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Backgammon at Abraxas?




Actually I saw this one earlier this morning and I think I'll go for it - it's gonna cost me a bit more than I planned, but I'll find a way to balance the difference. Besides, I wasn't very happy with my reservation, anyway, and I was already thinking about alternatives.


I did that with CityMundo, and I'm waiting for their response, although you gave me the answers I wanted. Thanks for your all your help, Tak - it has been very useful in my decision :)
So, does this mean that the houseboats work in the same way as hostels ?

For example, if I book a double room in a houseboat, do I have to share it with somebody else ? Or am I too confused ???

I'm asking this because I've seen some very low prices (~25-30 ? per night) on some houseboats, and I'm not really sure if they're charging the bed (the space) or the room itself.
Krikri ~ if you'd like to take a virtual walk around the city you can do so from here. I find this is the next best thing to being there and it may be just the thing to keep you going til you arrive!

www.zien.info/jordaan.ukb


Happy walking!

:-)

Nice link UKBL, I could see a little part of my boat in two of the pictures.

Now, I am homesick.

Dag
TAK

Yes, it's a great site TAK. I've just been for a walk all along Marnixstraat and back up to CS

:-)
So, does this mean that the houseboats work in the same way as hostels ?

For example, if I book a double room in a houseboat, do I have to share it with somebody else ? Or am I too confused ???

I'm asking this because I've seen some very low prices (~25-30 ? per night) on some houseboats, and I'm not really sure if they're charging the bed (the space) or the room itself.

When you rent MY boat through CityMundo it is for the whole boat. You only share with the people that you bring with you. The two person minimum is CityMundo's way of setting a minimum charge. You can rent the boat by yourself but you have to pay for two. With 3 or 4 people it gets cheaper per person.

Looking at CityMundo's web site http://amsterdam.citymundo.com/ for houseboats there is one that is cheaper. It is for a room on a houseboat that you share a bathroom with someone else but not the bedroom. But it is still a two person minimum. This is NOT my boat.

There may be other houseboats for rent in Am'dam with all sorts of arrangements that I know nothing about. Be careful. Ask any questions that you have about them via phone or email. I know that CityMundo's staff will help you promptly. They will relay questions to me if necessary.

dag
TAK
Hi krikri
Glad to help. Maybe you can stay on my boat sometime in the future.

Please let us know how your trip goes. Either in this forum or the "trip reports"

Dag
TAK
Hello everybody.

I'm a 29-year old Greek guy trying to find the appropriate forum (and reason) to submit his first post, so please forgive me if this is not exactly the right place for this :P

Other than that, I'm getting ready to make a long time dream come true, since I remember dreaming about visiting Amsterdam ever since I was 16, or 17, or something.... I'm gonna be there for the Amsterdam Arena Tournament, and I hope to see as much of the city as I possibly can in my short visit there.

I found the site looking for information for my trip, and I've been a lurker in the forums for a while. The atmosphere here is really cool and friendly, and if I 'd known earlier that such a live and healthy community existed, I'd probably decided to visit Amsterdam earlier.

Enough said, as a typical newbie I got plenty of questions to keep you busy. We'll be talking more, and maybe crash for a beer with anybody who happens to be in the city in the same time with me.

Cheers everybody :)
Welcome to channels and ask away...


...Boner...
Hello everybody.

I'm a 29-year old Greek guy trying to find the appropriate forum (and reason) to submit his first post, so please forgive me if this is not exactly the right place for this :P

Other than that, I'm getting ready to make a long time dream come true, since I remember dreaming about visiting Amsterdam ever since I was 16, or 17, or something.... I'm gonna be there for the Amsterdam Arena Tournament, and I hope to see as much of the city as I possibly can in my short visit there.

I found the site looking for information for my trip, and I've been a lurker in the forums for a while. The atmosphere here is really cool and friendly, and if I 'd known earlier that such a live and healthy community existed, I'd probably decided to visit Amsterdam earlier.

Enough said, as a typical newbie I got plenty of questions to keep you busy. We'll be talking more, and maybe crash for a beer with anybody who happens to be in the city in the same time with me.

Cheers everybody :)

Welcome to the Channels Krikri. This is EXACTLY the right place for you!
I know just how you feel, Amsterdam was always a place I wanted to visit and when I first came, back in 1987, I was not disappointed; I just fell in love with the city and have been returning ever since: I don't think I will ever tire of the place.
Ask away, I'm sure someone here will be able to answer any queries you have.

:-)
A lot of good answers to many questions exist in the "knowledge base" at the top as well, and upon doing so have myself found a lot of questions with answers I had not even thought of yet, so I'm sure it will be worth checking out for you as well.

Welcome to the itch we call Amsterdam that never seems to go away. Try to add days to your stay if possible, there is never enough days in a trip to Mokum.
I second Chooy on searching the database. There's a wealth of infomation there.

Ask me any questions you have on houseboats.

Welcome!

Dag
TAK
My thoughts, indeed; I feel I have always been in love with this city, and the more I get the opportunity to know the city through pictures and reports, the more I feel one trip won't be enough, it will just be the beginning :)

Maybe I can (and probably I will) stretch my stay for a couple of days, but I'm afraid that if I stay longer than six days there will be no force in the universe strong enough to take me back to the airport for a return ticket.....;)

Thanks a lot TAK, I've read some of your posts and I've learned a few things about houseboats. The truth is that I'd love to stay in a houseboat, but my budget won't allow the extra pricing. From a quick search I did, I couldn't find a houseboat for one person, they were all for a minimum of two and charged accordingly.
I guess I could spend a few more euros for a houseboat instead of what I've already booked, it would surely deserve it; but paying for another person is too much of a cost. I won't spend more than 40-55?/night for my accomodation, and I like to sleep alone - except if I'm pretty confident about the other person that sleeps next to me :)

Thanks for the warm welcome guys :)
Warning:

Visiting Amsterdam can be habit forming.

Dogbreath -)
Krikri ~ if you'd like to take a virtual walk around the city you can do so from here. I find this is the next best thing to being there and it may be just the thing to keep you going til you arrive!

www.zien.info/jordaan.ukb


Happy walking!

:-)
welkom in channels krikri. Hey lucky you, making plans for a great trip. There is nothing like going for the first time. And with time spent here, you will maximize your visit by knowing what you want to see and do. My first trip there was such a waste, only because I was completely clueless about the good stuff.

Enjoy your trip..

mhd
Krikri ~ if you'd like to take a virtual walk around the city you can do so from here. I find this is the next best thing to being there and it may be just the thing to keep you going til you arrive!

www.zien.info/jordaan.ukb


Happy walking!

:-)

Nice link UKBL, I could see a little part of my boat in two of the pictures.

Now, I am homesick.

Dag
TAK
Yes, it's a great site TAK. I've just been for a walk all along Marnixstraat and back up to CS

:-)

It's a worthy bookmark, indeed - I even think I made a great start with the city, by getting lost before actually going there ...:P
It's a worthy bookmark, indeed - I even think I made a great start with the city, by getting lost before actually going there ...:P

LOL krikri,
I think we ALL have been LOST IN AMSTERDAM at sometime.

Have a great time on your trip.

Dag
TAK
It's a worthy bookmark, indeed - I even think I made a great start with the city, by getting lost before actually going there ...:P


Lol! Remember the rule of thumb about house numbers.

If the house numbers (on the main canals) are getting higher you are walking AWAY FROM Centraal Station

:-)
Thanks a lot TAK, I've read some of your posts and I've learned a few things about houseboats. The truth is that I'd love to stay in a houseboat, but my budget won't allow the extra pricing. From a quick search I did, I couldn't find a houseboat for one person, they were all for a minimum of two and charged accordingly.
I guess I could spend a few more euros for a houseboat instead of what I've already booked, it would surely deserve it; but paying for another person is too much of a cost. I won't spend more than 40-55?/night for my accomodation, and I like to sleep alone - except if I'm pretty confident about the other person that sleeps next to me :)

Thanks for the warm welcome guys :)

Hi krikri,
Sorry about the 2 person minimum. That's CityMundo's method of setting a price for the space that you get.

I too have come to Am'dam alone, and I did not stay on a houseboat. Once in a cheap hotel and another in an eight person room in a hostel. I still had a great time.

Next time you come, try to bring some people with you. You can share your experiences as well as expenses. With two to four people the price is less than most hotels per person. My boat has two private double beds and a sofa that opens up into another double bed. You won't have to sleep with someone, if that's a problem.

Just enjoy Am'dam any way you can.

Dag
TAK
Yes she did, for I am the lovechild of RICAHRD WHITELY and CAROL VORDERMAN!!! :-O

What a dreadful unbearable thought!
So I take it you have an NHS syrup, dislike ferrets and are a whiz with arithmetic?
Or maybe you have long brown hair and use the most awful puns?

:-)

Would someone please translate this entire thread into American? lol


Pa
Yes she did, for I am the lovechild of RICAHRD WHITELY and CAROL VORDERMAN!!! :-O

What a dreadful unbearable thought!
So I take it you have an NHS syrup, dislike ferrets and are a whiz with arithmetic?
Or maybe you have long brown hair and use the most awful puns?

:-)

Would someone please translate this entire thread into American? lol


Pa

Lol BoH!
Richard Whitely and Carol Vorderman are presenters of a long running UK word game show.He wears a very bad wig (cockney rhyming slang:syrup of figs = wig) and was once bitten by a ferret on a chat show.
He uses the most awful puns (and finds them amusing) and she is remarkably good at mental arithmetic (there is a part of the show with a maths feature)

England and America ~ two countries divided by a common language!

Hope this boring info helped.

:-)
next we could have a discussion on Blankety Blank or who was your fav host of Family Fortunes - Ive always been a big Bob Monkhouse fan!
That would really confuse the yanks!
next we could have a discussion on Blankety Blank or who was your fav host of Family Fortunes - Ive always been a big Bob Monkhouse fan!
That would really confuse the yanks!


Just don't mention Lily Savage and we'll be ok!

:-)
I watched Van Der Valk this weekend and was amazed at how well all the Dutch police force spoke English. lol lol lol

I didn't hear one Dutch accent.....
ITV3 seems to have a bit of an Amsterdam thing going on at the moment. As well as showing repeats of Van der Valk every Saturday night there was also an episode of the James Bolam series The Beiderbecke Files that was set in Amsterdam shown last week.
Dalziel and Pascoe have been filming near Amsterdam lately.
nope - only have 2 nights then back to get ready for a new term so its 24-26 Aug - as it is I got told off for being away on the 25th cos it's GCSE results day - yawn!!
Van Der Valk

What a great theme tune that programme had.
Very distinctive, infamous little melody.
Thing is, it's not detailed to be on, in my TV listings though.
Oh well.
Doh.!
It's on Saturday nights, I was looking at Sunday.
Now I know.!LOL
Oranjeboom! Oranjeboom!
It's a lager not a tune!


Anyone else old enough to remember what I'm on about?


Peace, Des.

Erm...........I'm old Des but still don't know what you're talking about. Could you enlighten us?

:-)
Oranjeboom! Oranjeboom!
It's a lager not a tune!


Anyone else old enough to remember what I'm on about?


Peace, Des.
I watched Van Der Valk this weekend and was amazed at how well all the Dutch police force spoke English. lol lol lol

I didn't hear one Dutch accent.....

Ja! And they go into the Oude Kerk and don't pay.

Still good to watch though.

:-)
cant believe you can just find a Lily Savage site - the 3rd best Blankety Blank host in a field of 3!
You haven't heard of Lily Savage on your side of the pond?
You do not know how lucky you are. Trust me.

And trust me too when I say that your puns are not nearly as awful as Richard Whitelys!

:-)
Comedy genius (IMO) - http://www.geocities.com/lilysavage_uk/


...Boner...
Who is Lily Savage? I thought I had the worst puns around?
Anyone in need of an Amsterdam fix can see an episode of this 1970's detective drama series on ITV3 at 21.15 tonight. Glad I've got Sky+ as the football is on at the same time.
i love van der valk.its unfortunate that it was the late 80s remake, as ams looked even better in the 70s, loads of dead interesting motors as well.the vdv books by nicholas freeling are also worth a look.

on uk gold this morning they showed a doctor who story called the ark of infinity,which features the doctor running around amsterdam looking for a bloke made out of anti matter or somesuch.they must have spent the entire budget for the season because there was a good hour location work in amsterdam.what a great thing to wake up to.
I disagree Chig, I actually preferred the 80's programmes which is unfortunate as they are never repeated. Trust my freeview box to be playing up last night, as soon as I saw the post about the Van der Valk episode I went to watch but no joy!

Oh well, only 91 days 3 hours and 52 minutes and I'll be on my way back to heaven!

:-)
I disagree Chig, I actually preferred the 80's programmes which is unfortunate as they are never repeated. Trust my freeview box to be playing up last night, as soon as I saw the post about the Van der Valk episode I went to watch but no joy!

Oh well, only 91 days 3 hours and 52 minutes and I'll be on my way back to heaven!

:-)

another countdown - are we turning into Carol Vorderman? And I have 87 days to go!
another countdown - are we turning into Carol Vorderman? And I have 87 days to go!

Hehe...I bet Carol Vorderman never has such fun!
So, will you still be there when I arrive then?

:-)
another countdown - are we turning into Carol Vorderman? And I have 87 days to go!

Hehe...I bet Carol Vorderman never has such fun!
So, will you still be there when I arrive then?

:-)

Yes she did, for I am the lovechild of RICAHRD WHITELY and CAROL VORDERMAN!!! :-O
Yes she did, for I am the lovechild of RICAHRD WHITELY and CAROL VORDERMAN!!! :-O

What a dreadful unbearable thought!
So I take it you have an NHS syrup, dislike ferrets and are a whiz with arithmetic?
Or maybe you have long brown hair and use the most awful puns?

:-)
So I take it you have an NHS syrup?
lol. You're right there uk*bag*lady, his syrup is on the nylon side.
... Nevertheless I have never been able to get any in A'dam, YET.!

What's that all about????????



It's all about the economics of growing Thai in a northern lattitude and/or indoor growing with low net yields. It takes *forever* for Thai to complete it's floral cycle. And the net harvest per lux (lumens) per square meter (foot) is lower than other sativas, and much lower than indicas.

So it takes a lot longer and you get less at harvest.

Outsdoors at that high latitude? Don't even think about it.

But man, those long Thai buds are a beauty to behold.

Smoking fresh Thai goes a little beyond regular good weed smoking. Uplifting, but remarkably, it enables creative yet analytical thinking.

You probably really need to know an amature Nederlander home grower with a taste for the eclectic to score some.

Dogbreath :-)

That is why they should grow it and charge more. That ice they sell isn't hard to make at all, but ream your ass for a taste.
I think that it can be done if a certain grower were to do it.

Peace-
seouleast
... Nevertheless I have never been able to get any in A'dam, YET.!

What's that all about????????



It's all about the economics of growing Thai in a northern lattitude and/or indoor growing with low net yields. It takes *forever* for Thai to complete it's floral cycle. And the net harvest per lux (lumens) per square meter (foot) is lower than other sativas, and much lower than indicas.

So it takes a lot longer and you get less at harvest.

Outsdoors at that high latitude? Don't even think about it.

But man, those long Thai buds are a beauty to behold.

Smoking fresh Thai goes a little beyond regular good weed smoking. Uplifting, but remarkably, it enables creative yet analytical thinking.

You probably really need to know an amature Nederlander home grower with a taste for the eclectic to score some.

Dogbreath :-)
I had some Thai at the Theehuis in Haarlem a month ago. Reasonably priced and there were seeds. Quaility was good, I thought, not super. Seeds didn't make it back. They were small.
i really suspect that a true tasting thai can only come from HOME

the place where you don't have to worry about paying for extreme watts-per-metre
your comments about thai were great ~ i last had pretty good thai from ENJOY a couple of years ago... but the best was the REALLY GOOD thai i had in Amsterdam in 2001

i've been back twice since and haven't had anything i would say is thai at all

no taste (critical!!) and no authentic buzz
Thai Grass is some of the best stuff.
Really pleasant and uplifting with an electric rushy buzz.
5 years ago, Thai was the only stuff I could buy, all the time
in the UK, for about a 2 years and it was friggin great times.
Nevertheless I have never been able to get any in A'dam, YET.!
What's that all about????????
i was looking for the same thing last time

word had it that a guy down at the waterloopine market had some

I was told look for the guy selling thoes canabis lollypops

well after asking sevral I found the guy

he only has it during the summer months....but it's real tiestick
Not sure why it's can't be imported direct rather than grow it hydroponically.
I sure would pay over the odds for it, that's for sure.LOL

I DEMAND SOME AUTHENTIC THAI TO BE SOLD IN A'DAM.!
i really suspect that a true tasting thai can only come from HOME

the place where you don't have to worry about paying for extreme watts-per-metre

They do anyways. Might as well throw in some thai seeds. I mean, they keep them lights on pretty much all the time. Otherwise they wouldn't have the turnover.

Peace-
seouleast
We get nice Thai in Rhode Island. It's hard to know when you're getting Thai or when you're getting ripped off.
Same experience here. I asked for thai and...........................no buzz. Until right now I thought the guy just ripped me off. Im goin in one week Ill experiment (1-2 toke) and get back to ya all. If I had good Thai where I lived I would give some to you shlo...:).
whats the best thai going round the dam at the moment, i really like the nice sativa buzz from this herb, but which coffee shop has the best at the moment? will be visiting for 10th time in 6 days, yippeee!!!!!!
I have been on a quest for either fresh Thai weed or decent imported Thai sticks for close to ten years now.

The quest remains.

Thai sticks are available, and the price is cheap, but the quallity is quite poor.... the product is old, stale, and unsually has a slight aroma of organic decompositon.

Agree, good Thai is one of the best herbs on the planet.

Should you come across any in NL, please advise.

Dogbreath :-)
I was also looking forward to smoking some good thai stick when I arrived in Amsterdam. Went over to vist WW Sativa. Was really disappointed in the product. I don't think I even finished the gram I bought. Anytime I saw it (Rarely) on any other menu, I passed.
I figured if Sativa didnt have a good batch, nobody would.
hmmm . . . thai stick . . . .yummy and so long ago. Please, do post, if anyone finds good quality thai.

Eagerly awaiting your reply!
Seconded. After a flurry of relatives on 5-6 June in London (one says there are clandestine clubs there similar to Amsterdam, London will be better if there is), I hopefully will find your demands have been met.
AMNESIA sgood ya
De Kuil carries some nice NYCD. De Damp had some excellent NYCD this past April.

Peace-
seouleast
picked up some excellent NYC diesel from dampkring this may

was one of the best weed i picked up in amsterdam

the smell, the taste, the high.............god my mouth is watering
Heads up

Just got back from Willie Wortel and the NYC Diesel is no longer on the menu....

Maybe it's at the Sensi, I didnt make it to that one.... Only had time to check out Sativa & Indica....
My favorite NYC Diesel comes from NYC...
You know the owner? Shit, we all do now!
Did you get to smoke some of his personal stash? Holy cow!

Peace-
seouleast
I would suggest taking a trip to Harleem (15 minutes on the train) and go to Willie Wortel's. You can see the shop from the train station. They have hands down the best NYC Diesel. My bud and I know the owner and had the first bud from the first shipment back in Feb. The taste is phenominal and leaves that wonderful taste in your mouth for hours. We smoked over an oz of just that over 9 days. We got kicked out of CoCo's because they could smell it 3 floors upstairs when they weren't busy :)
want to try this out too, any recommendations for the best coffee shop with new york city diesel?
The Dampkring/Tweed Kamer had some crazy good Nycd last year, To me it tastes like grapefruit, and It's smell is so distinctive I find it way easy to tell when someone is rolling or smoking that stuff.

courtesy of our own Fly By Night.

Have Fun
MF
I must agree with Max, The NYCD at Dampkring was the best I tasted.
hunters had some nice NYCD a few weeks ago
The NYD here, try Dampkring!!!
Try to stop by B-4 14:00 hrs.as the crowds load in early at this place.
The Dude
In Amsterdam.
Are there backgammon sets available at Abraxas for use up on the 2nd floor?

Do you have to ask for them downstairs at the bar?
Do they ask for a deposit?

Going soon with my older bro' and looking for ways to keep him entertained...
Not sure about backgammon, but last time I was there, they did have chess and checkers sets available. You had to ask for them from the dealer, and you had to give him your ID as collateral to make sure you would return the set.
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