Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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I need to buy a good quality bicycle in or near Amsterdam [closed]

I'm planning to cycle from Amsterdam to Budapest in September. I only have a high end Road bike which is not suitable for the trip. My idea is to buy a tourer or mtb in Amsterdam then take it back ...
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Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy in Bahrain. At the beginning, my flight was to Paris, France, but I want to change my route to be Amsterdam, Netherlands my ...
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Long time transit in Schiphol - will I collect my bag!

I have aprox 20 hours transit in Amsterdam schiphol. My plan is to visit centraal amsterdam and book one night room in a hotel. I have two main question; 1) Will I be able to collect my boarding for ...
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Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
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Amsterdam To Rotterdam

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right now is ...
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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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Amsterdam to Paris but drop off at Brussels with Thalys

I'm trying to book a ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, but they are all sold out even though I'm three months in advance. But I can buy tickets from Amsterdam to Paris and I can see that ...
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Do I need to register anything specific to use Uber in another city?

I use Uber in London and am going to visit Amsterdam in the summer. I know Uber serve in Amsterdam, but do I have to register anything in particular in my Uber phone app or website to be able to hail ...
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Transit visa from Amsterdam with Caribbean visa [duplicate]

I'm visiting St. Maarten from Sri Lanka. I have a Caribbean visa from the Netherland Embassy. Transit period in Amsterdam Airport is 4 hours. Do I need a transit visa to go through Amsterdam?
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Get to Schiphol early in the day/sleep at airport?

I will depart from Schiphol on a Sunday at 10:00, and return on some other day at 05:00. What options do I have to travel to/from Schiphol Airport? I'd prefer the train, but if I am not mistaken, ...
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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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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 Amsterdam?...
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Travelling to Amsterdam with Multi Schengen visa. Can I visit Frankfurt on transit first?

I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to ...
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What areas to avoid in Amsterdam for a family-friendly visit

I will be traveling to Amsterdam with elderly parents. They/we have a different "comfort zone" and would like to avoid walking through some liberal areas (such as the red light district or cannabis ...
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Are dogs permitted on trains in Netherlands?

We will be staying the night in Rotterdam, but may like to visit Amsterdam for the day without taking the car. We have a medium sized dog (breed: Eurasier, ~25kg) and would like to bring him to ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Schipol to Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (Megabus Stop)

I'm looking for the cheapest way to go from Amsterdam Schipol to Zeeburg Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (postcode: 1095 KJ) I also would like to find this exactly place (where I'...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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Where is a hipster/“bobo” neighborhood in Amsterdam?

I am looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam and this time I would like to stay in a "bobo" neighborhood of Amsterdam. I do not know how to translate "bobo" (bohemian bourgeois), maybe hipster is ...
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How can I go from Amsterdam to Paris?

I would like to know the CHEAPEST way to go from Amsterdam to Paris. But it don't need to be straight, only cheap. For example, I have no problem to make a tour from Amsterdam until reach Paris.
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Transiting Amsterdam with single entry Schengen visa for Norway? [duplicate]

I hold a Fiji Passport and I have obtained a Schengen Visa for Norway. It is a short stay visa and is for single entry only. I will be transiting Amsterdam while going to Norway; will my Schengen ...
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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 ...
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Buying a SIM card on arrival in Amsterdam

I will land at Amsterdam airport on 8th November. Are there shops selling prepaid SIM cards there? How much time does it take for a SIM to get activated? Any recommendations? I would like a plan with ...
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Beaches near Amsterdam [closed]

Which will be best beaches near Amsterdam to be visited during 8th to 11th November? By best beaches, I mean 1. travel time should be within 1 hour from Amsterdam City Center. 2. hip and happening ...
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Travel from Amsterdam City Centre to Efteling Amusement park and other information

I will be staying in Hotel Eden in Amsterdam during 8th to 11th November. On 11th I want to go to the Efteling Amusement Park with my wife and my 3 year old son. As I could figure out, it will open at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which is the fastest and cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

I'm looking for the fastest and the cheapest way to get from the center of Amsterdam to the center of Rotterdam for three persons. Should I take the train? A bus? Even a plane?
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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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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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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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Legalities and safety concerns of visiting prostitutes in Amsterdam

A friend of mine left his girlfriend after a long (~5 years) relationship. To cheer him up a little bit, we decided to go to Amsterdam, as they have liberal prostitution and drug consuming laws. We'...
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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 ...
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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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Steak house in Amsterdam?

I'm looking for a steak house in Amsterdam that has a reasonable price range (absolutely not more than 30 euro for a big steak), is located in a central location, does not require any reservation, has ...
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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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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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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 ...