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comment How should you drive on rush-hour lanes (“Spitsstrook”) in the Netherlands if they are open?
Please refrain from answering if you don't know (as you indicated yourself) the answer. Simply speculating and assuming based on another countries context is not helping.
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comment Which are my options to find trip companions online?
related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/35723/…
Nov
4
comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
Funny, question, does this mean that Americans then simply closet Brits? ;) This question really reminds me of this handy guideline that might apply to americans as well: buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/…
Nov
4
comment Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?
@jbarker2160 "pretty much universal all over French speaking Belgium", kind of fits your description of stereotyping.
Nov
4
comment Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries?
Ah, that is going to be tricky since I have different AA batteries I am using together at the same time, ranging from 900 mAh to 2700 mAh. I guess based on your comment I should not do that?
Nov
4
comment Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries?
@JoErNano I have added my power source to the OP and I am talking about your average rechargeable AA (1.5V) batteries
Nov
4
comment Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?
@tonny I am Dutch too, so that can't explain the difference in being treated the way your were treated "because your spoke Dutch". It could be your attitude that pissed them off, it could also be that you just had some interactions with rude people. You should not generalise this to all of Brussels or Liege. Also it is not that speaking Dutch in a Dutch bar will always guarantee the most pleasant and nice interactions. I don't like this answer because it is built on stereotypes and simply not fair.
Nov
4
comment Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?
-1 about speculation on Brussels and Liege. Your assumption on Brussels or Liege is incorrect. The people telling you that they received hostility were maybe perceived as being loud or rude (now I am speculating). I am in both cities frequently and I have never ever had an issue regarding hostility.
Nov
2
comment Buying a SIM card on arrival in Amsterdam
Where are you from? These days European Roaming packages from your own provider can be the cheapest option
Nov
2
comment Travel from Amsterdam City Centre to Efteling Amusement park and other information
Would renting a car be an option?
Oct
31
comment Travel from Amsterdam City Centre to Efteling Amusement park and other information
The 11th is Sint Maartenday/beginning of carnival season going through 's Hertogenbosch might cause delays
Oct
31
comment Can I integrate Airbnb listings with a routeplanner?
@markmayo yep that is the idea
Oct
28
comment Where are the natural hot springs in Andalucia?
@ivan the spring was supposed to be relatively close to estepona
Oct
23
comment Lost baggage, airline doesn't do anything
I wouldn't call it normal, I would call it common though. The fact that the EU made legislation to protect passengers, kind of proofs that airlines not always have normal behaviour.
Oct
23
comment Lost baggage, airline doesn't do anything
I wanted to suggest the EU passengers rights: europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/… But that only applies on flight to and from the EU
Oct
23
comment Lost baggage, airline doesn't do anything
What was your final destination and was it on a single ticket?
Oct
22
comment Can my brother photograph my wedding as a tourist?
@jonathanReez Only in Dutch (vlaanderen.be/nl/bouwen-wonen-en-energie/bouwen-en-verbouwen/…;. It stipulates that family up until second degree ((grand)parents and (grant)children) are allowed to help and the up until the fourth degree (cousins) are tolerated. "Vrienden mogen wettelijk gesproken niet komen helpen" Friends legally aren't allowed to help.
Oct
21
comment Can my brother photograph my wedding as a tourist?
I have seen people making pictures in the zoo with professional gear, simply because they just started a digital photo course. You could use that excuse. Then again, it is a really good question, since bureaucracy can be mad at times. In Belgium, for example, it is considered tax fraud if your friends help you in painting your house.
Oct
15
comment Car rental deposit €730 for 24h in a small car?
@pnuts is this your opinion, or do you have some background in car rental and you know for a fact this question isn't answerable?
Oct
15
comment Car rental deposit €730 for 24h in a small car?
Also except for rentals at airport, I have never found a rental company that is willing to give really full coverage insurance.