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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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How to get to the city

Fly to Schiphol Airport and then take the train underneath the Airport. Don’t take the taxi, which is one of the most expensive in Europe. The train will cost you just Euro 2.90 to get to the Central Station in 15-20 minutes and there is a train every 10-15 minutes. You can buy your ticket at the airport in the main hall.

How to get to the venue

To get to the Amsterdam ArenA:

Take the Metro (underground) from Central Station or from Waterlooplein. You should take train number 54 in direction Gein and get off at Bijlmer Station. The ArenA is at walking distance. Underground tickets are the same as tram tickets and can be bought in the main supermarkets (Albert Heijn) and newspaper shops. Commuting time is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Travel information

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Amsterdam ArenA

Recommended hotels

Recommended bars/restaurants

Meeting place for fans

Unfortunately there is not too much around the Amsterdam ArenA. It’s a suburban area, with just offices, factories and the ArenA itself. So I cannot suggest any hotel or bar. The area is also not the place you want to hang around safely at night. The best is to get a hotel in the centre (but they are normally expensive) or just outside (in that case I suggest the area of RAI, outside the centre but not too much and with good tram connection, the Novotel there can be a good solution). For a meeting place to drink a meet friends. De Balie in Leidseplein is big enough (most of Dutch cafes are small and cozy, but with many people around you might end up being trapped) and centre-located. Another option would be van Puffelen, for the same reasons. Another great place would be Rose’s Cantina, a Mexican bar and restaurant. It is in the centre, it has good Mexican food and great margaritas and got a lot of room and a nice summer garden. It is in the centre as well.

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Tourist links

Tim Ries Rolling Stones Project

The Tim Ries Rolling Stones Project are performing great jazz versions of Rolling Stones songs when Tim is not on stage with the Stones. Bernard Fowler on vocals, and Michael Davies is there too. Highly recommended!
They are performing in Amsterdam at the Bimhuis, Piet Heinkade 3, tel. 020-788 2150 on the 29th, and the 30th at Paradiso as part of the Rolling Stones fan club bash, see below.

Other local events

THE FLF BIGGER BASH : international Rolling Stones fans convention in the Netherlands

New date: July 30th!

The new date for the FLF Bigger Bash will be Sunday 30th July. This is the day prior to the Amsterdam Stones concert. The new Stones schedule forced us to reschedule the FLF Bigger . Thanks to all the joint efforts of Paradiso and the bands we have been able to come up with the new date. The programme remains unchanged. Tickets for the Bigger Bash previously scheduled for July 31are now valid for 30th. Hence to quote Keith : It's full steam ahead, also for the FLF Bigger Bash! We look forward to welcoming fans from all over the planet to enjoy this unique convention!

The Dutch Rolling Stones fanclub Forty Licks Fanclub (FLF) is organizing one of the biggest international Rolling Stones fans conventions ever in 44 years of Stones history: the FLF Bigger Bash. This is to take place in the last week of July 2006 when the Stones will give two concerts in Amsterdam. The programme is as follows:

- Several art galleries in Amsterdam and Rotterdam will exhibit Stones (-related) art, such as the paintings of Ronnie Wood and the work of some of the finest Stones photographers.

- The Amsterdam Bimhuis, one of the leading jazz venues in the Netherlands, is co-organizing a unique jazz concert by Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries : The Rolling Stones Project on July 30th.

- The actual convention will take place on July 31st when rock temple club Paradiso opens its doors for the FLF Bigger Bash. Fans from all over the planet will be able to enjoy fashion, exclusive books, DVDs/CDs and films, Stones paraphernalia, exhibitions, art , canal boattrip and, last but not least,music: FLF presents Chris Jagger�s Atcha! and a performance by Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Darryl Jones, Michael Davis, Kent Smith, Tim Ries, Earl Harvin en Fred Favarel.

Tickets for Tim Ries (� 18) and the FLF Bigger Bash (�25,-) are available now. Any further information is available on - - - E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: +31(0)20-6683091 / +31(0)6-11161142 / +31(0)6-14315087. Programme may be subject to changes.



Thanks to Roberto Tuoni and Pauline Stroosnijder for information!

For more Stones news see IORR 55 of March 2006!

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