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What You MUST Know About Dutch Train Stations (pt. 2) Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

Last week, we looked at everything you need to know about Dutch train stations. Since there was so much to know, I decided to break it up in two parts, to make it easier digestible. Today, we will look a bit more at tickets and the infamous OV-chipkaart. In- en uitchecken The OV-chipkaart… We need to briefly…

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What You MUST Know About Dutch Train Stations (pt. 1) Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

We have written about Dutch trains before, about the experience of treinen (traveling by train) and we have given extensive vocabulary. However, we have never really discussed treinstations (train stations) and what peculiar things you can find there. I definitely recommend checking out the other two posts first, as they give some important information I will not explain again…

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The Big Advantage Of Dutch Students – Only Dutch? Posted by on Feb 26, 2014

Last year in June, the European Commission sued the Netherlands for its policy on the OV Chipkaart. If you wondered, OV stands for Openbaar Vervoer (Public Transportation). The Netherlands have agreed to the Verdrag van Maastricht (The Maastricht Treaty, or Treaty on the European Union (TEU)) of 1992. In this Treaty, which is binding, the Netherlands is obliged to remove barriers…

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Een Avond Naar de Bioscoop: A Night at the Cinema Posted by on Aug 20, 2011

On Wednesday (Woensdag), I went to the cinema (bioscoop) with a friend to see the film, Bridesmaids.  We bought our tickets (kaartjes) before grabbing a bite to eat.  Since it was also “Ladies Night” for one of the other films, the area around the ticket desks was already quite busy (druk). When we got back…

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