Questions tagged [netherlands]

A country in Western Europe, bordering Belgium, Germany and the North Sea.

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What to not to miss in Dutch Hoge Veluwe national park in October?

I was thinking of visiting Dutch De Hoge Veluwe national park in the middle of October during one day. Given that the weather may not be perfect and given that I am usually not good in naturally ...
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I am a South African travelling to the USA via Amsterdam - Do I need another visa to pass through Amsterdam if I do not leave airport?

I am a South African travelling to Chicago, I have a valid 10-year visa for the USA but my flight is from Johannesburg to Amsterdam airport, onward to Chicago. Do I need another visa for the fact ...
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Dutch border police stamped my passport on exit but not re-entry. Should I be concerned?

I'm a British citizen living in the Netherlands with a permanent residence permit with type "PERMANENT RESIDENCE DOCUMENT WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT ART. 18(1)" According to the website for the ...
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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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Do I need a work visa to attend a conference?

I'm a British citizen and my company is sending me to a conference in the EU (the Netherlands) later this month. Do I need to apply for a work visa while I am attending the conference? This is my ...
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Should I show mutual fund statements for Schengen visa or liquidate to my bank account?

I'm in the process of applying for a Schengen tourist visa (Netherlands) from India. I invest a good amount of my salary in mutual funds every month (SIP). I've been setting aside some money (also in ...
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Is a Dutch ID card still valid for travel to the UK after Brexit?

Before Brexit, a Dutch ID card was valid to travel to the UK. Since Brexit, I'm not sure. I hear conflicting information. Some claim an ID card is still OK, others say a passport is needed. Can ...
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Time to clear border controls when arriving via ferry at Rotterdam

How long does it take to clear border controls when arriving by ferry at Rotterdam from Hull?
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can I use Revolut for the personal OV-Chipkaart in Netherlands?

They write that I need a dutch bank account to get a personal OV-Chipkaart in the Netherlands for public transport, but I can't find if Revolut or N26 which are online banks accepted in the ...
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Has anyone recently applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands? In how many days did you receive your visa?

I had applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands from San Francisco on 22nd July 2022. It's been 3 weeks now, in my past experience three times I always received it within 2 weeks. Now I am worried if ...
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Country of residence? MVV form - The Netherlands

I am a citizen of Mauritius and I currently living in Mauritius. I need to collect my MVV visa at the embassy of the Netherlands in Tanzania and I need to fill the MVV form beforehand. However in the ...
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Expectations when dressing in a Dutch hotel room (no curtains)

I am traveling to the Netherlands. The hotel (I've been there before) has no curtains or blinds in the rooms - very typical for the country. In front of the window runs a street, not particularly wide,...
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Will I be able to take a Norway - Netherlands - Norway flight with only a Norwegian drivers license?

I am in the middle of a work trip. I started off in Stavanger (Norway), and flew to Oslo (Norway) where I am at a conference for a day. Tomorrow, I am supposed to fly from Oslo Gardermoen airport to ...
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Who has priority in this Netherlands road junction?

Priority to the right is a right-of-way system, in which the driver of a vehicle is required to give way to vehicles approaching from the right at intersections. However, can I ask in below case who ...
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Can anybody provide a checklist for documents for a conference visa to Netherlands? (from India)

I can not find the checklist (specific for India to the Netherlands) anywhere, not even on the VFS website.
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Is a Visa Forex card commonly accepted in the Netherlands?

I am a student who'll be staying at the Netherlands for 2.5 months for an internship. I have been told that the most reliable way to pay in the NL is using a Maestro debit card, and that many ...
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Netherlands sending a knife back to France

Last week I stayed in Amstersdam for a few days. When I came back to France I realized I forgot a Leatherman multi-tool in the hotel room. I contacted the hotel and they told me they found the multi-...
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Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme

I am an Indian citizen residing in the Netherlands with residence permit long-term resident EU. As per the link here: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/preclearance-and-entry-visas-fees/#SSVWP ...
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Can I bring a suitcase on the Intercity train from Amsterdam to Groningen?

I'm traveling to the Netherlands this summer for a week, and I'll be landing at the Amsterdam Airport. To go to Groningen, I'd have to take the Intercity train for 2 hours. Should I buy the tickets in ...
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Is a return air ticket absolutely necessary for a Schengen business trip?

I have a 2 year Schengen business visa from Germany. This week, I am leaving for the EU on a 3-week trip, with meetings in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Unfortunately, my last week ...
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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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Netherlands residence permit expired and new one approved but not yet issued: re-entry question

I have a US passport and have been working in the Netherlands since 2020. I received a new permanent contract from January 2022. My fixed-term Netherlands “residence permit” (verblijfsvergunning) ...
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Do I need to pre-register a UK electric vehicle to drive in low emissions zones in the Netherlands and Germany?

I'm planning to drive my UK-registered electric vehicle in the Netherlands and Germany. I may (by design or accident!) drive in a low emissions zone in either country. Do I need to have a sticker on ...
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Staying near Rotterdam en-route to Cologne and visiting Amsterdam

With a group of 4 we're planning to drive from England to Cologne, Germany in the summer, arriving on a ferry in Rotterdam around 6pm. We would like to stay for 2 nights in the Netherlands and visit ...
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What train ticket do I need to buy to take a bicycle with me on the train to Belgium?

I want to take the train from Haarlem (The Netherlands) to Antwerpen (Belgium) and would like to take my non-folding bike with me. It is unclear to me where I can buy a ticket and what the special ...
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Utilizing a previously issued Schengen visa for travel post pandemic

I am fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa (Type C) that is valid till Jan 2023. It was issued by the Embassy of Netherlands. I have used it previously (...
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Can a proctored online COVID antigen test be used to travel to the Netherlands?

Given that the negative test result report provides the required information and the test is taken less than 24 hours before departure, can a telehealth COVID test be used to enter the Netherlands ...
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Current travel restrictions from Germany to France (and return) via Amsterdam on KLM

I would like to understand the regulations and restrictions for an Indian national with German temporary residence (expiring at the end of this year), who has been fully vaccinated in Germany more ...
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Schengen visa documents if the job is just 2 month old

I am applying for a Schengen short stay tourist visa at the Netherlands embassy this month. Since I am employed, the requirement for relevant documents for employed persons would be applicable. In ...
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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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Difference between residence permit and common format residence permit

I am an Indian and have Netherlands residence Permit Type 1. I am travelling from Amsterdam and will be transiting in LHR towards New delhi do I need transit visa? In the exemptions it says if you ...
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How do I use a Dutch COVID test to travel to the UK in summer 2021?

I'm in the Netherlands and trying to travel to the UK. According to the UK government "The Dutch Government are providing free tests for travel. If you choose to use these tests, you should check ...
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Transit at Schiphol from the UK as an EU citizen, Covid rules

I am having trouble finding and understanding the Covid-rules regarding transiting at Schiphol. The relevant details would be: Travel is from Wales (UK) to Germany Traveller is a German citizen and ...
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Are aurora borealis actually extremely rare in the Netherlands?

Aurora borealis are rare in the Netherlands. But is it as rare as seeing one in lower latitude countries (like those in the mediterranean)? Is there more probability of seeing an aurora in the ...
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Changing fare type in KLM

I have an intercontinental KLM flight with the standard fare. However, due to my own mistake, I just discovered that there is also a student fare with more baggage allowance. Can I change my fare type ...
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I overstayed my UK visa in the past and returned voluntary, will that harm my Dutch Student Visa?

The passport I am applying with doesn't have any travel history. I have paid the tuition fees in full, plus also one year expenses which is like 20,000 Euros in total. ILETS Score 7 Received ...
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Excess baggage on Vistara (or another airline) + KLM?

I have a single ticket from Kolkata, India to Amsterdam. The first part consists of a domestic flight with Vistara from Kolkata to Delhi and the next is with KLM from Delhi to Amsterdam. I was told by ...
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Can I take a lot of luggage with me on NS inter city train from Schiphol to Groningen

I will be reaching Schiphol airport on a Monday at around 13:30 in August. I will have two medium-sized trolley bags and one backpack. Is there any provision to store luggage on the train or should I ...
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Is 'kaaskop' considered a racial slur in the Netherlands?

My father would sometimes call the Dutch cheddar-heads in reference to the term kaaskop. Is this considered a racial slur if you were to travel in the Netherlands? Just so I know not to use it if it ...
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Dual/Dutch American Citizen visiting Netherlands [closed]

My wife and I live in the United States, I'm a dual American/Dutch citizen who has never lived in the Netherlands, my wife is American. We plan to move to travel in Europe, living in several EU ...
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Bank statement requirements for student visa in Netherlands [closed]

I am a Chinese student who is going to study in Amsterdam in September. I am likely to travel from the UK, where I am currently studying. On the website, where it asks for evidence of financial ...
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Transiting through Netherlands in private vehicle during Covid restrictions

My family and I are German citizens and residents. We plan in July 2021 to travel from the UK to Germany in our private car and our preferred route is to take the overnight ferry from Newcastle to ...
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Do I need to get a COVID-19 test when flying from Italy to the Netherlands?

I am planning to travel from Bergamo to Eindhaven with Ryanair. Do I have to take a COVID-19 test? If yes, do I need a PCR test or a rapid antigen swab?
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Can I make repeated 90-day trips to a single Schengen country?

I recall someone saying that you can't go to the same Schengen country as a tourist for 3 months over and over even if you don't overstay a trip, because immigration thinks that it's suspicious for ...
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Netherlands import fee refund when leaving country with stuff

I have bought a laptop from the US. They sent me the laptop to my address in the Netherlands by UPS. Before delivering the laptop, UPS asked me to pay 380 Euros for the Import fee. I am a businessman ...
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Does the 10-day self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands include the day of arrival?

According to the official Dutch guidelines, one must quarantine for 10 days immediately on arrival to the Netherlands from abroad. Does this 10-day period include the day of arrival? To be more ...
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What's the process of transit these days in countries with a covid ban?

I am a Canadian-Hungarian dual citizen, residing in Canada. As such, I can enter Hungary at worst I will need to quarantine. The question is, should the need arise, how would travel happen? I mean, ...
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