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Last verified: Friday, 21. February 2020 at 07:21 AM

Netherlands Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Netherlands is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Netherlands is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

Netherlands shares land borders with Belgium and Belgium. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.3 (Belgium) and 1.8 (Germany).

Advice scoring history for Netherlands

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Netherlands.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Netherlands from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism. Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/netherlands-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to the threat of terrorism.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/netherlands

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Håll ditt bagage under uppsikt på flygplatsen och i flygplatstågen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NL

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd, som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Nederlandene. I Kina har der været udbrud af lungebetændelse (COVID-19) med en ny type coronavirus siden december 2019. Smittetilfælde er siden blevet registreret i flere andre lande. Nye tilfælde ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/holland/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/netherlands

Individual rating changes for Netherlands

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Netherlands. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Netherlands changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Netherlands with a rating of 2.0.

About Netherlands

Netherlands with its capital Amsterdam is a country in Europe (Western Europe), slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey (41,526 km²). The country is located Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. The climate can be described as temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters. The landscape is mostly coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders); some hills in southeast. With a population of about 16.65 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Amsterdam
Population about 16.65 million
Size 41.526 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Common languages Western Frisian, Dutch
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +31
Internet Top Level Domain .nl
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NLD
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 528

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Netherlands is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain
  • air pollution from vehicles and refining activities
  • and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates
  • organic compounds
  • water pollution in the form of heavy metals

Natural hazzards

  • flooding
  • Mount Scenery (887 m), located on the island of Saba in the Caribbean, last erupted in 1640; Round Hill (601 m), a dormant volcano also known as The Quill, is located on the island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean; these islands are at the northern end o

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Netherlands. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agroindustries
  2. chemicals
  3. construction
  4. electrical machinery
  5. engineering products
  6. equipment
  7. fishing
  8. metal
  9. microelectronics
  10. petroleum

Agriculture products

  1. dairy
  2. livestock products
  3. ornamentals
  4. poultry
  5. propagation materials
  6. vegetables

Dutch Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Netherlands.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. livestock
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods
  6. mineral fuels
  7. transport equipment

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. clothing
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuels
  5. machinery
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Netherlands?

Netherlands is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Netherlands is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Netherlands in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Netherlands.

How many travel advisories do you know for Netherlands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Netherlands.

What is the size of Netherlands?

Netherlands has a size of 41,526 km² or 16,033 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.