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Questions tagged [netherlands]

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

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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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Is it possible to safely park a bicycle near the entrance of the Ouwehands Dierenpark?

I plan to visit Ouwehands Dierenpark with a friend, and to move more quickly around we plan to use bicycles and carry them with us on trains. Is it possible to safely park a bicycle near the entrance ...
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Schengen Single entry Business Visa to Multi entry

I hold an Indian passport. I am invited by a company in Netherlands for an interview in April last week-May first week 2019. They provided a letter to be shown at embassy requesting Single entry ...
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Netherlands checklist, document proving caregiver in your original country

We applied for a Netherlands visa, but our kids will stay in our country If we attach their school registration form would it be a good document?
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Visiting Netherlands with Italian Schengen visa without visiting Italy [duplicate]

I had a plan to visit Italy on a company trip. Got the visa from the Italian embassy but unfortunately, the company has now changed plans to visit the Netherlands. The company says I can travel to the ...
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Entering Canary Islands with Multi Schengen Visa issued by The Netherlands [duplicate]

We live in Amsterdam and i am married to a Russian that also has a dutch paspoort. We applied for a Multi Schengen visa for her parents. The both got it for 4 and mom for 5 years. They traveled to ...
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Is it safe to use non-cash payment in Amsterdam red light district?

Some houses in Amsterdam red light district offer the possibility to pay not only with cash but also with cards. However, is it safe to use non-cash payment in such location? The safety I am ...
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Will a driving offence in the Netherlands in my UK registered car be added to my UK licence?

I have recently made a huge mistake and drove my car in the Netherlands while I was over the legal drinking limit. They took my license from me but I need to drive home, will I be able to get onto the ...
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What should I do if it's been 2 weeks and my Schengen visa has not been approved

I applied for a Netherlands visa at the VFS center in San Francisco and the status says it was forwarded to the Netherlands Embassy for further processing 15 days ago. I am worried whether VFS has ...
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Does ING bank V-Pay cards work on Budapest? And What budget needed for 3 days on Budapest?

I'm planning to visit Budapest. So, I have some points related to using cards, money and budget. Does V-Pay cards work on Budapest? How much money I need for 3 days (eating, drinking and visiting ...
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Netherlands Schengen Visa Refusal

I have made a visa application for traveling in Netherlands through VFS Global in Russia (Yekaterinburg). The application was triple checked and was accompanied by all the required documents including:...
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Visiting my employer in the Netherlands (I work remotely from my home country)

I'm working remotely for a Dutch-based company in Holland. I'm their full-time employee, working 9 to 5. They want me to visit their office this summer. After looking into at the Schengen visa ...
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Netherland refugee passport

I'm a refugee in Netherland from Kenya. I want to travel back to Kenya for an emergency visit. I cannot use my Kenyan passport and I fear using my refugee passport issued by Netherland government ...
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Can I apply Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen from Netherland Embassy in Malysia while I am living in Pakistan?

I am a spouse of EU national and want to apply for Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen.Can I send my visa application and documents to Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia while I am a citizen ...
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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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How do you operate an OV-Chipkaart Automaat?

HTM train stations use a different ATM to local shops and supermarkets which are easier to find. But there are no English instructions on how to use them to charge up your OV-Chipkaart. Only ...
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May I volunteer while visiting for 3 months in The Netherlands? [duplicate]

I am going to visit The Netherlands for les than 90 days (time allowed to stay there) without visa for Colombian people. I would like to learn about the culture and language volunteering without being ...
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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I'm going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i'm 28 so age is not ...
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Netherlands residence - return visa for Brazilian citizen [closed]

I am a Brazilian citizen, currently residing in the Netherlands, and my residence permit is scheduled to expire soon. I (in this case my employer) have already applied for a new residence permit. ...
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What are these huge ‘fields’ of light just north of Amsterdam?

I flew over the Netherlands last week, and while we were going over an area just off the coast northwest of Amsterdam, I noticed something that looked like enormous, square lights shining quite ...
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In the Netherlands, does the green stripe in the middle of a road always allow to drive 100 km/h?

In the Netherlands, there are roads with a green stripe in the middle. Here an example from Google Street View: Both times I was driving on such a road there was an autoweg (expressway) sign at the ...
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What are our options to get a (e-)visa for China as a British citizen in Netherlands while restricting the time without ID to no more than a day?

We are a Dutch-British couple living in Netherlands. We want to visit China for 2-3 weeks. We both need a visa for that. Due to my partner needing his (British) passport (to enter work), we can't just ...
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Is jaggery permitted in a check-in bag on flights to The Netherlands?

Is jaggery allowed in check-in bags for flights going to The Netherlands? If so, how many kilograms one can take? Do we need to declare it at customs?
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Has anyone gotten a refund on an anonymous OV-chipkaart in Netherlands?

The website is confusing. As tourists we will purchase an anonymous OV-chipkaart. If I go to "counter services" in Delft at the end of my trip, can I receive a refund if I don't have a Dutch ...
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Travelling with one e-ticket for two people through Dutch train stations

I purchased an e-ticket for two people from DB Bahn via a travel agency. We are travelling through two Dutch train stations. I know I have to scan it in at these stations. Since the ticket is for two ...
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Where do you store your luggage in Dutch intercity trains?

I'll be travelling from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam and I was wondering where do you actually store your luggage in these trains? The only experience I have with trains in Europe was with TGV's but ...
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Would the Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy in Thailand. I have a Thai passport. The visa is issued for 2 years. I am planning a trip to the Netherlands in the upcoming ...
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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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Dual nationality: travel to the US with only the American passport

I have an American and a Italian passport and I live in the Netherlands. I don't need a visa to stay in the Netherlands, because I am Italian. My Italian passport has expired and I have to take a trip ...
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What does BNL2 Schengen Visa mean? I have one from Netherlands. Can I travel to Spain now?

I have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa from Netherlands Embassy. It says BNL2 and type of Visa as "C". I went to Netherlands on business visit. I want to travel to Spain now for tennis training ...
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Schengen visa refusal article 2 (19) [duplicate]

Recently I applied for a Schengen visa in Netherlands for business purpose but the visa was refused, due to the reason below: One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public ...
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Different surname in university ID and passport

I have been sponsored by my university to attend a 5 day program abroad. I am confused whether to apply for visa and flight ticket in my maiden name (same as in my University ID card) or with my ...
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Priority on the bicycle path in the Netherlands

As in this question, pedestrians are allowed to walk on a bicycle path in the Netherlands under some circumstances. In this situation, who has the priority? Should pedestrians yield the way to bikes?
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Use cycle path as pedestrian in Netherlands

In the Netherlands I've often seen that there is a street for cars and an (often 2-lane) separate cycle path, but no dedicated sidewalk. What do I do as a pedestrian then? Is it okay to simply walk ...
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Can I travel to the Netherlands for tourism with a business visa?

I have a 90-day multiple entry type C visa issued by the Netherlands. The invitation letter from the company in the Netherlands mentioned dates: May 31st to June 5th, but the Embassy has been generous ...
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Is it ok to take a break near the cycle path, on the grass, in Netherlands?

Today it was the first time when I cycled in Netherlands. I really enjoyed it. I cycled from Amsterdam to the North Sea and back to Amsterdam. When I was cycling on the cycle path I became thirsty ...
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Question about my Type-C visa [duplicate]

I have a 5-year Type-C Schengen visa and I went to the Netherlands on October 17, 2017 for approximately two months. After that I haven't been to any Schengen country until today. Currently I am ...
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Flixbus timetable

Is there any way to see the timetable for a Flixbus bus route? On their website I can see the routes map, but I'd me more interested in seeing where the bus is going to stop for a given route. E.g. ...
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Booking a specific train itinerary in Europe

I want to take a train journey from Rotterdam to London, but instead of the high-speed train from Rotterdam to Brussels, I want to take a slower/cheaper IC train. I can book the segments as separate ...
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My Schengen visa will expire soon - how soon is a new one required?

I'm planning to visit the Netherlands on June 17 for 1 week and the expiration date of my visa is July 3. Is it ok or do I need to apply for a new one ?
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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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How to get from Breskens to Bruges by bus?

I'll be going to Bruges (Brugge) on May 11 but I have no idea how to get there by bus. I'm leaving Vlissengen early that day, taking a ferry to Breskens and from there I'm planning to catch a bus to ...
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Moving to the Netherlands by car [closed]

I am Ukrainian and have been living in Poland for the last year. I have a temporary residence there. Soon, I am going to relocate to the Netherlands under the highly-skilled migrant program. I'm ...
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Indian traveling to Ireland via the Netherlands

I have an Indian passport and I'm traveling to Ireland mid-June 2018. I will be staying in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for 3 days, before flying to Ireland. The Ireland visa website tells me that I ...
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Receive US number calls in Europe [closed]

I looked at other posts but don't think this is covered anywhere yet - apologies if I missed it. My question relates to my elderly father moving from the US to Europe (The Netherlands), probably ...
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Proof of accommodation when renting a flat unofficially? [closed]

I need a short-stay Schengen visa to The Netherlands for study purposes (2-month internship). The university is not providing me accommodation, and I'm looking for accommodation on several housing ...
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Is RTP-NL operational yet?

The Netherlands is implementing a Registered Traveller Programme to allow holders of certain passports to use the automatic gates at Schiphol (AMS) abbreviated RTP-NL. Announced last year, the ...
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Can I use a visa issued by the Netherlands (Schengen) to travel to Paris as my first entry? [duplicate]

I was issued a Schengen visa by the Netherlands embassy. I am on a two-week trip, the first week in the Netherlands and the second week in France. But at this moment I want to travel through as my ...
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Schengen visa while waiting for residence permit renewal [duplicate]

I am a Turkish citizen, I am currently studying in Italy. My permit of residence has expired lately and in my city, it takes around 7-8 months to renew it. However, I need to travel to the ...
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Netherlands visit visa bank statement

I am on a student visa in the UK and was planning to go to the Netherlands. For the visa it states I need at least a 3 month bank balance. My question here is get my scholarship stipend of €1058 every ...