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Known for its windmills, clogs, and talented artists, the Netherlands remains a tourist staple.
If you’re looking to be on the move, be sure to invest in a bicycle. It is the cheapest and quickest way to get around the Netherlands. The majority of Dutch citizens do not own an automobile.
Amsterdam has incredible architecture, gorgeous canals, and museums like that of Vincent van Gogh. The city is known as “The Venice of the North” due to the canals that traverse the city. It has one of the largest historic centers in Europe, with streets that have remained unchanged since the 1800s.
The country is also famous for its beautiful, flat countryside. The area is populated with windmills and tulips and other authentically Dutch things. Rent a bike, grab a Dutch phrasebook and plan a trip out into the tulip fields.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for the Netherlands. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for the Netherlands: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Make sure you are up-to-date on your routine immunizations. Some European countries have had outbreaks of infections like measles and mumps in the past few years. Vaccination will keep you protected if such an outbreak occurs.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Travelers to the Netherlands only need a valid passport for stays under 90-days. This is true for the majority of Western Europe.
If you are visiting more than one European country, be sure to makes sure your passport meets all relevant validity requirements.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Netherlands has a temperate maritime climate. Due to its small size, there is like variation in climate from region to region. Temperatures can drop as low as mid-30s in the winter and tend to sit at around the mid-60s in summer.
Due to the country’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, fall and winter can bring bad storms. The Netherlands as a whole is relatively flat. High winds tend to have a greater effect than they normal. The summers are warm and dry, the winters cold but not too wet.
The Netherlands as a whole is quite safe for travelers. Travelers should still look out for pickpockets and make sure to lock up their bikes, as bicycle theft is a risk. But, the violent crime rate is low.
There are certain parts of certain cities that may be unsafe to visit once the sun sets. These include Osdorp in Amsterdam and Morgenstond in the Hague. But, the best course of action is to consult with locals before traveling out at night. They will be the best source of information on a day-to-day basis.
Netherlands has produced some of the world’s most famous painters, including Rembrandt and van Gogh. The country saw a period of great prosperity in the late Renaissance. It was during this time that many of the country’s most recognizable works were created. While many of the famous pieces created by Dutch artists hang on walls across the world.
Consider visiting the Museum Quarter in Amsterdam. Here you will be in walking distance of the Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh museum, and the Stedelijk museum. If you have a particular inclination towards drawings, be sure to stop by the Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam. At this museum, you can see early drawings from some of the most recognizable names in art.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to the Netherlands:
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Netherlands, there is a U.S. embassy at The Hague.
U.S. Embassy The Hague
Lange Voorhout 102
2514 EJ The Hague
Telephone: +(31) (0) 70 310 2209
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +31 (0) 70 310 2209
Fax: +(31) (0) 70 310 2207
If you have any questions about travelling to the Netherlands or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now and protect yourself today.
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