Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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Smoking weed in Amsterdam as a tourist

I read the following question and all its answers: Is weed still legal for tourists in Amsterdam? I am not even a weed smoker, but since I am going to Amsterdam, I thought I'd give it a try. I would ...
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Arrival 11h55 Rotterdam Airport / Departure 13h40 Schiphol Airport with EasyJet

I will arrive on Monday 16th May to RTM Airport at 11h55 and need to catch the EasyJet flight EZY2726 to Milan Italy at 13:40 at Schiphol Airport. My plan is to book a driver in advance, apparently, ...
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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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How can I buy advance tickets for Anne Frank House?

At this writing (20 July) the earliest dates I can find for advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are in September. Do they really sell out that far in advance? Or is this some glitch ...
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How can I get advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam? [duplicate]

Is there any other way to purchase advance tickets for the Anne Frank House besides their online ticket site? I have been checking daily for months and it continually says there are no tickets ...
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Is Amsterdam a dog friendly city?

Are there many places in Amsterdam that would be happy for us to bring a dog in (cafes, restaurants, public buildings)? What is the general attitude to dogs in public places in the Netherlands?
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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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Enter Van Gogh Museum restaurant

Is it required to buy a ticket to the museum just to sit in the restaurant? My sister with her husband are going to the museum but I want to babysit their daughter.
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Travelling Netherlands and Belgium on a budget — need trip feedback [closed]

First time traveller here. I am trying to put together a travel route-slash-trip plan for my vacation this August. I've done some research, but I feel like I can benefit from an advice of someone more ...
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Can I take an earlier Thalys train from Schiphol when travelling on a KLM flight-train ticket?

Situation: I have booked a ticket with KLM that combines a flight to Schiphol with a Thalys train to Brussels. The transfer time at Schiphol is 1 hour and 43 minutes and it was not possible to book ...
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Is it allowed in Amsterdam to give a ride on bicycle to another person

Lastly I've discovered that there is an action in Amsterdam to give a ride on single man bicycle to another person (strangers, actually): Yellow Backie: Amsterdam Style Hitchhiking. But I started to ...
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From Heathrowstraat to central Amsterdam

I'm going to visit Amsterdam on a 3-day vacation from 22–25 December, and I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on how to get around. The hotel is on Heathrowstraat, Westpoort, ...
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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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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys: When / where does my ticket get stamped? [duplicate]

I am re-posting this question, because it was marked as duplicate. However, the other ask-and-answers did not address my key question: Where/when during the Thalys ride does the ticket get stamped? ...
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6hour layover in Amsterdam

I am flying to Montreal from Prague and have a 6-hour layover in Amsterdam from 8:40AM to 3:20PM. Is it possible to go outside the airport in 6 hours? What could I possible do and see in 6 hours ...
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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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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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Transit visa not required at amsterdam

I had two tickets one from Mumbai to Amsterdam via Istanbul on Turkish airlines and Amsterdam to Quito on KLM airlines. Turkish airlines ground staff cleared me at Mumbai after verification of all ...
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Transit Visa for Iranian

I have an Iranian passport and my roundtrip flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST) has a stop in Amsterdam, NL for 8 hours. I have couple of questions about the visa requirements. Do I ...
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Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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Anything to do for 8h layover in Amsterdam at 1am on a Monday?

We have an 8h layover in Amsterdam starting at about 1am this Monday (Sunday night). We want to explore, but we're not sure if anything will be open, or if we'll just end up wandering the streets with ...
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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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Amsterdam Day trip

I hold an Indian passport and since I have a day layover in Amsterdam I wanted to apply for a transit visa. Is this possible?
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Schengen Visa for Switzerland, but travel to Amsterdam & Paris [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Europe in November. My initial plan was to be in Switzerland for the entire duration of the trip. I have got the visa as well. But I wish to go to Amsterdam for two nights out ...
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Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?

I have a flight booked form Cairo to Amsterdam Schiphol via KLM and then a Thalys train from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels. As Brussels is not my final destination anyway I want to intentionally skip ...
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Which hotels in Amsterdam have hot tubs in the rooms? [closed]

I am looking for a hotel in Amsterdam, for around £150 a night or less. It MUST have a hot tub/jacuzzi in the hotel room. It needs to be as close to the centre as possible. It would be an advantage if ...
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Traveling to India from Europe via london [duplicate]

I am an indian citizen working in Amsterdam (Dutch resident permit) and intend to travel to Mumbai. BA offers flight from Amsterdam to London City (LCY) and then a connection from London Heathrow to ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam going from Philippines to Greece, if travelling on a (government) official passport?

I hold an official Philippine passport (government official) and will travel from Manila to Athens through Amsterdam (transit). I do not need to get a visa for entry to Athens, Greece. Do I need to ...
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Smoke weed in coffeshop of Amsterdam [duplicate]

Following this answer: http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/12980 I couldn't entry in a coffe shop as foreign. Is this still valid? I heard that they changed it, and now I could entry, but I can't find ...
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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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Boxed bike on trains in Amsterdam & Brussels

Can I take a boxed bike (bike packed in a box as per airline carrier requirements) on the train from Schiphol to Central Station Amsterdam? I need to store the box for my return journey in 5 weeks ...
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How to get to Hannover or Wolfburg from Amsterdam

We are getting to AMSTERDAM, ZEEBURG P&R COACH PARK AT ZUIDERZEEWEG on Wednesday Morning (19/08/2015) and need to get to either Hannover or Wolfburg. Any tips? Bus or train and which one is more ...
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Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?

[US Citizen] I lost my passport but have my Dutch residence permit and am flying from Amsterdam to Frankfurt this coming Sunday with Lufthansa. I have an appointment at the Consulate to get a new ...
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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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What is the cheapest form of public transportation from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland?

I'm looking for the cheapest way to travel by public transport from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland (Belfast). I don't care about the time to reach the destination, I just don't know how can I reach ...
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Amsterdam: day tickets from Sloterdijk to Centraal?

I'm considering staying on Sloterdijk, Amsterdam for a few days, and I'm trying to find out if there is any day/multi-day ticket that allows me to take the train from Sloterdijk to Centraal, which ...
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How can I reach Muiderslot castle from Amsterdam Central?

I'm looking for the cheapest transport option to reach the Muiderslot castle, from Amsterdam Central. Muiden is a good city to stay/sleep? I don't know if it's a good option stay in Muiden (to be near ...
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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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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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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 ...