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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
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Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 26 Sep 2017.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.

Travelling via Calais? Check our travel advice for France.

The Amsterdam health authorities have launched a campaign to warn tourists about the danger of buying a substance which is sold as cocaine, but is actually white heroin. This has caused a number of deaths. For more information visit the website of the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD). See Local laws and customs, and don’t carry or use drugs.

Everybody over the age of 14 is required to show a valid identity document on request. See Local laws and customs

Be alert to the existence of street crime in cities. See Crime

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the Netherlands. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism

British nationals make in excess of 2 million visits to the Netherlands every year half of whom are visiting Amsterdam. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Netherlands
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Dialling Code: 31
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 11,300,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Dutch (official language) 100%
English 74%


Capital City(s):
Amsterdam
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Telephone Area Code: 20
Population: 820,654 (in 2012-05-06)
Latitude: 52.37 Longitude: 4.89



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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