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US Visa and Mastercard Friendly Places

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US Visa and Mastercard Friendly Places

I am travelling to Amsterdam in two weeks, with Euros, but I am requesting places, such as restaurants, coffee shops, museums, stores that people went to in the past year that they recommend and that were US VISA & MASTERCARD friendly. This meaning that they were able to accept and swipe your credit card in that location, even if there was a charge. I would much appreciate it. Thank you.


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1. Re: US Visa and Mastercard Friendly Places

Asking for a list of places is unreasonable. Really most places will take it. Just have cash on hand in case.

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2. Re: US Visa and Mastercard Friendly Places

Yes, most restaurants will take your Visa/MC. Yes there are some places that will be chip only, which you won't be able to use. If you have a question before you eat/order, ask. They will tell you. Pala is right, have some cash on hand just in case.

New York City, New...
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3. Re: US Visa and Mastercard Friendly Places

ad i dont knwo any coffeeshops that take visa or mc, there are a few that take chip cards i think,,

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We found it was easy to use our Mastercard almost every place. We don't have a chip in it because we are from the US. It was not a problem. If they take a chip card they will also take our card, at least that is our experience. We did have cash because some places did not take a cc but it was fine. I hope you notify your bank and cc company that you are going to be overseas before you go. I also hope you have a Capitol 1 card or another one that does NOT add a foreign transaction fee. Have a great time. There is tons to do.

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The only places I've run into that don't take swipe cards are automatic ticket machines. I've always been able to use my card everywhere in Europe where there was a human to swipe the card. This includes Amsterdam. Of course places that don't take credit cards at all don't take swipe cards either.

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