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Travel advise: payments in Curaçao and Sint Maarten
Jet off well-informed to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Dutch Caribbean.
Credit and debit card payments are widely accepted on Curaçao and Sint Maarten. However for smaller purchases and for buying fuel you’ll need to pay in cash.
When paying by card in the Netherlands Antilles, be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments abroad. ATM withdrawals in the Netherlands Antilles will also incur costs, including currency conversion fees. Your bank’s ANG to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Dutch Caribbean it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious or fraudulent.
We recommend that you take some Guilders cash with you on your trip to the Netherlands Antilles. Although most vendors accept card payments or US Dollars, you’ll find that having Guilders in cash allows you to avoid bad exchange rates, card fees and currency conversion fees.
Cash remains a popular and widely used payment method on Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
Curaçao and Sint Maarten are not cheap destinations: Prices on the Netherlands Antilles are on average 10% higher than prices in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe in Willemstad you can expect to pay around 5 NAf. The bill for a three-course meal will be around 50 NAf per person.
Tipping in the Netherlands Antilles is similar to tipping on mainland Europe: In restaurants it’s considered good practice to leave a 10% to 15% tip if you are happy with the service.
Some restaurants in Curaçao and Sint Maarten add a service fee to the bill. You’re not expected to pay the service charge but if you do then you shouldn’t leave a tip. The ‘OB’ entry on the bill is a local tax, it’s not the service charge.
Banknotes in Curaçao and Sint Maarten
The banknotes of the Netherlands Antilles have had the same design since 1998, featuring local bird species. The Guilder banknotes in circulation are 10 NAf, 25 NAf, 50 NAf and 100 NAf.
The 5 guilders banknote has been replaced by a coin. The 250 guilders banknote has been taken out of circulation. All current Netherlands Antilles Guilder banknotes are dated 1998 or later and have a metallized film foil security feature on the front side.
Coins in Curaçao and Sint Maarten
Netherlands Antillean coins range from 1 cent to 5 guilders. When vendors accept payments in US Dollars on Curaçao and Sint Maarten, they’ll often give the change in Netherlands Antilles Guilder coins.
The Netherlands Antilles’ currency import and export regulations
On Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the same currency import and export restrictions apply: All travelers to and from the Netherlands Antilles who carry over 20,000 Guilders or equivalent in foreign currency must make a cash declaration.
Ordering Netherlands Antillean guilders online
Order Netherlands Antillean guilders online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Netherlands Antillean guilders online.
Selling back Netherlands Antillean guilders
If you have Netherlands Antillean guilders to sell, follow this link to exchange Netherlands Antillean guilders to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘ANG Netherlands Antillean Guilder’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Netherlands Antillean guilders.