Flag of Amsterdam with its 3 Saint Andrew's Crosses
Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00. On Saturdays and Sundays banks are closed.
You can rent bicycles at different bike shops in Amsterdam. Compare prices and services to find the cheapest bike rentals in your area.
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The Euro (€). Check out the current exchange rates (updated every day). Major credit cards are generally accepted by larger establishments.
Drugs are illegal but tolerated. Read more about the coffeeshops in the city.
Dial 112 for ambulance, fire department, police and on-call doctors.
Contact the nearest consulate or embassy of the Netherlands to determine your entry/visa requirements.
Dutch. English is spoken by most everyone as well; Many people understand German and, to a lesser degree, French.
Go and enjoy Amsterdam to the fullest while your belongings are safely stored at Luggage Depot.
Regular business hours are Monday to Friday between 8/9 am and 17:30/18. On nights and weekends, pharmacies are open on a rotation schedule.
Find the nearest police stations , or call the Amsterdam Police at 0900-8844.
Regular post offices are open from Monday to Saturday, between 9 and 18. Stamps can be bought in most news stands and kiosks.
At 2:59 a.m. on the last Sunday morning in March, the time in Amsterdam will change to Central European Summer Time (what Americans call "Daylight Saving Time"). Don't forget to set your watch ahead one hour!
Taxi Centrale Amsterdam
Call +31 20 7777 777 (7 times 7)
Country code: 31, City Code: 20. When calling from abroad, dial: [your outgoing country code] + 31 + 20 + [local number]
Be well prepared and know what is on in and around Amsterdam. Call, email or visit one the official Amsterdam Tourist Offices (VVV) at Centraal Station or Schiphol Airport from Mon to Fri 9-17.