Currency

Euro (€)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €120

  • Dorm bed €13–33
  • A burger or frites dinner €8–15
  • Water-taxi ride €4.50

Midrange: €120–250

  • Double room from €100
  • Evening meal in a bistro €35
  • Museum ticket €17

Top end: More than €250

  • Luxurious hotel double room from €180
  • Dinner in top restaurant with drinks from €80
  • Guided architecture tour €30

Bargaining

With the exception of the odd haggle at flea markets, little bargaining goes on in the Netherlands.

Money

ATMs are widely available; some businesses don't accept credit or debit cards issued outside the Netherlands. A growing number of businesses don't accept cash payments.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1€0.64
CanadaC$1€0.66
Japan¥100€0.77
NZNZ$1€0.58
UKUK£€1.12
USUS$1€0.86

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

The Dutch do tip, but modestly and not always.

  • Hotel porters €1 to €2
  • Restaurants round up, or 5%

PIN Only

If you see a 'PIN only' sign, it signifies that the business doesn't accept cash payments. Be warned that it may not accept credit or debit cards issues outside the Netherlands, either.