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    • Travelling alone , looking for companion

      Amsterdam Jul 31, 2015 at 3:06 AM

      Hey, I am on business trip and while returning will be in Amsterdam Sep 18-20 (check out) ; well this will be my personal trip and not paid by company:) .
      I was looking for someone who are travelling to join so that we can afford good place to stay at least and share the accommodation expense. I have seen some places on line but the cost is high, hence if someone is travelling on those dates we can get together and at least stay in better hotel near central station or centre of city. Looking forward for a companion. I understand the world is not that sweet however I am ok to share personal details and expect same if able to find someone.

      Thanks. Jks

    • Requesting 2days transit at Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Aug 4, 2015 at 8:15 PM

      I would like to ask what are the procedures that i need to go through if i am requesting for extra transit time from 1hour to 2days at Amsterdam. (fyi, i am taking KLM)

      Thank you in advance for the clarification.

    • What to do with a 9 hour layover...

      Amsterdam Aug 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM


      It looks like I have a 9 hour layover. As I don't think I could possibly entertain myself for this long in the airport I'd love suggestions of what to do with that time. My flight gets in at 9:30 pm and I leave around 7:00am departure.

      What should I do/what's the best route for transportation?

      Thanks for your advice!

    • Hotels in Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Aug 9, 2015 at 4:28 PM

      hi! Could you recommend a nice hotel,in Amsterdam, near the main attractions, at a rate beetween 80 and 110 US$/night, with twin beds, good breakfast included. I already know and many other websites, but what I want is your advice. thank you very much for your help!

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      Copenhagen snuff/smokeless tobacco/dipping/chewing tobacco

      Amsterdam Aug 7, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      Does anyone have experience bringing Copenhagen (or similar) smokeless tobacco through customs in Amsterdam? From what I have researched we are allowed 200 cigarettes OR 250 grams of "tobacco", and there will be a 147.7% tax on anything over the "250 grams tobacco" (cigarette overages are less). I think the intent is pipe or hookah, not dipping tobacco, but I’m going with "not rolled". I am also wondering if we should empty all those cans into a baggie or see if we can get the smoke shop here to put it in a labeled container. Either way we will get in the "red" line at customs and declare the overage, since no way our combined allotment will last him a month.

    • Picture Location Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Aug 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM

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      Hotels in Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Aug 17, 2015 at 7:24 PM

      Have been looking online at hotels in Amsterdam for mid September for 3-4 nights. Is seems to me that if you don't book a hotel out side the city they are ridiculously expensive, at least for my wallet. Are the surrounding towns within a short distance to downtown Amsterdam. We would like to pay around 200$ Canadian so that would be around 150 Euros.
      Any suggestions for hotels.

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      Train from Paris to Amsterdam and back to Brussels

      Amsterdam Aug 15, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Hi, my wife and I are going to Paris in early September and after a few days would like to go to Amsterdam and Brussels. Our plan is to take a train directly from Paris to Amsterdam and then make our way back to Brussels before flying back to Canada. My question is this is it better for us to get some sort of rail pass for a week or two or just pay as we go? We don't have any set agenda but would like to see several towns and cities along the way from Amsterdam to Brussels.

    • Transit to landside, visa necessary?

      by joe.nkmr Online Now Jul 22, 2015 at 11:39 PM

      I am an Indonesian and willing to travel to Milan. I have a flight using KLM which transit in Schipol for about 6 hours. Is it possible for me to go landside to meet e friend outside the airport? How is the procedure and do I need a visa since I hold a Schengen visa for short-stay in Milan? This is my first time transit in Schipol, I want to go for sight-seeing so bad (outside the airport if possible).Any suggestion what could I do or anywhere to go?
      Thank you for the help in advance :)

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM
    • Layover in Schiphol

      by CR249 Online Now Jul 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      I have a flight from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel airport in a few months with a 12 hour layover in Schiphol airport flying with KLM. I'm a UK citizen so I assume i'll be allowed to leave the airport? There aren't any special passes or fees involved are there? Also will my luggage automatically be transferred through to Berlin or will i have to collect it and check it in again? I don't really want to carry a suitcase round Amsterdam for hours if given the option. Any help appreciated.

      8 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 11:53 AM
    • Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam to Havana

      by Tiara70 Online Now Jul 10, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      Hi. Am planning on flying to Amsterdam via MAS (arriving at 630 am) and thereafter catch a flight at 1030 am same day to Havana via KLM. Is there sufficient time to make the transfer?

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2015 at 1:21 AM
    • Transfer via Schiphol and only 1hour 20mins between flights

      by katsbla Online Now Jul 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM


      I have to pick the luggage up and do the check in again at Schiphol and I've seen some horror stories where people claim I'd need at least three hours in between flights for that..

      Please tell me this is not true!

      Traveling from UK to Estonia via Amsterdam.

      Thanks for the help in advance!

      Kind Regards,


      4 Answers Jul 9, 2015 at 11:13 PM
    • First Time Flyer

      by Lyla26 Online Now Jun 11, 2015 at 10:27 AM

      Hi... I've joined this site in a desperate attempt to get some information before I travel alone for the first time in August! I'm travelling to Detroit, through Sciphol, and I'm very nervous about it after hearing that it's such a huge airport. How will I know where to go, how do I know where my next gate is and how to find it? I've read about schengen and non schengen areas but don't know what this means in relation to security checks etc for me! It's all very stressful, please help!

      31 Answers Jun 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM
    • Layover time

      by RenoKidd Online Now May 21, 2015 at 3:49 AM

      I am traveling from the USA on a KLM flight, operated by Delta, to Warsaw, Poland. I have a 1hour 25 minute layover in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. The connecting flight is a KLM flight. I appears I will arrive at the D concourse and whereas my connecting flight leaves from the C concourse. Will I have enough time? Will I have to go through customs? Will I need to go through security again? Anything else I should prepare for?

      4 Answers May 25, 2015 at 9:35 AM
    • Transfer to San Fransisco

      by marahkh Online Now Feb 3, 2015 at 12:42 AM

      Good morning , I am Syrian traveling to US by KLM and have US visa .and transferring in Schiphol do I need anything?

      Thanks a lot

      3 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 7:41 AM
    • Transfer time

      by SNiven Online Now Jan 31, 2015 at 7:46 AM

      Im a UK citizen arriving from Bangkok on China Airlines CI66 at 09:15, I have another flight on a seperate ticket with KLM to Glasgow departing at 12:10. Is this giving me enough time to go through immigration, collect my luggage and leave arrivals hall and check in with KLM?

      8 Answers Feb 1, 2015 at 9:20 AM
    • immigration at schipol

      by ferguson2263 Online Now Jan 26, 2015 at 1:05 AM

      sorry a few mistakes in my question so i will try again .Im a uk citizen travelling from Canada to Schipol then on connecting flight to uk so do i need to go through immigration at Schipol or can i wait to do this once in the uk Reason im asking is im pushed for time between flights only got an hour

      6 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM
    • immigration at schipo

      by ferguson2263 Online Now Jan 26, 2015 at 12:57 AM

      im a uk citizen travelling from canada to amsterdam with a connecting flight to the uk so do i need to go through immigration as im pushed for time

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2015 at 12:23 AM
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      Traveling with my cat

      by SimbaandNicole Online Now Nov 25, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      I am traveling over the holidays from the US to Switzerland via Amsterdam Schiphol and reverse route back to the US.
      Do I have to go through customs with my cat in Schiphol either direction? Is one hour enough time to change flights with my cat?

      6 Answers Nov 28, 2014 at 5:15 AM
    • Meeting a Friend

      by miak2028 Online Now Nov 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM


      I have a 4 hour layover (flying Uganda to USA) and hope to meet a non-flying friend in the airport. Is this possible in this time frame? Can I pass through security?

      Thank you!

      10 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 8:22 AM
    • Collect luggage

      by AlexeyP1 Online Now Oct 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Do I need to collect my luggage in Amsterdam airport and then check it in again if I fly from toronto to ansterdam with KLM and from amsterdam to russia with aeroflot?

      5 Answers Oct 15, 2014 at 11:50 PM
    • Immigration at Schiphol

      by janey428 Online Now Sep 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      Hi, I am traveling from Manila to Stockholm via Amsterdam with a Schengen tourist visa. Do I need to pass by immigration at Schiphol to get to my connecting flight to Stockholm on the same day (interval of 3 hours)? I am taking KLM on both flights, by the way. Thanks!

      5 Answers Sep 25, 2014 at 10:45 PM
    • Transfer from KLM to Aerlingus

      by Joednegan Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      I am flying KLM from Sweden to Amsterdam and connecting with Aerlingus.
      Aerlingus don't print online boarding passes for Amsterdam so I have to go to check-in.
      I arrive at 1900hrs and departure is at 2030.
      I only have hand luggage.
      Is there enough time.

      4 Answers Aug 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM
    • transit time

      by PA7 Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

      Is two hours reasonable to transit from a flight on Delta from Seattle to AMS and then to SAS to Copenhagen?
      I was not sure if I have to go through passport control in Schiphol or just when I get to Denmark.

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM
    • Do I need to collect luggage at LHR?

      by s41r4 Online Now Aug 14, 2014 at 4:39 AM

      Do I need to collect luggage at heathrow on the way there?
      Also on return, I would like to get my luggage at London, can I do that? or would it already be checked in for the connecting flight to AMS?

      9 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 12:06 AM
    • Time to meet a friend?

      by Chilly789 Online Now Jul 29, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      I will be traveling to Dubai in a couple of months but will have a 3h25m layover and I was wondering if that's enough time to meet a friend outside of passport control for lunch or something before I head to my connecting flight.

      6 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM
    • Cabin baggage security checks to US destinations

      by Caledosa Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      Hello there,
      I am flying from Amsterdam to New York. Will I need to switch on my computer during security checks on my hand baggage?

      16 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM
    • Transit Visa

      by Singh123 Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Do you need a transit visa when travelling to Canada and transiting in Amsterdam? I have a Kenyan passport.

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    • Transit via amsterdam

      by Ik1980 Online Now Jul 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

      Nigerian citizen with US green card. Will transit in amsterdam for 9 hours. Can I leave the airport to do a city tour with no visa? If not, will book another ticket as I would hate to sit at an airport for that long

      2 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 7:07 AM

      by Elizabeth.Ditrinco Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 2:18 AM

      Heeft iemand ervaring met langparkeren via op schiphol? In Amsterdam werkt het prima, maar heb het nog nooit voor de lange termijn gebruikt. Zie ook:

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    • Cat traveling as carry on

      by sophia805 Online Now Jun 23, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      I will be traveling from Israel to Detriot, Michigan with my cat on a Delta flight . I want to travel with him as a carry on. Will there be any problems at the airport? I am not leaving the airport .

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM
    • Visa from Canada necessary?

      by scaylett Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Do I need a visa to fly from Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam (one ticket)? Then to fly to Athens the next day. These are separate tickets. Both are KLM flights.

      5 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    • Enough time?

      by scaylett Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      We are travelling from Canada to Amsterdam KLM ... arrive 10:30 am.
      Leaving for Barcelona at 12:25 pm TRANSVIA.
      Is there enough time to collect baggage, go through customs, check-in Transvia, go through security and board plane in 2 hours?

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 5:24 AM
    • Do i need a visa?

      by tatianaianiuk Online Now Apr 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      Hi! I'm ukrainian citiezen. Do i need some visa in Schiphol or CDG airoports, flying: kbp(Ukraine) - ams(Netherlands) - cdg(France) - sdq(Dominican Republic)?

      8 Answers May 13, 2014 at 6:49 AM
    • train ticket price from schiphol to amsterdam

      by leemh03 Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      train ticket price from schiphol to amsterdam city center

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM
    • transit with checked luggage

      by aizatsyafandie Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 3:02 AM

      im travelling from cork to kuala lumpur with 16 hours transit in amsterdam. i need to checked out my bag. so after i checked out my bag can i stay/sleep in the airport without getting chase away? if not, is there any amy i can i get back into transit area where i can sleep.. it is 16 hours layover anyway...

      14 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM
    • transit visa

      by huwakka Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      hi, if i am traveling from mumbai to cork via amsterdam. i have a connecting flight in amsterdam after 2hrs. i hold the visa for Ireland. do i need to have transit visa.

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM
    • Changing flights at Shiphol

      by Nerila Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 7:03 AM

      My husband Nigerian citizen who has an EEA Family Permit issued in UK is travelling with KLM from London to Nigeria via Amsterdam Shiphol. Does he need a transit visa?

      7 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM