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    So in 2013 the boyf and I went on a roadtrip round EU in his MK4 GTI T.

    Was a good drive, making sure we made Wolfsburg of course.

    After it being a success we *MIGHT* be going again.

    Where Chris had a semi-reliable car at the time we used that, this time as we don't really, and I don't fancy taking a 1.7 SlowDi Lupo, so we have already booked our flights to Amsterdam as initially we were just going to go for the weekend.

    We are going for a week and haven't booked places to stay.

    Now, as it is the first week in May we are going, I see a lot of people are headed to Worthersee this week.

    Is it going to be worth renting a car and driving from 'dam to Worthersee? Or staying in the area around Amsterdam? We've got a while to decide yet, but I'd like to sort it soon-ish :lol:

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    you do realise that's a 1000KM+ ride?

    it is worth it am see (but i think you are better off flying from a'dam then driving, especially if you are only a week in the old world)

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    You wont want to leave Amsterdam once you arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    you do realise that's a 1000KM+ ride?

    it is worth it am see (but i think you are better off flying from a'dam then driving, especially if you are only a week in the old world)
    Yeah I know, it works out about 10 hours driving each day. But we could stop off in Germany for a day to break it up a bit.

    When we went before we hit France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and back again in 6 days!

    But is Worthersee REALLY worth the effort?

    In land European flights are crazy money. From 'dam to Austria is like £400 each as far as I can find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey G View Post
    You wont want to leave Amsterdam once you arrive.
    I am SO excited that part of me does think this haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lhotte View Post
    Yeah I know, it works out about 10 hours driving each day. But we could stop off in Germany for a day to break it up a bit.

    When we went before we hit France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and back again in 6 days!

    But is Worthersee REALLY worth the effort?

    In land European flights are crazy money. From 'dam to Austria is like £400 each as far as I can find!
    that's because you are thinking mayor airports

    i'll bet you from lets say brussels south airport to ljubljana (120KM from the see) won't cost you more then 180€ (which is still a lot haha)


    a'dam is cool, but i go there a lot (only 2h drive from where i live)

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    When we are paying £23 for each flight from Stansted it seems pointless paying more, may as well just stay in 'dam.

    But is there enough to justify staying for a week?
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    a week in amsterdam seems mighty long (to me)

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    I'd stay for 3 day 2 nights, with the money you save you can always travel somewhere else. There is only so much you can do there..i've been maybe 6 times and honestly have no desire to go back lol...it loses it's lust after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey G View Post
    You wont want to leave Amsterdam once you arrive.
    Until you get fisted for €3000 for a Cappuccino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkinrich View Post
    Until you get fisted for €3000 for a Cappuccino.
    Jesus dude that sucks. People tried hustling us (we were there on duty for military) we stopped by the van gogh museum and a marine that was with us bought a picture made of rice for 250 dollars. I wanted to smack the shit out of him.

    I will say that Jordaan is one of the coolest places to eat/ hangout in the evening. Really nice scenery.

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    Yeah I'm thinking now just a few days, few places I wanna get to whilst I'm there, then possibly head over to Bruges!

    It can't be that expensive over there! The most expensive place I have found in Europe so far is Germany!
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    instead of tourist overflown bruges, might i suggest Ghent?

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    Just go to Prague instead, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    instead of tourist overflown bruges, might i suggest Ghent?
    Have you been? Is there much to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey G View Post
    Just go to Prague instead, lol
    I love Prague, we went last time, apart from Chris drove directly to the Catherdral and I don't think we were supposed to do that. Especially as they were doing some sort of demonstration or changing of the guards at the time hahaha!!

    I just thanked god we were in the Mk4 and not the Smoke Machine Mk2 Van!!!

    I have literally JUST realised that we are flying to Eindhoven which is a small trek away from 'dam! So Ghent would probably be a better idea!!
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    i'm from belgium

    it's basically the same as bruges, but smaller and less touristy, a lot of history also


    eindhoven? then you are near germany, so aachen or köln could be an option too

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    Koln is a great city as well. The Duetzer Bruke is a cool place to take pictures of everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    i'm from belgium

    it's basically the same as bruges, but smaller and less touristy, a lot of history also


    eindhoven? then you are near germany, so aachen or köln could be an option too
    Ahhh we can come and stay with you then hahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey G View Post
    Koln is a great city as well. The Duetzer Bruke is a cool place to take pictures of everything.
    Shall have a ganders!

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    haha, maybe, depends on what the gf will say

    i usually don't plan ahead that far


    i live more south (mechelen) another quaint little town

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    If you really want to go to Wörthersee, then fly there (Graz airport I gues) instead of Amsterdam. I live 40kms above Amsterdam and work there, and I really H@TE the city. It's way overrated imho. Too many (drug)tourists and the weather sucks arse anyway
    Better go to a city like Prague instead as stated by someone else previously. far more romantic for you and the BF
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    Flights are already booked and Ryanair are like no refund

    There is 4 of us going in total so not really bothered about the romance part haha!

    I ust want to go and do lots and see lots! I **** holidays where you sit and do nothing!!
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    Ok well then, do as many tourist trips as possible in Amsterdam, Go to the Zaanse Schans if you want to look at some typical dutch windmills, And maybe go to the Kaasmarkt (cheese market) in Alkmaar.
    The 5th of May is actually our Liberation day. So lot's of events to go to in Amsterdam.

    In May there are not so many/no car related events to visit. And IMHO the costs to get to Wörthersee don't really make it worth it...

    Oh and don't forget to go out in Amsterdam on saturday night


    Maybe a useful link:
    http://www.amsterdamtips.com/whats-on/may.php
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    Super useful link!!!

    Some pretty awesome stuff going on that week!! Maybe we could spend all week there!! hah

    I don't think we will head to Worthersee. Seems like it is WAY too much effort involved.

    Was a nice thought. Maybe next year!
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