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

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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. ...
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How to get from Antwerp to Middelburg by “unconventional” public transport?

I know it's possible to travel this route by train (NS website), and also by bus (with 3 buses in from Rome to Rio). But I was wondering that there maybe other transports, like ferries or other buses ...
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“Mudflat hiking” (wadlopen in Dutch) in the Frisian Islands, where and how?

I would like to to walk to/in the Frisian Islands, in The Netherlands, in the sea. You can even cross from the mainland to the Islands, I heard. I know you need to walk with a guide in a group. I ...
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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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Applying for MVV Visa for Germany from Netherlands? [migrated]

Can one apply for an MVV Visa(study) for Germany in Netherlands even though i have an MVV Visa(study) for Netherlands and am not a citizen of Netherlands? I am a resident of India. If yes,how is it ...
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Antwerp area, Amsterdam, and Paris [closed]

I would like some advice on things to do on my first European trip. I'm starting in Antwerp, where I'll have a week to go see Brudges, Lier, and Brussels. I'm then going for a few days to Amsterdam, ...
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Unlimited Data Plan Netherlands [duplicate]

Im now here in Netherlands for 3 months work. What is the best pay as you go simcard that offers unlimited data? Badly needed. Hope you can help me.
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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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can i enter and exit from different countries than my visa was issued from [duplicate]

i got my french visa, and I was wondering if I could enter Europe from Spain and leave from Netherlands. Is there any consequences for doing such thing?
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What is one illegal thing in the Netherlands that is legal in Belgium? [closed]

I want to visit Baarle and do an illegal thing in Baarle-Nassau while standing in Baarle-Hertog. I don't want to commit a major crime like murder but something minor like smoking in public
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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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Travel to France from Non-EU countries with a Dutch residence permit?

I'm not a EU citizen but holding a Dutch residence permit which allows me to travel within Schengen countries. But I'm wondering, instead of traveling from one Schengen country to another, is it also ...
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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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Is carrying your own food allowed in Keukenhof?

Can you carry your own food in the Keukenhof Gardens? I was checking the website (http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/) and could not find any explicit information. I do observe a list of restaurants, but ...
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Walking tours in Holland

We are travelling to Amsterdam in May. We have been there there several times before, and are now looking for a walking tour in the countryside and not in the big city. Do such tours exist?
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Thalys surcharge with “Any Dutch Station” ticket

I bought a train ticket from London to "Any Dutch Station". The ticket indicates that I cannot make use of Thalys services. Is it possible to purchase a surcharge so that I can use Thalys (from ...
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Train interruption - Belgium Intercity

While I was buying a train ticket in the Netherlands train site (https://www.nsinternational.nl/en) from Den Haag to Brussels, I found a warning stating: (Screenshot below) Due to engineering ...
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Getting Dutch Schengen visa from the Italian embassy

Our relatives are residents of the US. We invited them to visit us in this summer. Unfortunately they live quite far from Dutch embassies but fortunately there is an Italian embassy in their state. I ...
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How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?

My husband won an academic contest and the prize was a trip to the Netherlands for a global conference on his specialty. He's responsible for paying for food and transportation, but the lodging and ...
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Eindhoven public transport

I'm going to Eindhoven this weekend, there's a hotel close to where I need to be, but not really walking distance. The bus stops seems really conveniently placed though, with service from Connexxion. ...
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can an unused type c schengen visa issued by netherlands be used to visit prague if being used first time? [duplicate]

i have an unused type c multiple entry Schengen visa issued in 2013 from netherlands embasy in Mumbai, India.Its validity is till 6/3/16. i am an Indian citizen and have not visited any european ...
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Bicycle rental in Netherlands with drop-off in another city

I'm planning a Bicycle trip in Netherlands for this April. I'm searching for bike rentals. I saw a lot of information on renting bikes, but I have two specific questions. It is easy to find a bike ...
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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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Can I travel to Schengen Counries with a valid Greece Schengen VISA; I am from India? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen VISA - It has validity till 28-6-2015 (six month validity) and is a Type C, Multiple Entry visa for 90 days stay. My only issue is that it was issued for Greece and at the time ...
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Schipol to Keukenhof by public transport

How can I get (cheapest way) from Schipol to Keukenhof Garden by public transportation? I'm trying to understand if it's interesting buy the ticket with transport (25EUR) from the website, or if it's ...
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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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Study or business visa for a paid internship in The Netherlands?

I'm an Indian student who will be going to The Netherlands in the summer for a paid internship of 3 months. My travel agent told me that I would need a business visa. However, I'm wondering if a study ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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Free camping in Uk, Belgium, Netherlands - is it legal?

This summer I'm planning a bicycle trip from Manchester (UK) to Trieste (ITA). I don't have a lot of money to spend in hostels or campings, therefore I was thinking that wild camping would be a good ...
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Can I carry a bike on the bus to the airport in Rotterdam?

Can I take a bicycle on the bus to Rotterdam airport from the city?
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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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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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Schengen Visa Expiration

I have a multiple entry 90 days Schengen visa (category C) from 15 March 2014 till 21 Dec 2014. With this visa I entered The Netherlands on 4 April 2014 and left there on 13 April 2014. I am ...
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How should you drive on rush-hour lanes (“Spitsstrook”) in the Netherlands if they are open?

The Netherlands has so called rush-hour lanes, which are often emergency lanes that are opened for traffic during rush hours. They are always indicated with green arrows above the highway. I find ...
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In-transit Visa for Amsterdam enroute to British Virgin Islands (Filipino)? [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen holding a work permit Visa for the British Virgin Islands. I am travelling to the British Virgin Islands through Qatar before passing through Amsterdam. Do I need to have an ...
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What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?

I've made a booking for a weekend in Holland online via ebookers. When I completed the transaction and looked at the final receipt, it said "prepayment required" ... does that mean I need to pay at ...
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Am I eligable for another visa after my Working Holiday Visa expires, if i am employed? (Canadian citizen working in the Netherlands) [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the Netherlands on a Working Holiday Visa. I am employed, and wanting to stay longer. Am I eligible for another visa?
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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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Tipping in the Netherlands

Tipping varies from one country to another and I do not want to offend on my trip to Holland, so what is the tipping practice? In the US, you can write the tip on the receipt or leave it on the table ...
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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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Netherlands: where to find public water tap?

We are wandering around the Netherlands (on foot, hitchhiking, and by bicycle). We aren't sleeping in campsites, but just putting our tent anywhere "in the bush". We are used to travelling this way ...
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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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Holder of a Palestinian refugee travel document issued by Syria - traveling to Amsterdam

I am a Jordanian citizen and have easily travelled to and from multiple destinations within Europe with relative ease. Most of my friends on this trip are naturalized Canadians who don't need a visa ...
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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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Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
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'share shops' in the Netherlands

I have heard of these so-called 'share shops' in the Netherlands whereby for a small contribution of an item (not specified), you are able to join a library and borrow, for a short time, an item you ...
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Watching the football World Cup final in Amsterdam

Myself and a group of friends are thinking of going over to the Netherlands if they progress to the final. Does anyone know if the large screening of the final will take place like in 2010 against ...