According to thereligionfaqs, Hungary (English: Hungary, Hungarian: Magyarország) is a country in Europe bordering Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. The capital of Hungary is Budapest (Budapest). A number of large cities in Hungary are: Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged and Pécs.
Hungary is known for its long history, which you can see in the different population groups, buildings and areas. There is also the old center of Budapest (Budapest). In addition, Hungary has many large areas of untouched nature, hot springs and Lake Balaton. Especially this Lake Balaton and the low prices in Hungary attract many tourists. Hungary has 22 different wine regions where excellent wines come from. Hungarian cuisine is best known for goulash soup. See clothesbliss for Hungary travel destinations.
Where is Hungary?
Travel information of Hungary
Official name: Republic of Hungary
Area: 93,032 km²
Capital: Budapest (Budapest)
Country code: HU, HUN
Population: 9,771,827 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,014 m (Kékes)
Distance (Amsterdam – Budapest): 1,300 km
Flight time: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Hungary 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 in Hungary, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Hungary. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Hungary?
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 Hungary 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
Hungary has a continental climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 20 to 35 degrees. In the winter months, temperatures are around 5 to -15 degrees. The water temperature of Lake Balaton can rise to 25 degrees in the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Hungary can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Hungary can be found at Climate info.
May, September and October are the best months to travel to Hungary. In these months the temperatures are pleasant and you also avoid mass tourism.
Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language in Hungary. In addition, German and English are spoken on a small scale.
Would you like to translate from or into Hungarian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Hungary: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Hungarian Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Hungarian consulates 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 for a visit to Hungary.
Money and Currency
In Hungary, payments are made with the Hungarian forint (HUF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Hungary can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Hungary are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -40% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (60% cheaper), food (70% cheaper), imported beer in catering (62% cheaper), cigarettes (43% cheaper) and public transport (60% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Hungary it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Hungary is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Hungary can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Hungary 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 Hungary.
In Hungary you must be in possession of an e-vignette to use the highways with a vehicle. You can order this online at Tolltickets, at a petrol station or at one of the border crossings.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Hungary.
In Hungary the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Hungary 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: 112 or 107
– Fire: 112 or 105
– Ambulance: 112 or 104
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach and intestinal complaints.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Hungary can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Hungary can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Hungary end in.hu.
Official websites of Hungary: magyarorszag.hu and hungarytourism.hu.
Hungarian traffic office: hongaarsverkeersbureau.nl.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Hungary is 0036 or +36.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Hungary? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Hungarian Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Hungary.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Hungary.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Hungary.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Hungary can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Hungary in the Eurydice school guide.
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 Hungary, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Hungary?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Hungary. 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 Hungary can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Hungary can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Hungary? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, 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.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Hungary, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Hungary, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Hungary.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Tourists often visit the country because of the low prices?
…The ballpoint pen and the Rubik’s cube were invented in Hungary?
…More than 10 million tourists visit Hungary every year?
…More than 5 million Hungarians live outside the country’s borders?
… Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe?