Netherlands What to Pack

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Netherlands What to Pack

  • Rain gear

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Typical weather ranges from about 0 degrees Celsius in the depths of winter (although there is usually very little snow) to typically pleasant sunny days of +20 to 25C in the summer. However, the weather can be very unpredictable and change within a matter of hours even if it looks good to start with. Make sure you a warm coat, gloves, scarf and...

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  • Comfortable Shoes

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    I had read that wearing white tennis shoes would label you as an American tourist, and it appeared that it was probably a true statement. I wore boots, and my boyfriend wore his tennis shoes the first day, but by the second he was wearing some black shoes! (But after all that walking, he was back into the white tennis shoes!) And I would definitely...

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  • Packing for Winter

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Pare your crap down & pack light! I work for an airline loading freight & luggage & have found a travel-type backpack to be the best of all worlds. Travel-type packs have the option of protecting the straps & sholder harness behind a zippered cover. Check out LL BEAN, or REI.com or any outdoor store. Trust me, strapes & loose gear get torn off ALL...

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  • Umbrella

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Take a backpack or suitcase with you. When it's summer dress lightly, but always bring a sweater, trousers and raincoat along, you never know...Also in winter and autumn it can be very cold. In winter it often freezes, so bring a scarf, gloves and a wintercoat then. You can get everything in the supermarket. Good shops for your film and...

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  • Guide Books - Journal

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides. Always when I am in a city which is covered by the In Your Pocket guides I try to get the latest printed issue. So in Amsterdam I found the guide more by chance than on purpose. It was available in the corridor to the bathroom of the Cafe de Pont in Amsterdam North. The guide not...

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  • Backpack

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    JUST BRING A BACKPACK U DONT NEED A SUITCASE I WAS IN AMSTERDAM FOR A WEEK ALL I BROUGHT WAS 2 PAIRS OF JEANS 4 SHIRTS AND 2 HOODIES YOU DONT NEED ALOT OF CLOTHING ALL I BROUGHT WAS SOAP, SHAMPOO, DEODORANT , TOOTH PASTE AND TOOTHBRUSH MAKE SURE U BRING UR OWN BATTERYS THERE HARD TO FIND IN AMSTERDAM AND WHEN U FIND THEM THERE EXPENSIVE AS HELL

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  • Voltage Convertor

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Mark all of your bags with ID tags. Tie a ribbon around your luggage so you can ID them when you arrive. The AP is a jungle and this will make it easier for you. Don't expect to go to the country side and see tulpis if you go in the summer. Plan your trip for sping. Although Europe can be cooler than the US take some light clothes as well it can be...

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  • Luggage and Shopping

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    My wife and I checked two large roller bags on our flights, that contained mostly clothing. We each had a carry-on that contained, in a worst-case scenario of checked luggage being delayed or lost, items such as one change of clothes, toiletries, minor first-aid, personal items, camera, guidebook and other maps and pre-trip to-do lists and notes,...

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  • Packing for Summer

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    I think I read somewhere on this site where someone suggested "black, black, black", and I now understand why that is a good suggestion. I was there in late April/early May, and it was still pretty chilly, but we are used to wearing bright colors in the spring in the Southern US so I probably looked like a tulip! The main colors people there were...

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  • Money

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Exchange point in Amsterdam: Exchange Corporation Damrak 12 1012 LG AMSTERDAM Telefoon +3120-6248120 Where: when you come out of Central Station, walk straight on, that's Damrak American Express Head Office in Amsterdam Amsteldijk 166/5 1079 LH Amsterdam +3120-5048504 You can't visit the head office and you cannot exchange cheques but you...

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  • Camera

    Amsterdam What to Pack

    Don't forget your camera ! Amsterdam is very beautiful. For SLR Users , come with wide and zoom lenses , batteries , charger and maybe more memory cards. I use RAW when taking pictures so i returned from Amsterdam with 3 full Cards of 8GB.

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  • Heading for the Low Lands

    Pack ligth, we do most of our travel by public transport.Traffic is dense in the West side of the country, so think twice before having a rental car (Lack of parking space is the next thing). A weather jacket and walking shoes. If you bring "funny" looking pills, better bring your family doctor's presciption with you. Do not come without a...

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  • Souvenir photo from canal cruise in...

    The photograph on the right is an excellent souvenir photograph on the canal cruise in Amsterdam for you to take home to your country. You can purchase the photograph for just several euros per copy. Your photographs will be taken before boarding your canal boat by the cruise operator.

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  • Learn Dutch

    Some aspects which would help you make a choice for a Dutch language course.- determine how much Dutch you want to learn in a given period of time. Ask if they can deliver - speak to (ex) students to see how satisfied they are - which method do they use (any Dutch course is called 'NT2', meaning Nederlandse Tweede Taal or Dutch 2nd language) -...

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  • Summer

    Carry a small ruck sack if u plan to cycle, not all cycles have carriers Keep an umbrella handy.....the sun shines one day and the rain pours the next, umbrella comes handy in both. If you plan to bike around carry rain sheets. Here u can get a rain sheet for 5E in the flea markets and an umbrella for 7E. Shoes and socks are cheaper in India. Most...

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  • Cash (Mastercard ATM Global locator)

    Find an ATM that accepts Mastercard here:http://www.mastercard.com/us/personal/en/cardholderservices/atmlocations/index.htmlor click here.Select Netherlands(just put in the name of the town, if you don't know anything else).

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  • Walking shoes

    Pack a pair of walking shoes, the Netherlands are a good place for hikes and walks. Because the Netherlands are so flat, it´s easy to walk for everybody!See my page about the Netherlands for more information about hiking...

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  • Opening a bank account

    It's not really a packing tip, but if you're staying in NL longer, you might need a bank account. This is what I wrote in reply to a forum question.Weighing Postbank against Rabobank, is that Postbank seems easier to open an account but for personal advice I would prefer Rabobank. More so since being a foreigner your situation might be a bit more...

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  • New Rules for Hand Luggage (Nov. 2006)

    On the Schiphol airport website you can find the New Rules for Hand LuggageIf you want, you can download the brochure.

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  • Electricity

    For 'grounded' plugs, the Schuko" plug and receptable with side grounding contacts is used (see picture)The receptable will also accept the not-grounded plug shown in the previous tip.

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  • Electricity

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system The Netherlands uses : 230 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are...

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  • Packing list

    The climate in the Netherlands can change suddenly. And always be prepared for the rain! It rains quite often here, and I never leave the house without an umbrella or a raincoat. Don't forget your photo equipment, and lots of film rolls. There are so many picturesque villages and cities, that you will keep that camera clicking!I am taking a...

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  • Pack to Amsterdam

    You have not to forget that Amsterdam is a city full of activities, so you have to be ready with your camera equipments and so, if you don't have a digi camera, you'll need loads of films, so get ready for that!also make sure you have enough money, there are lots of museums, and wonderful restaurants plus great souvenires to buy, so pack it with...

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  • Pack

    To Rotterdam, don't forget your camera equimpments, and your umbrella, and a very special advice, get your warm clothes when you go in the winter, it is so cold and windy!

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  • Cloths for every type of weather (even...

    Enough to bring the souvenirs back home: one pair of wooden shoes, ten kilo's of tulip bulbs and a windmill. Also take care of some hidden compartment for some ... uh, ... let's say ... "stuff". Slippers as well as high boots. You never know when these dikes break. Never forget your umbrella, though a raincoat is even better. Extra towel for...

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  • It is COLD!!

    I was in Amsterdam just before Christmas and the temperature was -24 degrees celsius. Pack thermals, beanie, gloves, scarf and wear plenty of layers.

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  • the weather

    good weather gear, shoes, warm clothing for the cooler evenings if you are on medication ask your GP anythingselse... would be taking coals to Newcastle..

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  • A Little Bit Of Everything

    Although summers can be hot and winters can be cold, the climate in The Netherlands is both temperate and extremely changeable. Therefor, it is important that you bring a little of everything. For summer trips that includes a sweater and jacket, along with shorts and T-shirts. For late autumn and early spring, include both light shirts and heavy...

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  • Rain, wind and sunshine

    Weather can change pretty much from sunny to stormy.It was exceptionally nice weather, during my visit. Had some heavy rains and lots of clouds, but also clear weather and sunshine.Weather can change pretty quickly from sunshine to (nearly) storm. Take something for rain, wind and sunshine and you'll be fine.

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  • Pack lightly

    The Netherlands is a fairly rich country, with highly developed logistics. That means you can buy just about anything here, and items are rarely sold out. Only bring the obvious necessities. Depending on your time of arrival you can even buy things like toothpaste, soap etc. on your first day. Bring one film for your camera, buy more later. An...

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  • Bring a camera and films for any weather...

    The weather here can change from hour to hour, so an 200 ASA film is the best option. In winter, you can make the best pictures: extremely bright colors and beautiful clouds!

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  • Bring cloths for any kind of weather

    This country is not exactly known for its stable climate, so bring an umbrella, some sweaters and something for a warm day!

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  • Packing List

    All over the year it's a good idea to bring warm weather clothes and cool weather gear as well as good rain-repellant coat or jacket! Bring your umbrella at anytime in the year! It's easy to get films and batteries for every kind of camera! Climate in some towns: Amsterdam (north): Summers average maximum is about 21°C (72°F) minimum around 12°C...

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  • CLOTHES FOR EVERY SEASSON

    Summers are lovely but along with your shorts and beachwear pack a light-weight raincoat - the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winter winds can be cold and you should certainly wrap up well in January and February. The voltage in Holland is 220 volts. Hotels may have a 110-volt or 120-volt outlet for shavers, but travellers are advised to bring...

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  • Pack!

    Anything will do. Prepare for rain. Summer can be anything from 10-30 degrees Celsius.Winter can be anything from -10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Everything can be bought anywhere. Everything can be bought anywhere. Everything can be bought anywhere.

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  • Packing List

    For any type of travel within our country, an umbrella is quite recommendable! It doesn't always rain of course, but it can rain in all seasons, so better be prepared! I can't think of anything you can't get in the Netherlands.

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  • Packing List

    Dress warmly! In the beginning of spring (march,april), at the end of autumn (october, november) and in winter (december-february) it can be very cold in Holland. At least bring a scarf and a warm coat / raincoat, sweaters and long trousers DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOME MORE NICE VIEWS (PICS) OF HOLLAND? TAKE A LOOK AT MY NETHERLANDS TRAVELOGUE!

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  • Packing List

    when on businesstrip/luxury: take a suitcase, when not: take backpack or sportsbag. Make sure when you go camping or cycling that your bags are waterproof. It often rains in Holland, especially in autunm, winter and spring! In summer: light clothes, but also a sweater, long trousers and a raincoat!In autumn: raincoat, rainboots, warm clothesIn...

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  • Thunderclouds!

    Always be prepared for some rain...so do take yr rain coat and/or an umbrella... Perhaps some garbidge bags can save you from getting wet.....

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  • Packing List

    You are coming to Holland, so bring a rain coat, your boots, an umbrella, because it rains here, and it most likely will when you are here.

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  • Packing List

    A fanny-pack is more helpful than a pocketbook. When everyone advises you to bring an umbrella or water resistant wind breaker ..... listen to them. Even if you have to carry it on those sunny days, you will need it before the day is over. If you bring a digital camera, don't forget to bring an adapter for your battery recharger. You don't want...

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  • Packing List

    Water-proof in case of rain. Samll and easy to carry! Easy, comfortable and fits the situation and your lifestyle. Holland is not so formal anymore. It seems the dress style in general is pretty relaxed but still somewhat fashionable.I would recommend that it is good to have a lightweight rain jacket and cardigan(in case) in summer and of course...

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  • Packing List

    Summers are lovely but along with your shorts and beachwear pack a light-weight raincoat - the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winter winds can be cold and you should certainly wrap up well in January and February. The average temperature in these months hovers just above 2 degrees centrigrade. One of the nice things about Holland is that the...

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  • Packing List

    IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY IN HOLLANDTHEN BRING YOUR RAINCLOTHES, IS IS NOT RAINING ALL THE TIME BUT IT IS HANDY TO HAVE, TAKE SOME WARMERCLOTHES FOR THE EVENINGS, THEY SEEM TO BE MORE WINDY.THE SPRING AND AUTUMN ARE VARIED, SUMMER IS QUITENICE FOR THE TEMPERATURE(ABT. 20 DEGREES)AND WINTER ISNOT EXTREEMLY COLD, AT THE COLDEST IT...

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  • Packing List

    Rain coats and umbrellas!!! Even in summer rain is to be expected. Temps from -10 (winter) to 32 (summer) degrees (Celsius). Summers mostly with high humidity. Depending of time. From May till Sep. mostly good weather. From Oct. till May expect heavy rains and stormy winds. Toilets.......... this could be a laugh for you if you are not used to...

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