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 Netherlands - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +1, Summer time UTC +2 from the end of March to the end of October.

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 230 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Euro

Communications

International Dialing Code for Netherlands is +31.

Using a foreign mobile telephone in the Netherlands - If the cellular telephone is GSM compatible, and its current provider allows international roaming, then it may be possible to use a foreign telephone in the Netherlands. However, most providers will charge both for incoming and outgoing calls so this might be quite expensive.

Another option is to use the foreign cellular telephone with a Dutch SIM card provided the telephone is not locked. SIM cards are available at most phone shops.

Note: hands-free sets are mandatory when driving in the Netherlands.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Emergenccies - Dial 112.

Publications

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Inland Waterways of France
By David Edwards-May
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson (1 Dec 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1846230141
(also has main routes in the Netherlands).

Cruising Guide to the Netherlands
By Brian Navin
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd (May 2010)
ISBN 9781846231858

Cruising Association Handbook
By Cruising Association
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 8th Revised edition edition (Sep 1996)
ISBN-13: 978-0950374284

North Sea Passage Pilot
By Brian Navin
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd; 6th Revised edition edition (1 August 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1846234446

The Cruising Almanac 2015
By Cruising Association and Imray
Publisher Imray (2015 Edition)
ISBN 9781846235771
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Update History

April 2015: Publications checked
October 2014: Formalites checked/updated.

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Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Jun 10, 2015 10:47 AM

A passport stamped with an entry into France (or any other Schengen Area country) does not negate the need to report your arrival into a different country, it only starts the clock ticking on your permitted length of stay in the Schengen Area.

andrewb
andrewb says:
May 26, 2015 03:09 PM

Dutch formalities are a little unclear, we arrived in Rotterdam from Belguim via the MAAS and followed the VTS radio reporting rules as required reporting on each segment and requesting entry etc, see www.portofrotterdam.com.
we contacted the Harbour Master at Veerhaven before arrival and advised eta. Upon arrival and after berthing at Veerhaven spoke to HM and was advised no other formalities required. 1 hour later (7pm sunday evening) police launch arrived and had a good look at us from the cabin and 10 mins later 2 police officers arrived to advise us we had failed to report our arrival. We were advised that Schengen formalities were not valid as we had arrived from the sea and although we had already cleared in to France we needed to act as if we were arriving from international waters. We showed our passports with French EU entry stamps and French Customs inspection papers, this was apparently still not sufficient and other reporting was required although they were not able to tell us what. We provided copies of all documentation and they advised that they would return if they needed any further information. they also advised that we would need to report to the HM at each port within the NL if we exited via sea eg Rotterdam to Scheveningen. We asked what documents or forms may be required or was there a website with such information and they advised us just to contact the HM on arrival. We spoke to the Veerhaven HM again the next morning and he said he had no idea what they wanted and what we needed to do. as far as the triplicate customs forms and 1 year permit described above or any other papers at this stage no one seems to have any information on such documents.

Andrew s/v Katherine www.svkatherine.com

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