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Immigration - Passport check at Schiphol
The Netherlands is part of the Schengen treaty countries. Visitors with a citizinship of the following countries must have such a viusum.
The approval for a visum can take up to two months, check the application procedure.
At Schiphol only refugees (Asylum seekers) will be going through a lengthly on the spot approval procedure, that can take up some days. This procedure is done by the Immigratie- en Naturalisatie Dienst (IND), a justice department. Travellers without the proper paperwork normally will be refused entry and will be send back to their original point of departure.
Schiphol - Water drinking point
Potable water (water from the tap) normally is drinkable throughout The netherlands.
At Schiphol Airport special water drinking points are installed.
Bottled water is sold in many shops in the transfer area.
IMPORT REGULATIONS FOR THE NETHERLANDS
When you are returning from a country outside the European Union, you will be subject to the Dutch import regulations. So make sure that you do not bring back too much, in particular liquor and tobacco articles. Every person of 17 and older is allowed to import into the Netherlands:
200 cigarettes or 250 grammes of tobacco (shag or pipe tobacco) or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars.
1 liter of liquor or 2 liters of sparkling wine or liqueur wines such as sherry or port.
2 liters of non-sparkling wine.
50 grammes of perfume and 0.25 liters of eau de toilette.
500 grammes coffee or 200 grammes coffee extracts or coffee essence.
100 grammes tea or 40 grammes tea extracts or tea essence.
If you are importing more than these maximum quantities, you will have to pay VAT on this and possibly also taxes and import duties.
You can import articles with a value less than Euro 175,00 from outside the European Union free of Import- and Value added taxes.
For further information you can contact the Customs Tax Line.
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