Accessible travel Netherlands
Some historic buildings and locations may be less accessible for people with disabilities, due to the presence of stairs and cobblestone streets. If you are struggling to get around in a wheelchair in Amsterdam, it may be worth touring the city on a canal boat, many of which can be accessed via ramps.
No vaccinations are required to enter the Netherlands, but as with all international travel, it is recommended to be up-to-date on your vaccinations.
Be sure to get appropriate health insurance to fit your personal and travel needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency.
Petty theft is common in Amsterdam, so pay close attention to your possessions, especially in restaurants, bars and clubs. Be aware of people approaching your table to ask for directions or sell you souvenirs, as this may be a distraction.
Contrary to popular belief, the sale and consumption of drugs is only legal in specially designated areas. Be wary of people approaching you to sell you substances.
It is a legal requirement in the Netherlands for all people aged 14 years and older to carry valid proof of ID at all times and to produce it if requested by a law enforcement official.
Entry requirements to the Netherlands depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements, depending on nationality here.
The weather in the Netherlands is generally cooler and wetter. Summer is from June to August, with average temperatures of 17°C-20°C and winters are mild and damp, with averages of 2°C-6°C. Rainfall is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year, but it tends to be slighter drier from April to September. Occasionally the maritime conditions can cause strong winds, especially along the coast.
It is recommended to bring extra layers, a rain jacket and umbrella whatever time of year you visit. If visiting from November to March, visitors should also bring warm waterproof shoes and a coat.
Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, with West Frisian recognized as an official minority language in some areas. The vast majority of Dutch people have at least a conversational level of English.
Plug sockets in the Netherlands are round and have 2 round pins. The country operates on a 230V and 50Hz current.