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Travelling through Netherlands - roads, airports, railway, bus transportation

The Netherlands is a country with an exemplary pavement and a fairly developed infrastructure. A tourist with any budget can find the most inexpensive and convenient way to travel. There are special bike lanes in every city of the Netherlands. The great attention is paid to this mode of transport. It is chosen not only by local residents, but also by tourists. You can rent a bicycle in any area. This two-wheeled transport is especially important at rush hours, because there are very narrow and crowded streets in the country, where it is very easy to get into the long-term traffic jam. In addition, the country has huge problems with parking lots, and the cost of parking costs at least 7 euros per hour. All these problems will bypass tourists with bicycles. There are special free parking lots for bicycles in the city. This is one of the best ways to save money on fuel, rent and parking.
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Scooters can be an alternative option. They are also quite popular among the local population. However, you can’t drive them on highways, so this transport is permissible within the limits of one city. It’s worth to rent a car only if you decide to go to another locality, as it will be very inconvenient to ride this vehicle within one city. For example, in Amsterdam, there is a speed restriction of 50 kmph. Alternatively, you can rent small electric cars. In this case, the problem of traffic jams won’t be avoided, but you can save a lot. No toll fee is collected from e-cars, no insurance and parking is paid. You can use the services of a taxi. However, this mode of transport is expensive, so tourists don’t use it trying to save money.
The infrastructure of public transport in the country is developed at the top level. Buses, trams and trolleybuses are very popular among tourists. Trains or ferries are often used as intercity transport. Transport in the city always runs on time. The biggest problem may be the choice of the option to pay for trip. Tickets can be bought from drivers or conductors, but it’s better to do that in advance, so you can save. Tickets are sold at any newsstand. The whole territory of the country is divided into several zones. Each ticket allows to take transport within the paid zone without any limit. Tourists rarely use subway, since underground branches often bypass the most visited public and cultural centers of cities. In general, there should not be any problems with transport in the Netherlands.

Main airports and avia transportation

There are only 6 airports in the Netherlands. The central airport of the country is Schiphol. It is one of the ten largest and best airports in the world. It meets all modern requirements and norms. It has a lot of boutiques with branded clothes and accessories, restaurants, cafeterias, and snack bars. Before entering passport control, tourists can return VAT for the purchases made. More recently, a branch of the National Museum was opened on the territory of the airport. The facility itself is very compact, and the staff is polite and sociable. The most comfortable environment for foreign tourists is created here. You can get to the capital by train in 15 minutes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The second largest international airport in the Netherlands is Eindhoven. It is located in a small province of North Brabant far enough from the capital of the country. You can get to Amsterdam from the airport by train. The travel time is approximately 90 minutes. There are regular buses going to Eindhoven. This airport is characterized by low costs. The territory itself is not less comfortable though. There are recreation areas, cafes, and snack bars too. There are small shops with spirits, tobacco, perfumery, and other products. There is a car rental salon immediately at the exit from the airport.
The third largest international airport in the Netherlands is Rotterdam The Hague, which welcomes at least a million passengers a year. The airport is extremely popular among tourists, as it is located almost in the center of the country. You can get to Amsterdam by train for half an hour, and to Rotterdam by bus. There is a self-service restaurant on site with a lovely terrace.

Railway, bus, water and other transport

Amsterdam Infrastructure of the Netherlands is highly developed. Ample road systems, high-speed trails, extensive railway network and bus service offer any tourist a comfortable and simple journey to any part of the country. For traveling between cities, it is worth choosing a railway. Trains in the country always run on time. Railway lines connect the largest cities, the journey between them will take not more than 40 minutes. Intercity passenger trains run at intervals of 1-2 hours. Please note that three types of trains are available in the country: fast, traditional and express trains. The ticket price is completely independent of the type of train. If you plan regular movement by rail, you should buy the EuroDomino ticket. This will allow you to save considerably.
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To travel around the city and the suburbs, tourists are recommended to choose buses, trams, and trolleybuses. Almost all cities have night transport. Absolutely all cities are divided into certain transport zones, and this should be taken into account when buying a ticket. It is much more profitable to buy reusable tickets that offer unlimited number of rides within the prepaid travel zone. Travelers can buy a ticket at any kiosk or directly from the driver. In Amsterdam, 4 lines of the subway and several ferry lines are available in addition to the above mentioned public transport. Water transport is no longer focused on transportation, but on tours, so the cost of tickets is much higher.
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Travel advices for Netherlands cities

Amsterdam
Maastricht
3. When you enter a store, a restaurant or other public facility, you should certainly welcome all people present – this is the rule of the local etiquette. 4. Do not wear fur and leather for your walk. There are many animal rights supporters in the city, so such outfit can cause many negative emotions. 5. Dancing is not common in local restaurants, so fans of entertaining rest are better to go to a nightclub or a disco. 6. Tourists are recommended to visit the city in February as … Read more
Rotterdam
3. It’s not recommended to wear clothes made of fur and leather for your walk in Rotterdam. In this city there are quite a lot of people who actively protect animal rights, so your look can cause many negative emotions and thoughts. 4. Dancing is not common in local restaurants and cafes. As a rule, tips are included in the bill and their usual size estimates around 10 - 15% of the total order. 5. Make sure you always arrive on time on personal and business meetings. Local people … Read more
The Hague
3. The most reasonably priced shops are located near the Passage. Here you will find pavilions with clothing, electronics stores, and several antique shops. 4. The waterfront area is the best destination for souvenirs. Here you will find the largest number of most original shops. 5. If you want to see the sights of the city, we suggest making a cycling tour. You will find a number of fascinating excursions that are organized for tourists. Of course, you observe the sights on your own. … Read more
Utrecht
3. Despite the fact that telephone booths begin to disappear from city streets, they can still be found in busy tourist areas, close to major supermarkets and entertainment places. Street pay phones are the best option for long-distance and international calls; they accept special plastic cards. 4. You should pay for goods and services exclusively in euros; other currency is not accepted. Travelers are advised to exchange money at home before the trip, as in this case terms would be the most … Read more
Eindhoven
3. You have to pay for goods and services exclusively in euro; any other currency won’t be accepted. It is recommended to exchange currency before the trip, as in this case conditions of exchange will be the most profitable. 4. Another strong argument in favor of bicycles is the high cost of public transport and taxis. There are excellent conditions for the two-wheel transport; virtually any area of interest can be easily accessible by bicycle. 5. Near the train station there is an … Read more
Groningen
3. Bicycle is the most common type of transportation in Groningen. Such a number of cyclists can hardly be seen in any other city of the country. Virtually the entire central part of the city is dedicated to bikes. There are also special bike lanes near all main transport routes. 4. Travelers, who expect to rent a car, will need a driving license of the international class, as well as a credit card for deposit purpose. Motorists should take into account that some streets in the center of … Read more
Delft
3. Tips are usually included in the final bill of local restaurants and cafes, but you can please obliging waiters and hotel workers by adding 5 - 10% more to the total sum. 4. Many stores and shopping malls are closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, they work till late in the evening on Thursdays and Fridays. 5. Stores and restaurants accept all common types of bank cards. 6. Approximately once a month bulky and large items are allowed to be thrown in the city. On the evening … Read more

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