I have heard that most places in Amsterdam, unless they are a big chain store or restaurant, do not accept credit cards. Is this true? So this means we have to carry so much cash with us, to buy tickets, eat in restaurants, buy souvenirs, get a coffee? There are five in my family, so that's a lot of cash we'll need each day.
I am very nervous about getting pick-pocketed and losing a lot of money. We are planning on wearing money belts; it seems so paranoid but I'm not sure what else to do. On arrival at our rented flat we've got to pay the EUR1000 balance in cash, ugh! I guess I am not used to carrying that much money around.
What about traveler's cheques? I haven't been to Europe since 1996, and I don't even know if traveler's cheques are still as easy and as cheap to exchange as they used to be. I just went to an American Express office in every city I went to.
We will use ATM cards to get cash every few days. I'm sure we'll rack up some ugly ATM fees!
Any advice or info on this topic would be super helpful.