I'm coming to A'dam on Sunday 17 July with a colleague, to go to the Take That concert on 18 July in the Arena. We'll return to Bruges on 19 July. Our hotel is Estherea, Singel 303-309. It has an excellent location and is within walking distance of CS and some must sees.
I already have a map, I ordered it at the tourist office.
I had a look at the "Before you go" section, the GVB website and the Arena website, but I still have some questions, so hopefully someone will be able to help me. Answers in Dutch are OK.
* I believe the metro at Arena is Strandvliet or Bijlmer, but where do we catch it in the city center? At CS?
* how long will it take us to get from the city center to the Arena?
* what type of ticket do we need to buy? Since I don't travel often in my own country I don't really follow the news about the chipkaart... I think we'll only need to use OV for going to the concert, on other occasions we'll probably walk, perhaps rent a bike.
I've read about the 24h pass for 7 euro, but that seems a bit expensive for a return trip. Or 2x the 1-uurskaart for 2,60 euro...but will we be able to buy one on the metro when we go back in the evening??? I imagine it will be very crowded.
Just one last question. We're thinking about going to see the new HP 7.2 movie. Can anyone suggest some good cinemas near our hotel?