According to cheeroutdoor, Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg; French/English: Luxembourg) is a country in Europe bordering Belgium, Germany and France. Luxembourg has been independent from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands since 1890. The capital of Luxembourg is Luxembourg of the same name. A number of major cities in Luxembourg are: Clervaux, Diekirch, Hosingen, Larochette, Schengen and Marnach.
Luxembourg is often known for its low taxes. In addition, also for the wine, historic towns and the many castles. The country consists mostly of mountainous areas, which reach heights of 600 meters. Luxembourg is also known for the city of Schengen where the Schengen treaty was concluded. This is a treaty that allows the free movement of persons. In the north of Luxembourg you can practice various winter sports during the winter months, such as skiing and cross-country skiing.
Where is Luxembourg?
Travel information of Luxembourg
Official name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Area: 2,586 km²
Capital: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Country code: LU, LUX
Population: 628,381 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy (Grand Duchy)
Highest point: 560 m (Kneiff)
Distance (Amsterdam – Luxembourg): 302 km
Flight time: approx. 1 hour
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Luxembourg. 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 Luxembourg?
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 Luxembourg 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
Luxembourg has a temperate maritime climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 20 degrees and in the winter months around 0 to 5 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Luxembourg can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Luxembourg can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Luxembourg. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
French, German and Luxembourgish are the official languages in Luxembourg.
Would you like to translate from or into French, German and/or Luxembourgish free of charge? 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 Luxembourg: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Luxembourg in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulates of Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg.
Money and Currency
In Luxembourg, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Luxembourg can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Luxembourg are much higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (10% more expensive), food (20% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (11% cheaper) and public transport (29% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Luxembourg it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, you give a tip of approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Luxembourg is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Luxembourg can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Luxembourg.
In Luxembourg the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Luxembourg 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
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Luxembourg can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Luxembourg can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Luxembourg end in.lu.
Luxembourg official websites: gouvernement.lu and ont.lu.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Luxembourg is 00352 or +352.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Luxembourg? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Luxembourg Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Luxembourg.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Luxembourg.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Luxembourg.
Holidays and school holidays
Luxembourg’s national holiday falls on June 23 (National Feierdag).
An overview of all other public holidays in Luxembourg can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Luxembourg in the Eurydice school guide.
Places of interest
When you think of Luxembourg, people quickly think of beautiful nature reserves and castles, but Luxembourg has much more to offer. On our places of interest page you will find an extensive overview of the most beautiful and famous places of interest in Luxembourg. Here you will find general information, opening times and entrance fees.
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 Luxembourg, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Luxembourg?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Luxembourg. 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 Luxembourg can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg? 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 are planning to do business in or do business with Luxembourg, 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 Luxembourg, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Luxembourg.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.2 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 16, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Luxembourg is the smallest country in the European Union after Malta?
…Luxembourg has the highest gross domestic product in the world?
…Luxembourg belonged to the Netherlands in the 19th century?
…The Luxembourg flag is almost identical to that of the Netherlands?
…The Schengen Agreement originated in Luxembourg?
…Of the 500,000 Luxembourgers, more than 150,000 work outside the national borders?