According to physicscat, Monaco (Principality of Monaco) is a dwarf state south of France (Europe). Monaco only borders France. Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world. The capital of Monaco is the eponymous Monaco. A number of major cities in Monaco are: Monte Carlo and Fontveille.
Monaco is a mountainous area of no more than 2 km² and is known as a seaside resort, tax haven and the place for the jet set. Hundreds of expensive yachts and boats lie on the coastline, which mostly consists of pebble beaches. Monaco is full of luxury hotels and apartment complexes and there is almost no nature to be found except for a few thousand cacti. Monaco has its own football club (AS Monaco) and a real Formula 1 street circuit. See healthvv for Monaco famous for its casino and formolas.
Where is Monaco located?
Travel information of Monaco
Official name: Principality of Monaco
Area: 2 km²
Country code: MC, MCO
Population: 39,000 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy (principality)
Highest point: 161 m (Chemin des Révoires)
Distance (Amsterdam – Monaco): 976 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Monaco 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 Monaco, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Monaco. 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, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Monaco?
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 Monaco 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
Monaco has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 5 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 20 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Monaco can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Monaco can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Monaco. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
French is the official language in Monaco. In addition, Italian, English and Monegasque are spoken in Monaco.
Would you like to translate from or into French 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 France (also for Monaco): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Monaco: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Monaco in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulates of Monaco 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 Monaco.
Money and Currency
In Monaco, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Monaco can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices in Monaco are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +60% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (79% more expensive), food (75% more expensive), imported beer in catering (100% more expensive), cigarettes (13% cheaper) and public transport (29% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Monaco it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10% on top of the already added service charge.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Monaco is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Monaco can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
You must drive on the right in Monaco.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Monaco.
Information about public transport in Monaco can be found on CAM.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Monaco.
In Monaco the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Monaco 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 Monaco can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Monaco can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Monaco end in.mc.
Monaco official websites: gouv.mc and visitmonaco.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Monaco is 00377 or +377.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Monaco? 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 Monaco Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Monaco.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Monaco.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Monaco.
An overview of all public holidays in Monaco 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 Monaco, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Monaco?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Monaco. 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 Monaco can be found on Protected Planet.
Monaco is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Monaco? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, 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 Monaco.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 16, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…Monaco is the most populous independent state in the world?
…Monaco has its own football team?
…Monaco appears in three James Bond films?
…The flag of Monaco is very similar to that of Indonesia?