The Netherlands

A short trip to the Netherlands? No problem! Just hop in the car and off you go. We Germans like to drive over to our neighbors so that we can go shopping on Sundays or sunbathe on the Dutch beach. And some of us also want to take advantage of certain benefits of this liberal country...

Destinations in the Netherlands:




Netherlands' capital is Amsterdam. However, the seat of government is in The Hague.


.The national language is Dutch, but most people understand or speak English and some also speak German.



In the Netherlands, payments are made in euros.


Entry & Visas

The Netherlands is a member of the EU, which is why EU citizens do not require a visa. In addition, there are generally no border controls within the EU. You only need to carry your identity card with you.


Central European Time (UTC+1) applies.


Credit cards & ATMs

There are ATMs almost everywhere, and you can actually pay by card everywhere.


Best time to visit

It depends on what you have in mind. If you want to go to the beach, May to September are ideal. However, the weather is not always stable. You can go on a city trip or shopping all year round.



A national driving license is sufficient for EU citizens. The road network is well developed and the roads are in good condition. The traffic signs and rules are by and large standardized within Europe.

The speed limits are 100 km/h on freeways during the day and 130 km/h at night (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.), 100 km/h on main roads, 80 km/h outside built-up areas and 50 km/h within built-up areas. The blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per mille.

You can find more information here.



If you have a phone contract from the EU or the Schengen area, you do not pay any roaming charges. You can use your phone at the same rate as at home.