Travel to Lhasa Tibet from Amsterdam Netherlands
Travel from Amsterdam to Tibet

Travel from Amsterdam to Tibet

How do you travel from Amsterdam to Tibet? We warm welcome Holland travelers to travel to Tibet! Based in Lhasa, Tibet Travel Expert Service help many travelers from Amsterdam Netherlands.

Here we are happy to shares the important Tibet tour information with distinguished travelers from Netherlands.

1) How to get to Tibet from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

As all people know that, to enter Tibet, you have two destinations options to travel to before entering Tibet. One is China and another one is Nepal. The gate way city to fly from mainland China to Lhasa is Chengdu. There are about 20 flights between Lhasa and Chengdu a day. It is fairly convenient for Netherlands travelers to fly to Chengdu, Shanghai or Beijing. There is flight from Amsterdam to these cities in China. And the Tibet travel permits can be delivered to traveler’s hotel in these cities before flying to Lhasa.

2) Both Private tour or Group tour for Holland travelers are optional.

For travelers from Netherlands (Holland) to Tibet, you do not have to join a group tour, as you can have your own private tour if you prefer. Even one person can book a tour of Tibet. And since 2015, there is no more restriction on travelers nationality and group size. However group tours of Tibet are more economical way considering the expensive transport in Tibet.

3) For Solo Netherlands travelers to Tibet

For Solo Netherlands travelers travelling to Tibet, you can also get Tibet permit, but be sure you will be part of an organized tour. It does not mean you have to book everything with travel agency. E.g you can book your own hotel in Lhasa, you can have your own free days in Lhasa, but when you travel outside of Lhasa, you will need to book a tour guide, and or a car when necessary.

4) To travel from Netherlands to Tibet, like other foreign nationalities, all Netherlands travelers also need Tibet Travel Permits.

For Netherlands travelers, the same for any other foreign nationality travelers, you will need Tibet travel permits to board the plane to Lhasa (when flying from cities in China to Lhasa), and you will need original permit as well for boarding the train from Chongqing, Xi’an and Lanzhou for Lhasa. However permits photo copies work when you board the train from other cities to Lhasa.

To go to Tibet, you’d better contact an experienced, reputable and Lhasa based Tibet travel agency to avoid any middle handler’s high commission fee in between. You never worry, as going from Malaysia to Tibet is very easy.

5) Flight Chengdu/China to Lhasa

Chengdu is the main gateway entry point city to Tibet, there are many more flights a day between Lhasa and Chengdu. And the airfare is far cheaper than you flying from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, or from Nepal as well. There is flight between Amsterdam and Chengdu. The KLM flight KL891 takes 9 hours 45 minutes (9:05 am-12:50 pm), and there is another flight which is operated by China Southern Airline.

6) Netherlands travelers need Chinese Visa to enter China before going to Tibet

Before you fly to any cities in China from Netherlands, you will need to have China visa in advance. And the tourist visa-L type China visa is good if you can get it. Remember not to mention any words of Tibet or Tibet tour when you apply your China visa, this is a common practice which we always recommend our foreign travelers. If you do mention, you may need our local Tibet travel agency’s further support to apply and send you the Tibet group visa invitation letter.

Here below is some information about Chinese Consulate in Amsterdam

Consulate General of Germany
Foreign Consulate
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 574 7700

Spaans Consulaat
Foreign Consulate
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 620 3811

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
Den Haag, Netherlands
+31 70 306 5091

Tibet travel permits for Netherlands travelers
Tibet China Visa for Netherlands Travelers


7) Flights between Chengdu and Lhasa.

There are 8-15 daily flights between Lhasa and Chengdu. And it is just around 2 hours flight and normally there is free drink and/or food on the board. If you want to take the train to Lhasa from Chengdu, you’d better let your Tibet Trip Advisor know that you are going by train as there is no daily train leaving Chengdu for Lhasa. It is only available every other date. By the way Tibet Travel Expert Service can help you reserve the train tickets easily if we book it 30 days to 65 days in advance before train leaves. The train ticketing schedule is subject to change per China railway system policy.

8) Tibet travel permits schedule-Netherlands travelers need to know

To get permits ready for going to Tibet from Netherlands, normally 5-10 working days are necessary for regular tours without Mt. Kailash. And travel agency sends permits to hotel or living address in China and so travelers can get it in hand before flying to Lhasa or Nyingchi.

9) Finally for Netherlands travelers to Tibet, we have the suggestions below:

A) Do Not book a tour of Tibet with agencies or individuals outside of Tibet;
B) Do Not 100% trust “Tibetan” or “Tibetan Owned” tour agencies prices, because lots of travel websites claim they are based in Lhasa, and not middle handlers-even if they are, but the price is extremely high.
C) Do Not pay sky high prices for “namely high quality private Tibet tours”, Sky high prices always means big commissions if the handler is not Lhasa based.
D) Do Not pay “cheapest” price for a tour, since these tours may not be quality services.
E) Do Not trust”Biggest” travel agencies, small agency with personalized service and fairly lower prices would be your options to choose.

Traveling from Amsterdam Netherlands to Lhasa, Tibet is as easy as ABC

All in all, the travel from Amsterdam Netherlands to Tibet is not so difficult. Just do some necessary research on your own and bare the information above in mind and choose the right Tibet travel agency to start your dream tour. Hope above Tibet travel tips are helpful for you. Should you have any questions on Tibet travel, please feel free to write us an email. Our email address is:

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