Netherlands visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Dutch Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in the Netherlands allows United Arab Emirate citizens to visit for a duration of 90 days.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of departure from the Netherlands. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Tourists would be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival in the Netherlands.
  • A return ticket to the United Arab Emirates or onward destination is needed as well.
  • While travelling to the Netherlands, citizens of the United Arab Emirates are required to provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in the Netherlands. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • Tourists will also provide a detailed printed itinerary of their time in the Netherlands and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • All visitors are to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into the country.
  • Tourists with amounts above EUR 10,000 will be required to declare it on arrival and departure.
  • Emirates, KLM and British Airways are some of the carriers that fly from the United Arab Emirates to the Netherlands.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to the Netherlands is 6 hours, 52 minutes.
  • Euro is the official currency used in the Netherlands. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • Dutch, English, Frisian and Papiamento are four official languages used at different provinces and regions in the Netherlands. However, Dutch is spoken by about 95 per cent of the entire population of the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands has a temperate maritime climate. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with a dry season from April to September.
  • Christianity is the most practised religion in the Netherlands, with Roman Catholics and Protestants as major denominations. Other religions in the country include Hinduism, Buddhism and Jewish.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about EUR 121 to spend on daily expenses.
  • Stroopwafel, kroket, patat, poffertjes, bitterballen, drop, Kaas, are special delicacies in the Netherlands.
  • Visitors can move around in Togo with car rentals, trains, buses, trams or ferries.
  • The Netherlands uses Central European Summer Time (GMT), which puts the United Arab Emirates 3 hours ahead of the Netherlands.
  • The power and socket plug used in the Netherlands are of Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Jordaan and Amsterdam's Canals,  Keukenhof and The Rijksmuseum are some tourists sites in the Netherlands tourists can visit while in the country.
  • Although Togo is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history, Visitors are, however, expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities
  • The Netherlands is the healthiest country in the world for diet having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable food. 
  • Almost 80 per cent of the world’s flower bulbs, particularly the tulips, come from the Netherlands. 
  • More than 60 per cent of the Netherlands lands in agriculture and horticulture.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to travel to the Netherlands?

The best time to visit the Netherlands based on the weather is from mid-April to mid-October because they are the driest months. However, July and August are the peak months for visitors.

Is Amsterdam safe for female tourists?

Yes. Female travellers experience very little or no harassment in the streets or elsewhere. However, tourists are advised to observe normal safety precautions and avoid walking alone in poorly lit or unpopulated areas.

Is the water safe to drink in Amsterdam?

Yes. Tap water is safe to drink in the Netherlands (especially Amsterdam which has the best water in the country).

Is English widely spoken in the Netherlands?

A substantial number of the inhabitants of Amsterdam have English as their native language (mostly British and North American immigrants). Also, most of them make an effort to learn at least some Dutch.