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Amsterdam or Venice

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UserRG · 13/03/2022 22:23

Ok so hubby and I are going away for a weekend and can’t decide between Amsterdam or Venice. Plan to go in April for 2 nights. I’d love to hear people’s opinions

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Moonshine86 · 13/03/2022 22:25

Venice

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Zampa · 13/03/2022 22:28

Venice lives up to the hype. The most wonderfully, gorgeous romantic city. Amazing. I would go back again and again.

I have only visited Amsterdam briefly and it was nice but not a patch on Venice.

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thedefinitionofmadness · 13/03/2022 22:33

Venice, if you've never been!

Biennale opens 20th - 24th though and accommodation will be ££££ that week.

Why Venice or Amsterdam, do you really like canals?

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Thewindwhispers · 13/03/2022 22:34

Venice

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11GrumpsaGrumping · 13/03/2022 23:43

2 nights only- Venice

Any longer- Amsterdam

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ilovesooty · 13/03/2022 23:51

If you choose Amsterdam avoid the weekend of 23rd/24th. King's Day is on the Monday.

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JackieWeaversZoomAc · 14/03/2022 00:01

I love both cities very very much but - go for Venice it's an incredibly different & unique experience being there. Spring is the perfect time to go.

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IDidntKnowItWasAParty · 14/03/2022 09:59

Amsterdam is nice; but Venice is magical.

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Purplecatshopaholic · 14/03/2022 10:02

Been to both - love both. Agree re Venice first, Amsterdam some other time.

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Amelion · 14/03/2022 11:29

Both are lovely and you’d have a great time in either. Agree Venice first and then plan Amsterdam for next time!

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SandrasAnnoyingFriend · 14/03/2022 11:32

It really depends what you want from the trip, what you enjoy doing while you're away?
Venice is beautiful but the food wasn't amazing, Amsterdam is better on that score.
Galleries and museums are comparable Amsterdam better for modern art and Venice better for buildings
Amsterdam has cooler bars and better shopping. Venice is more traditionally romantic.

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EwwSprouts · 14/03/2022 16:38

Venice!

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ineedaholiday03 · 14/03/2022 16:42

More to do in Amsterdam, but Venice has to be seen at least once in your lifetime and for a short trip it’s perfect.

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bert3400 · 14/03/2022 16:42

Agree for 2 nights Venice, its beautiful but for a longer weekend I would pick Amsterdam. We went to Amsterdam recently and had such a great time.

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nearlyspringyay · 14/03/2022 16:54

Amsterdam! I found Venice far too touristy. Of course Amsterdam is too but not to the same level.

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UserRG · 14/03/2022 16:57

We’re only going to have about 2 days to explore and I think I’m leaning more towards Amsterdam tbh maybe I should let hubby surprise me 😂

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Funf · 14/03/2022 17:22

We have been to both many times. For me its Amsterdam.
Plenty nearby too
Delft is do able and I believe nice its on our list to see
This is a easy trip we often do on the bus and a small ferry, its a great day out
Bus to Marken
www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/north-holland/marken.htm
Ferry to Volendam
Volendam
www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/more-destinations/volendam/volendam-3.htm
Bus to Edam
www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/north-holland/edam-10.htm
Then Bus back

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FoodieToo · 14/03/2022 21:10

Have done both and would definitely opt for Amsterdam !

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Theworldisfullofgs · 14/03/2022 21:15

Been to both. Venice. Definitely Venice.

Explore the islands via vaporetto. Walk lots, right down to the bottom. Great places to eat if you fo research. Peggy Gugenheim museum...

I like Amsterdam but Venice is amazing...

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stuffnthings · 14/03/2022 21:17

Amsterdam gets my vote, especially for 2 days.

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