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

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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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Is there a city in the world with more bridges than Amsterdam, the Netherlands?

I know there are cities with bigger bridges and with more famous bridges. But are there cities with more? According to this site Amsterdam has 1,753 bridges with a number and more without. HOW MANY ...
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I want to know if I need airport transit visa [duplicate]

I have a Ugandan passport and i will be traveling from Dubai to Mexico via armsterdam very soon. So do I need a transit visa
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Confusion regarding the application of Netherlands Short Stay Visa

I am Indian citizen. I will be travelling to the Netherlands on 30th July and would be staying there for about 11 days with a friend before finally leaving to US for beginning my post-graduate studies....
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Can a non-resident apply for a Schengen visa from Turkey?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling to Turkey for volunteer work for about 45 days and I want to travel to Netherlands in between. Can I get Schengen visa from Turkey as I don't have enough time ...
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Why does Rotterdam not want me to lean against buildings?

I'm going to Rotterdam for an Ingress event at the end of May. This event expects somewhere between 2000 and 4000 people from all over the world, but mostly central Europe. Because of recent terror ...
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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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Multiple Entry visa for parents visiting me in UK

I am a South African citizen currently living in the UK with a Tier 2 visa. My parents have recently moved to the Netherlands. If they want to visit us, they would need a visa. For this, I have a ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [closed]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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What is the earliest point a passenger arriving from outside of the EU and from the UK can meet up at Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport?

After a long trip for studies I'll finally be going home next Friday. My partner went on a trip of his own while I was away. Our flights will be arriving about 15 minutes from each other (well, that's ...
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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 travel within the Schengen area without a passport if I have my residency permit card?

I am currently located in the Netherlands and have lived here for 4 years. I have a working visa for the Netherlands and would like to go on vacation to another country in Europe. I however do ...
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Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

I have a driving licence which is issued in Azerbaijan and I have been living in Germany for 2 years(I have permission of residence).Clearly I can't use my driving licence in Germany after 6 month ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa when there is a gap between trips to main destination and country of entry [closed]

Today I've applied for a Schengen visa to France in TLScontact centre in London. My first trip is in March to Netherlands for 3 days and the next one is in June to France for 6 days. My good friend ...
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Summer school Holland visa requests [closed]

I am Ethiopian and in my last year of study and employed in Rwanda. I will have a break in July and want to spend it in Holland at summer school for two weeks. I've already been accepted. Does my ...
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What kind of documentation do I need to fly alone within Europe, when under 18?

To fly alone from Denmark to the Netherlands, without any transfers, what kind of documentation, signature from parents or any other kind of paper does an under 18-year-old person need?
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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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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working holiday and tourist visas in schengen [duplicate]

I am an Australian and arrived in the Schengen end of April 2015. I travelled as a tourist around the schengen for 90 days and within the 90 days obtained a Working Holiday Visa in Netherlands. My ...
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Is it possible to visit a water pumping windmill and a industrial windmill at the same location

In the Netherlands you will find many places with several windmills in a small area. Mostly those are all industrial mills or all water-moving mills. I know there are some small water-moving windmills ...
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Is it safe to visit Amsterdam on New Year's? [closed]

I planned to travel from Italy to Amsterdam to celebrate New Year's eve. I was told that the zone of Europe I'm gonna visit is at high risk of terrorism attack. Am I encountering problems / risks ...
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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What are the visa requirements for an Iranian transiting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands? [duplicate]

I have an Iranian passport and my round trip flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST) has a stop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for eight hours. Do I need a transit visa? How is the ...
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Traveling to Canada with a Netherlands refugee passport

I would like to travel to Canada for holidays. I'm holding a refugee passport from the Netherlands, and I have already applied for eTA and received confirmation. I am not a permanent resident of The ...
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I'm in the UK on a working holiday visa. How can I cancel the visa if I want to leave the country? [closed]

I am a New Zealander on a Working Holiday visa in the UK. I want to leave the UK before my visa expires to get the visa for the Netherlands before I turn 31. How long does it take to be considered ...
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Reliable mobile provider on the train from Utrecht to Eindhoven?

Let me be more specific. I'm traveling often by train from Utrecht to Eindhoven. I use my phone with Vodafone subscription but apparently it has a dead spot somewhere close to Den Bosch and Eindhoven. ...
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Is there a way to get a visa appointment faster?

I need to travel to Netherlands (business trip) in a month (I live in San-Fransisco, US, not a US citizen). The problem is that when I try to schedule an appointment, the closest appointment I can get ...
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Schengen visa issued by Italy, can I visit the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I was granted a Schengan visa from the Italian Embassy. Now I want to visit the Netherlands. What is the procedure to change my visa?
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Possible to acquire a Dutch passport with dutch grandparents? [closed]

I would like to travel to Europe (and maybe live/study) and having a Dutch passport would be extremely useful. My situation: My grandparents were Dutch and migrated to New Zealand many years ago. My ...
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Transit visa for India-Germany-Amsterdam

I am travelling from India to Netherlands, and have Schengen visa for Netherlands. I have a flight layover at Frankfurt, Germany. Do I need a transit visa for changing flights (same terminal)?
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Do PINs added to chip-and-sign cards work at chip-and-PIN terminals?

I am an American who has a chip-and-signature credit card issued by Bank of America. Last time I was in Europe (specifically, the Netherlands), I was unable to use my card at an automated ticket kiosk,...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

Background: First time in The Netherlands, I am going to study at Delft. My accommodation is located on Schiedam, just around the Schiedam Centrum, so I plan to journey with train from Schiphol ...
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Does an Indian with UK residence require a visa to visit the Netherlands?

My partner has an Indian passport with a permanent residence card in the UK. Does he need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?
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Where to see seals in the wild in The Netherlands?

Traveling through The Netherlands along the coast, I often see signs or publicity involving seals. Googling for it you find only amusement parks or zoos that have seals. Is there any place where you ...
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How to get from Antwerp to Breskens by bus (or other transport) but not train?

I would like to get from Antwerp to Breskens to get the Ferry there. Apparently its not far, but using google I have to either get 1 tram and 3 buses or go via middelburg - which I want to avoid. ...
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How to get from Antwerp to Middelburg by “unconventional” public transport?

I know it's possible to travel this route by train (NS website), and also by bus (with 3 buses in from Rome to Rio). But I was wondering that there maybe other transports, like ferries or other buses ...
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“Mudflat hiking” (wadlopen in Dutch) in the Frisian Islands, where and how?

I would like to to walk to/in the Frisian Islands, in The Netherlands, in the sea. You can even cross from the mainland to the Islands, I heard. I know you need to walk with a guide in a group. I ...
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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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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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Is a train reservation required or optional on ICE in the Netherlands and Germany?

I and my wife will be traveling on a EuRail pass in a couple of weeks. I am aware that many fast trains in Europe, including the ICE International, require a supplement and sometimes a reservation. We ...
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Travel to France from Non-EU countries with a Dutch residence permit?

I'm not a EU citizen but holding a Dutch residence permit which allows me to travel within Schengen countries. But I'm wondering, instead of traveling from one Schengen country to another, is it also ...
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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card?

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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Is carrying your own food allowed in Keukenhof?

Can you carry your own food in the Keukenhof Gardens? I was checking the website (http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/) and could not find any explicit information. I do observe a list of restaurants, but ...
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Walking tours in Holland

We are travelling to Amsterdam in May. We have been there there several times before, and are now looking for a walking tour in the countryside and not in the big city. Do such tours exist?
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Thalys surcharge with “Any Dutch Station” ticket

I bought a train ticket from London to "Any Dutch Station". The ticket indicates that I cannot make use of Thalys services. Is it possible to purchase a surcharge so that I can use Thalys (from ...
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Train interruption - Belgium Intercity

While I was buying a train ticket in the Netherlands train site (https://www.nsinternational.nl/en) from Den Haag to Brussels, I found a warning stating: (Screenshot below) Due to engineering works,...
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Getting Dutch Schengen visa from the Italian embassy

Our relatives are residents of the US. We invited them to visit us in this summer. Unfortunately they live quite far from Dutch embassies but fortunately there is an Italian embassy in their state. I ...
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How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?

My husband won an academic contest and the prize was a trip to the Netherlands for a global conference on his specialty. He's responsible for paying for food and transportation, but the lodging and ...
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Eindhoven public transport

I'm going to Eindhoven this weekend, there's a hotel close to where I need to be, but not really walking distance. The bus stops seems really conveniently placed though, with service from Connexxion. ...

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