About Netherlands

If you are dreaming about a trip out of a pinterest board, Netherlands is the place to be. With its aesthetic landscape of canals, tulip fields and cycling routes, Netherlands offers a picturesque experience for the travellers.

Netherlands means ‘lower countries’ and it is so because the region falls below or just above the sea level. From museums celebrating art and history to happening nightlife, the country has it all. One of the 26 Schengen countries, Netherlands is known for its cheese, flowers and windmills and is still widely known as Holland.

Amsterdam is one of the most famous cities of the country which is home to beautiful canals and Anne Frank’s hideout during World War II. While the majority of the population speaks Dutch, other languages that are commonly heard are French, English and German.

Do Indians need a visa for the Netherlands?

Yes, Indian passport holders who are planning to travel to the Netherlands require a visa to enter the country for tourism or work purposes.

The standard sticker visa offers a single visa entry that allows Indians to stay in the Netherlands upto 30 days. The sticker visa for the Netherlands may be processed within 20-25 business days.

Please note that the entry type and validity are subject to approval by the embassy.

Netherlands visa on arrival for Indians

No, Indians cannot avail a visa on arrival service in the Netherlands. Visa on arrival enables travellers to obtain a visa at the time of their arrival at the destination country without applying for a visa in advance.

Indian passport holders need to apply for a Netherlands visa in advance while planning a trip to the Netherlands.

Eligibility criteria for Netherlands visa

  • You must be a citizen of India
  • You must hold Indian passport which is atleast six months old
  • You must have a medical insurance that covers an amount of 30,000 Euros
  • Proof of travel including flight tickets, hotel accommodations, etc are required
  • Documents explaining your purpose of visit and itinerary in Netherlands are required
  • You must have proof of financial means to support your stay at Netherlands
  • You must have a return ticket or onward flight ticket
  • Recent bank statement along with two passport photographs are required.

Financial requirements for a trip to Netherlands

Your financial requirements for a trip to the Netherlands from India will depend on various factors like the length of your stay, activities you want to explore, type of accommodation you choose, your personal spending habits, etc.

Travellers must ensure that they possess atleast 34 Euros per day to spend on their trip to the Netherlands as the financial means are attested by the embassy or consulate during the visa process.

Where to apply for a Netherlands visa online for Indians?

Follow these steps and apply for a Netherlands visa with Visa2fly without any hassles:

  • Visit Visa2Fly’s website and select the Netherlands as the country of travel.
  • Choose the purpose of your visit/type of visa: tourist or business.
  • Provide your personal information, including your name, passport number, and the date of entry and date of exit.
  • Pay the required Netherlands visa fee.
  • You will be assisted by our team of visa experts while preparing the documentation required for the Netherlands visa. Our pre-prepared user specific samples of documents like NOC, ITR, itinerary, etc., will help you to arrange the documentation properly with all the requirements.
  • Submit the documents to our team for validation.
  • Documents once handed over to the visa officer are submitted to the embassy with the visa application.
  • Be patient as your visa will be delivered to your doorstep once approved.

How to check visa application status for Netherlands visa?

You can check the progress of your visa application using your unique booking ID through our user-friendly platform.

Visafly offers a hassle-free and easy-to-use interface in order to enable its customers to avail visas within the comfort of their homes. Our team of experts ensure to assist you through each step of visa application addressing all your travel-related queries.

Things to remember while travelling to Netherlands

The people of the Netherlands are very welcoming and open-minded. They celebrate the simplicity of life in the most amusing ways.

While the Dutch people are accepting and open, one must respect the cultures and traditions of the country. Oerol, King’s Day Parade, Amsterdam Dance Event, and Into the Great Wide Open are some of the festivals that you can enjoy on your trip to the Netherlands.

There are plenty of experiences for you to explore in the Netherlands. In the month of June, the sun does not set even until 10 pm!

Arrival guidelines

The best time to explore the Netherlands is from April to October. The climate is neither too hot nor too cold for the tourists to visit and they can comfortably explore the happening culture of the country.

The Netherlands has one of the best public transport systems in the world so it is very easy to move around the country. Popular modes of transport include trains, buses, trams, metros and taxis. The most preferred means of transport is bikes and most tourists explore the cities by renting bikes. It is one of the most bike-friendly countries as you can even spot the police on bikes!

Travel Checklist

Make sure to visit these places on your next trip to Netherlands:

  • Canals in Amsterdam
  • Keukenhof, Lisse
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Almart Cheese Market
  • Anne Frank House
  • Oude Haven, Rotterdam
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • The Windmills of Kinderdijk
  • Delft
  • Airborne Museum at Hartenstein.