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The capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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Can I visit Amsterdam and Paris on a single-entry Schengen visa?

This is my first time to plan a trip. I'm going to visit Amsterdam and then go to Paris. Will my single-entry Schengen tourist visa allow for my planned trip?
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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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Transit visa not required at amsterdam

I had two tickets one from Mumbai to Amsterdam via Istanbul on Turkish airlines and Amsterdam to Quito on KLM airlines. Turkish airlines ground staff cleared me at Mumbai after verification of all ...
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Tour to (or via) Afsluitdijk

I am planing to go on a trip around Europe, and wondering if there are any buses (tour bus) or just any regular buses that go along the A7 motorway in the Netherlands (noord-holland). I really love ...
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I will go be in transit in Amsterdam - can I leave the international zone for a few minutes as a Tunisian?

I'm from Tunisia. I will go to Amsterdam. Can I leave the "international zone" and go out of the airport and then come in again? Does anyone care and will they let me in again?
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Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy in Bahrain. At the beginning, my flight was to Paris, France, but I want to change my route to be Amsterdam, Netherlands my ...
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Can a single 'OV-chipkaart' be used for multiple people from Eindhoven to Amsterdam, and then locally in Amsterdam?

I'll be in the Netherlands between 2/12/2016 and 07/12/16, arriving at Eindhoven airport with two friends. We want to stay for 2 days at Eindhoven , and then take the train/bus to Amsterdam, staying ...
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Transit visa for 2 layovers one in Paris and then in Amsterdam

I am planning to visit India from USA. I will be having 2 layovers 1st in Paris and then in Amsterdam. Do I need any kind of visa for this trip? Thanks in advance!
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do I require Transit visa for Amsterdam since I am travelling from Delhi- Amsterdam- Havana and my layover time at Amsterdam is 1.45 hrs [duplicate]

I am travelling from India to Havana via Amsterdam.the layover time at Amsterdam is 1.45 hrs. Do I require to obtain Transit Visa?
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Pakistani national having “30 Day Entry Clearance VIgnette” for UK allowed to transit at Amsterdam?

I am planning to travel from Islamabad, Pakistan to Edinburgh, Scotland, via Amsterdam, Netherlands in a few days. Pakistani citizens are required to have an Airport Transit Visa of Netherlands if ...
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Languages spoken in the Netherlands

I'm preparing a trip to Amsterdam. I know that the official language is Dutch but I have read that 90% of population speak English. So, Is it enough to speak English or should I learn some basic ...
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1 Hour Connection in AMS for flight to Atlanta

My husband and I are going to Prague for 5 days this month. The flight times changed a few times and KLM have us booked on our return flight from Prague to Amsterdam to Atlanta. We have a one hour ...
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Are Schiphol airport hotels noisy?

We are visiting Amsterdam for 2 nights and will try to stay somewhere near Schiphol (if possible) to catch the 10 A.M. flight. We can see quite a lot of marquee hotels near Schiphol with good weekend ...
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How to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport.
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Can I use the OV-chipkaart to get from Schiphol to the center by train?

According to amsterdam.info, there is a direct train from the Schiphol airport to the Amsterdam central station (Amsterdam Centraal). Since I am going to buy the OV-chipkaart to use public transport ...
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Tulip Garden to visit on End of June Amsterdam

I'm traveling to Amsterdam last week of June. I heard Tulip season will over starting of June. Will there be a garden to visit Amsterdam in last week of June?
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Requesting information about Amsterdam Travel Cards

I'm going to visit Amsterdam in last week of June and I'll stay near Sloterdijk Station. I will land at 9pm in AMS and stay for 5 days. I have done some search and found out there are three types of ...
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What to wear in Amsterdam in end of June [duplicate]

I'll be in Amsterdam end of June for 5 days. I'm from tropical weather and heard spring in Amsterdam is bit cold. Do I need wear clothing thats suits to cold weather or normal t-shirt and trouser ...
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To visit Paris on return from NL

Will visit Amsterdam for 45 days from July first week to mid August. This is an official visit, company sponsored. I've already been to Italy a few times and Amsterdam once before. My plan is to visit ...
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Cheap Mobile Data Sim Card for Short Stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'm going to visit Amsterdam end of the June for 5 days. I have managed to find out Libra Mobile and Lyca Mobile has the cheapest Mobile Data offering. What is the best option to have for mobile data?...
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Weed tourism: alternatives to Amsterdam [closed]

I am looking for a city recommendation in the Netherlands to engage in weed tourism. Here's what I am looking for cozy coffeeshops or bars where you can smoke weed. this would be an optimal amount ...
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How can I buy advance tickets for Anne Frank House?

At this writing (20 July) the earliest dates I can find for advance tickets to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are in September. Do they really sell out that far in advance? Or is this some glitch ...
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Traveling From Brussels to Amsterdam — Are Seat Reservations Mandatory for Eurail Pass 1st Class?

Trying to book seat reservations from Brussels to Amsterdam on an IC direct train — I see no mandatory seat reservation required? We have Eurail Flexi-Saver passes, 1st class and I see no where to ...
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Long time transit in Schiphol - will I need to collect my bag?

I have aprox 20 hours transit in Amsterdam schiphol. My plan is to visit centraal amsterdam and book one night room in a hotel. I have two main question; 1) Will I be able to collect my boarding for ...
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Travelling Netherlands and Belgium on a budget — need trip feedback [closed]

First time traveller here. I am trying to put together a travel route/trip plan for my vacation this August. I've done some research, but I feel like I can benefit from the advice of someone more ...
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What is Amsterdam city center and transportation from there to Leiden?

I will arrive to Amsterdam on 17:30 local time. my accommodation is on Leiden CS, I know there is a train from Amsterdam airport to Leiden, but I am thinking that I want to visit the city center ...
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Where to buy tram tickets in Amsterdam

I have to travel to Amsterdam next week, but I have a question regarding the Tram tickets. Do I buy the tram tickets in the Central Station? Can I buy tickets from the tram driver? Since it's a ...
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Can I see some of Amsterdam during a five hour layover at Schiphol? [duplicate]

I'm changing planes in late March in Schiphol with a five hour layover. I've never been to Amsterdam. Is there anything I can do to see a little bit of Amsterdam and not miss my flight?
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Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam going from Philippines to Greece, if travelling on a (government) official passport?

I hold an official Philippine passport (government official) and will travel from Manila to Athens through Amsterdam (transit). I do not need to get a visa for entry to Athens, Greece. Do I need to ...
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VAT Refund Process for Cash Purchases

I will soon be traveling to Amsterdam and plan to purchase some goods at the Apple store, and would be requesting a refund of the VAT since I am not a resident of the EU. I did some research and ...
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Are hand/insole warmers readily available in the airport/local markets in Amsterdam and Trondheim?

I have traveled to South Korea before and these hand/insole warmer packets could be bought at a cheap price in convenience stores and markets. I was wondering if it would be the same in Amsterdam and ...
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How to get to Schiphol Airport at 5am using public transport from Amsterdam?

How can you get to Schiphol using public transport at 5 a.m.? I understand public transport starts at 6 am. I heard about some night buses but can't find their routes or which to take. I'm leaving ...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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How to get to Hanover or Wolfsburg from Amsterdam

We are getting to AMSTERDAM, ZEEBURG P&R COACH PARK AT ZUIDERZEEWEG on Wednesday morning (19/08/2015) and need to get to either Hanover or Wolfsburg. Any tips? Bus or train and which one is ...
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Transit visa from Amsterdam with Caribbean visa [duplicate]

I'm visiting St. Maarten from Sri Lanka. I have a Caribbean visa from the Netherland Embassy. Transit period in Amsterdam Airport is 4 hours. Do I need a transit visa to go through Amsterdam?
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Where in Amsterdam can one legally spray graffiti?

My friend is an artist and she wondered if she can draw on the walls in Amsterdam legally and if yes where?
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Which airport in Amsterdam is AMS

I am going to Amsterdam on Vueling. On the boarding pass it is written AMS as destination, but I don't know which airport that is. I was planning some trips using http://www.ns.nl/en and that website ...
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Things to do during layover at Schiphol [closed]

I have a three hour layover at Schiphol, and this is my first time visiting Schiphol. Assuming my incoming flight is at time, what can I do to pass my time there? Also, I want to keep my self ...
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What goes on in Amsterdam during New Year's Eve?

What is Amsterdam like for New Year's Eve? What events are typical in this city?
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Do I need a visa going to Amsterdam?

I'm a Filipino living here in Italy. I want to go to Amsterdam but I didn't know if I need a new Visa. I want to know if my visa here in Italy is also valid for Amsterdam. I'm a residence here in ...
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Best day ticket for 3 days in Amsterdam, sleeping close to Halweg-Zwanenburg

It seems that there are no day tickets including gvb and a single NS train travel to Amsterdam Centraal (excluding schipol). So till now my research says: "The Amsterdam Travel Ticket" for 3 days at ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa from Sri Lanka

I am planing to travel to Amsterdam on September 20th-25th. I would like to clarify some points regarding the visa process. First one is: can I show a hotel reservation from booking.com (free ...
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Enter Van Gogh Museum restaurant

Is it required to buy a ticket to the museum just to sit in the restaurant? My sister with her husband are going to the museum but I want to babysit their daughter.
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Multiple-Day Tickets in Amsterdam

I'm going to Amsterdam in a few days by bus. I`ll arrive at Sloterdijk-Station. So i planned to buy a 4-Day-Ticket, since im going to be in Amsterdam for 4 Days. My question is now, Can i buy this ...
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What is the cheapest form of public transportation from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland?

I'm looking for the cheapest way to travel by public transport from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland (Belfast). I don't care about the time to reach the destination, I just don't know how can I reach ...
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Anything to do for 8h layover in Amsterdam at 1am on a Monday?

We have an 8h layover in Amsterdam starting at about 1am this Monday (Sunday night). We want to explore, but we're not sure if anything will be open, or if we'll just end up wandering the streets with ...
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Where can I find a “Melty Cheese Wheel”?

I'm going to Switzerland (Geneva), also to Paris, and Amsterdam, there's some place where can I find a "Melty Cheese Wheel"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52d6UhLdiSw Looks like that the real ...
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Transavia and Vueling lugages rules

I am going to Amsterdam to do a job interview, the company bought for me the two tickets to go and come back. I will be using two flights companies, which are Transavia and Vueling. in the boarding ...
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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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Smoking weed in Amsterdam as a tourist

I read the following question and all its answers: Is weed still legal for tourists in Amsterdam? I am not even a weed smoker, but since I am going to Amsterdam, I thought I'd give it a try. I would ...