In this video I explore Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Holland) and show how much things cost.
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How Expensive is AMSTERDAM, Netherlands? Walking Tour, Food & More
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Dude, why do you put on some fake 'partial' foreign accent while speaking English to a non-American/non-Canadian? Just because English isn't there first language, and they have an accent, doesn't mean you have to put on a fake accent that you "think" might match theirs. That doesn't make you more intelligible. They may have an accent but it doesn't mean that they are able to understand someone who speaks worse English than someone who has English as their first language. Dumbing yourself down doesn't help them understand you. If anything, you are doing them a disservice. I see enough people do this and it's embarrassing to watch them do this. You may not even realizing you're doing it at this point. And yes, I'm talking about when you were talking to that chick with the body paint.
You can go either way in Amsterdam.. really cheap or really expensive. Seems like you stayed in the most expensive part of Amsterdam (old south). Budget tip for other travelers, stay in a cheaper area like North or East. It’s also really upcoming with lots of cool bars, streets, shops. You can take a free ferry from the North to central and walk from there, Amsterdam is not that big. East is really well connected as is every place in Amsterdam. Also as in any big city stay away from the really tourist places as the food is often not the best but still expensive.. you can have a good value for money if you know where to go.. ofcourse we have tripadvisor for that and you can always ask since most Dutch people speak English very well 😉
Also it annoys me that you got ripped of for the one euro banana. Most of those fruit and vegetable shops are really cheap often cheaper than supermarkets.. Well people scam tourists everywhere in the world I guess😐😒
I have a serious question. Is Amsterdam not really a good destination for families? I have the opportunity to take my kids on a school trip either here, or Sydney Australia. I'm worried about a few things in Amsterdam.
Was not aware of this, but yes, that's because all Dutch mass media are owned by two Belgian concerns with very good relations to the Clinton faction within the US deep state. For years on a daily base they send out the message that all Democrats especially Obama and the Clintons are angels and saints and that all Republicans are evil monsters, while Trump of course is the devil himself. If you spread lies long enough people will start to believe in them.
I think i'm going to find something between Haarlem & Central Amsterdam to stay. Great video though :).
I plan to also get the 'I Am Amsterdam' city card which includes unlimited bus/train/metro and free access to like 60 museums too.
If you are going to be in Amsterdam for a day or longer, definitely get an OV chipkaart tram pass. For about $7 a day you can ride the trams as much as you want! There is a small building across the street from the Centraal Station that sells them. Get familiar with the tram system, it's pretty easy and lets you cover a lot more ground.
Pro tip for the cheapest way to get around in the Netherlands public transport buy an anonymous public transport pass (ov-chipkaart) for 17 euro's it's valid in every kind of public transport in the Netherlands when you buy it there's a 10 euro's deposit already on the pass and you can put more money on it in every train station. It saves time getting a one way or return ticket and the travel rate is cheaper.
Thanks. Do you mean which countries to go to on a budget? Basically all of southern Asia: India, Nepal, southeast Asia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. Also Latin America, most of Africa, eastern Europe. Here's a playlist of my "how expensive" videos for other cities and countries that will show more of the prices of things:
I’m wondering if you actually enjoyed yourself and feel like you enjoyed another culture? Your energies seemed to focus on cost cutting and eating non Dutch foods... You seemed to be there in body and not in Spirit. Where’s the joy?
"Whatever those guys are smoking... it smells interesting." I literally DIED! LOL!!! I'm so glad that I stumbled across your videos. I have been watching non-stop! Thank you for taking me on your trips! I love learning about other cultures and seeing different places. I'll probably never be able to go myself- so this is the next best thing! Where are you right now?
Dude the Shawarma is about the only tasty food from the middle east in my opinion.. The beef or chicken are the best. I don't care for lamb meat texture. I go for it on a baguette verses pita because you get more food. Cheers.
Not very happy, you looked stressed out and worried, and hungry. You had not prepared what to show us. I do not mind spontaneous but I could get along as well as you and am a complete stranger to Amsterdam. I have found much better travel videos than this. I hope you do well, get better at this and become successful in all your goals. Thanks for trying, I appreciate that the most!
Note: that €5.20 cost for the train also includes a €1 cost for the ticket itself. If you purchase a reusable card for €7, you avoid this extra fee. But of course, you need to make 7 trips for it to pay for itself.
If you are looking for cheap and good food ,, you should search for a Turkish Kebap Shop.. Get a Doner Kebap Roll filled with real meat (chicken or beef), salad and some sauce plus a drink wouldn't cost you more as 5 €... I you are very hungry, get a portion of Frech fries with it..
:-) ))) or even very veeery hungry,, you can sit and have the Kebap plate with rice or fries and salad.. with a drink,, it may cost you not more as 10 - 11 Euros.
I think it is way cheaper not to travel at all and also more respectful to the local people that they make tourism a living for their own citizens not a city invaded by thousands of cheap tourists that try not to leave a cent , then someone wonder why cities like Amsterdam hate tourists
If you're travelling on a budget don't stay in the centre... (fruit for a euro a piece...? that's a rip off...!!!) go to a local market (not the Albert Cuyp Market...!!) like Dappermarket or just buy your stuff in a supermarket (not AH to Go or something) ...btw I'm from Amsterdam.....
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