdam!?

i have tickets leaving from the university of sussex to amsterdam with discovery tours that i’m selling for 100 pounds, it leaves friday night, comes back late sunday night and it has a hotel stay and breakfast included!
http://www.discoverytours.uk.com/
im talking to the tour company to transfer the name of the ticket

Yaz answers:

Are you sure these tickets are transferable? Security and all that stuff

Lisa asks…

Cheap Europe Train Tickets?

Cost of EuropeTrain Tickets ?
Hi This is our itinerary in July. Where to buy tickets and with so many options makes it more confusing to decide. So here we go and maybe you can suggest:

How much would it cost us this itinerary? Is it cheaper to go for point to point tickets or railpass?

Point if entry: Munich, Germany
Germany- Tour for 2-3 cities within
Netherlands- Tour in Amsterdam and side trip in Brugges
France- next stop is Paris , then a day to Versailles
Last stop to Italy- roaming to Venice-Florence to Rome
Fly back home.

So how much would this tour costs in tickets alone? Please suggest the cheapest way to fulfill it.

Yaz answers:

Even with as detailed travel plans it is impossible to tell you how much the train tickets will cost.
It does depend on when you buy the tickets, when you travel and how much freedom to change you want.
The best you can do is reading the should I buy rail pass or point to point tickets chapter on the site of the man in seat sixty-one:
http://www.seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm
About three down in the list.

A further good site is the German rail site: http://www.bahn.de/i/view/DEU/en/index.shtml
Via the seat 61 site you can find the travel planners for the other countries to work out your ticket prices. But remember that many countries sell cheap tickets 3 months before traveling but on the day the tickets will be much more expensive.
In between the prices will rise with humps and bounds, as the numbers sold will go up.

Robert asks…

Is the “I amsterdam” card worth purchasing?

And what is the rough cost fo travelling around amsterdam and admission to museums and stuff? Is it worth purchasing the card for 3 days or just doing it ourselves? Also, have you any suggestions about good places to go/stay while I’m asking? The card costs around £40 for 3 days.

Thanks.

Heres whats included in the I amsterdam card:

Free benefits include:
Free use of public transport: includes trams, buses and underground of the GVB public transport system. Important: not valid for train travel, including to and from Schiphol Airport.

Free entrance to the following museums:
Allard Pierson Museum Museum Het Rembrandthuis
Amsterdams Historisch Museum Museum Het Schip
Amsterdam Tulip Museum Museum Our Lord in the Attic
Museum Van Loon Biblical Museum
Museum Willet Holthuysen Dutch Resistance Museum
De Nieuwe Kerk Foam Fotography Museum
De Oude Kerk (incl. World Press
Photo exhibition 23 April-20 June) Hermitage Amsterdam
Portugese Israëli Synagoge Hortus Botanicus
Rijksmuseum – The Masterpieces Houseboatmuseum
Science center NEMO Huis Marseille Museum for photograpy
Museum of Bags & Purses Bakery Museum Zaanse Schans
Jewish Historical Museum Tropenmuseum
Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum Museum Geelvinck
Van Gogh Museum Dutch Press Museum
Cobra Museum Amstelveen Diamant Museum Amsterdam

Free Canal Cruise
Choose between Blue Boat Company or Holland International

Other Free Benefits
Amsterdam Diamond Group (free tour & surprise) Heineken The City (free opener)
De Bazel Cafe en Conferentiecentrum
(free cup of tea) Holland Casino Amsterdam (free entrance)
De Bijenkorf (free gift) La Place (free cup of coffee)
Van Dobben Sandwichbar (free croquette roll) De Drie Fleschjes (free glass of liqueur)

Varen op de Zaan (free ferry Zaanse Schans)

25% Discount at the following attractions:
Last minute tickets Concertgebouw Selected concerts Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
The Muziektheater Amsterdam Amsterdam Arena – World of Ajax Tours
Karos Citytours (horse drawn coachtour) The Amsterdam Dungeon
Kooijman Souvenirs & Gifts (wooden shoes) Artis Royal Zoo
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Boom Chicago (comedyshow in English)
Hop on hop off Museumline (Lovers) Canal Bike pedal boat
Olympic Stadium Amsterdam Canal Bus
TunFun Indoor playground Candlelight Cruise Holland International
VOC-schip Amsterdam Cheese Farm Catharina Hoeve
Cheese Gift Shop Magna Plaza Hertz Rent a Car
Mac Bike Bicycle rental Filmmuseum
Scooter experience (scooter rental) Heineken Experience
Waterland busticket Arriva House of Bols
Caulils delicatessen & catering Fun Forest Amsterdam
Gilde Amsterdam – Mee in Mokum walking tour Reypenaer Tasting rooms
De Saense Lelie – Zaanse Schans Jonk’s Herringcart

25% Discount at many restaurants:

Yaz answers:

Whether it will be worth it for you depends on how many museums you visit, how much you use the tram and bus, where your hotel will be, how often you eat in a restaurant where you get a discount.
And how expensive those restaurants are, compared to other restaurants you could go to.

Some museums many people want to visit are not included in the card, like the Anne Frank house.
And most people will not visit more than two museums per day, so the savings there might not be as big as you might assume from the list of museums.
And I see that some places that are on the list do not allow you free entry to all the site, like Zaanse Schans has only one or two items listed, they have many more and for each you will pay separate.

I think, if you want to do three main museums with high entry costs, like Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum, a canal boat tour and a few tram rides each day, you would be better off with the card.
But if you do not plan to visit the main museums, it will not.

A good site with a lot of information on Amsterdam is:
http://www.amsterdam.info/
It has a good list with museums, with explanations in English and links to the museums own websites.
It also has more information on the different cards you can get in Amsterdam, like just transport. Or a museum pass for many museums for a year, (worth it if you want to stay longer than a few days or will be back soon.)

Daniel asks…

How to plan a multi-country european vacation?

Hey, I’m going on a Euro trip with my 5 friends, all of us 18-20 years old. We want to go to more than one country. We decided we want to go to the following places: Amsterdam, Brussels, Germany (Berlin, Munich, possibly Frankfort),Vienna, Prague and Poland (Auschwitz). So what would be the best way to plan this? We will be flying from San Francisco, Ca. Is it possible to take a train to different destinations? Do we need visas or specific vaccinations ( I remember when I went to Brazil I was required to have had some shot…like yellow fever or something). & about how much money would things like excursions cost? like tours (walking, bus), museum tickets, bars, etc?

thanks :)

Yaz answers:

When you start planning a holiday with a group of people you first have to talk about what the people want, where they want to go and what they want to do there.
If they agree on the things to do, like whether to go to the beach, just go to museums, just chill out in bars, do long hikes or whatever, and can agree on the kind of mix that is mostly the result when several people travel together you need to select a few destinations that all want to go to.

If you can agree on that, you will have to look at the practical side.

One of the answers mentions InterRail. As you are from the USA, that is useless for you, as non Europeans you can buy Eurail passes, which might work out for you. But for many people it is cheaper to buy point to point tickets.
If you do not add more countries you may get a 4 country pass, which will be cheaper and might work out for you, as long as you are willing to pay separately for the bit in Poland, as the Netherlands and Belgium with Luxembourg are counted as one country for Eurail.
This page will tell you all you need to know about rail passes and a lot more: http://www.seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm

Before you buy your passes, check that your planned itinerary will work, you can do that with the German rail planner, available in English, which works well for almost all trains in all of Europe:
http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml

If you are all USA citizens you will not need visa and will get a stamp in your passport upon arrival that allows you to stay for 90 days in the Schengen area, and all locations you mention are within that area, for tourist reasons only.
Unless you travel through a tropical country on your way to Europe you will not need shots, as neither North America nor Europe has illnesses requiring them.
If one of your party does not have a USA passport he might need visa, it is best to search google for -visa information- and the countries involved, as there are many places that give that info but the one I used to use has changed and is no more available.

For money, at this time people your age using hostels, doing their own cooking or eating the cheapest local options, drinking little and spending little on sight seeing and travel use about $US 100 per person per day, but that number can change dramatically with the currency exchange rates.
If you can save enough that you can spend €100 per person per day, that will give you a bit of leeway and will allow you some more drinking.
On top of that comes your flights, from SF it is likely that you need more than $1000 per person for a return flight.

Some people here budget lower amounts, but from experience I say that most people overspend on their budget and very few return home with money left over.

Charles asks…

Has anyone use the InterRail Global Pass to tour Europe and would you recommend it or pay-as-you go tickets?

I’m planning to travel Europe this summer – there will be two of us 25 and 29 so looked at InterRails global pass which would be about £550 for both of but wondering if it’s more economical to just buy tickets as you and even fly between cities – has anyone done this comparison? we’re probably only going to be visiting 6-8cities at most like paris, budapest, krakow, amsterdam, rome, barcelona and maybe a couple of others. Hoping some of you can help me decide which method of transport is more economical and if it is by train using one of these tickets is InterRail any good? Thanks

Yaz answers:

I loved it, but then, I love being in a train and have done several long distance as well as many short distance hops.
But then, I think early bought point to point tickets might have been cheaper.

Whether it will be for your travel depends on how early you buy, how much flexibility you want and whether you are willing to plan your travels on a 10 out of 22 days pass.

The best place to work it out is the site of the man in seat sixty-one: http://www.seat61.com/
Go to rail passes on the top of the page, and in that page the internal link to ‘Should I buy a rail pass or point-to-point tickets?’.

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Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s

LONDON – PARIS – AMSTERDAM SINGLES VACATION

April 26 – May 6, 2012 – Tulip Time
$2,795

Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s

Amsterdam Tours and Tickets Singles Holidays Over 50s