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i am VERY confused about the atm situation...i have a card that i use to get money that is hooked up to my bank account, but it is also a mastercard...

my concern though is that since it's not "cirrus," "maestro" or "plus" i won't be able to use it to get cash, even though it's also a mastercard..


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1. Re: mastercard/atm

Hello- I just returned from Amsterdam a short while ago and before I left I had similar concerns about ATM card usage. Look on the BACK of your card. If you do not see a cirrus, maestro, or star logo I would ask your bank directly if you will be able to use your card there. I have a star logo on the back of my card and had no problems whatsoever. Before I left people told me there are ATM's everywhere in Amsterdam. There are plenty of ATM's but they are not quit as prevelant as they are in the states. Here you can't go 2 feet without running into an ATM....you have to look a little in Amsterdam. Again, you won't have trouble finding one but they aren't on every corner either. I would also check with your bank to see if there are any additional charges for using your debit card to make purchases or for withdrawing cash with it in Amsterdam as some banks tack on a extra fee. Have fun....Amsterdam is a really really neat city. Had a great time and so will you.

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