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Can a person with an Indian passport transit from Tbilisi through Amsterdam the my way to the USA? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian passport holder travelling from Tbilisi back to the USA. I have a visa for the US and will get a visa on arrival in Georgia. I was thinking of booking a flight but all the flights ...
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Going to Amsterdam tomorrow. Two months left on passport

I've had this vacation planned for quite a few months. I knew that my passport expired this summer and didn't think anything of it since the trip is a couple months ahead, in April. However, just now ...
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Schiphol transit from EU inbound flight to Canada

Old parents who do not speak English are flying from Warsaw to Canada with a connection in Amsterdam. Will they go out, or will customs and passport control happen inside the airport? I was thinking ...
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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

I want to visit the Koningsdag (Dutch national holiday) and am looking for a hotel in the centre (not a hostel, I want my own room). I have checked various portals (including Airbnb) and everything at ...
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OV chipkart with 2 month subscription only

Few of my friends are coming from India for a 2months internship purpose to Amsterdam, for which I need a OV chipkart/ GVB card with 2 months subscription only. Can you help me how I get it? What ...
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Amsterdam 2 day pass validity

I'm considering buying a 2 day pass for Amsterdam (https://www.discoverholland.com/amsterdam-travel-ticket). I was wondering how to figure out what routes are included and which ones are not. It seems ...
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One way bike rental Amsterdam to Paris

Is there a company that rents bicycles in Amsterdam (or anywhere in The Netherlands) for a one way trip to Paris? In other words, pick up the bike in Amsterdam, and drop off in Paris 2 weeks later.
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Can I get tax refund stamp if just traveling between EU countries?

I traveling to France and Germany from the US and my outbound flight is Berlin to New York with a very tight layover in Amsterdam. I plan on doing some shopping in Paris but I'm concerned that I won't ...
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Maximising chance of making tight connection after learning I will be selected for secondary screening

Today I flew from the EU to the UK via Amsterdam airport (AMS). I was held momentarily for secondary screening at passport control (I have an EU passport). The officer explained that someone with my ...
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Schengen Visa Application Travel

Can I issue my tourist Schengen visa for the Netherlands from Country A even though my plane tickets are booked from another country (Country B) to Amsterdam?
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Do I need to arrive at the station early for a Thalys / Eurostar train for Amsterdam > Brussels > London?

I've booked (through Eurostar, as a single ticket) a train trip from Amsterdam to London with a transfer in Brussels. The first leg is on Thalys, the second on Eurostar. The ticket leaves about 45 ...
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AMS transfer time on one ticket US

I am flying from the US to AMS to London and my flight has been delayed shortening my connection time to only an hour. this is my first ever time out of the states. Is this connection possible? I have ...
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Stati Schengen visa [duplicate]

I had a stati Schengen visa applied from Italy embassy in uk. Its a type c stati Schengen visa. As of now my plan has changed, instead of going to Italy got changed to Netherlands. So can i go to ...
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Amsterdam travel tickets

I plan to go to Amsterdam in April, how can I purchase the Amsterdam travel Ticket for two days and have it started at Amsterdam airport?
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Does an Indian passport holder require transit/Schengen visa for a connecting flight via Amsterdam to final destination England [duplicate]

I am moving to England on a work visa in mid of march 2023, I booked a flight from Etihad Airways the flight has 2 stops/layovers (2 hours each) before the UK below is the route. India > Abu Dhabi &...
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I have permanent residence in Sweden and I was deported from Denmark with a 2 year Schengen entry ban. Can I transit through Schengen countries?

I have a permanent residence permit in Sweden and I was deported from Denmark. I have a two-year Schengen entry ban. Can I transit through any Schengen country? Can I travel to Germany with a Schengen ...
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At what hour should I arrive at Schiphol for a flight to a destination within the Schengen Area that leaves at 7:00 AM?

My flight leaves from Amsterdam at 7:00 AM. I'm flying to another country within the Schengen Area, which means no passport control. In the good old days of efficient Schiphol (sigh...), I would have ...
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55 mins OSL-AMS-UK enough?

I am flying from OSL-AMS-BRS and have 55mins however the gate closes 15 mins before so that’s 40mins I think. When we touch down in AMS I assume we need a bus to get to the gate? More time. I then ...
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OV-chipkaart value and refunds in 2022

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. Given 3-5 tram/metro/bus ...
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Travelling from Belgium to Amsterdam by train - NS Flex discount

Say you were travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, spending 2-4 days in Amsterdam using public transport then travelling from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train. According to the NS website, it ...
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Visa requirements for exiting CDG and AMS as layover spots

I asked a version of some of these questions in this post, but my writing was unclear. Suppose one has a round trip single itinerary ticket from the US to Turkey and a US passport. There is a daytime ...
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Trip to Turkey + stops in Paris and Amsterdam [closed]

Suppose 4 US passport holders are going to Turkey, and have a booked, insured, round trip from US to Turkey (and back). The flights stop in Paris for ~12 hours during the day on the way to Turkey, and ...
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What are these hooks on Amsterdam's buildings?

Im in Amsterdam for the first time and I noticed these weird hooks on the top of nearly every building. My initial idea was that they are used to hold flags during during national holidays etc. What ...
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Connecting flight via Amsterdam to Peru

I am due to travel to Peru at the end of this month on a flight from Manchester to Amsterdam and then connecting to a flight to Lima, Peru. All my flights are with KLM and I have never had to do a ...
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Transit through Netherlands AMS with a 9hr layover

I will be travelling from the UK to South Africa, but transiting through Netherlands AMS airport, with a 9hr layover at the airport. From my research, I can tell that I am allowed to transit through ...
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How to claim VAT refund travelling from Amsterdam to London by train

After brexit, travellers from EU to UK can reclaim vat on purchases. My question is how can this be done from Amsterdam? Is there a customs office near the Eurostar entrance so that the VAT refund ...
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Amsterdam to Dublin with Ryanair for unvaccinated

My friend, who is from Bulgaria, is planning to go to Dublin from Amsterdam. He is not vaccinated, so what are the rules for him?
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What is the cheapest way to get from Weeze Airport to Amsterdam?

I am gonna land at Weeze airport on November 21 at about 12:00. I will have 4 days for traveling. I would like to go to Amsterdam and I am looking for the cheapest way to do so. I am planning to spend ...
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Are MasterCard and Visa accepted by Amsterdam taxis?

Do taxis in Amsterdam accept Visa and MasterCard? A search reveals that mostly they don't...but the questions and answers I found are 8 or 10 years old. Is the situation now different?
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Amsterdam to Bollenstreek with Day Pass

Can I use the 24 hr day ticket from Amsterdam (8.5 euros) to travel from Amsterdam central station to Bollenstreek? If not, what’s the ideal way to reach there? I read on a blog that Bollenstreek is ...
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Anne Frank Museum Amsterdam Tickets

I was trying to book 2 tickets for the museum (24th or 25th July) but their website says all of them are booked. Even though there was more than 1 week left when I started checking. Can we get tickets ...
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Is 1.5hr layover in Amsterdam Schiphol sufficient for intra-Schengen flights?

We are 5 people taking a flight from Stockholm Arlanda to Malaga, connecting in Schiphol. Usually we would have taken the direct flight, but they are fully-booked, so we decided to book on one ticket ...
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Transit in Amsterdam from non-Schengen to non-Schengen

I am writing this post in an attempt to hear real life experiences regarding this Amsterdam transit situation. Just for the record, I have read many posts from this website - upwards of 200 - and I ...
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Is 1 hour and 15 minutes enough for transit in Amsterdam airport?

I have a D type Schengen visa of Germany. I booked a ticket from KLM website itself from Istanbul to berlin. The issue is my passport would be checked in Amesterdam and stamped I think. I am not going ...
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Will Immigration be done at first point in Schengen or at end destination?

If a flight is taken from India to Amsterdam where there is a layover and then to Munich, is the immigration done at Amsterdam or at Munich? Since most Schengen flights are treated similar to domestic ...
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Are card readers legal in the Amsterdam red light window brothels for payment?

Read several articles and pieces of information that the sex workers cannot do this. Believe that I was heavily scammed and overcharged by one. I thought payment was only in cash to prevent card fraud ...
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Transit visa in Amsterdam [duplicate]

I'm Philippine passport holder having tourist visa in UK and Turkey. I wish to travel Turkey from UK via Amsterdam. Do i require a transit visa to transit in Amsterdam?
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When are the direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London planned to start?

Looking up train time on Bahn.de and on the Eurostar website I get a different set of train times for the same day. The difference is that Bahn.de gives 'non-stop' Amsterdam to London times where ...
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What is the incidence of lost luggage in Amsterdam Airport? [closed]

Years ago, 10% of luggage going through Amsterdam Airport was lost. Is that still true? We have a choice to fly through Paris or Amsterdam to Prague on Delta.
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Amsterdam: Good places to stay with small children? [closed]

I plan on going to Amsterdam on January 2020 for 4 days and I'll be bringing children (5 and 10 yo, so lots of walking is best avoided.) What are good price/quality ratio zones to look for places to ...
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How to check on dog in Animal Hotel in Amsterdam Schipol?

I'm bringing my pet dog with me to the United States from India. We have a layover at Amsterdam Schipol airport, which we chose because of the pet lounge (Animal Hotel) service there. Is it at all ...
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Do I need a passport/visa to travel inside EU with a change of airplane in Istanbul?

I am travelling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of airplane in Istanbul, is my id enough to travel or do I need a visa/passport? I have already search online and I think it's okay, but I want ...
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Transit in Amsterdam for 10 hours, do I have time to visit the city for sightseeing?

I'm planning to go to Luxembourg via Amsterdam from Jakarta, Indonesia. I will use KLM, arrive in Amsterdam at 6am and depart to Luxembourg at 4.50pm. I have a valid Schengen Visa. my questions are: ...
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Schengen in Dublin on ED Visa but wants to visit other Schengen cities for vacation

I am an English teacher with a student from Vietnam. Can she, with a Schengen visa and studying English in Dublin, travel on holiday to Amsterdam, Paris and Rome and then return to Dublin to continue ...
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Long layover in Amsterdam airport

I am travelling for the first time from Bombay (IN) to Alicante (ES) and have a long (18h) layover in Amsterdam. Will I be allowed to explore the city in meanwhile? What's the procedure to follow? ...
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Can a one way NS Ticket be used as an OV-Chipkaart for P+R Parking in Amsterdam?

I will be flying to Amsterdam in a few weeks, renting a car, and then driving to Germany. On my arrival day, I have a few hours before checking into my hotel and am considering dropping the car off at ...
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Cheapest option to get a bike for a week Amsterdam

Amsterdam is bike city. Almost every local has a bike, and I remember there are quite a few places where you can rent one. But - rentals are probably expensive (this answer says 15 EUR / 24h); and I ...
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Travel to Amsterdam on Schengen business visa for tourist purpose

I am travelling back to India from Curacao and I've 9 hours layover at Amsterdam airport. I am planning to go outside of Airport for sight seeing. I've valid Schengen business visa issued from ...
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Centraal Station to Rijksmuseum

I would like to visit the Rijksmuseum from the Rennaisance hotel (near Centraal station). Although it is only 1 mile, what are the preferred public transportation options for this route?
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Public transport with luggage from Schiphol to Amsterdam city

I am trying to evaluate if it is worth taking a cab from Schiphol to Centraal station (hotel is nearby station). The luggage is nudging me in the direction of a cab, however, public transportation is ...
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