Useful country information

Citizens of the EU
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Netherlands.

Non-EU citizens
Please also visit the homepage of the Government of the Netherlands to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and also more information about visa regulations.

Invitation letter
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after successful registration for the conference.

Please check for up-to-date weather forecasts in the city that you are travelling to.

As in most countries of the European Union, the official currency is the Euro (€).

Please note that there are no general bank hours in the Netherlands. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening.

Major credit cards are accepted at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels.

English is spoken by the staff of most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Telephone and internet
The Netherlands’ international pre-dial is +31 (0031).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.

The electrical power supply in the Netherlands is 220v, 50 Hz, AC.
Official plugs in the Netherlands are: 
"Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
"Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16

The Netherlands’ standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

All visitors are advised to have valid international insurance before coming to the Netherlands. Citizens of the EU are insured with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).