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Amsterdam must dos?

We have one and a half days in Amsterdam, we have been before many years ago. We missed Anne Frank tickets so will try on the day.
Any must eats that are cheap? we are trying to be on a bit of a budget...
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Go to the supermarket and buy a picnic - then sit in a park and watch the world go by whilst grazing on fab bread, cheese and fizz!
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Anne Frank will have crazy queues, save it for another visit.

We enjoyed Micropia next to the Zoo, the Rembrandt House, Van Gogh Museum and Our Lord of the Attic. All these were included in the iAmsterdam card, as was transport and some discounts on food. We had a really good long weekend on a tight budget using the cards.

Share a portion of vlamse frites (chips) - they are enormous and so good!
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We have one and a half days in Amsterdam, we have been before many years ago. We missed Anne Frank tickets so will try on the day.
Any must eats that are cheap? we are trying to be on a bit of a budget...
I honestly would not queue for Ann Frank's house. Our hotel concierge got tickets for us but they were for in the evening and we had a dinner reservation. When we went past the queue was about a mile long.
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We got last minute tickets for Anne Frank House by choosing to do the talk beforehand (I think it is an extra 5 euro but check the website). It was a deeply moving experience.
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Lots of food-to-go type places that do pizza by the slice or noodle boxes so quite cheap. We found some places did 2courses for x euro type offers so again reasonable.

We found a booze cruise, in the red light district, can't remember the cost, might have been 20 or something each but with free drinks and an hours tour. Was really good to pass the time. Think they offered a second hour for 10. So we did that too 😜

We didn't really visit museums but there's lots of churches with free entrance, a cheese museum - really a shop with free samples 😀 or just wander and marvel at the sights in the 'shop' windows
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If you get a chance go to the Bijenhof, its free and very central and a complete change to the hustle and bustle of the rest of Amsterdam.

Its a small garden/courtyard area dating from the 14th Century and well worth a visit.

Not far away from there is the Kalverpassage shopping centre, on the top floor is a small restaurant called Blue. It does great food, with Dutch specialities as well, at a good price and has 360 degree views over the rooftops which also makes a nice place to go.

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Cheap and good food available in the library by the main station.

Also walk out of main station to left and you will see NEMO (looks like a door wedge). Walk around the harbour to the thin end of the wedge, turn around and walk up the wedge to the top patio. There are some lovely views of amsterdam, lovely in the sun and sometimes park games like chess and mega connect four and water features. Possibly exposed in the rain though.

nemosciencemuseum.nl/en/...mo/nemos-roof/

Not worth going in Nemo if only 1.5 days imho though.

There is a v small and expensive cafe at top. Not necessary to buy from the cafe to sit outside. Can see all the historic boats down to your left in the museum.

Also worth getting one of the hop on hop off bus/boats. We tend to use the red route as a starter and go from there.

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