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Old 10-03-2011, 03:26 PM
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Navigating to the Amsterdam Drop-off

I dropped off my car at United Stevedores Amsterdam last Monday. Here are a few observations that might be useful to anyone that is planning on using this drop-off.

First off, the iDrive navigation that had proved flawless for me on my travel through 8 countries located the drop-off by the address (Ruijgoordweg 80, Amsterdam). On the way there I encountered a closed road and was rerouted along a series of dike roads. When it said " you have reached your destination" I was in the middle of no-where. A bunch of modern wind-turbines and storage tanks were in the distance, but no building in site. Luckily for me I had looked up the address in Google Maps on my iPad that morning when I had wifi in the hotel, so the maps were all in my iPad's memory, and the iPad's GPS showed a blue dot where I was, so I was able to navigate that way the remaining 3km to the drop-off location.

Talking with them it turns out that the entire port facility is relatilely new, and a road of the same name (Ruijgoordweg) used to exist where the iDrive had sent me. The Blue marker on the accompanying map is where the iDrive sent me, whereas the Red marker is where I really needed to be, so I would recommend taking along printed google maps, or other means of locating your destination.

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The drop-off process was reletively straight forward, and took about 30 minutes. They copied all of the papers that I was given at the Welt along with my passport, and all of the originals were given back to me. I then drove the car around the building to the securred portion of the port where 2 other ED BMWs were parked. We went over the car to note any damage (a mark on the front passenger side wheel caused by driving down a too-narrow lane by me was the only item).

They called for a taxi to take me to the airport. Turns out the taxi was a private car service, and I was driven in a new 2012 5-series. A very nice ride, that the driver was not a bit shy in showing me what it was capable of. We talked about BMWs all the way to the airport. Cost: €55.

Here's the two other Bimmers that were at the port, do they belong to any Festers? Their Zöll plates are M 1099 Z, and M 1739 Z; a 528i and 335d respectively (the M 1055 Z is mine).

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:44 PM
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Well this is interesting. On Friday, 9/30, I parked to the left of the silver 335d but your car was not to the right of it. The 335 looked quite dusty, like it had been there a while. I also saw the same 5 series.

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