Time Zone

Almere is in Central European Time Zone. The time is 6 hours behind of US East Coast time (depending on the time of year). Please click here for local times around the world.

Weather

The average temperatures in early-September range from the mid to upper 60's. Lows range in the mid to upper 50's. There are periods of rain in Almere during early September.

Click HERE for the forecast.

Travel Documents

A Valid Passport is required for US Citizens to enter Netherlands and is recommended being valid for 6 months after arrival. 

Money Matters

Netherlands currency is the Euro. The currency code is EUR. You can check currency conversions by going to xe.com.

Travel & Health Insurance

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance can provide you with the best coverage for medical expenses, trip cancellation/interruption, baggage damage, medical evacuation, and much more. Andavo Meetings & Incentives recommends using Travelex Insurance Services for your trip insurance needs. For more information or to obtain a quote please visit the Travelex Insurance Services website by clicking here.

Health Insurance 
As you prepare for your upcoming competition abroad, please consider the added protection that international insurance can provide. Your domestic health insurance may not offer adequate travel protection during an emergency and benefits can be limited. Travelers are often left with the burden of making their own arrangements and paying costly out-of-pocket medical expenses. 

MEDEX, a partner of the USOC and USA Triathlon, offers Travmed Abroad to take care of these problems and other travel, medical and security related issues. The cost to our athletes is at a discounted rate of $3.25/day. TravMed will locate nearest providers, hospitals, ER, arrange for medical evacuations, translation services and much more. Illness and injuries, including sport injuries, are also included in the coverage.

We highly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this offer. You may get coverage for yourself as well as family and friends traveling abroad. Please review the link below if you would like additional information.

FrontierMeDEX Homepage

Purchase coverage at the Team USA Store
Password: iamteamusa

Adapters & Converters

The voltage in the Netherlands is 230 volts. Some devices, especially non-electric devises, are not likely to work outside the country of purchase without the use of a voltage converter. These are usually sold in the travel sections of department stores. Items that would need a voltage converter include hair dryers, hair curlers, electric razors and anything electric that doesn't say 50-60 Hz on the label. 

We recommend you bring an adapter with you and purchase this ahead of your trip.

 

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