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Flu Shots in Amsterdam




thanks for the update.

im planning a trip to europe this coming september(2005).
actually ive been "planning" for some time that its turning into a daydream if anything. so i have decided to set a goal and purchase the plane tickets within 3 months. that way once i have the tickets i will be forced to save for meals, hostel,ect,ect

thanks again
thanks for the update.

im planning a trip to europe this coming september(2005).
actually ive been "planning" for some time that its turning into a daydream if anything. so i have decided to set a goal and purchase the plane tickets within 3 months. that way once i have the tickets i will be forced to save for meals, hostel,ect,ect

thanks again

Ooooh! Lucky lucky you to have all those weeks and months in which to plan, to dream, to deliciously anticipate!

Mokum awaits!

:-)
Oh my goodness!! What the hell are they gonna do with all the fricken cups all over the place?????? Have mercy!!!

/JK
While in Mokum last week, I took this photo while thinking about this thread. It is somewhere in the Jordaan area I think. That is Airline guy and Crazy Kitty by the sign.

www.thebigtrip.us/coffeetogo.html

milehigh
because it is Amsterdam and not the USA?

We see 'having a cup of coffee' in a different manner IMHO.
Ballogie has a point here because the Dutch like to drink coffee in an environment which is GEZELLIG and rushing the streets to go to work with a cup of coffee in your hands is certainly not GEZELLIG. It is a bit hard to explain the term gezellig, but is has got to with intimate, homy, recess and feeling comfortable, that sort of things. Sit, relax and have a cup of coffee. Not to go. Hope this made some sense...

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because it is Amsterdam and not the USA ? Just a thought

Wow. Thought that up all by yourself, huh?
because it is Amsterdam and not the USA ? Just a thought
i have heard many times that super markets will charge you for your bags but i have never been told how much they charge. is it that much? i would imagine you could probably buy at least a few for less than one euro.we are talking about plastic or paper right??

im not a big coffee drinker but i do like hot chocolate and soups. are there any coffe shops that serve either?
Hey, I've got a great idea! Let's open a Starbuck's in Amsterdam! (non)
Pa
BOhannon
Interesting. Never gave it thought until now. Is it done for anti-litter purposes?

I stopped drinking coffee a while ago. But I did enjoy a coffee verkeerd at The Rookies in the morning last time, sitting by the window watching the world go by, with a bowl of Crystal haze going.

Now THAT'S living!

If I could get coffee to go in Amsterdam, I'm not sure where I would want to take it. When I did drink coffee, it was the 1 or 2 cups I picked up from a Deli in the morning that I always brought to work.
This place is good for a coffee to go.....on Nieuwzijds Kolk.

http://www.coffee-connect.demon.nl
Hi Meenemen. Thanks for that web address. That is my favorite place for coffee in the morning, if I'm close by! I love Dutch coffee verkeerd.
So they passed a law?? No one can sell coffee "to go"?

What if someone did?
People were throwing away shopping bags in Italy all over the place. So they charged people for the shopping bags. That is what they do in Amsterdam. They charge you for the bags. I am sure that it is both for economical as well as sanitary reasons.
I am not sure that they passed a law just that because I haven't seen any.
They have installed portable pissers cause men were just doing it against the buildings and creating that nasty ass smell.
Either the Dutch don't drink coffee to go or they have made it where it is nearly impossible to have coffee to go because of unsanitary folks. Common sense would lead me in those 2 directions. Just look at all the other things people do. There are reasons.
Well at any rate, We sell lots of coffee "to go" around here.

People are decent enough to throw their litter in the trash. There are no cups laying around. Evolution? Progress?
I emailed this shop yesterday asking for directions from my hotel.They replied in less than one day with a friendly response.I will be sure to stop by here in April.
There's no law that says you can't sell coffee to go. It's just not a "to-go" culture. Besides, there's a no food or drinks rule on the trams and I can't imagine trying to ride a bike with a hot cup in one hand.
Sit, relax, enjoy a nice (_)? coffee, sheesh. Coffee to go is a result of America's rushed lifestyle and the long drives that we must endure due to the collusion of the automanufacturers, oli companies and the government.
Pa
BOhannon
PS, rush around AFTER yer coffee! Oh and BTW I have no trouble picturing a beautiful young Dutch mother on a bicycle, with a baby in the front a toddler on the back, cup of coffee in hand while traversing the canal roads and talking on a cellphone via headset. LOL
Sit, relax, enjoy a nice (_)? coffee, sheesh. Coffee to go is a result of America's rushed lifestyle and the long drives that we must endure due to the collusion of the automanufacturers, oli companies and the government.
Pa
BOhannon
PS, rush around AFTER yer coffee! Oh and BTW I have no trouble picturing a beautiful young Dutch mother on a bicycle, with a baby in the front a toddler on the back, cup of coffee in hand while traversing the canal roads and talking on a cellphone via headset. LOL

Did you forget the jogging dog who was running alongside this Mother?

:-)
i caught a cold from one of them.

love
s g collins

An omen perhaps?

Pa
BOhannon
it seems to me the place to get coffee to go is the little "kiosk" snack bars in centraal and other train stations, where people grab stuff before they ... uh ... go. i've never had any trouble finding coffee to go in amsterdam, as long as i was actually going.

i think the explanation that they don't have coffee to go in amsterdam because people litter is kinda spurious. there's plenty of litter problems in amsterdam, same as everywhere.

about starbucks, don't laugh too hard, they are planning. i got stuck sitting next to a gang of about 12 people from starbucks marketing at the dante in october 2002, they said their plans for invading europe were proceeding well. i caught a cold from one of them.

love
s g collins
methinks it has to do with business,creating a market where none existed,not wanting inventory,less mark-up,less labor and bother. i always do like to go coffeee.
You've just made me realise that it's not something I've ever even looked for over there! Maybe this is because sitting at a cafe either on the Grachtengordel or in town is such a pleasant experience that this is the best way to enjoy a cup of coffee. And if theres one thing that the Dutch know how to make it's good coffee.

:-)
"On a side note, I've been in the Dam for one week and I have not come across a single Coca extacy pusher...not a single one, which has to be brought on by a city, RLD, clean up effort. They have really done an outstanding job of cleaning the streets up of these goons. I did notice some burley looking security types in black jackets manning the main bridges into the RLD. They seem to be part of some sort of neighborhood watch. I also have seen quite a few horse riding officers in teh area. Of the many times I have been here over the years, I have never seen it so cleaned up. This is great."

Off season means few tourists which means the coca salesmen are gone anyway. They feed off the tourists.
Cause too many people throw it away on the street. Some just have to ruin it for the rest of us.
Till we humans can act like humans and not litter, things won't change. Just look at all the gum on the streets. You can literally make a dot-to-dot picture out of some street corners. I think the gum might be placed there to match the stars. Might have the cosmos in gum on the streets.
'Cause the ones in coffeeshops are so darn small. But yummy!

Fire it down and out the door.

:)
The first time go to McDonalds. There's one on Kalverstraat. Save the cup. Then ask a snackcorner to fill it for you. Some won't.
ever try to find coffe to go in amsterdam? it is near imposible. why?
i have heard many times that super markets will charge you for your bags but i have never been told how much they charge. is it that much? i would imagine you could probably buy at least a few for less than one euro.we are talking about plastic or paper right??

im not a big coffee drinker but i do like hot chocolate and soups. are there any coffe shops that serve either?

Xanadu : If I remember correctly Albert Heijn charge about 15 cents for a carrier bag though there are free lightweight available at each checkout anyway. And there are lots of soup and sap places in Mokum though whether either are available in smoking koffie shops I wouldn't know.
Are you making or planning a first trip then?

:-)
The best coffee to go is at the front of themain Albert Heijn (spelling?) Market in centrum. Put the 1.10 Euro and select from Espresso to Capacinno and it's fresh and delicous... I picked one up this morning, and I'll get another this evening.

On a side note, I've been in the Dam for one week and I have not come across a single Coca extacy pusher...not a single one, which has to be brought on by a city, RLD, clean up effort. They have really done an outstanding job of cleaning the streets up of these goons. I did notice some burley looking security types in black jackets manning the main bridges into the RLD. They seem to be part of some sort of neighborhood watch. I also have seen quite a few horse riding officers in teh area. Of the many times I have been here over the years, I have never seen it so cleaned up. This is great.
How about some espresso to give you that jolt?
Me, I used to drink 2-3 cups per morning, but have since switched over to an apple every morning for that wake up.

Peace-
seouleast
I am a coffee addict and I cannot function without at least three ristrettos per day. I need it STRONG! Where should I check out? Dank you.
OOOHhh. That coffee gut really got to me after a few years.
I would love to have a cone every morning, but I don't think that I can work properly. Maybe a hit or two out of a pipe?!

Peace-
seouleast
[quote="seouleast.
.I used to drink 2-3 cups per morning, but have since switched over to an apple every morning for that wake up.

Peace-
seouleast



same here now i smoke 2 big cones ... f##k the coffee
..or you might just use your fingers....unless it's some really sticky weed it should take about the same time (sometimes getting the ground up weed out of the grinder is a pain in the ass)...or buy one of those plastic ones for 5euros or less...but i wouldn't ask someone to grind it for me,those coffeeshop dealers are already too busy,if people would start asking them to grind their weed they'd probably get quite annoyed
the isle of man!
Bummer, but there are plenty of secluded spots might wanna plant a seed
=) when i was a kid i used to spend my summers in douglas, nice town
NO CHANCE OF GOOD SMOKE my heart goes out to you.
Hey herby where in the u.k do you live?
when you go into a coffeeshop and buy a bag of weed will the staff/dealer grind it for you for easy joint rolling and pipe smoking. the reason that i am asking this is because there is no point me buying a weed grinder just for use for a short trip to amsterdam. i dont want to bring back any drug using items back home with me. here in the uk the only smoke i can get is hash.
Most coffeeshops (Stix and Amnesia come to mind) have grinders that they will lend you, just ask...


...Boner...
I sometimes find it difficult to empty grinders and find that cheap ones frequently jam-up, therefore I prefer my fingers. Surprised you can only get hash in the UK; moderate quality weed is fairly freely available on the black market.
Buy the plastic grinder for a couple of euros and leave it when you return to England. Maybe some nice dealer will grind your stuff up, but I'd rather do it myself than to bother the person.
Buy the plastic grinder for a couple of euros and leave it when you return to England. Maybe some nice dealer will grind your stuff up, but I'd rather do it myself than to bother the person.



the dealer at Dutch Flowers would probably throw one at you if you asked him to grind it
Plastic grinders jam up, useless if you smoke tons of A'dam weed.

Metal grinders are more expensive but do not grind up.

I have even tried an electric grinder, quite good actually, but a metal grinder is the best. About 2 inches diameter.

There is a nice smaller one with teeth instead of pegs, that even grinds hash (not the sticky type) but this wrecks your hands.
Great grinder advice above.

Scissors still work real good and you could probably bring a cheap disposable pair for about a pound.
MF
I'd grind Paris Hilton's weed anytime.
Many of the street vendors have plastic grinders for 4 Euros or less. They are everywhere.

mhd
Many of the street vendors have plastic grinders for 4 Euros or less. They are everywhere.

mhd

Buy 'em by the case and ship 'em back through Old Dave's Hippie Shack...
are you insane?




breaking it up is half the fun.

have you ever smelled freshly ground weed? there is nothing else like it.

take some high quality bud, grind it up open it up and stick your nose in.
Lol...thanks for the compliment, I am very flattered. If I only had two days in Amsterdam and I had never been there before what would I do.....

Walk...walk...walk, Amsterdam is a beautiful place and a great walking city...it seems like everything is only a 10 or 15 minute walk away. The next best way to see the city is on a Canal Boat Tour. They are relatively inexpensive and can be very informative. They are very nice to do at night also (but I would probably pass on the combo dinner/boat ride).
A walking tour of the Red Light District is also a must do, go at night for extra atmosphere. It's pretty safe anytime of the day, just ignore the dealers on the street trying to sell you garbage.

If you are there on a Wednesday and enjoy classical music, the free lunchtime concert at the Concertgebouw is always nice to take in. While in the area of the Concertgebouw are some great museums like the Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum. If its a nice day a walk through Vondel Park can be very relaxing. Ann Frank House is another popular spot but the lines there can be long.

If you enjoy markets walk the Albert Cyup Market and take a break at Katsu and try some of the nice hazes on their menu. I always enjoy Haze #1 & Kali Mist from there


Must Smoke:
Slide from Greenhouse Effect (on Warmoesstraat) if it is in stock (Its not on the menu but ask anyway).. While you are there you must try a space shake! It's a tiny shop but if the front table near the window is available it's a great place to chill and check out the Amsterday vibe.

If you like pot/hash related edibles...Coffeeshop 36, also on Warmoesstraat, has a nice selection but I would pass on the weed counter in there.

My favorite Coffeshop to hang out in is DeKuil...the music is all Classic Rock and the dealers are very friendly....try the vaporizer there, it's a great way to smoke. DeKuil has awesome Super Silver Haze, my favorite weed I had there next to the Slide from Greenhouse Effect. The SSH is a bit expensive but very good. The White Widow & Blueberry from DeKuil are also excellent choices and more moderatly priced.

If you really love weed the Grey Area is also a MUST visit. Forget about what you read about the poor service from Steve. He's a bit spaced out but I've never had any bad experiences with him and his partner John is the nicest guy in the world. Dollar for dollar, The Grey Area has some of the best weed in the Dam. Of particular note is the Greyberry with the Grey Mist and Grey Haze right behind it. While you are at Grey Area you must go across the street and treat yourself to some Puccini Chocolates, they are to die for!

Around the corner from the Grey Area is another very chill shop called Amnesia. The weed there is very good but a little pricey. But if its a nice day it's worth the stop to relax outdoors and enjoy the sites.

If you are in the Rembrandtplein area you must stop at The Bushdoctor for some Domina, Reclining Buddah & Ice Hash. Stix is also another nice shop in that area.

The Pink Floyd Cafe for lunch is also on my list of places to go for a nice tosti sandwich and a smoke. Try Mothers Best or NYC Diesel. Go all the way up to the top room and see if the table in the corner by the two windows is free. It's a very nice setting for lunch. From here you are very close to the Jordan area of Amsterdam which is a great place to stroll and soak in some of the Dam


Whatever you wind up doing in Amsterdam I'm sure you'll have a great time! Its a great place with an awesome vibe...just go with the flow.
I appreciate your help and will report back.
I will return on Nov. 15.
Kind Regards,
EF
Edutguy,
I am a huge fan of you reports and I have 2 days in the Dam.
Please give me your advise on the must see and do and smoke.
Kind regards,
ef
Okay resident Amsterdammers, here's the deal. The flu vaccine is very hard to come by this year due to a myriad of US Government screwups, manufacturer's glitches, and the like.
Can we get flu shots in Mokum, if so where and how much? Any info on strains (not hash strains) would be helpful. The nasal spray is ruled out because it is a live or attenuated virus I'm told.
We're flying in Monday Nov 1st....get those postings rolling in and protect the channelites from the flu!
Need those healthy lungs for recreational activities ya know!
Thanks in advance!
Yes PLEASE get your flu shots in the Netherlands! Don't come to Canada. We only have enough vaccine for our own people!

For the flamers....I'M ONLY KIDDING!
On trip reports there is a flu shot discussion. I posted what I know there.

milehigh
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