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Changing a flight from a layover to a stopover

I have a flight booked with KLM from New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT) in middle-late December. This flight includes a 3-hour transfer at Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam. Recently my schedule has ...
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OV-chipkaart or GVB day pass for within Amsterdam travel?

I have read Can I use the OV-chipkaart to get from Schiphol to the center by train? and Is it possible to recharge an OV-chipkaart without a Dutch banking card? and Train and tram tickets in ...
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Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam

I am planning a short break in October/November to Amsterdam. During this time I want to spend a day leisurely cycling (nothing too intense) to see some countryside sights outside of Amsterdam. I ...
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VAT Refund Process for Cash Purchases

I will soon be traveling to Amsterdam and plan to purchase some goods at the Apple store, and would be requesting a refund of the VAT since I am not a resident of the EU. I did some research and ...
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What to do around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during evening time?

I'll be arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 18:00 with my family and will be staying at a hotel nearby for a few days. I wonder if it is a good idea to try to investigate surrounding area on the ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa to transit in both Amsterdam and Paris on the way flighting from Canada to Vietnam? [duplicate]

I am Vietnamese. I am studying in Canada. In this December I will fly from Canada to Vietnam. In my fight schedule, I must transit in Amsterdam for 1.5 hours and then in Paris for 3 hours. I wonder if ...
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Languages spoken in the Netherlands

I'm preparing a trip to Amsterdam. I know that the official language is Dutch but I have read that 90% of population speak English. So, Is it enough to speak English or should I learn some basic ...
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Four trip discount on Netherlands trains?

AMS to Amsterdam, next day to Haarlem and back, third day back to Schiphol. Each single trip is €4 but is there a way to combine them into less than €16? Also, for the Haarlem trip, I’ll have a ...
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Weather recommendations for Amsterdam

I am planning to travel Amsterdam about November and I would like to walk around the city and rent a bike for some tours. I read to travel guide and the temperature is about 5ºC but they don't ...
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Transit time at Schiphol [duplicate]

I am coming in from Detroit by flight DL 138 at 11:15 and taking flight DL 9574 at 12:55 to Delhi on a single ticket. Do I have enough time to connect?
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Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?

I'd like to rent a bike while in Amsterdam to do a little trip. Is there a bike rental, which rents decent sport bikes? It seems like most rentals are aimed at renting city bikes, which I do not ...
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Good route for a 1-day bike trip around Amsterdam

I'd like to take a one day biking trip in Amsterdam in October, when I will be coming there for a conference. Could you recommend a scenic path/trail I could take? Please, if possible, include bike ...
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I hold a Syrian passport and I'm travelling via KLM to New York from Dubai, do I need a transit visa if I'm only staying in Amsterdam for 4 hours [duplicate]

I hold a Syrian passport and I'm travelling via KLM to New York from Dubai. Do I need a transit visa if I'm only staying in Amsterdam for 4 hours. I was just wondering. I wont be leaving the airport ...
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Transit visa in Amsterdam for a Namibian citizen?

I'm a Namibian passport holder, I'm travelling from England via Amsterdam to South Africa. Do I need an airport transit visa for Amsterdam airport?
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Visa to get out of the airport during a 12-hour layover in Amsterdam

I'm a permanent resident of Canada, and I have my Egyptian passport. I'm going to Cairo by KLM, I will stay for more than 12 hours in the airport, and I would like to go out for a quick trip in ...
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Getting from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam

I need to get from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station. Is there a direct train? How much would a taxi cost?
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Quiet cities close to Brussels and Amsterdam

Me and my girlfriend are travelling for 10 days in end of June in the Netherlands. We plan to rent a car to go around. I hear that parking and driving in Brussels and Amsterdam is not so easy. Do you ...
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Can I travel with a bike with n-days GVB cards in Amsterdam?

Looking at the GVB.nl site, the GVB 1 day (24 hours) costs € 7.50. If I have that should I buy an Bicycle supplement ​€ 1.60 for each time I want to embark with my bike? What if I bought GVB 7 days ...
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What route of transportation between Oxford and Amsterdam optimizes economy and convenience?

I am making a trip to Amsterdam in late September for a beer festival for 5 days, and I am trying to determine a means of getting there and back to Oxford that is both easy on my wallet but not overly ...
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Train and tram tickets in Amsterdam?

I know there's the OV chipcard for travel, but the empty card itself cost money. Then I have to top-up the travel value. How about the GVB 1 day card that cost 7.50? Does it mean I have to pay for ...
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Pre-paid accomodation necessary for Schengen? [duplicate]

I am applying for a Schengen visa (traveling to Netherlands), I wanted to ask if a pre-paid accomodation is necessary? I have booked through booking.com, gave them my credit card info but I'll only be ...
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Can I pick up my luggage between flights with the same company?

I have a flight from Madrid to Aalborg with a stop in Amsterdam.The connection time betweeen the flight from Amsterdam and Aalborg it´s 1 hour and a half.The thing is that I want to stay in Amsterdam ...
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Is 50 minutes of transit time ample in Amsterdam airport?

Arriving in AMS in a Delta flight from Bombay at 7 AM. Departure at 7.50 AM in a KLM flight flying to Detroit. On a single leg ticket. Is this going to be time enough? Or should one just bolt as soon ...
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I will go be in transit in Amsterdam - can I leave the international zone for a few minutes as a Tunisian?

I'm from Tunisia. I will go to Amsterdam. Can I leave the "international zone" and go out of the airport and then come in again? Does anyone care and will they let me in again?
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How to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport.
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Skydiving or paragliding options in Europe

I am looking for options to have skydiving or paragliding near Amsterdam. I know both (skydiving and paragliding) are very different but I want to have adventurous sky view. Near Amsterdam doesn't ...
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Ways to travel from Leuven to Amsterdam

I want to go to Amsterdam this weekend. What are the possible modes of transportation available? I would like reach Amsterdam early morning so that my day remains intact. And similarly would like to ...
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Tour to (or via) Afsluitdijk

I am planing to go on a trip around Europe, and wondering if there are any buses (tour bus) or just any regular buses that go along the A7 motorway in the Netherlands (noord-holland). I really love ...
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Where can I go by boat from Amsterdam? [closed]

Where can I go by boat from Amsterdam ? What are the closest destinations, in the North Sea and how long are the trips ? Any link to a website about it is welcome. I need an introduction to the ...
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Where can I rent bikes in Arnhem, The Netherlands?

I'm travelling with 4 friends to Amsterdam in March. We're planning to take the train as for a day trip in Arnhem and would like to bike around and see some of the sights. My question, what is the ...
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One hour layover sufficient to get through customs? [duplicate]

I am flying from Oslo to the US on 25 Feb 2013 with a one hour layover in Amsterdam. My flight arrives at 11:50 AM. Is one hour enough time to get through customs? I am a US citizen and I am booked ...
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What's a cheap, convenient way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Since Fyra stopped transportation between Amsterdam and Brussels I was wondering if there is way to get there cheaper and convenient than usual NS trains with two over stops. I found that megabus has ...
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Is weed still legal for tourists in Amsterdam?

I have heard it's not legal starting from 2013. I also heard they postponed applying this? So what's the deal? Allowed or not?
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Can I use the OV-chipkaart to get from Schiphol to the center by train?

According to amsterdam.info, there is a direct train from the Schiphol airport to the Amsterdam central station (Amsterdam Centraal). Since I am going to buy the OV-chipkaart to use public transport ...
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From Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Lima (Peru) by flight?

What are the cheapest/shorter flights from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lima, Peru and viceversa ? The flights I've found stop over at Madrid, and are around 400 euros (Amsterdam to Lima) and 700 ...
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Best flight connections between Amsterdam and Central America

My plan is to visit Central America, let's say Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama in 3 weeks holiday. I still don't have the plans clear, but what I'm interested is to get the best flights for ...
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Amsterdam - How to reach the Iamsterdam square from Schipol airport and back in less than 3 hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 5 hours in Amsterdam I have a trip planned for next febuary to Paris with a step over Amsterdam (KLM flight) of 5 hours and I'm thinking on visit some interesting ...
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What's a cheap ski location to reach from Amsterdam (Netherlands)?

What are the cheapest ski localities I can go in a weekend if I live in Amsterdam (in the Netherlands). I want reasonably good ski runs (I'm not a beginner), and outdoor. Should I go to France? ...
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Can I do volunteer work while visiting for 2 months in Amsterdam?

I am planning to stay in Amsterdam for around 2 months to visit my brother. Is there any restriction to do non-paid volunteer work in Amsterdam. I hold a Nicaragua passport.
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Osnabruk to Amsterdam excursions

I am going to be in Osnabruk, Germany till August 23, 2012. I would like to take an excursion to Amsterdam. Are there bus excursion operators in Osnabruk that offer Amsterdam tours? (maybe some ...
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10 days in France - a trip from Amsterdam: is it worth buying an InterRail card?

I'm planing a 10 days InterRail trip in France, and I've summed up all point-to-point trains costs = 200 euro. In addition there are the international trains to go and come from Amsterdam (my ...
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Most convenient train to arrive in France from Amsterdam?

I need to travel from Amsterdam to France by train. I'm not visiting Paris, but many cities all around the country. What's the most convenient train to arrive in France ? I've heard there is a train ...
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Is a 1 hour layover in Amsterdam sufficient?

I found a great price to Geneva (to visit a friend), however the itinerary I found calls for a 1 hour layover (only) in Amsterdam. 5:55am-6:55am. What is the likelihood of missing the connecting ...
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How long does it take to bike to Marken Island from Amsterdam

This answer suggested biking from Amsterdam to Marken island as a good tourist activity. Is this a good idea? roughly how long would it take?
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Amsterdam - How to reach from Schiphol Airport to Hotel Nes by cab and Metro?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Hotel Nes from Schiphol airport. I want to know about both options - Metro and private taxi and price for both. I heard that ...
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Can I buy local prepaid mobile number in any Schengen country without having permanent residence proof there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad? I will be going to Amsterdam only for 3 days from India. I use iPhone 4 and a prepaid mobile ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Eindhoven to Amsterdam?

What is the cheapest way to get from Eindhoven or Eindhoven airport to Amsterdam and back?
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Where is this building in Amsterdam with a façade looking like a bookshelf?

A friend of mine was in Amsterdam this weekend, and he made an awesome photo of a building with a wall that looks like a book shelf: Unfortunately he has no idea the of the address, and he doesn't ...
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Self-service options in Amsterdam

I'm considering a trip to Amsterdam with some friends (3-4 people) for around a week in the late spring/summer. Looking at hotel prices seems a little bit steep, and I've had success in the past in ...
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Where to Buy Tram Tickets in Amsterdam

I have to travel to Amsterdam next week, but I have a question regarding the Tram tickets. Do I buy the tram tickets in the Central Station? Can I buy tickets from the tram driver? Since it's a ...