Air Travel

Aside from Schiphol International Airport, the Netherlands has many regional airports, such as Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Enschede and Lelystad, which offer both direct flights abroad, as well as flights to Schiphol airport. Read more...


Train Travel

The Netherlands has a dense railway network that offers frequent service, as well as the quickest way to travel between city centers. Regular tickets are either one-way (enkele reis) or return (retour). As of 2014, train travelers can no longer use ‘paper... Read more...


By Bicycle

The best way to get around If you really want to sample Dutch life, and get around quickly and easily, buy yourself a bicycle – one like those that people in the Netherlands use as a serious form of transport: a sturdy, no-nonsense bike, preferably... Read more...


Public Transportation - OV-Chipkaart

There two types of public transportation card, or OV-chipkaart: the personal OV-chipkaart and the so-called anonymous OV-chipkaart. The personal OV-chipkaart is a plastic credit-card shaped public transportation card with your photograph that contains... Read more...


By Car

Owning a Car If you own a car, you must have a valid driver’s license, know the rules of the road, arrange a periodic check-up of the car, have the registration certificate of the car transferred to your name, take out car and liability insurance, and... Read more...


Useful References

general MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN MILIEU Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Plesmanweg 1 – 6, 2597 JG The Hague P.O. Box 20901, 2500 EX The Hague Tel.: 070 351 61 71 www.government.nl/ministries/ienm Dutch Customs (Douane): www.douane.nl public... Read more...


Recommended reading

THE DUTCH & THEIR BIKES Scenes from a Nation of Cyclists By Shirley Agudo The definitive photo guide to the world’s best bicycle culture. www.dutchandtheirbikes.com BICYCLE TOURING HOLLAND By Katherine Widing This book treats you to 50 wonderful... Read more...


Air Travel

Aside from Schiphol International Airport, the Netherlands has many regional airports, such as Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Enschede and Lelystad, which offer both direct flights abroad, as well as flights to Schiphol airport.

Read more...


Train Travel

The Netherlands has a dense railway network that offers frequent service, as well as the quickest way to travel between city centers. Regular tickets are either one-way (enkele reis) or return (retour). As of 2014, train travelers can no longer use ‘paper...

Read more...


By Bicycle

The best way to get around If you really want to sample Dutch life, and get around quickly and easily, buy yourself a bicycle – one like those that people in the Netherlands use as a serious form of transport: a sturdy, no-nonsense bike, preferably...

Read more...


Public Transportation - OV-Chipkaart

There two types of public transportation card, or OV-chipkaart: the personal OV-chipkaart and the so-called anonymous OV-chipkaart. The personal OV-chipkaart is a plastic credit-card shaped public transportation card with your photograph that contains...

Read more...


By Car

Owning a Car If you own a car, you must have a valid driver’s license, know the rules of the road, arrange a periodic check-up of the car, have the registration certificate of the car transferred to your name, take out car and liability insurance, and...

Read more...


Useful References

general MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN MILIEU Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Plesmanweg 1 – 6, 2597 JG The Hague P.O. Box 20901, 2500 EX The Hague Tel.: 070 351 61 71 www.government.nl/ministries/ienm Dutch Customs (Douane): www.douane.nl public...

Read more...


Recommended reading

THE DUTCH & THEIR BIKES Scenes from a Nation of Cyclists By Shirley Agudo The definitive photo guide to the world’s best bicycle culture. www.dutchandtheirbikes.com BICYCLE TOURING HOLLAND By Katherine Widing This book treats you to 50 wonderful...

Read more...


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