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How Expensive is AMSTERDAM, Netherlands? Walking Tour, Food & More

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In this video I explore Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Holland) and show how much things cost. Need TRAVEL INSURANCE? Here's the company I use: https://www.worldnomads.com/?affiliate=Gtravel&subId=&affiliateTrackingId=865ad93577c34a26baf9b91f1cbc49a9&utm_source=Gtravel&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&utm_content=link PLANNING A BUDGET TRAVELING TRIP?? "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel" is a travel guidebook that's packed with practical travel info. And it's just $10 on Amazon! For more info, CLICK HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Gabes-Guide-Budget-Travel-Tricks/dp/1470155141/ Or feel like reading something fun, adventurous and inspiring? "Following My Thumb" by Gabriel Morris features 26 adventure travel stories from around the world. Available on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Following-My-Thumb-Gabriel-Morris/dp/1846948495/ Support my videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gabrieltraveler?ty=h Gabriel's travel page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-the-World/226239094115488 Lots more adventure travel at: http://gabrieltraveler.com Follow Gabriel on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gabrieltravel Video created by Gabriel Morris, who is the owner of all video or photo content. Filmed using an Olympus SP-810UZ and/or a GoProHero Plus LCD. Gabriel Morris is a world traveler and travel writer who has been adventuring around the world off and on since his first trip to Europe in the summer of 1990. He is author of "Following My Thumb", a collection of 26 exciting and hilarious autobiographical travel stories from his worldly wanderings during the 1990s; and of several other books. Visit http://gabrieltraveler.com for lots more info about his travel writing, photography, videos, budget travel tips and much more. Thanks a lot for watching, and safe journeys! How Expensive is AMSTERDAM, Netherlands? Walking Tour, Food & More
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Gabriel Traveler (1 year ago)
Note: To watch my tour of the Red Light district, CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adg-BBA9tEo&lc
12:15 -- The Polish woman was nude under that body paint, eh? Polish women are usually quite stunning to behold, I have found. Slavic women can be quite stunning to look at, or ... quite the opposite. I have found that there is not much middle ground.
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
Great, thanks for the info.
manu ochenta (1 year ago)
The cheapest food to eat in a restaurant that was not only cheap good but also dutch because its from a dutch colony was surinam food and you can eat flat bread pizza rolls and ofcourse if you went to the nord of holland across the river and the main train station everything is much cheaper you can buy a rotisserie chicken for cheap. how can you not eat age gouda with a piece of dutch crunch this also so cheap.
Donovan Mcvay (10 days ago)
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.
marymary49 (11 days ago)
He's too cheap for me
Eastern Cowboy (12 days ago)
This area is full of pick pocket artists.
Daniel Weeden (19 days ago)
Please tell me that just because you didn't film it, you did visit the coffee shops?
Willy Nelson (1 month ago)
I understood that visiting Amsterdam should be included in weight loss diets
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
Nice one : you may be on to something. The Amsterdam diet. Portions in many restaurants are indeed much smaller then in the USA.
Mariana Patrón (1 month ago)
Beautiful city!
shreys karpe sk (1 month ago)
There is sex shop is safe in Amsterdam
Stratoblues (1 month ago)
Great stuff man. Solo travel cool
mok rain (1 month ago)
is she naked ? , the girl with colors
Gabriel Traveler (1 month ago)
Topless. She's wearing a bikini bottom.
Daley Jansen (1 month ago)
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 😉
Daley Jansen (1 month ago)
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😐😒
TheHuski (1 month ago)
LOL Meanwhile Dutch Police are on a Manhunt for 3 Stolen Eggs and a Bread Roll... Hahahahaha... Mind you we did the same on a cruise ship ... took extra in our cabin...
MrCantgetno (1 month ago)
thought you where never gonna shut up and play the video ...all the money conversions
Aaron Kennedy (1 month ago)
Ams is a nut to crack, and gets easier. This is what cha do at the first trip.
Dee Man (1 month ago)
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.
Gabriel Traveler (1 month ago)
Amsterdam is fine for families. You might not want to go to the Red Light district but otherwise Amsterdam is great, lots to see for everyone.
Alexandra Daddario (2 months ago)
polish girl in beginning was hot as fuck big nice titties and nice pussy showing and blonde hair and tight body
Nadra Mehraz (2 months ago)
Guess ur in love with those shirts u got in India
Nadra Mehraz (2 months ago)
That was the coolest thing Gabriel. Breakfast from the buffet for lunch
Shirley (2 months ago)
Really enjoyed your video. Super fun !
Matt Sterling (2 months ago)
7.50 for nachos is cheap. Come to Sydney you will go broke lol. You wont get nachos here for that cheap. Be at least double that.
jasavak (2 months ago)
The Netherlands voted #1 in hate filled people towards Americans. Oddly Vietnam is currently has the most favorable opinion.
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
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.
Tayler D (2 months ago)
“I bet they didn’t have this Star Wars street performer before Star Wars” is basically what he said 🤦‍♂️
METAN0L (2 months ago)
Dude that salad is by far the shittiest salad I’ve ever seen
Wow. Stay away from Sex dude
EC DC (3 months ago)
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.
About Creativity (3 months ago)
Very good.
linn h (3 months ago)
Hope you liked it here!!
Mihai Popescu (3 months ago)
Can you also show the interior of hostels next time?
Gabriel Traveler (3 months ago)
I often show the inside of hostels as well in my other videos. See this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_aX6wRPzk0&index=7&list=PLLAwF-SG0S-4ZFoTYKTpuBmT015-iaCpO
dart arkana (3 months ago)
While traveling across Europe from Amsterdam to Rome I thought the Netherlands was expensive
dart arkana (3 months ago)
Go to the red light district giggle and blush. That's what I did
Ahmed AbuFaris (3 months ago)
what is the point of travelling abroad and not enjoying yourself by spending some money?
David B (4 months ago)
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.
barryot (4 months ago)
Gabriel, enjoy your travel videos! You never mentioned in this video whether or not there were women staying in your hostel room with you in Amsterdam.
barryot (4 months ago)
Okay thanks
Gabriel Traveler (4 months ago)
I forget now, but I think so. Often they are mixed dorms but sometimes they're separated between men and women.
asia lynn (4 months ago)
That's way too much of a hostile situation to be sleeping in a hostel with strangers by myself in a foreign country lol
DewanAhsan357 (4 months ago)
If you want cheap eats in Amsterdam, go to Wok to Walk or Febo or the foodstall in Hema store.
Lavalambtron (4 months ago)
Amsterdam modern day sodom and gomorrah, what a decadent place.
Ed (1 month ago)
Have you been there? It's a great place.
AnkarothX (4 months ago)
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.
Maytane Winner (4 months ago)
*lunch on some lunch* 😁
abi reeve-jones (5 months ago)
So basically to see all the sights and eat how much does that cost roughly £300 or more
Leslie Lewis-Walker (5 months ago)
Which are the most expensive countries?
Leslie Lewis-Walker (5 months ago)
Gabriel Traveler great, thanks
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqo_gdfhvsY&list=PLLAwF-SG0S-4ZFoTYKTpuBmT015-iaCpO
Leslie Lewis-Walker (5 months ago)
Gabriel Traveler thank you so much. If on a budget, any suggestions? Ps, great real content!
Gabriel Traveler (5 months ago)
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand (so I hear, I haven't been there yet), Hong Kong (haven't been there either), United Kingdom, Ireland.
Qumpy (5 months ago)
You kinda needa go to EINDHOVEN EINDHOVEN DE BESTE!!!
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
Nice city, but tourists can better go to Den Bosch
Highlighted reply (5 months ago)
Strangely you look Dutch
ijcn0jir3nvjn3fjcifn (5 months ago)
I clicked for the tits
SLAP HAPPY (5 months ago)
Dude, traveling international with a big bag of salt is just asking to be held up at customs getting searched lol
The Chanelista (5 months ago)
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?
greg chuchelo (6 months ago)
frugal lunch. love it.
T L C (6 months ago)
"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?
trevor random (6 months ago)
Love the Dutch ☺
Rob Case (6 months ago)
Bag o salt? You eat like a hobo.
Kieran Daly (6 months ago)
Everyone fills their bag with breakfast from the hotels and hostels.
Al in Ch Seattle (6 months ago)
Lol. I recognized most of the City. Looking forward to visit #4 next year. Favourite Euro town, hands down. Whenever I jump the pond it’s a few days in the Dam.
DavidPeru4Fun (6 months ago)
Damn..that's expensive you could get like 10 bananas and a kg of apples here in Peru .
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
In the Netherlands including Amsterdam it's around 6 bananas for 1 euro (cheapest price) and around 2 euro for 1 kg of good apples, so Peru is 40/50% cheaper.
rawr roar (6 months ago)
This is all cheap for Iceland, for example the pasta was 5 euros but in iceland it would be like triple the cost or more
Villainous foreigner (6 months ago)
It’s such a ripoff. Nothing costs below 2 euros. Even a packet of crisps or a chocolate
Type your Name (6 months ago)
Im always afraid of using public transportation on a different city, i have this paranoia that im going to get lost and end up in a shady part of the city (any city)
Dean Koch (7 months ago)
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.
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
Have you tried Moroccan and Lebanese food ?
Dean Koch (7 months ago)
Nice tits.
Dean Koch (7 months ago)
I would like to send you some money through Western Union. Give me your name and location and I will do it right away. Thanks for entertaining me man. Wish I was traveling too.
Gabriel Traveler (7 months ago)
Thanks man. Do you have Paypal? That would be a lot easier. My Paypal email is gabrieltraveler at gmail dot com. I'll send you my four ebooks in return.
RoyalBob (7 months ago)
Amsterdam is on my list. Great info 👍 BTW For €1 you’ll probably get 24 similar bananas in India :)
Yvonne Rahmes (7 months ago)
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!
Gerald Leahy (7 months ago)
I like the content but need motion sickness pill.
Joe Sheil (8 months ago)
Hey I thought this was a travel channel and was surprised it actually turns out to be a "globe trotting looking at how expensive stuff is on menus"
Yasir Khan (8 months ago)
Anthony Kernich (8 months ago)
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.
Gabriel Traveler (8 months ago)
Great, thanks.
Green Croco (8 months ago)
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.
Tom Spears (8 months ago)
Before I die I want to see Europe I don't think I'll make it. I have stage 3 emphysema. This is as close as I'll get. Thank you for your vlog
Agustin Tomas Larghi (8 months ago)
10:44 Glorious photobomb
tony borg (8 months ago)
Very very expensive
zorro5000100 (8 months ago)
Brrr....dirty town
Nora Armenta (8 months ago)
not bad at all 33dls a night thats cheap
kit mitchell (8 months ago)
its it pretty easy to get by speaking only english?
Gabriel Traveler (8 months ago)
Yes, everyone in the Netherlands also speaks English.
joe pesci (8 months ago)
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
Jeremiah Danielson (9 months ago)
Hey Gab. Just a suggestion. To be more familiarized to where you're at. Could you possibly show us on a map throughout your travels. Thanks man.
Jeremiah Danielson (9 months ago)
Yeah. Just mainly places that are not really well known. I'm a visual person and relate better with map reading. But you're doing a great job and I've enjoyed following you.
Gabriel Traveler (9 months ago)
Sometimes there's a map at the beginning of my videos showing where the place is located, is that what you mean?
Tanase Laurentiu (9 months ago)
All you are looking for is 12:15, thx me later aligater :P
Trump2020 Lizarondo (9 months ago)
Thanks for the video! Next month I’m going to Amsterdam !
حلحول 360 (9 months ago)
At least for me you are the best traveler ..you explain ..you answer. .five star for you ..if you come to Chicago you have a free place to stay and you are welcome .
Charles van der Hoog (9 months ago)
Obviously, Gabriel is totally lost and has no idea where to go for good food or fun. The oddest thing is that he walks around with his big rucksack AFTER having been to his hostel.
Sal (9 months ago)
Dude, get an external mic!
Gary Henderson (9 months ago)
The bulldog
Iam Timi (9 months ago)
That hostel had bedbugs!! I stayed there in 2014
James Huffmar (9 months ago)
You left Harlem (USA) to end up in Harlem (NL)
MrHmjg (9 months ago)
sometimes the explanations are too long. otherwise he is well informative!
LockedPig (9 months ago)
14:44 - lol, it's brilliant
nu outdoor (9 months ago)
jay tyack (10 months ago)
hi gabe, have you ever used couchsurfing as an option? or do you only stay in hotels/ hostels?
Czar Zenana (10 months ago)
I you are hungry and want a lot of food for little money go to a chinese restaurant. There are plenty around and they also do take-away.
in551125do (10 months ago)
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.....
Adam G (10 months ago)
very expensive. 6 euros for a beer 5 years ago.
cryolabs (10 months ago)
Next time eat the $20.00 meal instead of saving money only to end up spending more eating fruits and tomatoes and still feeling hungry anyhow.
Go to a real coffeeshop Jos i think you want IT
Buy a day ticket for public transportation.
Shervin Seil Sepour (10 months ago)
Youre awesome
Mc P (10 months ago)
The weeds not as good as once was infact its now terrible
topopops (10 months ago)
Amsterdam’s food is fucking awful, full of junkies walking around like zombies, lots of English chavs walking around like gangsters.. nice town but ruined by a few people
Franklyn R. Ben-Khaled (10 months ago)
ha ha ha.... '' whatever those guys are smoking, it's smell ... '' - like weed!!!
Andrés Prado (10 months ago)
Do you thing is save to spent a night in the streets in Amsterdam? Hostels are really expensive!
Andrés Prado (10 months ago)
Gabriel Traveler thanks! I'm from Colombia, how can I get your book here?
Gabriel Traveler (10 months ago)
In the streets? Not the best idea, probably you'd be okay but you never know. Here's what happened when I slept out on the streets of Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KLR6m3XlXo
Peter Jansen (10 months ago)
Eating Mexican food in Haarlem that make's sense
Gabriel Traveler (10 months ago)
Eating Mexican food anywhere makes sense. (It's my favorite.) :)
gary schraa (10 months ago)
whatever those guys are smoking  over there ,   smells interesting .  (nice ssssss) I'm glad I found this because when my wife and I went for three weeks in 2015 we stayed with her family a little and then my family  (we're from California) . her family was very prudish and blockers so no Amsterdam . then my tante tina and oom jan were in the dutch bible belt and equally as blocking as hers so   fuck gary   seen everything else but. . . . . no hash bars for gary
wandering spirit (11 months ago)
My favorite city. Great job Gabe!
TheRichestCadaver (11 months ago)
1 eureo a banana??. In Ecuador you can buy a dozen of the best bananas in the world for 1 euro.
Roodborst Kalf (17 days ago)
But they grow in your country. Best bananas you can have 3 or 4 for 1 euro in the Netherlands. Most of this is EU-taxes to protect former French and British colonies growing bananas. Second rate bananas in Netherlands are 1 euro for 1 kilo.

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