Western Europe FAQ thread
Replies: 141 - Last Post: Feb 1, 2013 2:32 AM Last Post By: arizona
Jun 24, 2012 8:20 AM
135Information on Schengen tourist/business (type C) visas
The theory is this: the visa should be issued from either the country which is the
- arrival point
- main destination
Any traveller would understand that the second thing (main destination) is difficult to enforce as there are no scheduled border checks in the Schengen zone.
After many threads on the topic whether one can enter from say Germany even if their visa was issued from say Switzerland. In other words, if one can enter the Schengen zone from country A even if their visa was issued from Country B.
The simple answer is yes, there's no restriction because a Schengen tourist visa is valid for is valid for the enttire Schengen zone. I don't know about transit visas, though.
Refer to these threads:
Jul 12, 2012 11:28 AM
136Cycling events in the Netherlands
Especially in July and August
Various distances, 1, 3 or 4 days
(use Google Translator)
For details just post on the Forum or send a PM.
-Drentse Fietsvierdaagse, 4 days in Drente, depart in Meppel, 24 July *)
-Achterhoekse Fietsvierdaagse, 4 days, departure Doetinchem, 24 July-28 July. This region has been chosen the best cycling area in the Netherlands 2012.
-Zuidlimburgse Fietsvierdaagse, Heerlen, 30 July- 32August
-Ronde van de Twaalf Provincies, Nijmegen , 3 days. 9-11 August
*)More info on the biggest cycletour in NL here
Aug 7, 2012 4:56 AM
137If you're a citizen of a country which requires its passport holders to obtain a Schengen visa before travelling, these links should be your first port of call:
Austria Sweden Denmark
Spain Denmark Hungary Sweden
Nov 25, 2012 5:10 AM
138Iconic houses (website)
'A unique resource for travellers and lovers of 20th century houses is now online at iconichouses.org '
NB. houses, world wide
Edited by: arizona due to construction error
Dec 3, 2012 10:27 AM
139Netherlands/Belgium connection by train
- Starting 9 December 2012 a Fast train will be operating between Amsterdam and Brussels, also stopping in Rotterdam and Antwerpen.
On this connection normal fares and no need to book in advance!
This is giving a better connection from Belgium to southern and eastern Netherlands, e.g. Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Arnhem.
Added 22 December 2012:
This Fast Train (Fyra, not Thalys!) can be booked for a Supersaver fare `a Euro 25 till one day before travelling in the period till 29 April 2013, NS is writing in a Newsletter.
Boekt u liever vroeg om te profiteren van de voordeligste tickets? Dan is er goed nieuws voor u! De tijdelijke periode van boeken van het Supersaver-tarief tot 1 dag voor vertrek, is verlengd tot eind april 2013.
Edited by: arizona
Jan 29, 2013 9:48 AM
140No more queensday on 30th of April in Netherlands.
Due to Queen Beatrix´ abdication there will be no Queensday in 2012. This date the inauguration of Willem-Alexander will take place.
Next year, 2013, king's day will take place 26th of April, a Saturday.
Starting 2015, this tradition will be on the 27th of April.
Feb 1, 2013 2:32 AM
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