Adventuring To & Around Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!
It is a city of rich culture and history, famous for its beautiful canals, quality museums,
vibrant art scene, and abundant history.

Visa Requirements

Planning your attendance at IBCOL in Amsterdam this November? It's essential to note that visa requirements may apply. Visa requirements can change! So it's always a good idea to check with the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country before you travel to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is located in the Netherlands 🇳🇱, which is part of the Schengen Area, a zone of 26 European countries that have abolished passports and other types of border control at their mutual borders. If you're a citizen of a country that is not a member of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), you may need a visa before entering the Schengen Area, including Amsterdam.
Some examples of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter the Netherlands include:

  • Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • China China
  • India India
  • Iraq Iraq
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • The Philippines The Philippines
  • Russia Russia
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Ukraine Ukraine

  • Additionally, even if you do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands, you may need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid passport or travel insurance.

    Note there are no travel restrictions related to COVID in Amsterdam. The Government of the Netherlands has decided to lift all travel restrictions related to the Coronavirus: Click Here To Know More!

    To request a Letter of Invitation, please fill in this form here: IBCOL DigiQuest Amsterdam 2023 'Letter of Invitation' Request Form.