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Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

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Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

I am traveling to Amsterdam in May and I am looking to get the best exchange rate.Where should I buy Euro's? at my bank, or exchange cash at the Vancouver airport or Amsterdam airport or at a bank in Netherlands.

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1. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

I normally just get between €300 to €500 at my bank before I go over to Europe because I find that its a better excange rate ( In my personal opinion ) While I'm over there however I just use my credit card or bank card so I don't have to worry about loose money.

Just remember if you chose to use your bank/credit card over in the Netherlands to give your bank a call and let them know that if there is activty on your cards in Amsterdam that is you useing them.

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2. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

also make sure your pin number is 4 digits (numbers) not letters

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3. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

I usually take some Euros with me then just hit the ATM if I need more

as others mentioned be sure to notify your bank & CC company before you go

Ask your local bank or if you have a currency exchange place compare the rates before you buy

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4. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

Just dont buy them at airports, notoriously bad rates.

If getting them in amsterdam Potts on Damrak usually offers best rates, but atm's are a good option - when using them, they may post a service charge so getting small amounts often costs much more than less frequent higher amounts.

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5. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

I've had the best luck with Potts on Damrak. Airport is expensive.

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6. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

ATM's. Look for signs for "Geldautomat".

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7. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

Is Potts a bank or exchange bureau?

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8. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

exchange bureau...but they have great rates compared to others.

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9. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

Thanks Steve

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10. Re: Where to exchange my CND cash for Euro's to get best rate?

I usually use a small Exhange business at entrance to the Dam Hotel at 32 Damrak between Marco Polo Pizza and the Blokker Store. They always seemed to have about the same rate(or lower) as Potts, and they don't charge a commission for cash. I purchased my Euros here in the States last year asking for mixed denominations, and wound up with a "wad" of twenties. That's ok for always having needed smaller bills, except I was paying in cash for a week at an apartment that I usually stay at. My pockets were bulging, and the savings did not seem worth it. This year I may bring $100 US bills and exchange them there.

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