Money

MoneyEmpty wallet
Since 2002, a large part of the European Union has adopted the euro as its local currency and the Netherlands is no exception. One euro contains 100 eurocents. There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 eurocents, and also of 1 and 2 euro. Banknotes are available with the following values: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500. Although a collection of €200 and €500 bills in your wallet might make you feel like Bill Gates, or better yet Steve Jobs, bear in mind that they’re almost never accepted in shops or restaurants. You can exchange and withdraw money at most large banks; there are a few in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. All Dutch banks accept Visa and MasterCard at their cash dispensers. At the train station (Stationsplein) you can find a GWK Travelex shop (open 08:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 17:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00). Many restaurants, hotels, and shops accept Visa and MasterCard, but to avoid disappointment, be sure to carry some cash with you. 

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