Visa-free countries for Dutch citizens

According to the Henley Passport Index, Dutch nationals enjoyed visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 188 countries. The Dutch passport is sixth for travel freedom, tied with France, Ireland, Portugal, and Sweden

Visa-free countries for Dutch citizens

Visa requirements for Dutch citizens are administrative entrance limitations. These are imposed by the authorities of other countries on citizens of the Netherlands. Dutch citizens belong to the collective nationality of the four counties that comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Freedom of Travel

Dutch citizens are permitted to travel to these countries without obtaining a visa. It’s possible that identification cards or passports may be needed.

The following countries welcome Dutch citizens and recognise freedom of travel to Dutch people:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (European France), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Visa not needed

Dutch people can travel to these following countries without needing a visa.

Albania

Visa-free for 90 days with just a valid identification card.

Andorra

Visa-free with just a valid ID card.

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa-free for 3 months

Argentina

Visa-free for 90 days.

Armenia 

Visa-free for 180 days

Bahamas 

Visa-free for 3 months

Barbados 

Visa-free for 3 months 

Belarus 

Visa-free for 30 days, but you need to arrive and return via Minsk International Airport. 

Belize  

Visa-free for one month. 

Bolivia   

Visa-free for 90 days. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 6 month period. You can enter with just a valid ID card. 

Botswana  

Visa-free for 90 days

Brazil  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Brunei  

Visa-free for 90 days 

Canada  

Visa-free for 6 months, Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is required if you are arriving by air.

Cape Verde  

Visa-free for 30 days, you must register online at least five days prior to arrival. When you fly to Cape Verde you need to pay an airport security tax.

Chile  

Visa-free for 90 days

Colombia  

Visa-free for 180 days. You can get a 90 days that is extendable to up to a 180 days stay within a one year period. 

Costa Rica  

Visa-free for 90 days

Dominica  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Dominican Republic  

Visa-free for 90 days

Ecuador  

Visa-free for 90 days

El Salvador  

Visa-free for 3 months

Eswatini  

Visa-free for 30 days

Fiji  

Visa-free for 4 months

Gambia  

Visa-free for 90 days

Georgia  

Visa-free for 1 year. You just need a valid ID card. 

Grenada  

Visa-free for 3 months

Guatemala  

Visa-free for 90 days 

Guyana   

Visa-free for 3 months 

Haiti  

Visa-free for 90 days 

Honduras  

Visa-free for 3 months

Indonesia  

Visa-free for 30 days

Israel  

Visa-free for 3 months

Jamaica  

Visa-free for 90 days

Japan  

Visa-free for 90 days

Kazakhstan  

Visa-free for 30 days

Kenya  

Visa-free for 3 months

Kiribati  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Lesotho  

Visa-free for 14 days

Macedonia  

Visa-free for 90 days with just a valid ID card. 

Malaysia  

Visa-free for 30 days

Marshall Islands  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Mauritius  

Visa-free for 90 days

Mexico  

Visa-Free180 days

Micronesia  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Moldova  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period. You just need a valid identification card. 

Monaco  

Visa-free with just a valid identification card. 

Montenegro  

Visa-free for 90 days, you just need a valid identification card. 

Morocco  

Visa-free for 90 days

Namibia   

Visa-free for 3 months within a year.

Nicaragua  

Visa-free for 90 days

Palau  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Panama  

Visa-free for 180 days

Paraguay  

Visa-free for 90 days

Peru  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 6 month period

Philippines  

Visa-free for 30 days

Qatar  

Visa-free for 90 days

Saint Kitts and Nevis  

Visa-free for 3 months

Saint Lucia  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Samoa  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

San Marino  

Visa-free with just a valid identification card. 

Senegal  

Visa-free for 90 days

Serbia  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 6 month period. You just need a valid identification card. 

Seychelles  

Visa-free for 3 months

Singapore  

Visa-free for 90 days

Solomon Islands  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

South Africa  

Visa-free for 90 days

South Korea  

Visa-free for 90 days 

Suriname   

Visa-free for 90 days. A visa is not required for residents of the Caribbean region of the Kingdom. E-tourist cards are required for residents of the European Netherlands. An eVisa with multiple entries is also available. 

São Tome and Príncipe  

Visa-Free for 15 days

Thailand   

 Visa-free for 30 days. You can visit only two times per year if you are coming to Thailand by air. 

Timor-Leste  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Tonga  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Trinidad and Tobago  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Tuvalu  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period days 

Ukraine  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

United Arab Emirates  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

United Kingdom  

Visa-free for 6 months

Uruguay  

Visa-free for 90 days

Uzbekistan  

Visa-free for 30 days

Vanuatu  

Visa-free for 90 days within any 180 day period

Vatican  

Visa-Free with just a valid ID card. 

Venezuela  

Visa-free for 90 days, but you cannot come to Venezuela through Aruba, Curaçao or Bonaire

Visa on arrival

Dutch citizens can get a visa on arrival at these following countries. 

Bangladesh  

Visa on arrival for 30 days

Burkina Faso   

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Comoros  

Visa on arrival

Iran   

Visa on arrival for 30 days 

Iraq   

Visa on arrival for 60 days, and visa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan. 

Jordan  

Visa On Arrival but conditions may apply

Lebanon  

Visa on arrival for one month. Visa is 1 month extendable for 2 additional months. 

If you have no Israeli visa or stamp on your passport, and if you have a phone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non-refundable return or circle trip ticket, you will be granted a visa on arrival free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry.

Maldives  

Visa on arrival for 30 days

Mauritania  

Visa on arrival, available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.

Mongolia  

Visa on arrival for 30 days, a visa may be obtained on arrival only at Ulaanbaatar Airport. But Mongolian authorities advise to apply for a visa before arrival. 

Mozambique  

Visa on arrival for 30 days 

Nepal  

Visa on arrival for 90 days 

Sierra Leone  

Visa On Arrival

Somalia  

Visa on arrival available at Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa airports.

30 days, available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport. 

Thailand  

Visa on arrival for 15 days

Togo  

Visa on arrival for 7 days 

eVisa

If an eVisa purchased prior to arrival, Dutch citizens can go to these following destinations. 

Angola   

You can get a eVisa for 30 days. Visitors who have received an online pre-visa or who have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad will receive a visa when they arrive at the country’s border crossings. Within a year, a total stay of 90 days is allowed. Visitors must have a return or onward ticket as well as a confirmation of their hotel stay. 

Australia  

You can get a eVisa for 90 days, once on each visit in a one year period.

Azerbaijan  

You can get a eVisa for 30 days

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)  

You can get a eVisa for 3 months. eVisa holders need to arrive via Port Bouet Airport.

Djibouti  

You can get eVisa for 31 days

Guinea  

You can get a eVisa for 90 days

India  

You can get a eVisa for 60 days. If you have an e-Visa, you need to arrive via certain designated airports. An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained two times in one year. 

Myanmar   

You can get a eVisa for 28 days. If you have an eVisa you need to fly into Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, or Mandalay, or travel by land through Thailand (Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kawthaung) or India (Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu). eVisas are accessible for both tourism (up to 28 days) and business (up to 70 days) purposes.

New Zealand  

You can get a eVisa for 3 months. When requesting an Electronic Travel Authority, the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid. Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival, allowing them to stay indefinitely (under the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), provided they meet character requirements and obtain an Electronic Travel Authority before leaving. 

Oman  

You can get a eVisa for 30 days

Pakistan  

eVisa is available

Russia  

You can get a eVisa for 16 days. eVisa holders need to arrive and departure via specific checkpoints

South Sudan  

An eVisa is obtainable online. Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel. 

Tajikistan  

You can get a eVisa for 45 days 

Vietnam  

You can get a eVisa for 30 days 

eVisa or visa on arrival

Dutch citizens can obtain a visa on arrival or an electronic visa or authorization for the following countries.

Bahrain  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 14 days 

Benin  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days. You need to have an international vaccination certificate.

Cambodia  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days 

Egypt  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days 

Ethiopia   

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days. You can get a visa on arrival only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. If you have an eVisa you need to fly through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. eVisas can be obtained for 30, 60, or 90 days. 

Gabon  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days. If you have an electronic visa, you must arrive via Libreville International Airport. 

Guinea-Bissau  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days

Kuwait  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 3 months 

Laos  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days. A visa on arrival may be available at Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges. eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge. The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings are open only to visa holders. Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days. 

Madagascar  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days

Malawi  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days

Papua New Guinea  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 60 days

Rwanda  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days

Saudi Arabia  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days

Sri Lanka  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 30 days 

Tanzania  

eVisa or visa on arrival for 3 month

Uganda   

eVisa or visa on arrival  

United States of America    

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days. If you come from overseas; you need to get an Electronic System for Travel Authorization, ESTA, valid for 2 years when issued, required if arriving by air or cruise ship.  

Zambia   

eVisa or visa on arrival for 90 days. In addition, you may be qualified for a global visa that allows you to visit Zambia. 

Zimbabwe     

eVisa or visa on arrival for 3 months. In addition, you may be qualified for a global visa that allows you to visit Zimbabwe.  


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