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by thaioneon
Sat Mar 28, 1:55 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 5 - 3/3
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Day 5 - 3/3

Every trip we always try to make it a point to see a movie at Pathe Tuschinski, a beautiful art deco theater near the Rembrandtplein. This place has an interesting and tragic past as well. Sadly, its founder, Abraham Tuschinski perished in Auschwitz. Today we decided to see a matinee showing of the ...
by thaioneon
Tue Mar 24, 3:08 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 4 - 3/2
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Day 4 - 3/2

We all were up and out by 11 and feeling great. Nice brisk sunny day today. Checked the news and the tally was now at 18, almost all in Noord Brabant and all could be traced to Italy where the count was nearly 1700 with 35 dead. So armed with our hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes off we go. Down the ...
by thaioneon
Sat Mar 21, 6:47 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 2 - 3/1
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Day 2 - 3/1

Oops! Sorry meant Day 3
by thaioneon
Sat Mar 21, 6:38 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 2 - 3/1
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Day 2 - 3/1

Got up early to a rainy Sunday morning. Not much happening on the streets below but it was still pretty early. Checked the news. Now 6 reported cases. Apparently a woman brought it back with her from the Lombardy region in Italy. Had my morning coffee sprinkled with some more King Hassan and ready f...
by thaioneon
Sat Mar 21, 5:43 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 2 - 2/29
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Day 2 - 2/29

Plenty of fish stands on the street. I just always go to Rob's because its close by where we stay and always top quality.
by thaioneon
Sat Mar 21, 1:18 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Day 2 - 2/29
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Day 2 - 2/29

Got a good night's sleep and woke up to a beautiful sunny morning on the canal. My lady was still asleep so I had a yummy nespresso with some slivers of King Hassan added for good measure and turned on the news. As usual, couldn't get any US news channels, only BBC, French news in English, Chinese n...
by thaioneon
Fri Mar 20, 4:51 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Just retuned
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Just retuned

Day 1, 2/28 So this was to be our longest trip yet, 25 nights. A bit nervous due to the oncoming pandemic making its way from Asia, now in Italy, but nothing yet in the Netherlands. We arrived at the runway at Schipol on the direct flight from Phila. in record time, just shy of 6 hours. Gotta love t...
by thaioneon
Tue Mar 17, 7:43 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Just retuned
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Just retuned

We spent a mostly wonderful 14 days in my favorite home away from home and just got back to the States on Friday on the last direct flight to Phillly in awhile. Might post trip report soon which will include the usual beer bars and live music with a bit of edibles and drama mixed in. The drama was q...
by thaioneon
Tue Nov 01, 10:04 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 15
Replies: 0
Views: 3602

Trip Report - Day 15

So this was to be our last full day of this wonderful vacation. We got an early start (at least for us) as there was some shopping to be done as well as packing. Off to de Bierkoning for some beers that we simply cannot find back home. In particular some Westveletrens and some selections we like fro...
by thaioneon
Thu Oct 13, 10:37 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 14
Replies: 0
Views: 3250

Trip Report - Day 14

Going to Graceland, Graceland....but not the one in Memphis but right here in Amsterdam West! So in doing some research for some live music options, I discovered that there was a new bar-b-q joint that had opened recently. Owned and started by a guy from NYC, they do southern smoked bar-b-q and have...
by thaioneon
Tue Oct 04, 6:32 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 13
Replies: 0
Views: 3256

Trip Report - Day 13

Woke up to a lovely Saturday morning. Less than a week from Christmas, the city is now all dressed up and bustling with shoppers and tourists and Mrs. Thai and yours truly! First stop today was for those fantastic oysters at the Haring stand on Utrechtsestraat. Man are they good, big and salty and f...
by thaioneon
Thu Sep 22, 3:53 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Tri Report - Day 12
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Tri Report - Day 12

Another leisurely morning relaxing in and around the apartment. It was Friday and the tour groups were gathering down below our window. I counted no less than 6 of them in a period of 30 or so minutes. We are right on the edge of the Red Light District and Dam Square so I guess there was a lot for t...
by thaioneon
Tue Sep 20, 5:27 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 11
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Trip Report - Day 11

Yet another beautiful day today! Off to our typical start with coffee, quick trip to the GH for a bag, wait for Mrs. Thai to get ready, and then off to lunch. Over to t'Loosje on the Nieuwmarkt again for our club sandwiches and fine local beers. Such a great way to start the day. This is another one...
by thaioneon
Sat Sep 17, 1:44 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 10
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Trip Report - Day 10

The Mrs. and I both slept in this morning after having a little too much fun yesterday and last night. On the agenda for today was the opening of the new Star Wars movie at the Tuschinski. We had already purchased our tickets to the 4 pm showing so all that was left to do was to have a late lunch an...
by thaioneon
Tue Sep 13, 5:45 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 9
Replies: 0
Views: 3307

Trip Report - Day 9

Woke up yet again to another sunny and beautiful December morning. Throughout the years I have visited at all different times but this was my first trip during the early to mid December time period. Really didn't know what to expect but as always knew to pack layers and an umbrella. Never really nee...
by thaioneon
Sat Sep 10, 1:12 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Days 7 and 8
Replies: 0
Views: 3369

Trip Report Days 7 and 8

Day 7 Lost my notes but pretty sure that we had a lazy Sunday around the apartment as yesterday was a barn burner! Day 8 Another typical start for us. Wound up leaving the apartment at around noon and made our way to Utrechtsestraat and to the Onder Oovieaar for lunch. Delicious as usual as was the ...
by thaioneon
Fri Sep 09, 10:54 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: the Second Handful of My Amsterdam Days
Replies: 48
Views: 8501

Re: the Second Handful of My Amsterdam Days

Really do not have to do anything, do not have to run anywhere. This is the luxury of having three weeks in Amsterdam: we can just 'be' today. I know what you mean. No rush to get out and to be out and about all the time like when you only have a few days. Thanks for the reports, getting me excited...
by thaioneon
Mon Sep 05, 2:15 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trfip Report- Day 6
Replies: 0
Views: 3371

Trfip Report- Day 6

Awoke to a beautiful Saturday morning! Again sunny skies and temps in the mid 40's. Being a creature of habit, same routine as before with a stop at the GH for the volcano and a cappuccino and then back home to wait for my lady to arise. Wonder if "arise" is not the correct word as it make...
by thaioneon
Sat Sep 03, 11:07 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - Day 5
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Trip Report - Day 5

Another beautiful day today! Temps in the mid 40's and sunny. We're hoping our luck holds for the rest of the trip as this is just perfect weather for us. We still get a rather late start as we are pretty locked into this routine. Awake at 9 for me , coffee, GH for a couple of bags, wait for my belo...
by thaioneon
Fri Sep 02, 6:31 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Trip Report Day 3

Thank you, I'm enjoying your report as well! We've been going every year since 2000.
by thaioneon
Fri Sep 02, 6:29 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report- Day 4, Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 3370

Trip Report- Day 4, Part 2

It's now around 5 pm so we know that Gollem is open and most likely starting to fill up so we take the short walk down Spuistraat, then a right onto Raamsteeg and we grab the last 2 available seats at the bar. The bartender and a few of the locals are familiar and greetings are exchanged . Now its t...
by thaioneon
Thu Sep 01, 7:08 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 4 Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Trip Report Day 4 Part 1

Today started pretty much the same as yesterday. A nice cup of coffee, caught up on the news on tv, then over to the GH for a couple of bags, this time I tried their white widow which was very good. Back to the apartment to wait for Mrs. Thai to rise, and I put on some tunes on the stereo that came ...
by thaioneon
Wed Aug 31, 2:54 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Trip Report Day 3

So by now we're in our routine. I'm up and about at around 9 am and start the day with a yummy coffee from the machine in the apartment and catch up on the news. The television is a nice flat screen but the selection of channels leaves a lot to be desired as there are only a few channels in English,...
by thaioneon
Fri Aug 26, 12:41 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: Trip Report Day 2

Yes we did have a blast! We discovered these cafes throughout the years and we always find a few more each new visit. Most of the bars have been around for a long time, a few even hundreds of years.
by thaioneon
Thu Aug 25, 9:35 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Trip Report Day 2

We slept in late this morning and lounged around the apartment until noon. Funny but seems like every trip it takes us a few days to figure out the coffee selection that housekeeping leaves us since the individual foil packs lack the needed description. This time instead of trial and error I actuall...
by thaioneon
Thu Aug 25, 6:58 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Day 1
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Trip Report Day 1

The flight over was only about half full, a perk of flying in the off season in early December. Mrs. Thai and I each had a row to ourselves, so fully reclined we were able to sleep for a few hours of the 7+ hour trip across the pond. Arrived at our apartment, climbed the 2 flights of steps, opened t...
by thaioneon
Wed Aug 24, 3:52 pm
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report long overdue
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Trip report long overdue

Been a long time since I posted but since I'm in planning mode for our next visit in December I thought I'd gather my notes from last December's visit and post a report. First, a little background. I've been traveling to Amsterdam pretty regularly (at least once a year) for the past 15 years. As to ...
by thaioneon
Fri Dec 25, 4:23 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Merry Christmas!

This will be the first year in many that I will not be in Amsterdam for the holidays. I started reading over some of my old trip reports from years past and thought that I'd recycle this one as it brought a smile to my face and rekindled those feelings of being in my favotrite city during this speci...
by thaioneon
Thu Feb 21, 7:37 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Jam In The Dam
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Will be there from 3/13 thru 3/18. Staying near Dam Square.
by thaioneon
Wed Feb 20, 3:36 am
Forum: Channelites Trip Reports
Topic: Jam In The Dam
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Jam In The Dam

Anyone going to Jam In the Dam?

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