The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, you contact a general practitioner (Huisarts) or dentist (Tandarts) contracted by the General Health Insurance Fund ANOZ (Algemeen Nederlands Onderling Ziekenfonds). However, dental treatments are generally severely restricted for those over the age of 18. Outside the EU, reciprocal health insurance agreements exist between the Netherlands and Cape Verde, Morocco, Montenegro, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. For the police, fire brigade or emergency ambulance, dial 112 nationwide. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. For the police, fire brigade or emergency ambulance, dial 112 nationwide. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. For the police, fire brigade or emergency ambulance, dial 112 nationwide. Check ebizdir for more information.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. The Netherlands has official rabies-free status (free from terrestrial rabies).
In the Netherlands and in all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). The Netherlands accepts the Swiss COVID certificate.
1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Note: The law in the Netherlands states that health insurers nationwide must round the final amounts up or down to the nearest 5 cents. 1 and 2 cent coins are therefore no longer used in cash transactions. 100 and 200 euro bills are not accepted in supermarkets and small shops. Only a few restaurants and shops accept the 500 euro note.
Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted. These cards are also recognized in all GWK offices and exchange offices. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. Card payment is widespread and free of charge for Euro members.
Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can be cashed in a few bureaux de change in large cities in the Netherlands.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Only the largest bank branches are also open on Saturdays.
Foreign exchange regulations
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local and foreign currencies for travelers within the EU. For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).
Exchange offices are marked »GWK«.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €