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Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

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Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

We are flying in next week from New York to Amsterdam.

Please advise out of these what is the best option to get the best exchange rate

1. Take out Euro's from ATM in Amsterdam

2. Change USD to Euro's in US through American Express

3. Change currency at Schiphol

4. or Change USD to Euro at a bank in Amsterdam

TIA!

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1. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

Use your Bank/Debit card to withdraw money from ATM's. The few Dollars you may save by looking for a cheaper option are frankly not worth the bother.

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2. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

That's what I was thinking as well....as bank's generally give you the best exchange rate and not charge much to withdraw from an ATM

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3. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

Capital One does not charge fees and it may be worthwhile finding out which of your cards do not charge a fee. I am sure you are aware that you need to inform your banks about foreign travel.

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4. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

1 and 3 in that order.

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5. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

I agree with Steveftw. We were in Amsterdam in July and was concerned about the currency transfer issue but these destination experts know there stuff. We just used atm's from around the city and only took out what we needed. Its much easier. And thanks to the destination experts for amsterdam! Made our trip so much better....

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6. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

I do not care where I am staying, what kind of safe they may have in the room, or how careful I try to be I do not like having all my cash with me or in the room.

ATMs are for me a security or comfort issue.

And as an aside-----do be careful of pickpockets and the like.

Edited: 20 August 2012, 23:18
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7. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

In all my visits I've never used anything but ATM's.

Signs will say GELDAUTOMAT.

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8. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

ATM is the only way!!

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9. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

Thanks all :)

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10. Re: Hello...what's the best way to change USD to Euro's

Potts on Damrak is a great place to exchange money.