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2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

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2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

Hi guys,

I will be visiting Germany for couple of weeks in July. I am planning to travel to Amsterdam for 1 weekend in July from Cologne, Germany .

I just want to know following things :

1. would it be feasible for solo traveler to travel from Germany to Amsterdam and explore it ? for one who is new to both places.

2. Can Amsterdam be seen /enjoyed in 2 days. My stay in Amsterdam is possible form Saturday 11 am till Next day Sunday evening only

3. What can be possible plan for seeing places. ( I am not much into arts and typical museum kind of person )

4. Is it safe to stay in hostel/motel in Amsterdam ? ( I dont want to waste time in travelling to hotel from tourist spots)

5. How much budget should I be ready with ?

Though I am checking information on net, it would be great to hear from experienced people about feasibility of travel since I cant extend stay at any cost in Amsterdam

Pl Lemme know guys..Waiting !

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1. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

Amsterdam is a great city to visit (and live) though two days is not much.

In response to your questions it kinda depends on what you wanna do of course:

1. Yes, no problem at all. Amsterdam is safe and the places you'll want to visit are closeby

2. It's not much but you'll get a feel for the place. Try and not spend much time in the city centre. I would say visit de Pijp (near Albert Cuypstraat), West (near food hallen).

3. If you go to the places under 2. just walk around, have coffee and do a litle shopping. Because you have so limited time I would advise not spending time indoors

4. amsterdam is safe and I think the hotels and motels are too. Though I'm not sure because I've never been in one

5. Budget really depends but around 150 euros is a safe bet.

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2. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

“1. would it be feasible for solo traveler to travel from Germany to Amsterdam and explore it ? for one who is new to both places.”

Yes, Amsterdam is a safe city and almost everyone will speak English

“2. Can Amsterdam be seen /enjoyed in 2 days. My stay in Amsterdam is possible form Saturday 11 am till Next day Sunday evening only”

More days is better, but 2 days should give you a good idea

“3. What can be possible plan for seeing places. ( I am not much into arts and typical museum kind of person )”

What made you decide you want to visit Amsterdam? What are your interests?

Starting your stay with a canal cruise is always a good idea

“4. Is it safe to stay in hostel/motel in Amsterdam ? ( I dont want to waste time in travelling to hotel from tourist spots)”

Yes, it is safe.

“5. How much budget should I be ready with ?”

Budget for what? Train ticket, hotel, food etc? If so, the €150 mentioned in post #1 won’t be enough.

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3. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

Go to Amsterdam for a first one time visit and avoid Amsterdam center? Hang outside the center?

Truly bad advice.

Enjoy and soak up the central canal area. That is the area people come to Amsterdam to see. Sure it's crowded. Popular places tend to be crowded. Less popular places less crowded.

Sort of advice like coming to Washington DC and being told-----

Stay out of the center of DC and visit Bethesda Md instead. Some nice markets in Bethesda and less people to bother you.

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Post #3 - +1.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness"--Mark Twain

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5. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

Hey Thank you so much for your reply. That will really help. Looking forward to connect again in case I need more help :)

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6. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

Hey Thanks Breda ! That really helps. It would be helpful if you can share details of stay if you have been to any. Hotels look quite high in price ....

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7. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

If you want help in a place to stay we need your exact dates of stay and an idea of upper hotel budget per night.

With that we can help

Hostel only? Hotel only? Either?

Ok I see your dates ow

Edited: 20 June 2018, 21:01
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8. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

No sorry I don’t see your dates

With exact dates we can help

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9. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

I would be there in second week of july

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10. Re: 2 day visit in Amsterdam for solo girl traveler

The second week is not exact dates .

I look up hotels by the exact dates you are wanting to stay

With that we can help

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