General Facts about Holland

Local Time: Clock

GMT +2



Expect a Western European sea climate. The daytime temperature in October in Rotterdam ranges generally from 10 to 18°C. Be prepared for showers now and then.

weather holland


Opening Hours:

Banks: 09:00-17:00 hrs

Shops: 09:00-18.00 with exceptions. Many shops open later on Monday morning. Supermarkets are generally open till 20.00 hrs.


Currency Exchange and ATM: euro

Banks and currency exchange offices are the best places to change money with the latter having longer opening hours. If your bank card works overseas, you should be able to obtain cash from ATMs in The Netherlands as well. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find ATMs with many banks.



With restaurants service charge is included. Expression of gratitude through a small tip (up to 5%) is appreciated.


Visa and Invitation Letter: passport

All foreign visitors entering The Netherlands must have a valid passport or identification card. For some countries a visa is required. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For all inquiries and invitation letters for visa, please contact the Summit Secretariat by email Please make sure you apply for a visa well in advance of your journey.



230V, 50 Hz, plugs are European standard with two pins or three pins (grounded).



All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the PCO are liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.