Travel with dog: This applies to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is considered a dog-friendly country and is also a popular vacation destination. If the country also makes it onto your list for vacation planning, here are some tips for traveling with a dog.

Entry requirements for dogs in the Netherlands

If you want to travel with your dog to the Netherlands, your dog must be vaccinated and have an EU pet passport. In addition, your dog must be marked with a microchip to ensure quick identification in case of emergency. Vaccination against rabies is mandatory and your dog must have been vaccinated at least 21 days prior to entry. Please note that when entering the Netherlands, your documents may be checked. Therefore, it is important that you have all the necessary documents with you.

Dog friendly accommodation in the Netherlands

There are many dog-friendly accommodations in the Netherlands that are specially designed to meet the needs of dogs and their owners. Many hotels, vacation homes and campsites offer special facilities for dogs, such as dog beds, feeding bowls or dog showers. When booking, you should pay attention to whether your dog is allowed in the accommodation and whether there may be additional costs for the accommodation of your dog.

Public transport and restaurants

Dogs are generally allowed on public transportation in the Netherlands, as long as they are kept on a leash and do not pose a danger to other passengers. Dogs are also allowed in many restaurants, but it is advisable to ask in advance if your dog is welcome. Some restaurants allow dogs only in certain areas or on the terrace.

Beach vacation with dog

The Netherlands is known for its beautiful sandy beaches where you can walk and play with your dog. However, there are restrictions for dogs in some regions, especially from June to September. In some coastal towns, dogs are only allowed on the beaches outside of certain times. Therefore, it is best to find out about the local regulations in advance.

Dog areas in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there are many specially designated dog areas where your dog can run and play freely. These areas are usually marked by signs and often offer special facilities for dogs such as agility courses or swimming ponds.

So with a little planning and preparation you can spend a wonderful vacation with your dog in the Netherlands and collect unforgettable memories. Enjoy the time together and experience the beauty of this wonderful country together with your dog.

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