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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Colombian 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 Colombia 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 Colombian 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 Colombian diplomatic offices in Netherlands

Embassy of Colombia in Netherlands

Address: Groot Hertoginnelaan 14, 2517EGCheck on map

Phone: (+31) (0) 70 - 3614545

List of Dutch diplomatic offices in Colombia

Consulate-General Medellin, Colombia

Address: Calle 52 No. 47-42 Oficina 1001 Edificio, Coltejer, Medellin, Colombia

Phone: (+57 4) 514 07 56

Fax: (+57 4) 514 07 56


Consulate Cali, Colombia

Address: Carrera 39 No. 11-165 Acopi-Yumbo, Cali, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57 2) 666 16 63

Fax: (+57 2) 690 69 01


Consulate-General Barranquilla, Colombia

Address: Calle 77B No. 57-141 Oficina 806, Barranquilla, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57 5) 368 83 87

Fax: (+57 5) 368 83 87


Embassy of Holland, Netherlands in Bogota, Colombia

Address: Carrera 13 No. 93-40 Floor 5, Apartado Aereo 4385, Bogota, Colombia

Phone: (+57) 1-638 4200

Fax: (+57) 1-623 3020


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 08:00-16:30 Friday 08:00-13:30

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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

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