Netherlands Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to the Netherlands?

How much money will you need for your trip to the Netherlands? You should plan to spend around €124 ($147) per day on your vacation in the Netherlands, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €30 ($36) on meals for one day and €22 ($26) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in the Netherlands for a couple is €135 ($160). So, a trip to the Netherlands for two people for one week costs on average €1,733 ($2,051). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    124
  • One Week Per person
    866
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    1,733
  • One Month Per person
    3,713
  • One Week For a couple
    1,733
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    3,465
  • One Month For a couple
    7,425
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A vacation to the Netherlands for one week usually costs around €866 for one person. So, a trip to the Netherlands for two people costs around €1,733 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,465 in the Netherlands. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in the Netherlands can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is the Netherlands? How much money do I need for the Netherlands?

How much does a trip to the Netherlands cost? Is the Netherlands expensive? The average Netherlands trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Netherlands prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in the Netherlands is €68. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in the Netherlands is €135.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    68
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    135

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Food Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in the Netherlands can vary, the average cost of food in the Netherlands is €30 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Netherlands should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in the Netherlands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    30

What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in the Netherlands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in the Netherlands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Afternoon Tea
    6.00


Transportation Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in the Netherlands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €22 per person, per day, on local transportation in the Netherlands.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    22

What did other people spend on Transportation?

Typical prices for Transportation in the Netherlands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Transportation prices in the Netherlands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Taxi Ride
    10
  • Single Day Transit Pass
    2.60
  • Transit Pass to Amsterdam Airport
    3.40
  • One Hour Canal Cruise
    10
  • Ride on Tram
    3.20
  • Renting a Bike
    15


Intercity Transportation Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • Transportation between cities and towns in the Netherlands costs an average of €35. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.


  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
    35

Flights to The Netherlands

How much does it cost to go to the Netherlands? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.




Entertainment Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in the Netherlands typically cost an average of €14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    14

Featured Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in the Netherlands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in the Netherlands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Two tickets to the Houseboat Museum
    6.00
  • Entry for two to the Anne Frank House
    17


Tips and Handouts Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in the Netherlands is €3.53 per day. The usual amount for a tip in the Netherlands is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    3.53


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in the Netherlands is €75.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    75


Alcohol Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in the Netherlands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    14


Water Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend €4.46 on bottled water in the Netherlands per day. The public water in the Netherlands is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    4.46


Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020
The Netherlands On a Budget
Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Netherlands is an incredibly welcoming, beautiful, and open minded country, making it appealing to travelers from all over the world. It is a small, but very densely packed country, and has held tight to many traditions including it's fascination with flowers, clogs, and windmills. It's also well known for its use of bicycles. In large cities and throughout the countryside you'll find everybody travels by bicycle. This adds to the charm and quaintness of the country. Many people visit Amsterdam, the country's most popular destination, during a whirlwind tour of Europe. If you have more time there are many other cities and towns worth a visit during your time in this fascinating country.

The Netherlands has a strong history as a leading naval power. It's position on the water has strategically influenced its past and evidence can still be seen today. The Netherlands has a unique cultural history and is a founding member of the European Union. It is a very low lying country, and it's most famous city, Amsterdam, makes use of its ties to the ocean by integrating beautiful canals that crisscross the city.

The Netherlands is traditionally liberal in character and is well known for its "red light districts" and lenient stance on drugs. Do make note that recent changes in laws have allowed for stricter enforcement of violators. Make sure you use common sense during your time here. The country's progressive character has also put the Netherlands at the front line of the environmental movement. It's has very liberal policies and is an important influence throughout Europe. It is also one of the more expensive countries to visit in Europe. Particularly in Amsterdam, you'll find restaurants to be very expensive and hotels higher than in most larger cities. To cut down on costs consider buying food at a market and enjoying a picnic beside a canal. Also make sure you make hotel reservations well in advance as price generally go up as the date approaches. Although it's definitely an expensive destination, this country's unique character make it well worth the splurge.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Amsterdam Canal Ring: The canals in Amsterdam are some of the most famous in the world and give the city much of its character. They're lined with houseboats and townhouses that lean precariously do to the shifting ground. It's probably the most visited an photographed part of the Netherlands and is well worth a visit.
Rijksmuseum: This is the largest museum in the Netherlands and is located in Amsterdam. It has artwork, crafts, and dollhouses on display and has devoted much of its space to the area's history. There is also a very thorough area on Asian art and history in the museum.
Aalsmeer Flower Auction: In the heart of Holland's floral trade, here you can see the frenzy that surrounds buying and selling Dutch flowers. Auctions take place daily but are at their peak on holidays such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.

Popular Foods
Kibbeling: Once a delicacy, this dish is now available everywhere. It's made from battered and fried fish and is typically served as a fast food dish. It comes with a dipping sauce that is very similar to tarter sauce.
Waterzooi: This is a traditional stew made with beef, onions and gravy that takes several hours to prepare. it was originally prepared with fish but today's version most often uses either beef or chicken and is made with creams, eggs and other vegetables.
Bossche Bol: This is a large desert pastry filled with whipped cream and covered in dark chocolate. It's often served as a side that is paired with coffee.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Buying Train Tickets

By backpackguru in Intercity Transportation
An interesting point about buying train tickets in the Netherlands is that you cannot buy cheaper tickets in advance. Ticket prices are set, and they remain the same. Each prices is dependent on distance. You can purchase a ticket without a set date in advance, but these tickets must be validated when you arrive at the platform. There's a small yellow box where you can validate them on the train platform. This is for convenience and doesn't save you any money.

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