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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.

Custom Regulations
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).

Currency Restriction
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, NetherlandsCheck on map

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

Address: 235 East 45th Street, 16th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017 - USACheck on map

Phone: (212) 519-9500 / (212) 697-5547

Fax: (212) 370-1954



Consulate General of Netherlands in New York, U.S.

Address: 1 Rockefeller Plaza, 11th floor, New York, NY 10020-2094 - USACheck on map

Phone: 212-246-1429

Fax: 212-333-3603

Consulate General of Netherlands in Miami, Florida, U.S.

Address: 701 Brickell Ave, 5th floor, Miami, FL 33131 - USACheck on map

Phone: 786-866-0480

Fax: 86-866-0497

Consulate General of Netherlands in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Address: 11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150, Los Angeles CA 90025 - USACheck on map

Phone: 310-268-1598

Fax: 310-312-0989

Consulate General of Netherlands in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Address: 303 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601 - USACheck on map

Phone: 312-856-0110

Fax: 312-856-9218

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

Fax: 425-637-3050



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

Phone: 00-1-787-7599400

Fax: 00-1-787-7267356


Consulate of Netherlands in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Address: 901 Mariner's Island Blvd., Suite 535, San Mateo, CA 94404 - USACheck on map

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 - USACheck on map

Phone: 00-1-801-3641981

Fax: 00-1-801-3552029


Consulate of Netherlands in Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Address: 711 North Orlando Ave, Suite 101Check on map

Phone: 00-1-321-2823894

Fax: 00-1-407-9517699



Office Hours: Open from 10.00 AM until 1.00 PMAppointment is necessary

Consulate of Netherlands in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Address: 643 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 - USACheck on map

Phone: 00-1-504-5861200

Fax: 00-1-504-5960304


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

Phone: 00-1-612-3715790

Fax: 00-1-612-3713207


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 - USACheck on map

Phone: 00-1-816-7411152

Fax: 00-1-816-7411152


Consulate of Netherlands in Houston, Texas USA

Address: 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 610, Houston, TX 77056-4783 - USACheck on map

Phone: 713-622-8000

Fax: 713-622-3581



Consulate of Netherlands in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Address: 745 Fort Street Mall, Suite 702, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States of AmericaCheck on map

Phone: 00-1-808-5316897

Fax: 00-1-808-5316898


Consulate of Netherlands in Grand Rapids, Michigan USa

Address: 3250 28th Street S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49512, United States of America

Phone: 00-1-616-2859998

Fax: 00-1-616-9579716


Consulate of Netherlands in Detroit, Michigan USA

Address: 38505 N. Woodward Avenue, Suite 3000 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304Check on map

Phone: 00-248-901-4050

Fax: 00-248-901-4040


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 AmericaCheck on map

Phone: 00-1-303-5925362

Fax: 00-1-303-5925228


Consulate of Netherlands in Cleveland, Ohio USA

Address: 3200 National City, Center Cleveland, OH 44114-3485, United States of America

Phone: 00-1-440-3244164

Fax: 00-1-440-3658326


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

Phone: 00-1-617-5428452

Fax: 00-1-617-5423304

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00

Consulate of Netherlands in Atlanta, Georgia USA

Address: 1 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 1265, Atlanta, Georgia 30328Check on map

Phone: 770.390.3550

Fax: 770.390.3522



Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-14:00

Details: Serves: the states of Georgia and South Carolina (served by Miami)

Embassy of Netherlands in Washington DC, U.S.A.

Address: 4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008 - USACheck on map

Phone: (202) 244-5300

Fax: 202-362-3430


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.

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Netherlands

Capital: Amsterdam
Languages: Dutch
Area: 41,526 KM2
Population: 16,645,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +31

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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