The Netherlands is a member of the EU. If you are traveling into the Netherlands as an EU national, all you need is a passport or equivalent personal identification document.
The national currency is the Euro: €
ATM machines are available at main banks and at airports and shopping centers.
Major credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in large hotels, car rental companies and stores in the main cities.
Rules of the Road
Minimum driving age is 18. Driving is on the right side of the road.
A valid US, Canadian, Australian, EU driver’s license is accepted in the EU.
Passengers in the front and the back seats of a car must always wear seatbelts. Children under 12 years of age must ride in the back seat. Children under 8 must be seated in a special child- or babysitter.
The speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in build-up areas, 80 km/h (56 mph) on main roads and 100 km/h (70 mph) on highways unless posted otherwise.
The use of cellular phones while driving is prohibited and severely fined (only hands-free devices are allowed).
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense and penalties are severe. The police have the authority to stop vehicles at random and to perform preliminary breath alcohol tests.
In case of a car accident do not leave the site, call the police, and make sure that you get a copy of the Police Report. General emergency number is: 112
Safety and insurance
Please ensure that you have the necessary insurance arrangements to cover you for any likely problems that you might experience whilst at the conference. We suggest that you bring a travel insurance covering any kind of problems with cancellations of flights or loss of luggage, covering health or medical needs that might occur, and for general activities outdoors (planned for pre-conference, might have some risks involved even if minimized). And of course, remember to bring your insurance documents with you!
As from February 25th, in the Netherlands, all measures have been lifted. Only if you want to go to an indoor gathering with more then 500 people you need to show a negative PCR test. In consideration of the situation in April we will decide and communicate the need to take a self test at arrival or wear a mask during the conference.
What to bring? Please bring your:
– Special/local products you’d like other participants to get a taste of
– Some local/special drinks (alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic).
Weather in the Netherlands in mid-spring varies. It can be quite warm and sunny, or rainy and cold. Be prepared for all types of weather and keep posted with local weather information.
So, bring a wide range of clothing to cover all eventualities:
– Bring your mountain jacket, at night it does get cold,
– Rain gear & hiking boots,
– Sun lotion, hat & shades,
– Mosquitoes protection lotion,
– Bring your partywear to look smart at our dance night.
If you have any special needs, a certain diet, disabilities, or pregnancy, please let us know when signing in. We will do our best to help you out.