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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Malaysian 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 Malaysia 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 Malaysian 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 Malaysian diplomatic offices in Netherlands

Embassy of Malaysia in Hague, Netherlands

Address: Rustenburgweg 2, 2517 KE The Hague, The NetherlandsCheck on map

Phone: +31 70 3506506

Fax: +31 70 3506536



Office Hours: Work day: Monday to Friday - 9 am to 4 pm (General Office) Consular Office open 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Collection 3 pm to 4 pm.

List of Dutch diplomatic offices in Malaysia

Consulate of Netherlands in Penang, Malaysia

Address: 202, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan LepasCheck on map

Phone: 00-60-4-647 3333

Fax: 00-60-4-647 3800


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00

Consulate of Netherlands in Miri, (East-Malaysia)

Address: 12A, Piasau Camp, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Postal address: c/o Sarawak Shell Bhd, Locked Bag no. 1 98009, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Phone: 00-60-85-453 084

Fax: 00-60-85-455 791


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Netherlands Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Address: 7th Floor, South Block. The Ampwalk, 218, Jalan Ampang, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 00-60-3-21686200

Fax: 00-60-3-21686240



Office Hours: Consular Section: Monday to Friday 09.00 - 12.00 hours Reception: Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 16.00 hours Friday 09.00 - 14.00 hours

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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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