We’re having a week in the Netherlands soon. The last year some of the places we tried to use for coffee and snacks would only take electronic payments - no cash payment possible. I was reluctant to use my UK debit card, as I anticipated being charged flat fees for each transaction on top of the conversion rate. This time I thought I’d get a preloaded debit card loaded with Euro, perhaps with contactless facility so I can make small purchases without incurring excess fees.
Am I right in thinking that a preloaded card will appear to the Netherlands card reader as a local card? Are there any snags I should be aware of? Any recommendations for suppliers?
I did not find the right solution from the internet.