Located on the North Sea, this European country sits between Belgium and Germany. The capital city is Amsterdam, popular for canals, the Anne Frank house, the red light district and coffee shops that are not all about coffee. Elsewhere in the Netherlands, there are colorful tulip fields, windmills, and bicycles everywhere. There are even beach resorts in the north of the country.
QUICK NETHERLANDS FACTS
Currency: The Euro is used and can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Netherlands, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Netherlands is Dutch.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Netherlands for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for the Netherlands.
Articles on the Netherlands
Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Netherlands Travel Guide to view current posts
- Where to Stay in Amsterdam
- 18 MUST Things to see and do in Amsterdam
- Review of Misc Eatdrinksleep Amsterdam
- Best Day trips from Amsterdam
- 48 Hours in Amsterdam – 2 Day Itinerary