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How to pay for marina services

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How to pay for marina services

Hi,

We are cruising the canals of the Netherlands for the next five months and have hit an unexpected problem. The marinas function on special cards to access services such as shore power,laundromat,showers etc. Their machine set up does not accept NZ credit cards nor can cash be used. Hopefully someone has faced this issue and has a solution.

Thanks

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Nijmegen, The...
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1. Re: How to pay for marina services

I have no idea about that but I guess you're better off asking at a specific boating forum.

You are aware that from NZ you can only stay in Schengen for 90 days in a 180 days period? Have you got your visa arranged?

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2. Re: How to pay for marina services

Is it a contactless system, or do you need to enter your bank card in the machine?

In the first case, you might see if you can get it to work through Apple Pay or Google Pay on your phone.

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3. Re: How to pay for marina services

We have to put the card on a machine, so not contactless. Thank you for your reply

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4. Re: How to pay for marina services

Thank you.We are waiting for replies from boating forums too. Yes was aware of visa situation and one of us has a UK passport

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5. Re: How to pay for marina services

The system setup differs per Marina. Some use debit cards but most use a propriotary system. Contact the local harbour master for a Solution. I’m pretty Sure you are not the first international visitor

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6. Re: How to pay for marina services

Thanks Jerry, we plan to try that next time we see him.

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7. Re: How to pay for marina services

Alot of marinas have a certain paycard system where you get a card at the marina office which you load with value. But dont know if u can load it with ur nz credit or debit cards. This is one list of marinas which use one proprietary system (its a pdf download link which might not work from the tripadvisor app; in that case view this thread via the browser on ur phone/tablet as if u were on a computer)

seijsener.com/storage/files/flyerdezejachtha…

Or copy paste this inactive link into ur phone browser

"...www.seijsener.com/storage/files/flyerdezejachthavensgebruikendejachthavenbetaalkaart2017.pdf"

Edited: 13 May 2018, 07:52
Auckland Central...
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8. Re: How to pay for marina services

Thank you Lenny, yes that is the problem. We can't load the card using our credit cards or debit cards so we were hoping there is another way to load the marina cards

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9. Re: How to pay for marina services

What kind of debit card do you have then? Is it a Maestro type card? And are you sure there is no way to load the card with cash? I have found several sites that state you can top up the “Jachthaven betaalkaart” at coin operated machines.

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10. Re: How to pay for marina services

Unfortunately at the marina here the machine is not coin operated and our debit card is not a Maestro one.😕

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