I have a visa and mastercard debit card. Can both of these be used in the ATM machines? How can I find out which can be used in the ATM machines in Netherlands. Thanks
I am not entirely sure about Mastercard but VISA can be used in EVERY ATM in the Netherlands, a few hundred in Amsterdam
and 850.000 in the whole world.
In other machines like buying train tickets it is often not possible and also a large supermarket chain like Albert Heyn does not take them.
Vanderveldenton: Thanks for your reply. Are you saying Albert Hein won't take credit cards for purchases? Any tips where I can purchase Gouda and Edam cheese to take bach to the United States.c
Gouda and Edam cheese (sealed) can be found in every supermarket, Albert Heyn has them (8,59 Euro for a 2 lbs round, sealed Edam). A big one is behind the Palace on the Dam, but they are everywhere. You'll have to pay cash.
But the best cheeses are the old ones, like Old Amsterdam, much much tastier. Young Gouda and Edam are rather tasteless in comparison, but an old Gouda is also tasty (not like Old Amsterdam though). The younger the cheaper though.
Cheeses are available in all sorts of ages and tastes, like with herbs, cummin, pepper. Taste them, most cheese shops will let you taste a bit.
thanks for your response. We are staying at Novotel in Amsteradam. Are there any supermarkets near there that we can buy the cheese? Are we better off purchasing it in a supermarket or at a cheese factory. Thanks again.
I tried to do a conversion to see how much 8,59 is in US dollars but it came out $1,000 US and I know that couldn't be correct. Do you know how much it is in US money and how I can figure it out? THanks.
go to http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html , there you can convert euros into dollars
Flying Dutchman: I went to that website and put in 859 euros and it say in US dollars - $1,095.82. What am I doing wrong. Thanks
I came up with $10.96.
€8,59 means 8 euros and 59 cents - not 859 euros. I think that's maybe where you've gone wrong.
Does your debit card have a Maestro or Cirrus logo on it? If so, it can be used in nearly all ATMs of one of the large banks like ABN AMRO, ING, Fortis, Postbank, etc.