Netherlands international travel advice

Landscape view of Netherlands

Netherlands 🇳🇱

Netherlands is part of Europe with main city at Amsterdam. Its Developed country with a population of 17M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Dutch. the Kingdom of the Netherlands is the formal name of Netherlands It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~2.40 °C   🌧 ~66.13 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 17M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've updated our travel advice for the Netherlands with new information on safety. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands.

issued date: December 11, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Netherlands uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Dutch


💱 Currencies Used

Netherlands uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Netherlands (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Netherlands. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Netherlands. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Netherlands is on average 17.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Netherlands is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €22.57, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: KPN, T-Mobile, Tele2, Vodafone or Ziggo. Netherlands uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Netherlands upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Netherlands, dial +, then 31 (the country code for Netherlands), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Netherlands, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 10 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Netherlands you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 088 - 269 28 88 (ANWB BV). For general news on Netherlands's traffic use ANWB BV. Most popular petrol stations in Netherlands are Avia, Shell, Lukoil, Tamoil, Texaco, Esso and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Euro 95, benziner, Super 98 or Ongelood (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.51 per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020