Can I use cash in Netherlands?

Consumers were able to pay in cash at 97% of all retailers as at mid-2019. This emerged from a DNB-commissioned study into cash acceptance by retailers and their reasons for accepting or refusing cash. Cash is still the most widely accepted means of payment.

Can I pay with cash in Netherlands?

Nonetheless, cash remains legal tender and a trusted means of payment in the Netherlands. You will notice, however, that you can’t pay by cash everywhere. Government bodies and such like often only accept card payments, as this is more secure and cheaper.

Do I need cash in the Netherlands?

You should be able to use your credit or debit cards anywhere in the Netherlands, but having some cash on hand can help just in case.

How do you pay for things in the Netherlands?

The Dutch mainly use their debit card to make payments. So you will not be able to use your credit card in every shop or restaurant. This is particularly likely to happen in smaller cities. Please make sure to bring cash and ask personnel whether you can pay by credit card.

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Can I pay cash in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, expect to find many shops, restaurants and cafes that will not accept cash at all. Cash machines are everywhere, and most payments are made with chip and PIN, or contactless technology. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, while American Express is less popular.

What cards are accepted in the Netherlands?

Major credit cards and debit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted in the Netherlands at restaurants, hotels, and tourist destinations. Although some small shops may charge a fee of anywhere from 2-6% if you use them.

Can you use credit card to withdraw cash?

Most credit card lenders offer cardholders the ability to take out a cash advance using an ATM. Cardholders can use a credit card at nearly any ATM and withdraw cash as they would when using a debit card, but instead of drawing from a bank account, the cash withdrawal shows up as a charge on a credit card.

How much cash can you carry to Netherlands?

The limit that is set is 10.000 euros in cash. Foreign currencies will be converted to euros and should not exceed this limit. This rule applies everywhere in the EU.

How much cash can I bring into Netherlands?

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union.

What money is used in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam (and in the rest of Netherlands) we use the Euro currency. There are 8 coins; 1, 2 and 5 cent, 10, 20 and 50 cent, 1 and 2 Euro coins. Then there are the bills of 5, 10, 20 and 50 Euro, 100, 200 and 500 Euro notes. Not many places will accept the 500 Euro note however.

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Is PayPal legal in Netherlands?

If you are an individual, you must be at least 18 years old and have full legal capacity to enter into a contract to open a PayPal account and use the PayPal services. If you are a business, the business must be registered in the Netherlands. To use the PayPal services you need to open a PayPal account.

Should I bring cash to Amsterdam?

Money in Amsterdam

Cash and card are both widely accepted and you should have no trouble with Visa or Mastercard. Some smaller shops and restaurants may not have card payment facilities so carrying cash is advised.

Is PayPal accepted in Netherlands?

Dutch online shoppers also use PayPal frequently; in the Netherlands, this payment service already has more than two million account holders. If you do not want to offer the credit card as a separate payment method in your online shop, you can still receive credit card payments with PayPal.

Can you pay cash on bus in Amsterdam?

Bus routes and tickets

Please note that it is no longer possible to pay by cash on any GVB buses, including night buses. Payment by debit or credit card is possible, as well as your public transport chip card. The Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket is also excellent value if you plan to explore the region.

Can I use my card in Amsterdam?

Yes, you can use your debit card in Amsterdam and everywhere else in the Netherlands. Normally, debit cards have no problem being accepted, however, there are some places were VISA Electron is not accepted. The most commonly accepted cards are Maestro, VISA and MasterCard.

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Can you pay contactless in Amsterdam?

Passengers using public transportation in the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam will soon be able to pay their fares using a contactless debit or credit card, an NFC mobile phone or via a QR code.