What countries do I need a visa for?

If you are a Dutch national you do not require a visa to travel to countries within the European Union, the Schengen area or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. However, you may require a visa to travel to other countries.

Travelling to a European Union (EU) or Schengen area country

You do not need a visa to travel to a EU or Schengen area country. However, you must hold a valid Dutch passport or identity card.

Travelling to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

You do not need a visa to travel to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A valid Dutch passport is enough.

The Caribbean part of the Kingdom comprises:

  • the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten;
  • the public bodies of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

Travelling to any other country

If you are planning on travelling to a country outside the EU, Schengen area or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, you may need a visa. Contact the embassy or consulate-general of the country in question to find out if this is the case and to check if you must also meet other conditions to travel to the country.

Consult our travel advice

You can also find information about visas in the travel advice for the country you want to travel to (in Dutch).