Public Question Asked by Asaf Simcha about Amsterdam
Does a Diners Club credit card is a valid credit card in Amsterdam or should I bring another one with me?
The Best Answer
Answered by Ferran , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wellcome to Holland !...Most of the Credit Cards are accepted here, however Diners is not everywhere, maybe I should bring another one as MasterCard or Visa.
Answered by MarcelKok , Heerlen, Netherlands
Hello, the diners club card will only be accepted at a few places. Also you will not be able to use any kind of cash machines to get euros out. My advise is to bring a Mastercard or Visa. Try bringing your own normal bank card also. Check if it says Maestro on it somewhere,if it does you will not have to pay an extra fee to get cash money from machine(it will then work here). So, my advise: Bring your normal bank card + a mastercard. Have fun in amsterdam.
Answered by Miguel Boelen , Almere-Stad, Netherlands
It's a valid credit card but a lot of places don't accept this credit card, so I will suggest too bring another one as well. Such as Mastercard or Visa or an American Express.
Answered by Mark , Maastricht, Netherlands
As all above have said. Make sure you take a mastercard visacard with you or an AMEX but preferably the first.
This one should be accepted everywhere.
Enjoy your time in Amsterdam :)
Answered by a Localyte , Amsterdam, Netherlands
In Holland it is still more common to use a debetcard instead of a creditcard. So keep in mind that creditcards aren't excepted everywhere. Bring cash with you (or get it at an atm, where you can use your creditcard) so you're sure you'll also be able to pay in the smaller restaurants and shops.
Have fun and enjoy Amsterdam, it's great!
Answered by Ingrid van Bijnen , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yes, but it's always better to have various credit cards.
Answered by a Localyte , Breda, Netherlands
Welcome to the Netherlands!
Like Marcel wrote above, take your Mastercard, and check the Maestro sign on other cards.
By being able to take cash anywhere, it gives you the flexibility to try the restaurants and places, off the beaten path. Get surprised and enjoy it!
Answered by marcel de graaf , Amsterdam, Netherlands
dinewrsw club is a valid creditcaRD HERE.
but i can tell you not a lot of companies accept it, because not many people use it.
so it would be better to bring an extra other card, just in case.
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Answered by Eva Hopstaken , Breda, Netherlands
Credit Card in general are not often used in our country. We pay with our bankcard not our credit card. If you use credit cards be aware of the fact you might have to pay a fee for using your card!
Answered by Zoltan B , Amsterdam, Netherlands
it's better to have several cards with you :) however, withdrawing money from an ATM and using cash is very handy in small places like coffee shops or small groceries, parking etc.
Answered by Gun , The Hague, Netherlands
Being a once Diners Club member, before deciding to terminate any further use, most members of DC are aware of its exclusive privilege use but equally, limited coverage especially outside Asia and the northern Americas.
In contrast to other parts including Europe and in particular The Netherlands to answer yr specific concern, you are advised to have more options like Visa and/or Master or even Amex, another privilege card but just as widely accepted here in our country.
I hope this helps you in answering your interesting query which don't pop up too often if not at all so far.... ;)
Answered by Scott Roane , Amsterdam, Netherlands
I think everyone's being overly positive with their answers! Diners card will be accepted almost nowhere in Holland. Even mastercard or visa will not be accepted in many supermarkets and smaller hotels or restaurants. Holland is very much a chip and pin country, but these days most foreign pin cards work here.