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Re: Comments from/to non-Dutch speaking forumers

Postby anto989 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:42 pm

Hi everyone! :) i'll be in Amsterdam from 26 to 28 March..need some advise from locals if possible :)

What's the best way to move from schipol to the city center?
Are tulips already blooming?
last one..someone told me about a little place where time seems to be stopped and there'r so many molen,where's?

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Postby MDeen » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:01 pm

Best way to get to the city is take the train to Amsterdam Centraal. There are many. If you have a hotel in the city you can search for connections (train, bus, tram and metro) at http://www.9292.nl. For train-only you can use http://www.ns.nl
Tulips start to bloom from half March, so you might find some. The train from Haarlem to Leiden goes past a lot of tulip fields. Coincidentally, the Keukenhof opened today.
The place with the windmills might be the Zaanse Schans.

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Postby anto989 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:38 pm

Perfect!A really think i'll visit Zaanse just on Sunday!

Where is possible to have a panoramic view of Amsterdam?I read there'r 3 churchies,unfurtunately they will open on April.
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Re: Comments from/to non-Dutch speaking forumers

Postby JRR » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:03 pm

anto989 wrote:Where is possible to have a panoramic view of Amsterdam?


You may want to try the highest floor of the public library in Amsterdam. There's also a restaurant on the top floor where you have a nice view of the city. On sunny days the outside terrace is open. Entry is free of course! The library is open on Saturday and Monday.

The library is located on a 5 minute walk from Central Station.

http://www.oba.nl/oba/english/central-library.html

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Postby groentje » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:49 pm

The Eye? Acrosss the waterfront At Central Station, there's a film museum and a café with big windows. It's a short (and free?) ferry crossing away.

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Postby JRR » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:11 pm

The Overhoeks tower or A'dam tower like it's called for the tourists on the other side of the water and near the EYE film museum is still closed. At the moment it's being renovated and it will open later this year.

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Postby anto989 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:04 pm

back to Italy...Guys,what a magic place A'dam is!!! Very impressive,no caos even if is the capital city,everthing in order,kind people,each one replied to my questions with a big smile and kindly, efficient public services and no expensive prices as I expected.

Nothing to say...I really had a great time.Only too cold for me, but of course,I live in a subtropical climate! :P

ps: i've been at the public librar,thanks for the advice :D

ps2. I spent many :note-50: and :note-20: near bloemenmarkt , let's find them! :P
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Re: Comments from/to non-Dutch speaking forumers

Postby ART » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:01 pm

Hi, I wanted to ask a technical question about the new status of Caribisch Nederland. The situation after the end of Nederlandse Antillen is that Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are now part of the Nederland territory (despite the administrative autonomy), so I wondered exactly how they could decide to adopt the US dollar instead of the Euro.
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Postby MDeen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 pm

http://www.europeesparlement.nl/nl/eu-i ... opese-unie (not sure if there is a translated version).
Basically, overseas areas of the Netherlands (and Denmark, France and the United Kingdom) are not part of the European Union and therefore do not need to adhere to EU law. So they can choose which currency to use. The BES-islands chose to use USD because of the large volume of tourism from the US.

And as usual, it is put in a law: http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0028551/2012-07-01

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Postby groentje » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 pm

I think it depends, I mean, French Polynesia, as a TOM isn't part of the EU, to my understanding, but Guadéloupe, Réunion, French Guyana..., which are DOM, are a part of the EU. Greenland got out again, but was initially part of the EEC, they got out when they got more autonomy. But I guess it's decided case by case, there are 2 zones belonging to the UK where they pay in Euro, the military zones on Cyprus, to give an exemple of the opposite.

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Postby ART » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:52 pm

MDeen wrote:http://www.europeesparlement.nl/nl/eu-info/status-caribisch-gebied-binnen-de-europese-unie (not sure if there is a translated version).
Basically, overseas areas of the Netherlands (and Denmark, France and the United Kingdom) are not part of the European Union and therefore do not need to adhere to EU law. So they can choose which currency to use. The BES-islands chose to use USD because of the large volume of tourism from the US.


I knew that the islands of Dutch Caribbean was not part of EU, but I do not understand how BES-islands can maintain this status now that they are part of the territory of Nederland...

groentje wrote:But I guess it's decided case by case, there are 2 zones belonging to the UK where they pay in Euro, the military zones on Cyprus, to give an exemple of the opposite.


Yes, but this theoretically should only be valid for territories that are not directly part of the States, as in the example of the DOM French ones that you did.
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Postby MDeen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:52 pm

ART wrote:
MDeen wrote:http://www.europeesparlement.nl/nl/eu-info/status-caribisch-gebied-binnen-de-europese-unie (not sure if there is a translated version).
Basically, overseas areas of the Netherlands (and Denmark, France and the United Kingdom) are not part of the European Union and therefore do not need to adhere to EU law. So they can choose which currency to use. The BES-islands chose to use USD because of the large volume of tourism from the US.


I knew that the islands of Dutch Caribbean was not part of EU, but I do not understand how BES-islands can maintain this status now that they are part of the territory of Nederland...

Simple: even though they are part of Dutch territory, they are not part of Europe or the EU. Therefor, EU law does not apply.

The Netherlands could stake a claim to Antarctica, but that does not make that part of Antarctica a part of Europe.

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Re: Comments from/to non-Dutch speaking forumers

Postby ART » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:35 am

MDeen wrote:Simple: even though they are part of Dutch territory, they are not part of Europe or the EU. Therefor, EU law does not apply.

The Netherlands could stake a claim to Antarctica, but that does not make that part of Antarctica a part of Europe.


Non so simple, MDeen.
The territories of EU member States are automatically part of the EU for this simple fact. If you are a member of the EU, all your territory (and not just a part of your choice) is EU.
The part of Antarctica claimed by The Netherlands would not automatically be annexed to The Netherlands: without direct annexation it would remain a dependence under control of The Netherlands, which is different.

We're just missing something in the logic of this matter...
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Postby eddydevries » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:04 pm

I think that one of the reasons they don't have to change to the Euro, that they are a "Special municipality of the Netherlands" (for example: they don't belong to a "Province" like other municipalities do).
Before the reorganisation the Kingdom of the Netherlands consisted of 3 parts: the Netherlands, Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.
All three had different money (like you see nowadays in Great-Brittain: there are different kinds of Pounds):
The Netherlands: Dutch Guilder (which exchanged in Euro in 2002)
Aruba: Aruban Florin
Netherlands Antilles: Netherlands Antillean guilder

According to the Central Bank they decided to change to the US-Dollar, because most visitors are from the US or US-Dollar using countries.

But I have sent an e-mail to the National Bank to ask why they could choose, which currency to use.
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