Andorra (Catalan: Principat d’Andorra) is a dwarf state in Europe completely landlocked by France and Spain. The capital of Andorra is Andorra la Vella. A number of large cities in Andorra are: La Massana, Encamp and Les Escaldes. See sportsqna for how to get to Norway.
Andorra is best known for its ski resorts (which are not expensive) and duty-free shops. Andorra is also well represented in terms of food. They are known for their cheese and sausage. Andorra’s landscape is largely characterized by mountains, rock formations and lots of greenery. This is due to its central location in the Pyrenees. In Andorra there are about 1100 plant species, some of which are housed in several National Parks. See harvardshoes for Norway destinations.
Where is Andorra?
Travel information of Andorra
Official name: Principality of Andorra
Area: 468 km²
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Country code: AD, AND
Population: 77,000 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Parliamentary democracy
Highest point: 2,942 m (Pic de Comapedrosa)
Distance (Amsterdam – Andorra la Vella): 1,124km
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Andorra that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Andorra, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Andorra. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Andorra?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Andorra at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
The climate of Andorra is a so-called high mountain climate. In the higher elevations, snowfall can last from winter into summer. Temperatures in the summer often do not exceed 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Andorra can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Andorra can be found at Climate info.
Current snow depths in Andorra can be found at Winter sports enthusiasts.
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Andorra. In these months you have the best chance of good weather. January, February and December are the best months for winter sports.
Catalan is the official language in Andorra. In addition, Spanish and French are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Catalan for free? Use the Google translator for this.
If you are staying in Andorra for less than 3 months, an identity card is sufficient. If you want to stay longer than 3 months, a passport is required.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in France (also for Andorra): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Andorran Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Andorra.
Money and Currency
In Andorra, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Andorra can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Andorra are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (38% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% cheaper), cigarettes (60% cheaper) and public transport (37% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Andorra it is customary to tip. On top of any service costs, people give a tip of approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Andorra is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Andorra can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Andorra you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Andorra.
Information about public transport in Andorra can be found on Mobilitat.ad.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Andorra.
In Andorra the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Andorra can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 110
– Fire: 118
– Ambulance: 118
The European 112 number can also be used in Andorra.
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Andorra can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Andorra can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Andorra end in.ad.
Andorra official websites: andorra.ad, andorratourism.com and govern.ad.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Andorra is 00376 or +376.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Andorra? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Andorra.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Andorra.
An overview of all public holidays in Andorra can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Andorra, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Andorra?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have visited Andorra before. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Andorra can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Andorra can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in Andorra are as follows:
– Andorra la Vella
– Ecopark Naturlandia
– Perfume Museum
– Ore Mines Llorts
– Ethnographic Museum Casa Cristo
– Two-wheeler Museum Canillo
– El Pas de la Casa
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Andorra? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Andorra.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 18, drink from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Andorra’s army consisted of only 10 soldiers during the First World War?
…Tourism in Andorra accounts for 75% of the economy?
…Andorra is the only country in the world with Catalan as its official language?
…Andorra has no national bank or its own currency?
…Andorra is best known as a winter sports destination?