Is Amsterdam Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

User Submitted Ratings for Amsterdam Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23% Low
  • Water Pollution 41% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 78% High
  • Water Quality 59% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Amsterdam, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Amsterdam?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Amsterdam, New York.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in New York is a 59 out of 100.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Amsterdam.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for New York, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Click here to check out the water quality for New York

If you are traveling to Amsterdam, then it would make sense that you have to be aware of the quality of the tap water. When you visit a city like Amsterdam, you will certainly want to know if the water is safe for drinking and will not cause you to have any health issues.

The best way to determine if the tap water is safe to drink is to test it first hand. You can find many places where you can do this for free. Some of them even give you sample bottles so that you can try it out on yourself. If the samples are clear and you have no concerns then you can purchase a bottle of the product.

If you are traveling to Amsterdam and you find that the tap water is not up to standards, you should still purchase the bottle of water. This way you can make sure that the product is going to be safe for you to drink without having to worry about any health concerns. When you get back home you will need to go through the bottle and test it out yourself.



EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the New York Department of Health - Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 22132
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 9

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chlorite
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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