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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

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

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).

Frisian Pilot: Den Helder to Brunsbuttel and the Kiel Canal
By Mark Brackenbury
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (Aug 1979)
ISBN-13: 978-0540071852

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; 4th Revised edition edition (1 July 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0852886656

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