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On 26 March 1995, a new type of visa, the SCHENGEN visa, was introduced. The Schengen visa is valid for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of one of the above countries allows the holder to travel freely in the Schengen countries – unless otherwise stated on the visa – and within the validity of the visa. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of that country. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination (i.e. where you will spend the longest period of time). If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry. Please note that a Schengen visa does not give the holder an implicit right to enter the Netherlands or any other Schengen country. A holder of a Schengen visa may still be refused entry at the Netherlands border if he/she does not meet all other admission criteria. A list of such admission criteria is available at the Embassy or Consulate.

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