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The capital and largest city of the Netherlands.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can I do a break-of-journey on Thalys?

If I buy a Ticket from Thalys Amsterdam–Paris, do I have the option of stopping over in Antwerpen, or maybe Brussels just to walk around and then take the next train? How expensive will it be?
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From Amsterdam Schipol to Hoofdorp?

I'm going with 5 friends to Amsterdam and I would like to reach the "Papa's Beach House" (IJweg 961, 2131 LV Hoofddorp) using the public transport from Schipol. Is that possible and can be cheap? ...
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The importance of staying central in a visit to Amsterdam with car

For a group of people driving to Amsterdam to stay for a few days with the following diversified agenda: Visiting tourist attractions Relaxing: Enjoying the summer weather Visiting bars and cafés ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Can I take an earlier Thalys train from Schiphol when travelling on a KLM flight-train ticket?

Situation: I have booked a ticket with KLM that combines a flight to Schiphol with a Thalys train to Brussels. The transfer time at Schiphol is 1 hour and 43 minutes and it was not possible to book ...
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Is it allowed in Amsterdam to give a ride on bicycle to another person

Lastly I've discovered that there is an action in Amsterdam to give a ride on single man bicycle to another person (strangers, actually): Yellow Backie: Amsterdam Style Hitchhiking. But I started to ...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys: When / where does my ticket get stamped? [duplicate]

I am re-posting this question, because it was marked as duplicate. However, the other ask-and-answers did not address my key question: Where/when during the Thalys ride does the ticket get stamped? ...
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6hour layover in Amsterdam

I am flying to Montreal from Prague and have a 6-hour layover in Amsterdam from 8:40AM to 3:20PM. Is it possible to go outside the airport in 6 hours? What could I possible do and see in 6 hours (...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...
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From Heathrowstraat to central Amsterdam

I'm going to visit Amsterdam on a 3-day vacation from 22–25 December, and I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on how to get around. The hotel is on Heathrowstraat, Westpoort, ...
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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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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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Amsterdam Day trip

I hold an Indian passport and since I have a day layover in Amsterdam I wanted to apply for a transit visa. Is this possible?
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Schengen Visa for Switzerland, but travel to Amsterdam & Paris [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Europe in November. My initial plan was to be in Switzerland for the entire duration of the trip. I have got the visa as well. But I wish to go to Amsterdam for two nights out ...
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Which hotels in Amsterdam have hot tubs in the rooms? [closed]

I am looking for a hotel in Amsterdam, for around £150 a night or less. It MUST have a hot tub/jacuzzi in the hotel room. It needs to be as close to the centre as possible. It would be an advantage if ...
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Traveling to India from Europe via london [duplicate]

I am an indian citizen working in Amsterdam (Dutch resident permit) and intend to travel to Mumbai. BA offers flight from Amsterdam to London City (LCY) and then a connection from London Heathrow to ...
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Boxed bike on trains in Amsterdam & Brussels

Can I take a boxed bike (bike packed in a box as per airline carrier requirements) on the train from Schiphol to Central Station Amsterdam? I need to store the box for my return journey in 5 weeks ...
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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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Amsterdam: day tickets from Sloterdijk to Centraal?

I'm considering staying on Sloterdijk, Amsterdam for a few days, and I'm trying to find out if there is any day/multi-day ticket that allows me to take the train from Sloterdijk to Centraal, which ...
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I need to buy a good quality bicycle in or near Amsterdam [closed]

I'm planning to cycle from Amsterdam to Budapest in September. I only have a high end Road bike which is not suitable for the trip. My idea is to buy a tourer or mtb in Amsterdam then take it back ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do people scan their Intercity / Sprinter tickets twice (on entry and exit) in Amsterdam?

I notice that people seem to scan their tickets twice, on entry and exit, on the NS system (Intercity / Sprinter) in Amsterdam. Since the officials scan your ticket on the train, what's the purpose of ...
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Amsterdam to Paris but drop off at Brussels with Thalys

I'm trying to book a ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, but they are all sold out even though I'm three months in advance. But I can buy tickets from Amsterdam to Paris and I can see that ...
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Do I need to register anything specific to use Uber in another city?

I use Uber in London and am going to visit Amsterdam in the summer. I know Uber serve in Amsterdam, but do I have to register anything in particular in my Uber phone app or website to be able to hail ...
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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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hi I have six month UK tourist visa. coming may I plan to visit London. [closed]

In case I want visit Amsterdam. How I get visa in London is it possible?
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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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Travelling to Amsterdam with Multi Schengen visa. Can I visit Frankfurt on transit first?

I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to ...
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What areas to avoid in Amsterdam for a family-friendly visit

I will be traveling to Amsterdam with elderly parents. They/we have a different "comfort zone" and would like to avoid walking through some liberal areas (such as the red light district or cannabis ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Schipol to Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (Megabus Stop)

I'm looking for the cheapest way to go from Amsterdam Schipol to Zeeburg Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (postcode: 1095 KJ) I also would like to find this exactly place (where I'...
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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 ...