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The capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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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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KLM with train segment from Schiphol to Brussels - take later Thalys train

I have booked a ticket with KLM from Schiphol to Brussels with Thalys train (the flight it's from TLV to Schiphol and train from Schiphol to Brussels). The time between the landing until the train ...
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Can I buy tickets to Neerpelt in Amsterdam (Schiphol), and where would I find that information?

I'm traveling to Neerpelt through Amsterdam (I will arrive at the Airport during a morning this weekend). Can I buy train tickets to Belgium, specifically Neerpelt, there? Could I even pre-order them ...
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Transportation in Netherlands: to and around Amsterdam

In June, I plan to visit Amsterdam for 4 days. We will need to travel to Hoofdorp and Bussum to visit relatives. In the past I have stayed at hotels in the Hoofdorp area that provide parking as part ...
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Amsterdam: parking a rental car downtown

I am visiting relatives in Amsterdam area in mid June and contemplating lodging in either downtown or near the airport. I will need a car or similar service to visit relatives. That being said, a ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam if I'm on advance parole? [duplicate]

I am returning to the US via Amsterdam. I have a US advance parole document. Do I need a transit visa to transit through Amsterdam? Their website mentions US resident permits but does not talk about ...
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Schengen C type visa

I am travelling to Norway with a Schengen C type Visa with a layover of 10 hours in Amsterdam, Nethelands. I was wondering if I can explore the city for a few hours? If yes, what is the process?
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Can I get into the Van Gogh Museum the same day I get my ticket?

When I pick up my I Amsterdam cards in Amsterdam, I can then reserve time slots for the Van Gogh museum. I will pick up the cards on March 26 and activate it for March 27-29. How likely am I to find ...
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Do I need a visa to leave the Amsterdam airport enroute to Norway from US?

I am a US citizen with a valid passport. I am traveling to Norway via Amsterdam. I will have a long layover in Amsterdam and would like to leave the airport. Can I do so without a visa? If I need ...
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Flying from Amsterdam to Zurich - do I need a passport? [duplicate]

I just arrived in Amsterdam (by train) and realized I left my passport home in Switzerland. I am a US citizen residing in Switzerland, and I have my Swiss resident permit with me. I have a flight back ...
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My friends and I are going to Amsterdam, what can we bring back?

My friends and I are going on holiday to Amsterdam in a few months and i was wondering what we could "legally" bring back with us. I have heard stories of people bringing back lollies or tea bags but ...
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RIP 'I amsterdam', when will I see you again?

Due to over-tourism, they removed from the center, but a colleague from NET told me they will put it back somewhere else. Is this true? If so, does anyone know when and where?
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Amsterdam Centraal or Sloterdijk station area?

For sightseeing in Amsterdam and traveling to Brussels, should we stay in Amsterdam Centraal area or can we stay at Sloterdijk station area? How difficult and expensive it is to travel back and ...
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Benelux-France Rail Pass | I am Amsterdam Card | Benefits and will it fit my jouney plan?

I am travelling to Europe from India in December and my plan is as follows - Normal Tickets for 2 people - 2nd Class: 451.82 Euro Amsterdam -> Brussels Brussels -> Paris Paris -> Landerneau ...
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Bicycle Helmets with Bike Rental in Amsterdam?

We will visit Amsterdam next March and I plan to rent a bike for day. Do they include helmets with the rental? I watched several videos of bicycles in Amsterdam and I saw nobody wearing a helmet.
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Keukenhof Garden in March - Too early? [duplicate]

Next year the Keukenhof will be open from 21 March until 19 May 2019. We will be in Amsterdam 27-29 March 2019. How different will the early bloom be from the peak bloom in April? Their website says ...
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Have I got enough time to make this connecting flight from London to Toronto Pearson via Amsterdam?

I haven't flown much so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. I booked a flight from London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson which has a layover at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. The first leg is ...
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Immigration at Schiphol airport for non-EU citizens?

I am going to be traveling from Delhi to Amsterdam and was wondering how much time it would take for a first-time student entry to cross the immigration checkpoint.
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Cheapest way to travel in Amsterdam and nearby

I am going to Amsterdam for 10 days. I plan to stay at Haarlem and travel to Amsterdam Central daily. Also I have planed day trips to Rotterdam and The Hague. Is there any travel pass that will take ...
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Can a BIVS visa holder visit Amsterdam for 2 days?

I am visiting Ireland and London the next 9 days on a BIVS visa and I want to stay in Amsterdam for a very short time, 2 days only. Can I get a visa on the spot for Amsterdam for 2 days? I don't have ...
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Transit accessible parking lots near Amsterdam

I'm planning to travel to Amsterdam by car to visit the city center. My understanding that parking in the city center for a day is both difficult and expensive. Are there any free or lower cost ...
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Amsterdam connection [closed]

I'm flying from Dubrovnik, Croatia on EasyJet to Amsterdam, and connecting on Delta to Boston. How much time is needed for this connection?
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Do I need a transit visa in either Amsterdam or Istanbul?

If I am bound for Paris from Mombasa, Kenya and I transit through Amsterdam or Istanbul, do I need a transit visa or will my Schengen visa suffice?
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