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Power adapters for Netherlands

If you are planning a holiday to Netherlands it can be helpful to know if you can charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and laptops when you arrive at your hotel. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Netherlands. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're visiting Netherlands using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Dutch. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Netherlands?

The best power adapter for Netherlands is a Type F plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Netherlands?

What is a power adapter for a Dutch power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Dutch power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country.

Do I need a plug adapter in Netherlands?

If the shape of the Dutch power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Netherlands from Canada?

A Canadian plug won't physically fit into a Dutch power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Netherlands, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Netherlands if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Netherlands simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Do European plug adapters work in Netherlands?

As there are eight different power outlet types in Europe there is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe won't work in Netherlands.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Dutch power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Dutch power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Netherlands.

Where to buy a power adapter for Netherlands in Canada

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Netherlands in Canada

Netherlands to Canadian power adapters will most likely be available in most major Canadian International airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as Relay, The Source or 6&Sundry, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot and other high street electrical stores normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Where to buy a power adapter in Netherlands

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Netherlands

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - wikipedia.org entry about Netherlands.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, estimated price under C$20.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor