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How often can I travel to the Netherlands with my Schengen visa?

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The visa sticker in your passport will say how often you can travel to the Netherlands with your Schengen visa.

Check your visa sticker

Check what the visa sticker in your passport says under ‘number of entries’. 

If it says ‘1’, you have a single-entry visa. If it says ‘MULT’, you have a multiple-entry visa.

Single-entry visa

With a single-entry visa you can travel to the Netherlands or to other countries in the Schengen area from a country outside the Schengen area one time. 

Multiple-entry visa

With a multiple-entry visa you can travel to the Netherlands or other countries in the Schengen area from a country outside the Schengen area as often as you wish.

Remember that you are not allowed to stay in the Schengen area for longer than 90 days within a 180-day period. It makes no difference whether this is 90 consecutive days in the Schengen area, or 90 days divided over two or more trips. See the following examples:

  • If you have been in the Schengen area for 30 days within a 180-day period you can spend a maximum of 60 more days in the Netherlands or other Schengen countries within the same 180-day period.
  • If you have been in the Schengen area for 90 days within a 180-day period you can no longer travel to the Netherlands or another Schengen country with this visa in the same 180-day period.  You can however use it to enter the Schengen area again in a new 180-day period, if your visa is still valid and you first spend at least 90 days outside the Schengen area.

Also useful

See what countries are in the Schengen area

See the differences between a single-entry and multiple-entry Schengen visa

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