Local currency is required for purchases and incidental expenses. ATMs provide the easiest and most affordable access to Euros. Be confident that you know your pin number. ATMs, are available 24 hours. There are many exchange offices for converting dollars or travelers checks, but rates are often poor, fees high, and opening hours limited. Master Card and Visa credit cards are widely accepted.The Capital One card does not charge users a foreign exchange fee. If given the option always request the charge in the local currency--Euros--rather than in US dollars

Keep spare coins available for pay toilets. Take advantage of the free facilities before you leave restaurants, museums, etc.