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

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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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Is anyone sure of the requirements to take Eurostar from London to Netherlands after 23 January 2021

I am a British citizen but a permanent resident of the Netherlands, hoping to take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam on 26 January. The Netherlands has of course implemented extremely strict ...
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COVID related travel requirements for train journey Austria -> Germany -> Netherlands

My wife and I are planning to travel from Austria to the Netherlands on 31st January 2021 via train. Our train journey has two layovers : Frankfurt (~ 50 minutes) and Utrecht (~ 20 minutes). What ...
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Does the negative PCR test 'EU list of safe countries' exemption apply to travellers with a layover in a third country?

The Netherlands requires most travellers from outside the EU to present a negative PCR test result to show that they are not carriers of COVID-19. One of the exemptions to this rule is: People ...
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With the 19 December 2020 COVID 19 measures, can I travel between the UK and the Netherlands?

My UK boyfriend and I, in the Netherlands, do not plan to see each other over Christmas, but we like to know what is possible in case of emergencies to either of us or our close families. So we like ...
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Does the DB corona-flexibility rule apply to Dutch domestic connections on international journeys?

German train tickets bought before 2020-03-14 can be used flexibly until 2020-10-31, including on international trains. Are they also valid on Dutch domestic connections? According to Deutsche Bahn: ...
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I am Dutch citizien (EU) married to a US citizen. Can I travel to US to visit my husband during travel ban? [duplicate]

I have a valid ESTA and my husband lives in the U.S. and my immigration visa is in processing.
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Can I travel back to the UK from Middle East with transit in Amsterdam with 4 months left on my British passport?

Can I travel back to the UK from Middle East with transit in Amsterdam with 4 months left on my British passport ?
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Is there any legal "calm/silent/quiet time" in the Netherlands?

Are there any legal regulations in the Netherlands about time when it's not allowed to play music loudly or do any works which produce a lot of noise? I'm asking specifically about campings and other ...
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Refused to enter the UK, will Amsterdam let them in for an overnight stay whist waiting for a flight back to Orginal Country, Argentina

My boyfriend was detained at Heathrow as he didn't have the right visa. He has a flight booked but has to spend an overnight stay in Amsterdam. Could he leave the airport for the evening if I book him ...
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Bikepacking from Germany to Netherlands during covid-19 pandemic

I'm planning to cycle from Berlin to Utrecht Netherlands around end of this month. The question is, is it safe to travel there. Will I get any restriction going there ? I'm an Indonesian having work ...
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Getting refunded for a non-refundable booking due to the hotel closure because of the COVID-19 situation (Netherlands)

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through the hotel website. The hotel is located in the Netherlands. Two days ago, a hotel manager informed me that they close the hotel for a certain period ...
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Schengen visa expires before travel ban ends, can I ask for an extension instead of reapplying?

Today I got my schengen visa approved which I had applied for before the pandemic. I had plans to visit the Netherlands. Sadly, the Netherlands has a travel ban effective till April 19th and my visa ...
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Netherlands Visa Refusal on 17th March 2020

This decision means what? Sufficient justification for the purpose and circumstances of the intended stay was not provided. The specific purpose for which the visa was applied for is no longer ...
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What happens to my Schengen visa application being processed during coronavirus?

I submitted my application a week ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. I am just wondering whether they can reject my application because of coronavirus, or would they still issue me a ...
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TransferWise account and cancellation of hotel because of COVID-19

Due to the on going Coronavirus outbreak, there has recently been a state of emergency declared in Czechia meaning my partner can't travel and, for this reason, I emailed a hotel I had booked in the ...
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Can I email Tax Payer Certificate to Embassy of Netherlands after submission

I have submitted a Business Schengen Visa application via VFS yesterday Lahore, Pakistan. Due to the change in policy in terms of documentation. The VFS assistant refused to take Tax Returns Papers ...
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Is accommodation address required for a Netherlands study visa?

I am applying for a short-stay (2 months) Schengen visa to stay in the Netherlands for the purpose of study (sent by my home institution in Russia as part of my PhD program). When, as advised by the ...
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