AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING NETHERLANDS
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Netherlands starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Netherlands. All tourists entering Dutch territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Dutch authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Dutch custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Dutch territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
- Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
- Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering the Netherlands with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:
- Children have the same nationality as the companion
- Children’s names are included in the passport of the companion.
List of American diplomatic offices in Netherlands
Embassy of the United States in The Hague, Netherlands
Address: Lange Voorhout 102, 2514 EJ The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31 70 310-2209
Fax: +31 70 310-2207
List of Dutch diplomatic offices in United States of America
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations
Consulate General of Netherlands in New York, U.S.
Address: 1 Rockefeller Plaza,, 11th floor,, New York, NY 10020-2094 - USA
Consulate General of Netherlands in Miami, Florida, U.S.
Address: 701 Brickell Ave,, 5th floor, Miami, FL 33131 - USA
Consulate General of Netherlands in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Address: 11766 Wilshire Blvd.,, Suite 1150, Los Angeles CA 90025 - USA
Consulate General of Netherlands in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Address: 303 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601 - USA
Consulate of Netherlands in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Address: Karman Executive Center , 40 Lake Bellevue, Suite 100 , Bellevue, WA 98005 - USA
Phone: 425-637-3050 / 206-954-1961
Office Hours: Open: Monday-Friday 10:00-15:00
Details: Serves: Washington (state), Montana and Idaho (served by Los Angeles)
Consulate of Netherlands in San Juan, USA
Address: P.O. Box 79650 , Carolina, Puerto Rico 00984-7650 - USA
Consulate of Netherlands in San Francisco, California, U.S.
Address: 901 Mariner's Island Blvd. , Suite 535 , San Mateo, CA 94404 - USA
Phone: 00-1-650 403 0073
Fax: 00-1-650 403 0075
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00
Consulates of Netherlands in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Address: 230 West 700 South , Salt Lake City, UT 84101 - USA
Consulate of Netherlands in Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Consulate of Netherlands in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Address: 643 Magazine Street , New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 - USA
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-11:30
Consulate of Netherlands in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Address: 4200 IDS Center , 80 South Eight Street , Minneapolis , MN 55402 - USA
Office Hours: Wednesday 08:00-12:00, by appointment unless urgent
Consulate of Netherlands in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Address: 5818 Manor Lane , Parkville, MO 64152-6063 - USA
Consulate of Netherlands in Houston, Texas USA
Consulate of Netherlands in Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Address: 745 Fort Street Mall, Suite 702 , Honolulu, HI 96813 , United States of America
Consulate of Netherlands in Grand Rapids, Michigan USa
Address: 3250 28th Street S.E. , Grand Rapids MI 49512 , United States of America
Consulate of Netherlands in Detroit, Michigan USA
Address: 38505 N. Woodward Avenue , Suite 3000 Bloomfield Hills , MI 48304
Office Hours: Open: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:00
Details: Serves: Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac, Sanigaw, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Ingham, Livingstone, Shiawassee, Jackson, Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe counties of the state of Michigan (served by Chicago)
Consulate of Netherlands in Denver, Colorado USA
Address: c/o World Trade Center Denver , 1625 Broadway, Suite 680 , Denver, CO 80202 , United States of America
Consulate of Netherlands in Cleveland, Ohio USA
Address: 3200 National City , Center Cleveland, OH 44114-3485 , United States of America
Office Hours: 09:00-17:00 (by appointment)
Consulate of Netherlands in Boston, Massachusetts USA
Address: The Statler Building , 20 Park Plaza; suite 524 , Boston, MA 02116-4399 , United States of America
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00
Consulate of Netherlands in Atlanta, Georgia USA
Embassy of Netherlands in Washington DC, U.S.A.
Address: 4200 Linnean Avenue, NW,, Washington DC 20008 - USA
Phone: (202) 244-5300
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday, excluding U.S. and Dutch holidays.
Details: The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. represents and promotes the interests of the Netherlands Government in the United States. Most Departments (Ministries) of the Netherlands Government are represented here, including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs; Economic Affairs; Defense; Health, Welfare and Sport; Environment, Housing and Spatial Planning; Finance; Transport, Telecommunications, Public Works and Water Management; Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries; and Education, Culture and Science.
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Area: 41,526 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +31
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