The 5 Best Money Changers in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Guides / November 17, 2016
The 5 Best Money Changers in Amsterdam

Like the way it is in Rome, Milan and Barcelona, withdrawing money at ATMs is the best way to get you more euros while being in Amsterdam. It is simply because the exchange rates one gets through ATM service are better than those offered at money exchange offices.

Although you have to pay bank fees for international transactions, the final amounts you get are still a better deal.

If you prefer bringing cash along to withdrawing local currency at ATM machines (locally called Geldautomaat), then you need to find good money changers at convenient locations to add more Euros to your wallet.

We have done it for you. Before checking out the list of recommended forex shops in Amsterdam, take a couple of seconds to scan through a few worth-mentioning notes:

– The majority of Netherlands banks do not offer money exchange service to non-customers.

– Most banks do not accept traveler’s cheques, so exchange them at change offices such as Pott Change, Sunro Change, and GWK Travelex.

Damrak avenue is the place to head to if you need access to a large number of reliable money changers in Amsterdam.

– Amsterdam’s change offices are available in forms of both established global currency exchange chains and individual money changers.

Now you are free to hunt for your right forex shops. See them below.

1. Pott Change

Pott Change Image credit: Pott Change

The first change office to check out on Damrak avenue must be Pott Change, the most popular independent money changer in Amsterdam.

This 25-year experience business has only one office in the capital of Netherlands. You can easily locate its shop, which is near the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk, and the National Monument.

Pott Change has won people’s hearts through constantly providing best rates alongside fast and efficient service. It also partners with Western Union to include worldwide money transfer service in its business.

Best rates for
– USD
– GBP
– JPY
– AUD
– CAD
– CHF
– CZK
– DKK
– NOK
– SEK

Branch information
– Address: Damrak 95, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 626 3658
– Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:30 – 20:15; Sat & Sun 09:30 – 20:15
– To check their exchange rates, click here

2. GWK Travelex

GWK Travelex Image credit: GWK Travelex

GWK Travelex is the result of the marriage of GWK, a Netherlands long history forex business, and Travelex in 2004.

GWK Travelex is a good choice for those who are looking for a reliable and well-established money exchange company in Amsterdam. Its 7 branches are all located in easily accessible commercial and tourist areas.

Traveler’s cheques are accepted at all of its branches. You can check their daily rates here.

Best rates for
– INR
– BRL
– KRW
– KWD
– USD
– PHP
– SGD
– AUD
– OMR
– QAR

Recommended branches
1. GWK Travelex @ Damrak

– This branch is located beside KFC, just a short walk from the National Monument and the Royal Palace
– Address: Damrak 86, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 624 6682
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 20:00; Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

2. GWK Travelex @ Kalverstraat
– It is about a minute away from Arti et Amicitiae art gallery
– Address: Kalverstraat 150, 1012 XD Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 627 8087
– Opening hours: Sun & Mon 11:00 – 18:00; Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10:00 – 18:00; Thu 10:00 – 20:00

3. GWK Travelex @ Central Station
– This branch is right inside Amsterdam Central Station terminal, near the waterfront
– Address: IJhal, Amsterdam Centraal, Stationsplein 13F, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 627 2731
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 07:00 – 23:00; Sunday 08:00 – 23:00

4. GWK Travelex @ Leidsestraat
– It is just a 1 minute walk from Leidseplein station and about 2 minutes away from Stadsschouwburg Theatre and Toneelgroep Theater
– Address: Leidsestraat 103, 1017 NZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 622 1425
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 21:00; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 21:00

5. GWK Travelex @ Amstel
– This branch is situated at Amstel Station, near the taxi stand
– Address: NS Station Amsterdam Amstel, Julianaplein 1, 1097 DN Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 693 4545
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 19:00; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

3. Suri Change

Suri Change Image credit: Suri Change

Suri Change was born in 1990 with a mission to take over the foreign exchange part that was a main business, alongside jewelry trading, of Suri Gold. Since then, the company has gained trust through giving people good service in foreign exchange and money transfer.

This Rotterdam- based money changer has 6 branches in Amsterdam. Two of them are located on Damrak avenue in Central Amsterdam. The other four have their homes in commercial areas in the outer boroughs of the city.

Best rates for
– SRD
– MAD
– COP
– PHP
– IDR
– DOP

Branches
1. Suri Change @ Damrak 45

– This branch is located across Beurs van Berlage
– Address: Damrak 45, 1012 LK Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 10 411 1707/+31 088 0082777
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 20:00; Sunday 12:00 – 20:00

2. Suri Change @ Damrak 31
– It is just a short walk from Beurs van Berlage
– Address: Damrak 31, 1012LJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 088 0082777
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 23:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00

3. Suri Change @ Amsterdam East
– This branch has its location at the Dappermarkt
– Address: Eerste van Swindenstraat 28, 1093 Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 10 411 1707/+31 088 0082777
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

4. Suri Change @ Amsterdam West
– Its location is between Mercatorplein and Marco Polostraat LRT stations
– Address: Jan Evertsenstraat 102, 1056 EH Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 10 414 9553/+31 088 0082777
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

5. Suri Change @ Bijlmerplein
– This branch is within walking distance from Amsterdam Arena and Biljmer Park Theater
– Address: Bijlmerplein 205, 1102 DD Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 10 414 9553/+31 088 0082777
– Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday 09:00 – 18:00; Thursday 09:00 – 20:00; Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

4. Lorentz Change

Lorentz Change

Lorentz Change with its competitive rates is among the favorite choices of travelers. It is an independent money changer that operates 3 branches in Amsterdam. They all are conveniently located at popular tourist areas and open 7 day a week.

Branches
1. Lorentz Change @ Damrak

– This branch is located beside Intertoys, just a short walk from Beurs van Berlag
– Address: Damrak 31, 1012 LJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 420 6002
– Opening hours: Daily 08:30 – 23:30

2. Lorentz Change @ Damstraat
– Its location is beside Parfumerie Marjo, near Oude Dolenstraat Bridge
– Address: Damstraat 31, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 422 8841
– Opening hours: Friday to Wednesday 10:30 – 19:30; Thursday 11:30 – 19:30

3. Lorentz Change @ Damstraat
– It is just a short walk from Leidseplein Station, Stadsschouwburg Theatre and Toneelgroep Theatre
– Address: Leidsestraat 102, 1017 PG Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 427 2164
– Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00

5. Sunro Change

Sunro Change Image credit: Sunro Change

Sunro Change is a foreign exchange company that also offers remittance service. It accepts 30 currencies as well as traveler’s cheques. The company currently operates only one branch in Amsterdam.

Its Amsterdam branch is hard to miss because it is located right beside the famous Sex Museum on Damrak. So, if you are curious enough to see the display in the museum, you can swing by and exchange your cash at Sunro Change.

Branch information
– Address: Damrak 17 II, 1012 LH Amsterdam, Netherlands
– Phone: +31 20 626 5156
– Opening hours: Daily 08:15 – 21:30