What Currency Is Used in Amsterdam?

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The Netherlands uses the euro (€) much like other European Union member countries do, according to the Lonely Planet website. The currency is divided into 100 cents per euro. The euro comes in notes with denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

The Lonely Planet website states that the Netherlands is not as expensive as some other European destinations, but remains relatively expensive. A comfortable daily budget in the Netherlands would be €110 Euros, with Amsterdam being slightly more expensive than elsewhere in the country. Budget travelers can get by on €35 a day. A service charge is added in restaurants, hotels and bars, making tipping an unnecessary but a welcome practice.