Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Travel Information

Cancellation Netherlands Antilles
10-10-2010. This has created the following situation:
Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten – Independent country within the Netherlands.
Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius – Special municipalities of the Netherlands.
Due to this change, the information below may contain inaccuracies.
For the last known correct information see:
Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius

The Netherlands Antilles (English: Netherlands Antilles, Papiamento: Antia Hulandes) is a country and island region within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in the Caribbean Sea (North America). The Netherlands Antilles consists of five large islands and a number of smaller islands. The largest islands are Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. The capital of the Netherlands Antilles is Willemstad (located on the island of Curaçao). A number of major cities in the Netherlands Antilles are: Kralendijk, Oranjestad, Rincon and Westpunt.

According to timedictionary, the Netherlands Antilles are known as a tourist island area where the sun always shines. All islands have white sandy beaches with clear blue water, ideal for water sports. The islands are especially known among divers. You can dive and snorkel for colorful fish and coral. You can also surf and sail there. A large part of the population speaks Dutch and lives from tourism. There are many hotels, shops and markets on the islands. The country’s economy continues to run on oil extraction. In terms of nature, you will find mountain areas, salt lakes and an 800-hectare flamingo reserve. The island of Curaçao is known for its brightly colored houses. See insidewatch for Central America geography.

Where are the Netherlands Antilles located?

Travel information of Netherlands Antilles

Official name: Netherlands Antilles
Continent: North America
Area: 800 km²
Capital: Willemstad
Population: 175,653 inhabitants (2001)
Form of government: Country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Distance (Amsterdam – Willemstad): 7,854 km
Flight time: approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes

Travel offer
On the following travel offer pages you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to the Netherlands Antilles.
– Travel offer Aruba
– Travel offer Bonaire
– Travel offer Curaçao
– Travel offer Saba
– Travel offer Sint Eustatius
– Travel offer Sint Maarten

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Netherlands Antilles?

Weather and climate
The Netherlands Antilles has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round. In the Netherlands Antilles, short but heavy rain showers sometimes occur.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Netherlands Antilles can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to the Netherlands Antilles. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

Dutch, English and Papiamento are the official languages ​​of the Netherlands Antilles.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in the Netherlands Antilles for less than 6 months, of which a maximum of 30 consecutive days per island.

Embassies and Consulates
The Netherlands Antilles are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
There is therefore no embassy and/or consulate for the Netherlands.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to the Netherlands Antilles. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for the Netherlands Antilles if you have visited a yellow fever
country in the seven days before you visit the Netherlands Antilles.

Money and Currency matters
In the Netherlands Antilles, payment is made with the Antillean guilder (ANG).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in the Netherlands Antilles can be found on our ATMs page.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in the Netherlands Antilles.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in the Netherlands Antilles.
The Netherlands Antilles has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of the Netherlands Antilles can be found on our time difference page.

On the Netherlands Antilles you must drive on the right.

In the Netherlands Antilles you may need an adapter plug and/or converter in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets in the Netherlands Antilles can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Department: 911 (St. Eustatius 912, Bonaire 919)
– Ambulance: 912 (St. Eustatius 913, St. Maarten 911)

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Netherlands Antilles can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the Netherlands Antilles can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from the Netherlands Antilles end

The country code (international access number) to call someone in the Netherlands Antilles is 00599 or +599.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Netherlands Antilles? 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 of the Netherlands Antilles.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Netherlands Antilles.

An overview of all public holidays in the Netherlands Antilles can be found on

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 the Netherlands Antilles, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report about the Netherlands Antilles?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Netherlands Antilles. 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 the Netherlands Antilles can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in the Netherlands Antilles can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Relevant legislation
More information about the relevant legislation and regulations in the Netherlands Antilles can be found on the information page for Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.

Netherlands Antilles