|Subject: Re: ATM debit versus credit cards|
Don't worry about ATM-machines which are not working in the Netherlands. I have hardly ever experienced a failure here with such a machine and when a machine is down; there is always a working one not far away. Most machines are being found at a bank or in a shopping mall. Also major post offices have one.
Credit cards can also be used in ATM-machines and you can almost always pay your room in a hotel or pay your dinner in a restaurant with it. In shops etcetera it is not very common to pay with your credit card. In Belgium this is far more accepted. In Belgium you can pay in most shops with your credit card.
Have fun during your trip! It sounds great!
Regards, Marianne Netherlands