Fast Facts: Netherlands

What is the weather like in the Netherlands?

The months of May thru October are the best months to travel when temperatures in the day hover around the 70's and 80's. Nights dip into the 50's and 60's, so be sure to take a sweater and even an umbrella. If you would like to visit during the tulip season, April to mid-May is the best time!

Check out the current weather conditions in the Netherlands.


What is required for entry into the Netherlands?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to the Netherlandsi.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

As is the case with most international travel, a hepatitis vaccination is recommended. Take along comfortable walking shoes and plenty of sunscreen.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the currency?

The currency in the Netherlands is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.

ATMs: ATMs are abundant in the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam.
Tipping: A service charge of 5-10% is added to restaurant bills. Add 5-10% more for exceptional service. Tip in cash, even when paying with a credit card.


What are the best items to shop for in the Netherlands?

The best items to shop for in the Netherlands are diamonds, decorative tiles, wooden shoes, licorice, cheese, chocolate, and tulip bulbs. If you are shopping for Delft porcelain, look for a hallmark of the word “Delft” written with the D like a backward C.


What are the voltage requirements in the Netherlands?

Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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