Electricity standards in the Netherlands

Information on the domestic power and plug standards in the Netherlands...


The Netherlands' electricity supply is 230 volts - 50Hz AC.


There are three types of sockets and plugs all of which are with two round pins, round plug with earth side connectors, round plug without earth and a slim flat plug without earth. An adapter, which can be bought from hardware and DIY stores and some supermarkets, will be needed for appliances with other types of plug.


Household appliances from a country with a different frequency and voltage (such as the United States, where it is 110 volts - 60 Hz) may need a transformer and/or adaptor in order to function properly (or at all).