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Best place at the airport for getting Euros

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Best place at the airport for getting Euros

One of the most recent guidebooks for Amsterdam mentioned that: "Do NOT use ATMs from Travelex, Euronet and Forex which charge huge commissions and have terrible exchange rates.". When I arrive (from the States), I will need some money to get to Central Station, etc. Are there any other ATMs at the airport which are reasonable? If not, do banks that are there also charge huge commissions if I want to exchange $s? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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use the ATM just as you walk into arrival hall..they are dutch bank ATMs not money changer company ATMs

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The ATM machines I recall, including in the area where you wait for your luggage, are from ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank.

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Thanks for the very quick and helpful replies.

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Suzanna, You may know this already but, make sure you check with your bank or CC company on making sure there are no automatic restrictions on use out of the country. My bank does this and I have to give them dates to let the card work while I'm there. I usually include 2 days extra on the end of a trip just in case. I also up the daily POS (point of sale) and maximum daily withdraw from the ATM. A lot of us do not know that there are caps placed on these.

Have a great trip.

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Thanks, Jim. Great advice. After I spent a day of my vacation a few years ago calling the bank from Europe when they froze my account, I learned the lesson. I checked the daily withdrawal max too. They do not promise not to stop access but they have the dates, countries on file.

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