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comment Languages spoken in the Netherlands
@David Mulder: I think the Dutch are annoyed by people living and/or working in NL without learning the language and make assumptions about that based on where you're (perceived to be) from. If you're clearly a tourist you won't run into that, if you come around to, say, clean someone's windows or install his kitchen it's more likely you're expected to be able to speak Dutch.
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comment Languages spoken in the Netherlands
@user568458: You can safely assume that 99% of the Dutch (above 10y) know enough English to answer 'No' to 'Do you speak English?', and hello is close enough to the Dutch 'hallo' to be understood.
Jul
15
comment Travel in the Schengen area after my residence card was lost or stolen
His passport, which he still has, should (assuming he isn't from a very exotic country) be a valid ID. All Ryanair has to check is his identity, so a passport should be sufficient.
Jan
21
comment How do EU citizens claim healthcare bills in the Netherlands with the EHIC?
Instead of calling your insurance company you might call a local GP. The might just know how to deal with cases like this. Either way, don't go to a hospital directly, a GP is probably able to help you out and the hospital may not accept you unless you're being referred to them by a GP.
Nov
11
comment Driving from Genoa to The Hague with an LPG car
@Annoyed 200km at 1:10 will be around €16,- for LPG (LPG costs around 80 cents a liter) and the Austria vignette is avoidable on top of that. But it will add a few hours to the trip. (The Stelvio is worth it though ;) )
Nov
11
comment Driving from Genoa to The Hague with an LPG car
Toll along that route is all a trade-off between money and time by the way. You can save €10,- between Genoa and Milan, but that will slow you down a lot. You can however easily avoid the Austria vignette by taking the 171 instead of the A12. But avoiding toll in Switzerland is barely possible, and avoiding Switzerland altogether will add a few hours to the trip.
Nov
11
comment Driving from Genoa to The Hague with an LPG car
If you're in it for the drive and willing to take the time you could consider driving through Austria. The autobahnvignette for Switzerland costs €34,- while Austria has a 10 day vignette at €8,30. It adds nearly 200km (and nearly 4 hours) to the trip, but you'll still save a bit. For me the main reason to consider this route would not be to save a few euro's, but because it gives you a chance to drive the Stelvio pass which is a pretty stunning drive (though it might be closed in winter).
Mar
1
comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
More seriously, you could consider the study option. You'll have to pay a university, e.g. for a masters course. And you'll be kicked out of the course for not showing up at some point... What you really can't do is stay illegally and get away with it by fling back from outside the EU. I would obviously never suggest such a thing, if you're unlucky you could get locked up for a few days and send home early.
Mar
1
comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
An Irish passport would help, or marry someone in Europe. :)
Dec
14
comment Are there ways to call “international” toll-free phone numbers?
At least AIR Transat uses such a number for customer services. It extremely convenient, no long list of local numbers and free of charge anywhere.