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The UK is leaving the European Union. The rules for passports, entry requirements, driving, EHIC cards and more may change after Brexit.
This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to the Netherlands as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.
Travelling via Calais? Check our travel advice for France.
As of 26 March 2018, Amsterdam public transport service (GVB) no longer accepts cash for buying tickets on trams, buses or metro trains in Amsterdam. You can buy tickets by credit card (not American Express) on buses and trams or at payment points at main bus and tram stops, Amsterdam Central Station and Schiphol airport. Additional information can be found at GVB.
The Amsterdam health authorities have launched a campaign to warn tourists about the danger of buying a substance which is sold as cocaine, but is actually white heroin. This has caused a number of deaths. For more information visit the website of the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD). See Local laws and customs, and don’t carry or use drugs.
Everybody over the age of 14 is required to show a valid identity document on request. See Local laws and customs
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in the Netherlands. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism
Be alert to the existence of street crime in cities. See Crime
If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.
British nationals make more than 2 million visits to the Netherlands every year, half of whom are visiting Amsterdam. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re living in or moving to the Netherlands, visit our Living in the Netherlands guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re travelling to the Netherlands to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in the Netherlands after Brexit.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.