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

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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [on hold]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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How much time should I account to spend on the Keukenhof?

I am planning a day trip to the Keukenhof in the Netherlands. From my reading I understand that that must be really busy. They even have a fast lane to enter. I assume that if you have a normal ticket ...
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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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Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India

I am an indian citizen and I have a valid Visa for the US. Right now I am staying in US. I want to know whether it is possible for me to stay in Leeuwarden, Netherlands for one or two days as a part ...
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How to use sink with separate hot/cold taps?

I just traveled to Ireland. I was amazed to find that water sinks (at home, restaurants and public) have separate taps for hot and cold water. If you use only the cold water, your hands freeze. If ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are there walking tours (where you join a group) in Rotterdam?

A few weeks ago I was in Berlin, which has a huge number of excellent walking tours, many of which are free (you pay a tip at the end). These covered the usual sights, as well as some more interesting ...
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One foot in Belgium and the other in the Netherlands!

I come across this photo in Facebook where the borderline between Belgium and the Netherlands is drawn in the ground splitting a house in two sides one side at each country. One can literally put one ...
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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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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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What is the fastest way from Zurich to Eindhoven, by public transport?

I'm looking for the fastest way using the normal public transport options (plane, train, etc.) from Zurich to Eindhoven in Autumn. Flying seems not really to be a option since there seem to be no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it cheaper to book Dutch train tickets online in advance compared to paying on the day?

I am going to the Netherlands and might need to get a train. (Between Eindhoven and Amsterdam). On www.ns.nl (the large train operator that does that route), they list the price as €17.90ish. That's ...
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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 ...