I love the Netherlands and the Dutch language, and we visited the Netherlands for the third time in 2012. After we returned home we received 2 speeding tickets in the mail a couple of days apart. The one - I remember the moment I got "blitzed", and we paid it. It was fair.
The second one (for 227 EUROS) was from a city we DID NOT VISIT, made out to a car and license plate WE DID NOT RENT. At the given time of this supposed infraction we were in Italy, but since we paid everything in cash there, we don't have a paper trail to easily prove it! My husband called the phone number on the ticket and spoke with someone, we have written several letters (in English and German) to the Dutch government explaining the situation with our car rental info, and we gather from the Dutch letters we receive that they continue to insist on being paid. We don't speak Dutch, but I'm sure we understood the letters correctly.
Sadly, this experience is tarnishing my happy memories of the Netherlands. I would like to leave doors open to visit again and would like to have a clear record.
Any advice? We would be very appreciative.