The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area consists of different European countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area consists of the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (without the Faeroes and Greenland)
- France (without French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion)
- Norway (without Spitsbergen)
- Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
- Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands)
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania are not Schengen countries.
Documents required to travel within the Schengen Area
Do you want to travel within the Schengen Area? Then you need specific documents. Find out with which document you are allowed to travel within the Schengen Area and how long you are allowed to travel with that document.
Passport or other travel document always required
You always need a passport or other travel document for a journey abroad. This is also the case for a journey within the Schengen Area. Your passport or travel document must not have been issued more than 10 years ago. The passport or other travel document must also be valid for at least another 3 months after you leave the Schengen Area.