A country in Western Europe, bordering Belgium, Germany and the North Sea.

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Can I drive my British car in the Netherlands using my Dutch drivers license as a UK resident?

A friend of mine got fined for "belastingontduiking" (tax evasion) driving in NL with a BE car, owned by his parents who live across the border, in Belgium, 5 km away from him. This resulted in this ...
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Issue of German visa for job, simultaneously with Amsterdam visa for study [on hold]

I resident of India , got admission in study course at Amsterdam, simultaneously got appointment letter from company at German. Since time is limited and I wish to know that can I apply for visa ...
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Finding an overnight accomodation in the North-west of Europe

I'm going to visit Amsterdam next week for a couple of days and then I'd like to take a series of bus and/or sea trips ending up in Warsaw or anywhere on the east shore of the Baltic Sea (from Gdansk ...
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Where are promo train tickets valid in the Netherlands

I'm currently part of a group of scouts in Delft and we (12 aged 15 through 17 & 2 over 18s) and we are trying to get to Amsterdam as cheaply as possible. We have looked at group tickets (https://...
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Cheap way to get from Amsterdam to Prague: train?

I'm planning to a trip from Budapest to Amsterdam, then to Prague, and back to Budapest. It's very cheap to get from Budapest to Amsterdam using Wizz air, but the return flight is costly, so I was ...
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Folding bicycles in Netherlands trains

I read that if you want to put your bicycle in train you mush buy ticket for it but there are rush hours, you can't put it in train. On the other hand folding bicycles don't need a ticket, my question ...
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Netherlands Transportation Card OV-chipkaart

I will move to the Netherlands soon, I plan to live in Utrecht and I will use the train everyday to go to my work. So what is my best choice here? Does the OV-chipkaart cover all the transportation ...
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Are import duties the same when travelling by plane or sending by mail?

I am a Dutch citizen and I would like to know what calculator I can use to calculate import taxes on things I take with me from the USA to the Netherlands after my holiday. For example, I would like ...
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Which airport in Amsterdam is AMS

I am going to Amsterdam on Vueling. On the boarding pass it is written AMS as destination, but I don't know which airport that is. I was planning some trips using http://www.ns.nl/en and that website ...
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what is amsterdam city center and transportation there to Leiden?

I will arrive to Amsterdam on 17:30 local time. my accommodation is on Leiden CS, I know there is a train from Amsterdam airport to Leiden, but I am thinking that I want to visit the city center ...
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Is there a city in the world with more bridges than Amsterdam, the Netherlands?

I know there are cities with bigger bridges and with more famous bridges. But are there cities with more? According to this site Amsterdam has 1,753 bridges with a number and more without. HOW ...
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I want to know if I need airport transit visa [duplicate]

I have a Ugandan passport and i will be traveling from Dubai to Mexico via armsterdam very soon. So do I need a transit visa
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Confusion regarding the application of Netherlands Short Stay Visa

I am Indian citizen. I will be travelling to the Netherlands on 30th July and would be staying there for about 11 days with a friend before finally leaving to US for beginning my post-graduate studies....
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Emigrating to Netherlands from ZA, how to get proof of residence in ZA? [closed]

In the next few weeks I will be moving to Amsterdam to work for an indefinite amount of time. To apply for the 30% ruling in the Netherlands I need some sort of government form that says I have been a ...
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Can a non-resident apply for a Schengen visa from Turkey?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling to Turkey for volunteer work for about 45 days and I want to travel to Netherlands in between. Can I get Schengen visa from Turkey as I don't have enough time ...
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Exchange in the Netherlands - Working Holiday Visa or Residence Visa [closed]

I am an Australian citizen. This means that I have the option to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. This will cost about $400 AUD less than applying for residence. The main difficulty is that the ...
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Why does Rotterdam not want me to lean against buildings?

I'm going to Rotterdam for an Ingress event at the end of May. This event expects somewhere between 2000 and 4000 people from all over the world, but mostly central Europe. Because of recent terror ...
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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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Not enough space on the Schengen application form to list all accommodation. What should I do?

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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Multiple Entry visa for parents visiting me in UK

I am a South African citizen currently living in the UK with a Tier 2 visa. My parents have recently moved to the Netherlands. If they want to visit us, they would need a visa. For this, I have a ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [closed]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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What is the earliest point a passenger arriving from outside of the EU and from the UK can meet up at Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport?

After a long trip for studies I'll finally be going home next Friday. My partner went on a trip of his own while I was away. Our flights will be arriving about 15 minutes from each other (well, that's ...
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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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Traveling inside Europe without a passport as a Chinese person with residency in the Netherlands

I am currently located in the Netherlands and have lived here for 4 years. I have a working visa for the Netherlands and would like to go on vacation to another country in Europe. I however do ...
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Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

I have a driving licence which is issued in Azerbaijan and I have been living in Germany for 2 years(I have permission of residence).Clearly I can't use my driving licence in Germany after 6 month ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa when there is a gap between trips to main destination and country of entry [closed]

Today I've applied for a Schengen visa to France in TLScontact centre in London. My first trip is in March to Netherlands for 3 days and the next one is in June to France for 6 days. My good friend ...
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Summer school Holland visa requests [closed]

I am Ethiopian and in my last year of study and employed in Rwanda. I will have a break in July and want to spend it in Holland at summer school for two weeks. I've already been accepted. Does my ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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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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Can I apply to one Schengen country while travelling to another first and then, in a separate trip, to the country awarding the visa? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen residing in the UK and married to a British national. My first SChengen visa expired last year. We've booked an Easter vacation to Malta (22-27 Mar). But the first available visa ...
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working holiday and tourist visas in schengen [duplicate]

I am an Australian and arrived in the Schengen end of April 2015. I travelled as a tourist around the schengen for 90 days and within the 90 days obtained a Working Holiday Visa in Netherlands. My ...
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Is it possible to visit a water pumping windmill and a industrial windmill at the same location

In the Netherlands you will find many places with several windmills in a small area. Mostly those are all industrial mills or all water-moving mills. I know there are some small water-moving windmills ...
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Is it safe to visit Amsterdam on New Year's?

I planned to travel from Italy to Amsterdam to celebrate New Year's eve. I was told that the zone of Europe I'm gonna visit is at high risk of terrorism attack. Am I encountering problems / risks ...
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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Opening hours in Maastricht for first day of year

I am planning a trip in Maastricht for the first day of the year and I was wondering if the shops and the cafes are open during this holiday. Thanks in advance!
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Do I need an airport transit visa for a layover in Amsterdam? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian traveling to the Czech Republic. My flight has a layover for 16 hours in Amsterdam. Will I need an airport transit visa or a transit visa other than the visa required for short stay in ...
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Traveling to Canada with a Netherlands refugee passport

I would like to travel to Canada for holidays. I'm holding a refugee passport from the Netherlands, and I have already applied for eTA and received confirmation. I am not a permanent resident of The ...
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I'm in the UK on a working holiday visa. How can I cancel the visa if I want to leave the country? [closed]

I am a New Zealander on a Working Holiday visa in the UK. I want to leave the UK before my visa expires to get the visa for the Netherlands before I turn 31. How long does it take to be considered ...
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Reliable mobile provider on the train from Utrecht to Eindhoven?

Let me be more specific. I'm traveling often by train from Utrecht to Eindhoven. I use my phone with Vodafone subscription but apparently it has a dead spot somewhere close to Den Bosch and Eindhoven. ...
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Is there a way to get a visa appointment faster?

I need to travel to Netherlands (business trip) in a month (I live in San-Fransisco, US, not a US citizen). The problem is that when I try to schedule an appointment, the closest appointment I can get ...
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Schengen visa issued by Italy, can I visit the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I was granted a Schengan visa from the Italian Embassy. Now I want to visit the Netherlands. What is the procedure to change my visa?
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Netherlands: What happens after the booked data in a mobile data plan is exceeded? [closed]

I just moved to the Netherlands and am about to get a SIM card for accessing the internet on my mobile phone. My previous provider in Germany (and many others) switch to GPRS speed after the ...
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Possible to acquire a Dutch passport with dutch grandparents? [closed]

I would like to travel to Europe (and maybe live/study) and having a Dutch passport would be extremely useful. My situation: My grandparents were Dutch and migrated to New Zealand many years ago. My ...
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Transit VISA for India-Germany-Amsterdam

I am travelling from India to Netherlands, and have Schengen VISA for Netherlands. I have a flight layover at Frankfurt, Germany. Do I need a transit VISA for changing flights (same terminal)?
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Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?

I am an American who has a chip-and-signature credit card issued by Bank of America. Last time I was in Europe (specifically, the Netherlands), I was unable to use my card at an automated ticket kiosk,...
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Entering Europe with a Portuguese passport from South-Africa [duplicate]

I am a South-African citizen but a descendant of a Portuguese grandfather on my father's side. Now I have already found out that I can do my Portuguese passport through my father and I am in the ...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

Background: First time in The Netherlands, I am going to study at Delft. My accommodation is located on Schiedam, just around the Schiedam Centrum, so I plan to journey with train from Schiphol ...
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Does an Indian with UK residence require a visa to visit the Netherlands?

My partner has an Indian passport with a permanent residence card in the UK. Does he need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?
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Where to see seals in the wild in The Netherlands?

Traveling through The Netherlands along the coast, I often see signs or publicity involving seals. Googling for it you find only amusement parks or zoos that have seals. Is there any place where you ...
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How to get from Antwerp to Breskens by bus (or other transport) but not train?

I would like to get from Antwerp to Breskens to get the Ferry there. Apparently its not far, but using google I have to either get 1 tram and 3 buses or go via middelburg - which I want to avoid. ...