Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality, destination and length of stay. A short-stay Schengen visa allows you to stay in Schengen for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. To visit the Netherlands you may need a Schengen visa. Your visa will be valid for a specific period. This period may be shorter than 90 days. You can travel freely between the 26 Schengen countries while your visa is valid.