ETIAS Netherlands for British

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The Netherlands entry requirements from the UK

With the introduction of the ETIAS, UK travellers visiting the Netherlands will need to meet the following entry requirements:

  • Having a passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of arrival in the Netherlands and not older than 10 years
  • Having an approved ETIAS visa waiver

The ETIAS will be easy to request online and will allow UK citizens to visit the Netherlands for up to 90 days within every 180-day period for tourism, transit, or business.

The validity of the ETIAS will be of 3 years from the date of approval or until the expiry date of the passport, depending on which happens first. UK travellers will be permitted multiple entries into the Netherlands with the ETIAS.

When will ETIAS be necessary to travel from the UK to the Netherlands?

ETIAS will likely be required to travel from the UK to the Netherlands in November 2023. The official launch date is not yet available.

Currently, and until the launch of the ETIAS program, UK travellers can still travel to the Netherlands visa-free for stays of up to 3 months out of every 6 months.

How to apply for ETIAS Netherlands?

To apply for the ETIAS for the Netherlands, UK visitors must fill in an online application form and pay the ETIAS processing fee by credit or debit card.

In the online application form, British travellers must provide their personal and passport details, including:

  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Date and place of birth
  • Passport number and issuing country
  • Passport date of issuance and expiry
  • Contact details including home address and phone number
  • A valid email address

In addition to these details, applicants are required to answer a set of health and security-related questions.

Note: All the information provided must be accurate. Errors, including spelling mistakes, can lead to a delay in obtaining the ETIAS. Applicants must make sure they submit the application accurately filled in.

Most ETIAS applications are approved within 24 to 48 hours. In some cases, the process can take slightly longer. To be sure they will obtain their ETIAS Netherlands in time for their trip, UK citizens should apply at least 72 hours before departure.

Travel to the Netherlands after Brexit

Even after Brexit, UK travellers can still visit the Netherlands visa-free for short-term stays. However, the UK exit from the EU has brought along a few changes in international travel:

  • British citizens now need a valid passport to visit the Netherlands, which must be no older than 10 years on the day of arrival in the Netherlands and with at least 6 months of validity
  • UK passports are no longer accepted at the dedicated EU border gates at airport arrivals
  • Long-term study or employment in the Netherlands may only be possible with a visa
  • UK travellers may be asked to show proof of a return ticket and sufficient funds for their intended stay in the Netherlands.

Netherlands Information

The Netherlands is a European country bordered by Germany and Belgium. Aside from the mainland, the Netherlands also holds overseas territories in the Caribbean, namely Aruba, Curaçao and Saint Maarten.

The Netherlands is a popular tourist destination. In 2019, the country has seen over 20 million international arrivals.

Around 2 million British citizens travel to the Netherlands each year, with roughly half of them visiting Amsterdam.

Capital City:Amsterdam
Language:Dutch
Currency:Euro
Plug Types:Types C and F
Emergency Phone Number:112

Recommended insurances to travel to the Netherlands

The UK EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) remains valid also outside of the UK until the date of expiry mentioned on the card.

After the EHIC has expired, British nationals will need to apply for a GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card), which will allow them to receive free or reduced state healthcare in the Netherlands and other EU countries. The EHIC and the GHIC are not valid in Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland.

Aside from health insurance, UK travellers are also encouraged to get travel insurance to travel to the Netherlands.

British representation in the Netherlands

The UK has one embassy and one additional consulate in the Netherlands. The following are the addresses of these diplomatic missions:

Consulate
Location
Address
British Embassy in The Hague
The Hague
Lange Voorhout 10, 2514 ED 'S-Gravenhag, Netherlands
Consulate
Location
Address
British Consulate General in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Koningslaan 44, 1075 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

The UK has one embassy and one additional consulate in the Netherlands. The following are the addresses of these diplomatic missions:

Consulate
British Embassy in The Hague
Location
The Hague
Address
Lange Voorhout 10, 2514 ED 'S-Gravenhag, Netherlands
Consulate
British Consulate General in Amsterdam
Location
Amsterdam
Address
Koningslaan 44, 1075 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands representation in the UK

The Netherlands has a total of 10 representations in the UK.

Below are the locations of the embassy and the main consulates:

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Consulate
Location
Address
Netherlands Embassy in London
London
38, Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DP, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Bishop's Court, 29 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YL, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Belfast
All-Route Shipping (N.I.) Ltd, 14-16 West Bank Road, Belfast BT3 9JL, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Baird House, 4 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, United Kingdom
Consulate
Location
Address
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Hull
Hull
Crowle House, 41 High Street, P. O. Box 12, Hull HU1 1RJ, United Kingdom

The Netherlands has a total of 10 representations in the UK.

Below are the locations of the embassy and the main consulates:

uk-map

Consulate
Netherlands Embassy in London
Location
London
Address
38, Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DP, United Kingdom
Consulate
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Aberdeen
Location
Aberdeen
Address
Bishop's Court, 29 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YL, United Kingdom
Consulate
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Belfast
Location
Belfast
Address
All-Route Shipping (N.I.) Ltd, 14-16 West Bank Road, Belfast BT3 9JL, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Consulate
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh
Location
Edinburgh
Address
Baird House, 4 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, United Kingdom
Consulate
Netherlands Honorary Consulate in Hull
Location
Hull
Address
Crowle House, 41 High Street, P. O. Box 12, Hull HU1 1RJ, United Kingdom

Most important airports in the Netherlands

There are several international airports in the Netherlands, both in continental Europe and in the Caribbean Netherlands.

The following are the most important international airports:

plane

Airport
Location
IATA Code
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam
AMS
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Rotterdam/The Hague
RTM
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven
EIN
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Maastricht Aachen Airport
Maastricht/Beek
MST
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Groningen Airport Eelde
Groningen/Eelde
GRQ
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Flamingo International Airport
Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands)
BON
Airport
Location
IATA Code
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Aruba (Caribbean Netherlands)
AUA

There are several international airports in the Netherlands, both in continental Europe and in the Caribbean Netherlands.

The following are the most important international airports:

plane

Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Location
Amsterdam
IATA Code
AMS
Airport
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Location
Rotterdam/The Hague
IATA Code
RTM
Airport
Eindhoven Airport
Location
Eindhoven
IATA Code
EIN
Airport
Maastricht Aachen Airport
Location
Maastricht/Beek
IATA Code
MST
Airport
Groningen Airport Eelde
Location
Groningen/Eelde
IATA Code
GRQ
Airport
Flamingo International Airport
Location
Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands)
IATA Code
BON
Airport
Queen Beatrix International Airport
Location
Aruba (Caribbean Netherlands)
IATA Code
AUA

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