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Re: RE: Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 1:03 pm

JR8 wrote:Suriname -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname
5 official languages incl Hindustani and Javanese
Ethnic groups (2012)
27.4% East Indian
21.7% Maroon
15.7% Creole/Afro-Surinamese
13.7% Javanese
13.4% Mixed
8.2% others[1][2]
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It's a place I looked into visiting long ago. But it used to be [?] something of a bonkers commie dictatorship. I recall one other curious aspect, anyone (South America etc) who could get into the country and establish citizenship was then auto-entitled to EU residency. So it used to be a material long-term people-smuggling route... Ditto neighbouring French Guiana which IIRC is legally a full 'department' of France.

Have you found any decent Sub-Con food places yet? Or is Indon the more available spicy-food option? I've always found the Dutch to be cosmopolitan and outward-looking, so hope you're finding some 1/2-way decent spice. Though if you're on Amstel and pizza it sounds like you've already gone native ;)


There are a few Indian restaurants in the city, but haven't tried them yet. There are couple of Chinese restaurants near my hotel like this one:

http://www.asiankitchen.nl/Arena/#!/Menu

The fried nice and noodles here are good enough to maintain the balance when I am bored of pizzas and sandwiches. :)

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby nakatago » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 1:16 pm

Trappist beer. Nao.

Common ones include Westmalle, Rochefort, Chimay, La Trappe. Can be found even in supermarkets for less than 4 euros a bottle.

You'll be supporting the good work of holy men if you drink their beer :P ;)

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby x9200 » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 2:00 pm

They are a bit heavy and if WD40 find Budweiser just ok, they may kill them.

WD40, try Grolsch, the standard type below, it is reasonably light.

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Don't try Winter Grolsch.

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby Sporkin » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 5:54 pm

WD40 just likes beer flavoured water

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby Primrose Hill » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 6:23 pm

Just enjoy a different experience

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby Wd40 » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 2:55 am

Tried another cheap one from Lidl, Finkbrau

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby JR8 » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 4:37 am

How much was that, e25-30 cents a bottle/can [ex any depo]?

When I'd have mates over for a beer-session we'd start at the higher-end, say e.85-1.00/500ml, a variety of Bavarian or Czech beers. Couple of those. Then rapidly descend for the rest of the night towards the Lidl/Aldi/Netto own-label. By then - barring the first horror-jolt of the cheap stuff, your palate has had it and it barely matters what you're on.

I wonder if you can find this Munich beer? Probably in that specialist beer shop mentioned:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profil ... t=&start=0
'Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell[es style]'

Look at the ratings, and the reviews :o Absolute world-class beer and IIRC it's under a euro per 500ml bottle. More to the point the flavour is lighter/subtle/intricate, shouldn't offend anyone who doesn't welcome a stronger/hop-attack... deffo give it a try if you find it, serve coooold. Despite it's delicacy, it might be one of my top-3 beers in the world. And it's not hard to find, at least in Bavaria. Might be one of the top-5 beers available everywhere in Munich. So I wouldn't be surprised to see it exported to adjacent euro-capitals, esp specialist beer-shops.

If that's one of my top-3. Czech Budwar is up there too. Would have to give thought to my 3/3, maybe a British ale...
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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby nakatago » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 5:56 am

I'm currently into dark beers at the moment; I've had one that was like drinking a chocolate cake and it was wonderful.

I'm no connoisseur but I do know if I like something.

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True about ramping down on beer; when you're already inebriated, the taste won't matter anymore as long as you keep the buzz going. :mrgreen:

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby bgd » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:38 am

[quote="nakatago"]I'm currently into dark beers at the moment; I've had one that was like drinking a chocolate cake and it was wonderful.
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Can you remember what it was? I'm going through a dark phase too.

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby nakatago » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:45 am

bgd wrote:
Can you remember what it was? I'm going through a dark phase too.



Uh, you may have some difficulty acquiring it: http://www.beercartel.com.au/feral-bori ... ial-stout/

That said, a good stout, bock or chocolate-flavored craft beer should do quite nicely. YMMV though.

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby bgd » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:26 pm

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out, fairly distinctive name.

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 3:22 pm

smoke a big fat blunt there
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 3:43 pm

What the hell has that clown been up to?

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 3:48 pm

rofl
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Travel to Amsterdam

Postby x9200 » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 4:53 pm

PNGMK wrote:What the hell has that clown been up to?

A masterpiece. He even looks like I always thought WD40 may look.


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