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Old 04-04-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Eurotrip! Suggestions on what to see/not see?

Spontaneously booked a trip joining friends in London/Munich/Amsterdam.


April 15th fly out to London with a buddy. Staying there until the 18th.

Worth it to see Buckingham Palace/BigBen/LondonEye? Any hidden gems I should see or recommendations for bars/lounges/restaurants? Only there for 2 nights so I'd like to make the most of it.

April 18th flying out to Munich, Germany, where we are meeting a friend who ordered a new BMW M2. Picking it up from the factory/headquarters. Getting a tour of the BMW museum/HQ, and everything that comes along with picking up a car there.

Checking out a beer festival, before picking up the car. Driving up Germany and stopping by several cities before finally reaching Amsterdam where we stay there for a few nights.

I've been to Amsterdam before , last year for 2 days , did the coffee shops and torture museum and walked through the Red Light District.


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Old 04-04-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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Yea, stay home. There's terror attacks going on where you mentioned.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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It's also not America, and everywhere outside of America is scary, bad, and Muslim.

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Old 04-04-2017, 04:33 PM   #5
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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Might be a few days early for Fruhlingsfest, the spring version of Oktoberfest. But it's a very good time if you happen to be there for it.
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Van Gogh Museum
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Get tickets ahead of time online if you can, or right when you get to Amsterdam because the line to get in is insane.
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Get tickets ahead of time online if you can, or right when you get to Amsterdam because the line to get in is insane.
^This cuz Van Gogh is the greatest eva.

And Prague. Cuz beer is cheaper than water and the strip clubs are insane.
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And Prague. Cuz beer is cheaper than water and the strip clubs are insane.
Also very good advice. I got whatever the Czech equivalent of $50 was out of an ATM, rented a 2br apartment, and ate and drank for 2 days and still had money to spare when I left.
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Also very good advice. I got whatever the Czech equivalent of $50 was out of an ATM, rented a 2br apartment, and ate and drank for 2 days and still had money to spare when I left.


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Make sure you check out Big Ben and Parliament.

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Old 04-05-2017, 03:44 AM   #13
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Spontaneously booked a trip joining friends in London/Munich/Amsterdam.


April 15th fly out to London with a buddy. Staying there until the 18th.

Worth it to see Buckingham Palace/BigBen/LondonEye? Any hidden gems I should see or recommendations for bars/lounges/restaurants? Only there for 2 nights so I'd like to make the most of it.

April 18th flying out to Munich, Germany, where we are meeting a friend who ordered a new BMW M2. Picking it up from the factory/headquarters. Getting a tour of the BMW museum/HQ, and everything that comes along with picking up a car there.

Checking out a beer festival, before picking up the car. Driving up Germany and stopping by several cities before finally reaching Amsterdam where we stay there for a few nights.

I've been to Amsterdam before , last year for 2 days , did the coffee shops and torture museum and walked through the Red Light District.


Shoot me some recommendations!

Thanks a lot guys!
I'm desperately trying to restrain myself from giving you out of date tips from my last trip to Europe, which was 16 years ago.

That said - "checking out a beer festival" in Bavaria means "drinking 8 liters of beer with my very best new polka friends". Picking up a brand spanking new car while loaded sounds like a very bad idea.
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You'll have a blast. A couple of thoughts:

London:
- Add the Tower of London to the list.
- I like going to Jermyn street and getting some clothes while in London, but most of the shops there now have US locations in major cities like NYC, Chicago, DC, etc.
- Buckingham Palace is definitely worth it; I would also advise a trip to the Royal Mews, which is directly adjacent to the Palace. Google it, but you can see all the different Royal carriages, plus the horses that pull them. I also like the parks nearby.
- Take a water taxi or the Tube to Camden Lock Market. This would actually be my #1 recommendation.
- London has plenty of expensive, high end restaurants, but I would eat at pubs, and maybe grab a Cornish Pasty for lunch one day.
- Big Ben you can't get that close to, and the London Eye is decent, but honestly not that special (probably still worth a trip, though).
- Maybe try to find an EPL soccer game, if you're a sports fan.

Germany:
- Enjoy some of the small towns along the way. I love Germany (lived there for many years).
- Get a Doener kebab.
- Visit as many "fests" as you can.
- If you're into EDM at all, visit a German (or Dutch) club.
- Again, consider a Bundesliga soccer game.

Holland:
- Kind of a more toned down version of Germany. Driving is not nearly as good (slow drivers, slow speed limits, packed roads).
- Enjoy the beach, the frites, maybe some Indonesian food, and the women.
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If you like History and Museums then Rome and Florence are definitely worth it.

Rome is the most beautiful city I have ever seen (I know, subjective) and Florence even in the winter when I was there was amazing.

The food in Rome also was the best ever. Not cheap though. GL!


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Why has no one said Nurburgring yet? Its 5 hrs from Munich and 3 from Amsterdam.

No WAY I would be that close without lapping Nordschleif.
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