According to homosociety, Romania (Romanian: Romania) is a country in Europe bordering Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. The capital of Romania is Bucharest (Bucharest). A number of major cities in Romania are: Iaşi, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara and Constanţa.
Romania is mostly known for its nature. There are primeval forests and nature parks where bears, wolves and lynxes live. In addition, the country has a large part of the Danube Delta in the country. There are many fish and bird species in this area. On the coast you will find wide sandy beaches that attract many tourists. In the winter the Transylvanian Alps and Eastern Carpathians are ideal for winter sports. The country is also known for one of the largest buildings in the world “the palace of parliament” and a number of Romanian inventions such as the fountain pen and insulin. The Romanians are also known for a number of sports in which they perform well: tennis, football and gymnastics.
Where is Romania located?
Travel information of Romania
Official name: Romania
Area: 238,391 km²
Capital: Bucharest (Bucharest)
Country code: RO, ROU
Population: 21,302,893 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,544 m (Moldoveanu)
Distance (Amsterdam – Bucharest): 1,789 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Romania 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 Romania, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to Romania. 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 Romania?
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 Romania 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
Romania has a temperate continental climate. Temperatures vary greatly between summer and winter. Nationally, temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees in the summer months and around 5 to -15 degrees during the winter months. In the higher areas (including the Harghita region (Hargita) and the Carpathians) temperatures can drop to around -25 degrees during the winter months.
Romania has experienced several floods and minor earthquakes in the past. The epicenter of these earthquakes is often in the Vrancea district.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Romania can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Romania can be found at Climate info.
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Romania. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
Romanian is the official language in Romania. Hungarian, German, Russian, Turkish, Tatar and Romani are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Romanian 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.
Dutch embassy and consulates in Romania: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Romanian Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Romanian consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Romania, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Romania, payments are made with the Romanian leu (RON).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Romania can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Romania are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -51% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (63% cheaper), food (48% cheaper), imported beer in catering (56% cheaper), cigarettes (44% cheaper) and public transport (84% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Romania it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.
In Romania it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Romania is equal to that in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Romania on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Romania 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 Romania.
In Romania, a toll vignette (rovinieta) is required for the entire road network.
This is available through Roviniete.ro, at the border, at local post offices and petrol stations.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Romania.
In Romania the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Romania 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 in most places. Check with local residents to be sure.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Romania can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Romania can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Romania end in.ro.
Official websites of Romania: romaniatourism.com and gov.ro.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Romania is 0040 or +40.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Romania? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Romania.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Romania.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Romania.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Romania can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Romania 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 Romania, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Romania?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Romania. 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 Romania can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Romania 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 Romania? 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.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Romania, 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 Romania, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, 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 Romania.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 16, drink at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed blood alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Insulin was invented by a Romanian?
…The largest underground glacier in Europe is located in Romania?
…The Dracula myth originated in Romania?
…Romania has the tallest wooden church in the world?
…The largest rock sculpture in Europe can be found in Romania?
…There are many bears in Romania?