Questions tagged [amsterdam]

The capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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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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Where is this building in Amsterdam with a façade looking like a bookshelf?

A friend of mine was in Amsterdam this weekend, and he made an awesome photo of a building with a wall that looks like a book shelf: Unfortunately he has no idea of the address and he doesn't have a ...
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How can I go from Amsterdam to Paris?

I would like to know the CHEAPEST way to go from Amsterdam to Paris. But it don't need to be straight, only cheap. For example, I have no problem to make a tour from Amsterdam until reach Paris.
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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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What's the current status of direct London-Amsterdam Eurostar trains?

In May 2017, there were various press reports that Eurostar would run direct trains from London to Amsterdam by the end of the year; for example, see the London Evening Standard. What is the current ...
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Visiting islands around Cuba

I planned to travel to Cuba and Dominican Republic, but I've suddenly realized that the flights between Havana and Punta Cana are 6-8 hours and it is not that cheap... Is there any other ...
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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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Amsterdam - How to reach from Schiphol Airport to Hotel Nes by cab and Metro?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Hotel Nes from Schiphol airport. I want to know about both options - Metro and private taxi and price for both. I heard that ...
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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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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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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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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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Train and tram tickets in Amsterdam?

I know there's the OV chipcard for travel, but the empty card itself cost money. Then I have to top-up the travel value. How about the GVB 1 day card that cost 7.50? Does it mean I have to pay for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buying a SIM card on arrival in Amsterdam

I will land at Amsterdam airport on 8th November. Are there shops selling prepaid SIM cards there? How much time does it take for a SIM to get activated? Any recommendations? I would like a plan with ...
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Amsterdam To Rotterdam by train

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in the Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right ...
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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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Is Amsterdam a dog friendly city?

Are there many places in Amsterdam that would be happy for us to bring a dog in (cafes, restaurants, public buildings)? What is the general attitude to dogs in public places in the Netherlands?
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Four trip discount on Netherlands trains?

AMS to Amsterdam, next day to Haarlem and back, third day back to Schiphol. Each single trip is €4 but is there a way to combine them into less than €16? Also, for the Haarlem trip, I’ll have a ...
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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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Skydiving or paragliding options in Europe [closed]

I am looking for options to have skydiving or paragliding near Amsterdam. I know both (skydiving and paragliding) are very different but I want to have adventurous sky view. Near Amsterdam doesn't ...
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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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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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Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?

I'd like to rent a bike while in Amsterdam to do a little trip. Is there a bike rental, which rents decent sport bikes? It seems like most rentals are aimed at renting city bikes, which I do not ...
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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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Are there any baggage lockers at Amsterdam Zuid Station?

I would like to stay at Giethoorn for one night; I want to store my baggage at Amsterdam Zuid station. Are there any baggage lockers one can use?
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Weather recommendations for Amsterdam

I am planning to travel Amsterdam about November and I would like to walk around the city and rent a bike for some tours. I read to travel guide and the temperature is about 5ºC but they don't ...
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Getting from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam

I need to get from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station. Is there a direct train? How much would a taxi cost?