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Old 07-03-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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So my friend and I found a place to get uber cheap tickets. to two cheapest are for London and Amsterdamme. My question is which should we go for?

Which city will we have a better time in?

which is cheaper to stay in?

Is getting from london to the rest of europe easy and cheap?

speaking of which how are the locals? j/k

little help or alot of help ae always appreciated.

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Neither are cheep, but I'd pick Amsterdam simply because you can get stoned legaly. It would be a much more different city than London would be, London is your typical capitol city where'as Amsterdam is... Different.
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Well, neither of us do that sort of stuff.

What I really want to know is the cost of getting from England to the rest of Europe?
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It's cheep, you can go by plane, train, ferry and bus. I don't know for sure but it should be under €40. You can see france from the cost of England.
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Do London for a bit then catch RyanAir over to Europe. I would still go to Amsterdam because there are plenty of great things to see besides the weed. The Dutch are extremely nice people and everyone speaks English over there. Vang Gogh museum, Anne Frank House, RLD, etc. And even if you do not like weed go to a cafe and order a coffee and sit and watch the other people. It can be quite entertaining!

Flying Pig is the best hostel. Stay in the Downtown one and catch the bus to the beach!

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Well, I've never been to Amsterdam, but I LOVE London. I love the ancient-ness and also the modern-ness which it both has. I love all the great museums, and it's just a bus ride from London out to the countryside. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you chose London.

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You really won't be disappointed by either!

The basics...

Cost: While Amsterdam is among the more expensive cities in Europe, London takes the cake for us North Americans and our lousy exhcange rates on the pound.

Stuff to see: London's HUGE and you couldn't see everything there in a week if you tried, because there is a fuckload of cool stuff to see. Amsterdam's relatively small, but it has unique features like canals, narrow gabled houses, and cute girls on bicycles that give it a distinct charm.

Partying: London's got a world-famous club scene, where there's some party crackin' any night of the week. Just remember to bring your £s! The bars/pubs are great, as well, whether you want a rowdy student scene or hanging out with the oldies and playing darts. Amsterdam, while it has some great clubs, is more subdued, and it's more of a weekend-only affair. However, the bruin cafes are a great way to kill hours drinking little beers and chatting with the super-friendly locals.

People: A lot of people in the UK will rail on London (as will anyone about their largest cities) because the people can be more rushed, brusque, and not as friendly. While I've found that to be largely untrue, at least, no less than any large city, I'd say people in other cities have been more friendly. Like MeTurk said, Amsterdam's not your typical capital city - it's smaller, the pace is more laid back, and the Dutch are so damn nice. The only people I didn't like in Amsterdam were all the drug tourists, mostly yanks

The verdict: Do both! Because of the airlines I prefer, I typically fly into London and use it as a jumping-off point for the rest of Europe. I'll fly into Heathrow, typically hang out in London for a few days, then jump on a flight elsewhere. If you want to put London at the end, you can fly to AMS cheap on BMI, hit up the continent, then come back to do London before going home. If you want to start out with London, hang out in the city, then get to whatever airport is offering the cheap flights to wherever. In my opinion, doing the Heathrow-bus-Stanstead/Luton transfer in one day isn't worthwhile...
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