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The highest museum density can be found in Leiden. Here, there are as many as 13 museums within walking distance.


Currency in The Netherlands is € EUR.

ATMs widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, but not all restaurants, cafes and shops. Non-European credit cards are quite often rejected. Want to change your local currency into euros? Please do so at Schiphol Airport.

ATMs, aka cash machines, can be found outside most banks and at airports and most train stations. Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard/Eurocard are widely accepted, as well as cards from the Plus and Cirrus networks. Using an ATM can be the cheapest way to exchange your money from home, but check with your home bank for service charges before you leave. Not all foreign currencies are accepted at every ATM or exchange station. Please exchange at Schiphol Airport.

You can use your ATM card to keep stocked up with euros throughout the Netherlands so there’s no need for currency exchange. However, using your ATM card as a debit card, as opposed to a credit card, to pay for purchases won’t always work, as an astonishing amount of businesses – including many restaurants, cafes and shops – only accept Dutch PIN cards.

Credit Cards
All the major international credit cards are recognized, and most hotels and large stores accept them. But many shops, restaurants and other businesses (including Dutch Railways and supermarket chains) do not accept credit cards, including European cards with security chips.

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