The Netherlands is a very welcoming and open country to visit, and as such, most SMOFcon members will not require any visa to travel.
The Schengen area is a group of 25 European countries that allow free movement without border checks between the countries in the area. If travelling from a Schengen area country you do not require a visa to visit the Netherlands. However, you may be required to hold a Schengen visa, depending on your nationality. Please see the Dutch embassy website for details.
The UK and Ireland are not part of the Schengen area, but are part of the EU, so citizens can travel freely on presentation of a valid passport. No visa is required.
Non-EU citizens living in the UK and Ireland may be required to apply for a Schengen visa.
Visitors from the USA
US visitors (and visitors from many other non EU countries) may travel for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Please check the US Department of State's travel advice.
Visitors from other countries
Please check if you are on the list of countries requiring a visa for stays of less than 90 days. If you are, please ensure you apply for a visa in plenty of time to ensure you will not be turned away.