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Atm cards that do and dont work in Amsterdam




Hey channelites...I am leaving for Amsterdam on Monday and wanted to make sure my ATM card will work there. Its a TCF visa debit card that works on the Plus system....anybody know?

Thanks LS
Is that a US card?

Doe's your card have the 'cirrus' symbol? If so, you should be ok, but you'd best check with your bank.
Is that a US card?

Doe's your card have the 'cirrus' symbol? If so, you should be ok, but you'd best check with your bank.

Its a Bank in the Midwest....no it has the plus symbol which must be similar to cirrus but not the same. Bank wasnt sure if the card would work or not.
Is that a US card?

Doe's your card have the 'cirrus' symbol? If so, you should be ok, but you'd best check with your bank.

Its a Bank in the Midwest....no it has the plus symbol which must be similar to cirrus but not the same. Bank wasnt sure if the card would work or not.


Dunno then - never heard of 'plus', so it may not be known in Europe. I'm astonished your bank doesn't know. Have you got a mastercard or visa?
Is that a US card?

Doe's your card have the 'cirrus' symbol? If so, you should be ok, but you'd best check with your bank.

Its a Bank in the Midwest....no it has the plus symbol which must be similar to cirrus but not the same. Bank wasnt sure if the card would work or not.


Dunno then - never heard of 'plus', so it may not be known in Europe. I'm astonished your bank doesn't know. Have you got a mastercard or visa?

Bank isint that big comparative......It is a Visa check / debit card on the plus system so should be ok will just have to see......Thanks woody
*PLUS cards with the VISA or MC logo do work. Make sure you have a 4 digit pin and be sure to tell your bank that you will be using it in Europe. Ask them to raise your daily limit while you are at it. You are going to need it!

Peace
*PLUS cards with the VISA or MC logo do work. Make sure you have a 4 digit pin and be sure to tell your bank that you will be using it in Europe. Ask them to raise your daily limit while you are at it. You are going to need it!

Peace

Right on thanks much...I have changed my pin to 4 digits and the limit is 500 a day so all should be good
the best bet is to call your bank where it was issued.

also if it has not been said yet, let your bank or credit card company know you are using it in A'dam so they do not put a hold on your card causing you hours of pain trying to get the hold lifted.

a few minutes of work at home will save you hours of grief there
the best bet is to call your bank where it was issued.

also if it has not been said yet, let your bank or credit card company know you are using it in A'dam so they do not put a hold on your card causing you hours of pain trying to get the hold lifted.

a few minutes of work at home will save you hours of grief there

Yep did all that......thanks markcheech
Cirrus is now known as Maestro btw.
I've been to Amsterdam loads of times. Years later I went with my best mate who's never been abroad before and the stupid prat was unable to draw out cash from the ATM with his card (wrong symbols). I had to carry him the whole holiday and pay for everything, it was an unbelievable scenario that pissed me off, not that I wouldn't get the money back but for his stupidity in not checking if his own UK cash point card would work in Amsterdam. He would have been stranded there if it wasn't for me bailing him out.
*PLUS cards with the VISA or MC logo do work. Make sure you have a 4 digit pin and be sure to tell your bank that you will be using it in Europe. Ask them to raise your daily limit while you are at it. You are going to need it!

Peace

Right on thanks much...I have changed my pin to 4 digits and the limit is 500 a day so all should be good

That should cover the weed.
*PLUS cards with the VISA or MC logo do work. Make sure you have a 4 digit pin and be sure to tell your bank that you will be using it in Europe. Ask them to raise your daily limit while you are at it. You are going to need it!

Peace

Right on thanks much...I have changed my pin to 4 digits and the limit is 500 a day so all should be good

That should cover the weed.

I sure hope so will be smoking a ton
the best bet is to call your bank where it was issued.

also if it has not been said yet, let your bank or credit card company know you are using it in A'dam so they do not put a hold on your card causing you hours of pain trying to get the hold lifted.

a few minutes of work at home will save you hours of grief there

Yep did all that......thanks markcheech

no problem at all! It happened to a friend of mine when we went over. I had told him to make the call but he said he would be fine. One purchase in A'dam went ok. Then the next day he tried to use his card again and there was a hold on it for fruad. he never called. Took him 2 hours and a bunch of money on long distance back to the states to fix it.

ALSO... see if your bank has a contact you can use in europe in case of a problem. If anything, they should give you a number to use to call back to the states from a'dam in case of a problem. My bank does that.
the best bet is to call your bank where it was issued.

also if it has not been said yet, let your bank or credit card company know you are using it in A'dam so they do not put a hold on your card causing you hours of pain trying to get the hold lifted.

a few minutes of work at home will save you hours of grief there

Yep did all that......thanks markcheech

no problem at all! It happened to a friend of mine when we went over. I had told him to make the call but he said he would be fine. One purchase in A'dam went ok. Then the next day he tried to use his card again and there was a hold on it for fruad. he never called. Took him 2 hours and a bunch of money on long distance back to the states to fix it.

ALSO... see if your bank has a contact you can use in europe in case of a problem. If anything, they should give you a number to use to call back to the states from a'dam in case of a problem. My bank does that.

Good idea...stop on my way home.....thanks again
As I recall,my bank said they would take collect phone calls if you ask the operator to dial the 800 number.
Yes, get a 4 digit pin, as there are no letters on the key pads.
the best bet is to call your bank where it was issued.

also if it has not been said yet, let your bank or credit card company know you are using it in A'dam so they do not put a hold on your card causing you hours of pain trying to get the hold lifted.

a few minutes of work at home will save you hours of grief there

Yep did all that......thanks markcheech

no problem at all! It happened to a friend of mine when we went over. I had told him to make the call but he said he would be fine. One purchase in A'dam went ok. Then the next day he tried to use his card again and there was a hold on it for fruad. he never called. Took him 2 hours and a bunch of money on long distance back to the states to fix it.

ALSO... see if your bank has a contact you can use in europe in case of a problem. If anything, they should give you a number to use to call back to the states from a'dam in case of a problem. My bank does that.

Good idea...stop on my way home.....thanks again

my pleasure!

have a blast on your vacation!!
No, maestro replaced Switch. Cirrus is still current.
The PLUS network is associated with Visa, so your Visa card will usually work at those ATM's. Likewise, the Cirrus network is associated with MasterCard, and Cirrus ATM's usually accept MasterCard for cash advances.
Each network has an online ATM locator:

http://www.mastercard.com/us/personal/en/cardholderservices/atmlocations/index.html

http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

ant there are over 100 atms that accept PLUS cards in amsterdam Any ABN\AMRO or Rabobank machine will take them and they are all voer the place. For instance there is a bunch of ATMs that your card will work in right by the palace on Dam square.

You would be hard pressed to find a major bank atm that does not accept plus, cirrus and maestro as they are the three major ones.
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