Netherlands destination information

All you need to know before visiting Netherlands

Netherlands summary

Netherlands is a small country with around 17M Dutch. Official language is Dutch. Netherlands uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Netherlands is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 73
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 10

ATMs in Netherlands are Common. Internet speed in Netherlands is on average 17.0 Mbps. In Netherlands you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Amsterdam
🗣️ Dutch
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 17M ☀️ ~10 °C 🌧 ~64 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 42k km2 (16k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Dutch visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Dutch


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Netherlands uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 31 10 1234567
calling local: 010 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Netherlands is on average 17.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Netherlands is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Netherlands you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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