Culture and transgression

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Holland, Netherlands
North Holland
Spoken language:

Schengen Area: ID card or passport

Extra U.E.:short says (3 months) passaport valid at least three months after the departing date and if need be visa

Power and Sockets:
230 V / 50 Hz - F Type Plug (Schuko) and L Type Plug

You can contact the offices of the VVV Tourist Board for tourist information, reservations for excursions, boat trips, hotels and hostels as well as for tourist guides and maps, public transport tickets, gifts, souvenirs and the I amsterdam City Card. In addition, we offer various types of gift vouchers for sale in our offices. Their VVV Service and Reservation Centre will quickly and competently handle (by phone or e-mail) any booking requirement, whether individual or group. For telephone bookings call: 020 2018800
The service is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
E-mail address: for reservations or online requests.

Office of Piazza Stationsplein
Piazza Stationsplein 10
(di fronte all’edificio della Stazione Centrale, sede del Vecchio caffè Noord-Zuid Hollands Koffiehuis)
Phone: 020 – 201 8800
Opening hours: Sunday 10.00a.m.-5.00p.m. Monday – Saturday 9.00p.m.-6.00p.m.

Holland Tourist Information
Schiphol International Airport, Arrivals Hall 2
(at the Schiphol Plaza shopping centre)
Phone : 020 – 201 8800
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

VVV Agencies in Amsterdam
VVV agencies offer limited services and products; tourist information is provided by means of interactive electronic machines.

Leidseplein Square – AUB Ticketshop
Leidseplein 26
Phone : 020 – 201 8800
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and Sundays from 12.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Amstel 3
Phone : 020 – 201 8800
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 12.00 to 18.00 (for evening shows open until the start of the show). Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 to 15.00 (for evening shows open until the beginning of the show). Sunday and weekdays when no performances are held closed.

Stadhouderskade 550
Stadhouderskade Street, opposite No 78
(Amsterdam Canal Cruises kiosk)
Phone : 020 – 201 8800
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 09.00 to 17.00.

Gay Centro di informazione turistica
Bruna, Buikslotermeerplein 236-240
Phone : 020-2018800
Opening hours: Monday from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm; Thursday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm; Saturday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm; Sunday from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

VVV i-points (electronic columns):
Ferry Central Station, Amsterdam.
Central Station Square (Stationsplein), underground entrance to the station, before the Amsterdam tourist office.
Bioscoop het Ketelhuis, Pazzanstraat 4, Amsterdam
GAYtic, Spuistraat 44, Amsterdam
Zaanse Schans, Zaandam.
Café Fabriek, Jan Sijbrandssteeg 12, Zaandam.
Twiske recreatie gebied, Oostzaan.
Hof van Marken, Havenbuurt 19C, Marken.
Boekhandel Van Hilten, Wilhelminakade 41-43, Uithoorn
Kerk, Kerkplein 13, Broek in Waterland
More i-points in Amsterdam:
P+R World Fashion Center
P+R Bos en Lommer
P+R Gaasperplas
P+R Zeeburg 2
P+R Zeeburg 1
P+R Arena
P+R Sloterdijk

Headquarters of the Amsterdam Tourist Board and Congress Centre (ATCB)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Via De Ruyterkade 5, NL-1013 AA Amsterdam.
Telephone switchboard: (+31) (0)20 – 551 25 12


First aid operation single European number (police, ambulance and fire brigade) 112
Police (theft and minor problems) 0900-8844
For emergencies and medical examinations at home you can call the doctor for tourists 0031(0)20-4275011
Pharmacies (24 hours) 694 8709


Amsterdam, thanks to its proximity to the sea, enjoys a fairly temperate climate and temperatures are never too harsh: they generally range from a minimum of 1 degree, in December, to a maximum of 21 degrees, in July. The sky is usually covered and we advise you to always provide yourself with raincoats or umbrellas because the rains, also short lasting, may surprise you suddenly. Summer can reach, at times, temperatures of 26-29 degrees, whilst the average temperature of winters is two degrees Celsius, at times there is fog and rain, and it is better to cover yourself well. The best time to visit the Dutch city is from mid-April, when the tulip bulbs bloom, to mid-October. Out of season, on the other hand, it will be easier to find special offers

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