Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.
The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city,
known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht,
Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010,contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North".
Also, in Amsterdam, you can have a chance to see the famous
windmills, churches and museums, etc.
Note: As for the final visiting
route, please refer to the final program.
The Netherlands is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.
Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. The Netherlands as a member of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.
Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter The Netherlands. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting The Netherlands, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and find out whether you require a Visa.
Kindly reminder: During your stay in The Netherlands, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs..
Please note ICGET is not authorized to assist with the VISA process
beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and
Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICGET Committee
Board. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful
registration. Should your application be denied, ICGET cannot change
the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICGET
engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy
on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded
when the VISA application of individual being denied.