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.
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to the Netherlandsi.
As is the case with most international travel, a hepatitis vaccination is recommended. Take along comfortable walking shoes and plenty of sunscreen.
The currency in the Netherlands is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.
ATMs: ATMs are abundant in the Netherlands,
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.
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.
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.