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The Netherlands

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.  

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

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** 

Money

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

Visas

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.**

Vaccinations

None

**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**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

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. 

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

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