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The Netherlands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Europe. It’s a guaranteed stop for anyone travelling through Europe, with Amsterdam leading the way. From amazing destinations such as the canals of Amsterdam, canals of Leiden, West Frisian Islands, and the village of Kinderdijk, which has the largest collection of Dutch windmills, you can easily fill your travel plans.

Whether you are travelling for business or vacation, having high-quality and reliable travel insurance for the Netherlands is an essential part of your trip. Let Blue Cross take care of your travel insurance needs, so you can focus on what is most important – creating memories and enjoying the best that the Netherlands has to offer.

Travel Tips for the Netherlands

The Netherlands is part of the Schengen area, which comprises 26 European countries that share common visa rules, allowing you to travel within these countries without needing additional travel visas or documentation. To enter the country, Canadian travellers need a valid passport. You may also be required to show proof of a return ticket and funds, and you may be asked about your travel plans. Tourist, business and student visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days.

As with most other countries in the Schengen Area, the euro is the standard currency. Businesses widely accept credit cards and traveller’s cheques. The legal drinking age is 18, and you must be 18 to drive; an international driving permit is recommended.

Take extra precaution if you are staying in a hostel, as passports, personal identification and other important documents are commonly stolen. Also exercise caution in public, specifically at train stops and in tourist areas.

The average temperature is about 19°C in the summer, and about 2°C in the winter. The most popular time of the year to travel to the Netherlands is July and August. However, with moderate temperatures all year-round, spring and fall are ideal travel times to save money and beat the crowds.

Complete your travel plans by purchasing travel insurance for the Netherlands. It will protect your financial investment in your trip.

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Quality travel insurance for the Netherlands at competitive rates

When you get travel insurance with Blue Cross, you can expect to pay only for what you need. Our travel insurance premiums are based on the duration of your trip, your medical history and your age – your rates are not based on an age group or other factors. This ensures you get maximum value and all the coverage you need for your trip.

Travel with confidence

Blue Cross is recognized worldwide for travel insurance. When you choose Blue Cross, you can travel with peace of mind in knowing that you can rely on us for your health and financial security when you travel to the Netherlands or anywhere in Europe. Eliminate travel risks and travel with confidence when you choose insurance coverage through Blue Cross.

Want to learn more about your options for travel insurance for the Netherlands? Contact us today or get a free travel insurance quote online for your next trip.

General Netherlands Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 16,754,962 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 41,543 9,984,670
Capital: Amsterdam
Currency: Euro
Official language(s): Dutch
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 1.95 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 2.35 1.23 (2013)

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