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  • #607560
    snjn
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    Anyone here took advantage of the Delta sale of a Newark-Amsterdam-Israel flight? My friend is trying to convince me to go for Lag Ba’omer but I don’t want to spend 13 hours in Amsterdam as the only Jew there. Anyone else booked those tickets?

    #915341
    zahavasdad
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    You can visit the Anne Frank House

    What is the Delta sale anyway? I was looking to go to Israel

    #915342
    nature
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    Yes.

    #915343
    shmendrick
    Member

    Minyonim and learning is available at the various shuls and learning centers:

    Van der Boechorststraat 26 Amsterdam, 1081 BT Netherlands 31-652-328-065;

    Tweede Weteringdwarsstraat 53 Amsterdam, 1017 ST Netherlands 31-610-442-770;

    Kehilath Jaakov Synagogue

    Address: Gerrit van der Veenstr 26;

    #915344
    147
    Participant

    You snjn are so lucky to effectively be having a free trip to the Netherlands. Grab it, and don’t reject it.

    #915345
    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    From what I understand, and I may be wrong, the Jewish area is only a stop or two away from the airport.

    #915346
    snjn
    Member

    nature: The flight I am referring to is Wednesday night April 24. You have the same?

    147: Thanks. I was having serious doubts about this trip.

    nishtdayngesheft: I hope I will know my way around. I am hoping to meet other Yidden on the same flight.

    shmendrick: Thanks for the info. How do you know this stuff? You were ever there? You looked it up online?

    #915347
    shmendrick
    Member

    snjn – “How do you know this stuff? You were ever there?”

    I had a stop over for 12 hours and was shtyging in Amsterdam with tremendous shkida and hasmodah (I almost missed my flight because I was so engrossed in the sugya).

    When I learned there, I felt connected to the history of all the doros of yidden who learned in the same place. True it wasn’t the same as learning in Ir Hakodesh, there is only one Lakewood in the Universe, but it was uplifting nevertheless and made the stop over worthwhile and awesome.

    #915348
    yehudayona
    Participant

    Lakewood Ir Hakodesh? I smell a troll.

    #915350
    Hu Ika Anuh
    Member

    There are still amazing deals available even today to Israel.

    About $530. with a 13 hour stop in Amsterdam or fly thru Atlanta (EWR-ATL-JFK-TLV) for $520. With both of these, the return is direct.

    #915351
    crdle
    Member

    Iv’e bee to Holland, it’s really pretty. the frum ppl live in a suburb called Amstelveen ( well most of tehm do). they have liek 2 or 3 restaurants, i think 3 shuld, and a kosher grocery. I would suggest calling either the Chabad rabbi in Amsterdam, just to get some info from him, as to what you can eat etc…

    #915352
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Amsterdam is definatly on my short list of places I want to visit

    #915353
    shmendrick
    Member

    crdle – yes, chabad has “some” limited value and purpose to regular frum yidden b’sha’as hadchak. Reb Schneir z”l had kovod for them.

    #915354
    Ðash®
    Participant

    I usually view stopovers as oppertunities to visit places that I otherwise wouldn’t visit. I visited Central Amsterdam including The Portuguese Synagogue on my stopover.

    Mods: I think post# 426279 should be deleted.

    #915355
    uneeq
    Member

    Someone please find out for me if they sell kosher brownies there.

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