European Travel Information and Authorization System

Information for British Citizens Travelling to the Netherlands

The ETIAS visa waiver will allow UK citizens to travel internationally to the Netherlands and other ETIAS nations. This will apply to British citizens and all other citizens from visa-exempt nations, starting in 2025.

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How to travel to the Netherlands from the UK?

The new ETIAS travel authorization system will be required for all foreigners who are travelling to Schengen from any of the 59 countries that are exempted from visa requirements. Visit our homepage to see a complete list.

The Netherlands is a fascinating country and one of the top destinations for Britons and other international travellers. Rich with history and diversity, the Dutch countries are one of the most densely populated areas of the world and sport an influential heritage in architecture, politics, laws, cuisine, and the arts. Known for being one of the most progressive countries on Earth, the Netherlands nonetheless maintains its distinct traditions and a characteristic feel. Almost 20 million tourists visit the Netherlands each year to admire the country’s features and attractions.

The country’s main attractions are its cities and coastline. Nonetheless, the Dutch countryside is known for being mesmerizing, with endless yellow fields and farms in the summer, perfectly calm and rural but still possible to visit on a bicycle. Bicycles are, indeed, one of the most unique features of the country. Dutch people prefer cycling around and they name it as their preferred method of transportation over driving or commuting via public transport. The country set up a network called the Dutch National Cycle Network, allowing travellers and cyclists to traverse the entire state on their bicycles.

The Netherlands is also a popular recreational and business destination. Fiercely liberal, the country prizes individual freedoms, self-expression, and justice. The Hague, the country’s administrative and juridical capital, is a beautiful city housing many embassies and international institutions, with luscious gardens, art galleries, and museums. Rotterdam is the country’s beating financial heart and one of the most innovative and developed cities onthe continent. The port of Rotterdam is also considered the largest in Europe and one of the largest and busiest in the world. Amsterdam, the country’s political and cultural capital, is a city of extremes and diversity. Known for being the Venice of the North, due to its many canals and decadent allure, today it has become a metropolis of over two million people, focusing on medicine, technology, and innovation. It’s also one of the world’s nightlife capitals and is considered among the most multicultural and welcoming cities in the world.

The ongoing global COVID-19 crisis may force the Netherlandsto impose additional travel restrictions and restrictions. These changes to the Netherlands’s border security policy won’t affect the ETIAS travel authorisation program. You can rest assured that we will continue to support all international travellerswho have trusted us. We will continue to make every effort to ensure that our website has the most up-to-date information.

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Why should I travel to the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a uniquely beautiful country worth every day of your trip. From its urban landscapes to its long coastline and nightlife attractions, it’s a place that offers a bit of everything whatever your taste. The capital, Amsterdam, is one of the most tranquil and artistic cities in the world. The capital of Holland stands out from other European cities. It is a place you should visit as a youngster. is a city that never sleeps, and there is always something to see. There is something for everyone, from Anne Frank’s House to the Nine Streets Shopping Area to Rijksmuseum and Canal Belt. You’ll feel as if you are in Venice by taking a boat ride along the canals of Amsterdam. Also, this city is a hotspot for all culture enthusiasts, thanks to more-than-you-can-count museums and galleries, as well as the festivals like Dekmantal Festival (June-August) and C.R.A.F.T. Festival (June).

The Hague-Rotterdam metropolis is also full of incredible places. The Hague has beautiful neighborhoods and is one of the greenest cities in Europe with one of the most advanced transport networks in the world. The city also houses the Dutch Royal Palace and multiple museums and art galleries for lovers of the craft. And its sunny beaches with nearby casinos, restaurants, and boardwalks make it an incredible entertainment hub for families and solo travellers alike! Rotterdam is a different beast, but still a fascinating one. The main attractions of the city are located around the harboru. The magnificent Euromast provides a stunning panoramic view of the city and the ocean. The Spido Harbour Tour, the Shipyard De Delft, and the iconic Erasmus Bridge (800m long) are must-sees, especially at night. Rotterdam is also a cultural center with amazing architecture and museums, both old and new. There is also a a first-class shopping area in the middle of the city where you can marvel at historical mansions.

And if you are not the city type, fear not! The Netherlands is one of the easiest countries to move around in, thanks to its efficient train system and, most importantly, its cycling network across the countryside. You can easily visit any part of the country with your bike, wander among the windmills and farms where you can enjoy some amazing local cheeses and make conversation with locals. That’s right: Dutch people of all ages know English very well and are always up for some polite conversation with travellers.


These are quick answers to many commonly asked questions about the ETIAS Visa Waiver Program, which will be available in 2025. Are you having difficulty finding the information you need? Reach out to us! Our Customer Support team is available 24/7 to help you.

Yes. Before travelling to the Netherlands or other ETIAScountries, all British citizens must submit an online application through the ETIAS website. When the new visa waiver program is made mandatory in 2025, this will be required. International travellers and border officials will have a six-month grace period to learn about the policy changes. After the initial grace period expires, international travellers who do not have valid ETIAS authorisations will be denied entry to the Netherlands and other ETIAS countries.

No. To enter the Schengen country, minors and children must also have an ETIAS. Minors and children can also apply for ETIAS online. Only the difference is that parents or guardians of children travelling abroad must also submit an ETIAS form on their behalf.

To travel to the Netherlands from the UK, you will need a passport and internet access. To confirm or reject your ETIAS approval, you will also need an email address. The processing fee for ETIAS requests must be paid with a debit or credit card.

During the ETIAS visa waiver application online, you will be asked to give your full legal name, and address, as well as any other personal information. You will be asked a few questions about your criminal and travel history. For a complete listing and description of all documents required for your ETIAS application, please visit our Requirements Page.

Most applicants will be able to complete the online ETIAS application in less than 10 minutes. Within 24 hours of their submission, most applicants will receive an email notification. Only in rare cases, border officials might flag a new application as suspicious. In rare cases, border officials may ask for additional information, supporting documents, or even face-to-face interviews. To ensure safety, please allow for at least 96 hours (4 days) for your ETIAS visa waiver processing. This will allow you to resolve any problems that may arise during the application process.

No. If you intend to work in the Netherlands, or any other Schengen country, you must apply for a standard work visa at the local consulate. The same applies if you wish to study in the country. In that case, you should look into student visas to the Netherlands.