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The Foreign Student Service (FSS)

FSS - Information for foreign students The Foreign Student Service (FSS) foundation is a national first-line organization at the service of foreign students in the Netherlands as well as of those who want to come to the Netherlands for study, periods of training or research. For 55 years, advice and assistance in taking out insurances has been an important part of the service offered by FSS to foreign students....

KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association)

KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association), Holland, Netherlands Dutch Football is famous all over the world. For a small country like the Netherlands that is quite an achievement. Over the past 35 years the Dutch played an important role in international football, with the National Team in European and World Cups, with the biggest Dutch football clubs in the major European Cup competitions and with Dutch players in the most popular...

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles, Holland, Netherlands For tourist information on the Antillen: Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, Aruba. The Antilles House is the agency in the Netherlands of the government and the island territory of the Netherlands Antilles. You can turn to the Antilles House for information and several services relate to doing business (working and/or celebration holiday) in the Netherlands...

Holland Regional Tourist Offices with blue and white VVV Sign

blue and white VVV triangles Logo In almost every city or village of some importance, you'll find a tourist information office, easily recognisable by the blue and white VVV sign. Most VVV's offer local and regional tourist information, hotel booking services, local products, brochures and various maps. The VVV's, often situated in the centre of the city, have qualified, multi-lingual staff to help you find a...

NBTC Offices Around The World

Worldwide Holland, Netherlands Official Tourism Board Offices The Netherlands Bureau of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) The Netherlands Bureau of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) is the leading marketing organization for the promotion of leisure and business travel to and within Holland. NBTC’s challenge is to promote Holland, both domestically and internationally, in a world in which boundaries are becoming increasingly more blurred,...

Business hours, Electricity, Telephone system & Languages

Holland, Netherlands - Business hours, Electricity, Telephone system & Languages Business hours Shops: Mon-Fri 8:30/9:00 am - 5:30/6:00 pm, Sat 8:30/9:00 - 4:00/5:00 pm. Most cities have late-night shopping on Thursdays or Fridays. In holiday and tourist resorts many shops are open at night and on Sundays. Banks: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00/5:00pm; sometimes also on late night shopping nightsand on Saturdays. Post offices: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, bigger ones...

National holidays and Festivals

Dutch Public Holidays and Festivals The Netherlands has 9 main holidays. The Holidays in the Holland, Netherlands are: January 1 New Year's Day Nieuwjaar The day before is called "Old Year's Day" and not "New Year's Eve." March/April Good Friday Goede Vrijdag The Friday before Easter March/April Easter Pasen The Dutch celebrate two days of Easter (on Sunday and the subsequent Monday...

Getting Around Holland By Bicycle

Getting Around Holland By Bicycle Holland is a true cycling country! In Holland cycling is part and parcel of daily life. Holland's 15 million people own approximately 12 million bicycles. The dutch use the bicycle as a mean of transportation rather than just a recreational sport, using their bike for daily shopping and to commute to work. Its moderate climate, the short distances and its flat roads all serve...

Getting Around Holland By Car, Bus and Taxi

Getting Around Holland By Car, Bus and Taxi By Car and Bus The Dutch network of modern, well-maintained roadways include highspeed, limited access motorways, dual carriageways and secondary roads. All roads are well signposted. The green ‘E’ symbol indicates international motorways, the red ‘A’ indicates national motorways. Other main roads are marked by small yellow signposts and the letter ‘N’. Also Check: Getting...

OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card)

OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card) for travelers The public transport chip card (OV chipkaart) is all you need to access the Dutch public transport network. After putting credit on the chip card to pay as you go, adding a one-way ticket to the card or adding a public transport pass, you then check in by holding the chip card in front of one of the chip card readers which are located on every railway platform or in buses,...

Amsterdam Public Transport

Amsterdam Public Transport The Netherlands is home to one of the most densely concentrated road networks in Europe. As a distribution centre, the Netherlands also benefits greatly from smooth traffic flows, a high degree of safety and minimal environmental pollution. For this reason, the Netherlands took initial steps as early as the beginning of the 1980s to develop a sophisticated traffic signaling...

Day Tickets

Day Tickets - Getting Holland By Public Transport If you visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague for the day, you benefit most from a one-day travel card valid on all public transport. A special 'Strippen Card' with eight strips (EUR 6.40) entitles you to tour these cities by tram, bus or subway for a whole day and night. For two of these 8-strippen cards you can tour the whole country by bus for a day. These ‘general’ day...

The National Strip Card

The National Strip Card The key to the Dutch public transportation network is the National Strip Card (‘Nationale Strippenkaart’), valid throughout the country on all buses, trams and underground trains, as well as for 2nd class rail travel within the city limits of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague/Zoetermeer. Holland is divided into transport zones, with standard fares, payable according...

Getting Around Holland By Public Transport

Getting Holland By Public Transport Holland by Bus Holland’s network of buses and trams serves both urban and regional districts of Amsterdam. The Hague and Rotterdam have trams and Amsterdam and Rotterdam have underground trains as well. Services in these cities start at around 6 a.m. and end around midnight. Holland's network of buses and trams serves both urban and regional districts. Most services start at...
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