Services are widely available.
There are many Internet cafes and some Internet access centres.
Business centres also provide some public access. Using the
Internet is very straightforward in Amsterdam, where PCs are
available free of charge in libraries and public buildings.
Stamps are available from all post offices as well as from
tobacconists and kiosks selling postcards and souvenirs. Mail
within Europe takes approximately five days.
office opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900 hrs-1700 hrs.
Some post offices in major towns are also open on late shopping
nights (Thursday or Friday night) and Saturday 1000 hrs-1300
hrs. There are all-night post offices in Amsterdam (Nieuwezijds
Voorburgwal, behind the Royal Palace) and Rotterdam (Coolsingel).
The main newspapers are NRC Handelsblad (an
evening paper), De Telegraaf, Trouw
and De Volkskrant. Foreign newspapers are widely
World Service and Voice
of America radio stations can be received. From time to
time the frequencies change and the most up-to-date can be
Facilities are available at all main post offices, telegrams
can also be sent directly from telephone kiosks.
Telephone - land line
IDD is available.
dialing code is 34
following are a selection of codes for major centres around
Netherlands: Amsterdam 20, for Rotterdam 10 and The
Telephone information is given in French, English and German.
There is a cheaper rate from Monday-Friday 2000 hrs-0800 hrs.
Calls can be made from public booths or post offices. Most
booths only accept cards, which can be bought at post offices,
VVV offices, and shops displaying the PTT-telephone card poster
and sometimes coins.
international code is 00
Services number 112
GSM 900 and 1800 networks.
Network operators are: