"How to use your coins in NL - buying train tickets" Top 5 Page for this destination General tourist information Tip by Airpunk

General tourist information, Rotterdam: 19 reviews and 25 photos

Favorite thing: That has nothing to do with your restaurant bill, but with your daily shopping, especially in supermarkets. Currently, the Netherlands are in a process of withdrawing the 1 and 2 cents coins from daily use, so everything is rounded up to the next five cents. That means that if you buy stuff for 3,47 Euro, you have to pay 3,45 Euro. But if you have 3,48 Euro your bill will be 3,50. It's a system similar to the one in Finland or to the one used in Guilder times in the Netherlands.

Other useful hints for coins: Train tickets are cheaper when you buy them from a machine instead of a counter. Problem: Unlike Amsterdam, there is no change machine in the central train station of Rotterdam and the shops will not change your money unless you buy something. So try to gather a lot of 2? coins - and get rid of the 5 cent coins as (unlike in Germany) no machine takes them....

Fondest memory: The most important thing you should know when you travel within the Netherlands is how to use the "Nationale Strippenkaart". But close to that comes the use of money :)

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  • Written Aug 30, 2005
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