Handy Info Budapest

Just some general information about Budapest that is handy to know!

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General information about Amsterdam

Payment:                                                                   National Hongarian coin forint
Country code (phone):                                            +361
City code (phone):                                                    +36
In case of emergency (phone number):               112
Police number (Theft or other stuff):                  006-1-438-8080
Electricity:                                                                 230 Volt

Typical of Budapst

– Painted eggs
– Tablecloths
– Palinka
– Rubik’s cube
– Kurtos Kalacs



ATM services in Budapest

Of course, there is no “official” separation of ATMs, but if you pay attention when travelling in Hungary – especially in the capital Budapest – you will notice that the ATMs of the operator Euronet are particularly placed at locations, where many tourists pass by (transportation hubs, shopping areas).
The Euronet ATMs are always and easily available. Often, they are directly placed on the house wall.


Safety in Amsterdam

Although Budapest is safer for tourists than most big cities, there are some common tourist traps, and inconveniences that you have to know about and take some precautions to ensure your safety in Budapest.
If you’re prepared for them chances are higher that you’ll fully enjoy your stay without any unpleasant events or bad experiences.
Pickpockets are most active at popular touristy places like Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, Parliament, Danube promenade, Váci Street, the zoo).



Post office services in Amsterdam

Spread over Amsterdam you will find different Postal boxes. Postal boxes in the Netherlands are painted red or orange. Please note that the right hole on the box is for the local Amsterdam mail, the left one for all other mail (Dutch: overige postcodes). The post is collected every day at 6 PM, except for Saturday

For Postal business:
Amsterdam Central Post Office located in a proximity of the Dam Square (ca. 100 meters behind the Queens Palace), is a convenient place to send your cards and letters overseas, especially when you are not sure how many stamps to put on. It is also a good place to send small parcels, to buy telephone discount cards and useful stationary.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 07:30 till 18:00,  Saturday 07:30 till 17:00

Public holidays of The Budapest

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Budapest are:

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type
Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day National holiday
Mar 15 Wednesday 1848 Revolution Memorial Day National holiday
Mar 20 Monday March equinox Season
Apr 16 Sunday Easter Day National holiday
Apr 17 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Monday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
Jun 4 Sunday Whit Sunday Observance, Christian
Jun 5 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
Jun 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
Aug 20 Sunday Hungary National Day National holiday
Sep 22 Friday September equinox Season
Oct 23 Monday 1956 Revolution Memorial Day National holiday
Nov 1 Wednesday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Dec 6 Wednesday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
Dec 21 Thursday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Tuesday Boxing Day National holiday
Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve Observance

How late do the stores open and close

Food stores, supermarkets are open from 6.00 or 7.00 till 18.00/22.00, Monday to Friday, on Saturdays from 6.00 or 7.00 till 18.00/22.00. Some supermarkets (Tesco) are open 24/7.

Other Budapest shops are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 till 18.00 or till 20.00, on Saturdays from 9.00/10.00 till 13.00.
Food markets are usually open from 06.00 till 17.00/18.00 from Monday tol Friday and from 06.00 till 13.00/15.00 on Saturdays. All shops are closed on public/bank holidays.