PASSPORTS / VISAS

PASSPORTS
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Should you wish to take a pet on your journey, please see our Guide to European Camping for further information. If you intend to travel on one of our Escorted Tours, please check our Tour Pages to find out whether pets are permitted.

VISAS
If your passport describes you as a British Citizen you won’t need a visa to enter the Netherlands. If you have another type of British nationality, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Dutch Embassy and if necessary confirm requirements directly with them.

For stays of longer than 3 months, contact the Dutch Embassy for information about entry requirements

SHOPPING

Most shops are generally open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, with opening times from 0830/0900 to 1730/1800. Shorter opening hours are usually in force on Saturdays, with most closing for the day at 1600/1700. Many shops will also close one additional day or half-day in the week.
Late night shopping on a Thursday or Friday is common in many towns where most shops will stay open until 2100. Furthermore, shops located in tourist areas will often open at night and at the weekend during the summer.

TIPPING

Service is usually included in restaurant, hotel and taxi bills. However, the bill may be rounded up to show appreciation for good service.

TIME ZONES

GMT + 1 hour, with Summer time (from the end of March to the end of October) being GMT + 2 hours, so that throughout the year the country is always one hour ahead of the UK.

CAMPSITES & TOURS IN THE NETHERLANDS

We have a variety of beautiful Club approved campsites throughout the Netherlands where you can enjoy your time away - take a look.

We also run Escorted Tours to the Netherlands where you can visit many breath-taking areas, all in the comfort of your own unit. Find out more about our Springtime in Holland and our Christmas Markets Tours.