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Around Utrecht there is another option, which ties in to the OV-chipcard, which is to get a montly subscription to the regional transport network "U-OV". You could get for instance the U-OV Gemak Utrecht Stad Maand, i.e. "U-OV Comfort Utrecht City Month" at https://webshop.u-ov.info/nl_NL/webshop/product/details/product/60/tariff/221. It gives you free ...


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To add to the answer and comments above, yes there is wifi in some trains and yes it's free. Sadly also, yes, it's slow. There is no way to determine what train will have wifi when planning your route, it won't even be certain that if you take a train that leaves every day at let's say 10.00 it will have wifi every day because trains get switched up a lot. ...


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There is an English version of the ov-chipkaart website: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/home-1.htm In my experience, not a whole lot of companies will give out a business card. Also, it is not possible to buy a subscription for unlimited access in both busses and trains. The OV Chipcard can be used for both trains and buses but there is no subscription that ...


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If you take the train every day, it is best to get a season ticket for the specific route you're using, e.g. a Traject Vrij Monthly card. It is sent to you by mail on its own chip card, and payments are by automatic bank transfer each month (you can see the bills online). Cost depends on the destination. These cards cover all kinds of public transport, any ...


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According to the customs website you pay the following: 2.5% as import duty 21% as VAT after the import duty is calculated As an example, let us say you purchased the following items: KitchenAid Appliance 600 EUR Cell phone 400 EUR Here is how the calculation will go: The cell phone, since it is under 400 EUR is not taxable. For the KitchenAid ...


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Information on import duties for purchase of items outside the EU are available here. And a calculator is available here. You are liable for import taxes according to the rules here. Presuming the value of the item is over 150 Euro, you will have to pay duty and tax on the whole value. It appears that a food mixer is code 8509 40 00 00: Food grinders and ...


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The two items you see in the selection list are alternate names for the same station. Try asking for the schedule for trips from Amsterdam Airport to Schiphol Airport and you'll see what I mean. The site is unable to provide them. Alternately, compare the schedules for trips between one airport and another station to those for trips between the other ...


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AMS is Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. It's called Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Search engines usually let you search either by the airport name directly, or by the city. The airport name is sometimes given as one, sometimes as the other, most of the time as a combination. Rail planners make this a mess more often than air search sites, as those mostly give ...


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The city center is indeed near Amsterdam Centraal. There are multiple trains going there from the airport. It is about a 15 minute train ride. The right platform is signed quite clearly. Be careful to not take the train to Amsterdam RAI or Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, these are not the town center. To go from Amsterdam to Leiden, you can take two different ...


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From Schiphol airport, you can take a train to Amsterdam Centraal. From there you can also get a direct connection to Leiden Centraal. You can use the Nationale Spoorwegen (National Railways) website to plan your trip accordingly. They offer an English version of the site. If you are also looking for additional public transportation time tables, for ...


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Copying phoog's comment — In general, you cannot, unless you have a compelling reason for not applying in your country of residence. It does not appear that you have a compelling reason, though if your trip to the Netherlands is motivated by some recent development that is beyond your control, such as a family illness, you would have a better chance of ...


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For such a short visit, I would want to do as little surface travel as possible as that is always slower than airtravel. So I used Skyscanner to have a look at prices Schiphol (AMS) to Bergen (BGO) and when buying now for July or August you will still find prices of about €200 to €300 for a return ticket. If you love trains, you could fly into Oslo and out ...


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Depending on your definition of the word "bridge", Hamburg definitely comes on top with 2496 bridges.


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Please enter your traveller, destination, and transit information in Timatic and it will tell you if a visa is required for transfer through the Netherlands. Enter your personal information here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/vendors/default.aspx?i=TIMATIC Illustration (may not be accurate for yourself): Results:


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A good friend of mine started Walk Rotterdam they offer guided walking tours in english around the city of Rotterdam. Their walks are done by real architects from Rotterdam and are about architecture, art, history and the character of the city. Their walks include open discussions and analyses.


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A good way for those that really want to see the dike is to take the bus and get off at the monument stop to catch the next service an hour later (till 8 PM now, check when you plan your journey.) Alternatively, travel to either end and walk onto the dike. You could rent a bicycle to ride onto the dike for a short distance, (see below)¹. The bike lane is ...



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