Checklist: what to pack before departure?


  • Your passport
  • Proof of your health care insurance
  • Tickets and journey details
  • Credit card
  • Some cash money
  • Clothing for temperatures between -5°C and 25°C (between 23°F and 77°F)
  • Toiletries Bag
  • Medications (if applicable)
  • Emergency phone numbers 


  • Your (international) driver’s license
  • Passport photos (you will need a few during your first days in the Netherlands)
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • Travel adapter
  • Music player
  • Sportswear
  • Swimwear
  • Extra contact lenses or spare pair of glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella (it rains quite often in the Netherlands)
  • Towels
  • Bed linen (not necessary if you rent accommodation from Stadswonen)
  • Travel guide
  • Dictionary
  • International Student Identification Card
  • First Aid kit