If you travel, you have most likely met a Dutch person. Come visit the country that is clearly doing something right. Eat stroopwafels, visit “cafes” and see this fun loving, beautiful and interesting country.
Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap
Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)
Negative test results required if coming from a high risk area
**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing**
Official currency: € Euro
Budget: Typical Western Europe prices. Backpackers can expect to spend around €50 per day and mid range €145 per day.
Credit cards: Common
Tipping: 5-10% for good service
Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free.
**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**
**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**
Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: Dutch
Hello: Hallo Goodbye: Tot ziens (toat-zeens)
Thank-you: Dank je / Dank U (dank yuh/oo)
Yes: Ja (ya) No: Nee (nay)
Beer: Bier (beer) Water: Water (vah-ter)
When to go
A mild climate makes it a good place to visit year round. Summer (June – August) is the busiest time of year but spring and fall offer equally nice weather with fewer crowds. Mid-April is the time to come to see the tulips in full bloom.
Hire local guides
Eat, stay and shop local
Always be environmentally conscious