Netherlands Travel Budget - Visit Netherlands on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to the Netherlands?

You should plan to spend around $189 (€175) per day on your vacation in the Netherlands. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 (€46) on meals
  • $29 (€27) on local transportation
  • $200 (€185) on hotels

A one week trip to the Netherlands for two people costs, on average, $2,648 (€2,457). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
    $189
    175
  • One Week Per person
    $1,324
    1,228
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,648
    2,457
  • One Month Per person
    $5,675
    5,265
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,648
    2,457
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,296
    4,914
  • One Month For a couple
    $11,350
    10,529
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to the Netherlands cost?

A one week trip to the Netherlands usually costs around $1,324 (€1,228) for one person and $2,648 (€2,457) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to the Netherlands on average costs around $2,648 (€2,457) for one person and $5,296 (€4,914) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to the Netherlands on average costs around $5,675 (€5,265) for one person and $11,350 (€10,529) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in the Netherlands?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in the Netherlands is $359 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is the Netherlands expensive to visit?

The Netherlands is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, the Netherlands is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, the Netherlands is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is the Netherlands Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to the Netherlands?

The average Netherlands trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Netherlands travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 185 ($200)
Local Transportation 1 27 ($29)
Food 2 46 ($49)
Entertainment 1 26 ($28)
Tips and Handouts 1 2 - 7 ($2 - 7)
Alcohol 2 11 - 33 ($12 - 36)
Accommodation Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in the Netherlands is $100 (€93). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in the Netherlands is $200 (€185). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $100
    93
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $200
    185

Hotel Prices in the Netherlands

Looking for a hotel in the Netherlands? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in the Netherlands based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $116. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local 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 $29 (€27) per person, per day, on local transportation in the Netherlands.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $29
    27

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

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


  • 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


Food Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in the Netherlands can vary, the average cost of food in the Netherlands is $49 (€46) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Netherlands should cost around $20 (€18) 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
    $49
    46

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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 and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Afternoon Tea
    6.00


Entertainment Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in the Netherlands typically cost an average of $28 (€26) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $28
    26

Recommended 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 and the place where the purchase was made.


  • 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

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in the Netherlands is $4.76 (€4.42) per day. The usual amount for a tip in the Netherlands is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $4.76
    4.42


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

Calculated from travelers like you

  • 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 $101 (€94), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $101
    94


Alcohol Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $24 (€22) 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
    $24
    22

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Water Budget in the Netherlands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $6.01 (€5.58) on bottled water in the Netherlands per day. The public water in the Netherlands is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $6.01
    5.58


Last Updated: May 10, 2023
The Netherlands On a Budget
Netherlands The Hague, 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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.