Netherlands travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Netherlands with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Netherlands.

Netherlands travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Netherlands with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Netherlands - quick facts
Flight time 1 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) Dutch, English
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit the Netherlands?

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Netherlands tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Netherlands weather

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Netherlands travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Netherlands from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Netherlands.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Netherlands travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Netherlands with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Netherlands, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Netherlands covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Netherlands with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Netherlands FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Netherlands including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Netherlands due to Covid-19?

Netherlands is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Netherlands.

Check out Government of the Netherlands for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Netherlands?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Netherlands. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Netherlands from the UK?

The flight time to the Netherlands from the UK is typically 1 hour.

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What is the time difference between the Netherlands and the UK?

The time difference between the Netherlands and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in the Netherlands?

The main languages spoken in the Netherlands are Dutch and English.

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What is the currency in the Netherlands?

The currency in the Netherlands is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in the Netherlands?

Netherlands uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Netherlands?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Netherlands.

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