Currency exchange


The official currency is called the crown. Small coins start at 1 crown coin, followed by the 2 crown coin, 5 crown coin, 10 crown coin, 20 crown coin and 50 crown coin. Banknotes begin with the 100 crown note, followed by the 200 crown note, 500 crown note, 1,000 crown note, 2,000 crown note and 5,000 crown note.



The ways of changing money:

  • banks – they have a good exchange rate, but are not usually open in the evening or at weekends,
  • hotels – they have worse exchange rates, but smaller amounts in euro are not usually a problem almost any time of the day or night
  • bureaux de change (exchange office) – there are relatively large differences between them. For example, some of them do not charge a fee for the exchange, but have a worse exchange rate. The best idea is to first ask how much money you will get and calculate the actual exchange rate yourself.



  • By cash
  • By  international payment card, you can of course pay directly using this or withdraw cash from a bank machine. Payment cards are regularly accepted in shops and also in some restaurants in large cities. Traveller’s cheques issued by internationally acknowledged companies are mostly accepted by Czech banks without any problems.



It is usual to leave a tip in restaurants – especially as an expression of your satisfaction with the services of the establishment. A member of staff usually brings the bill and leaves. When he or she returns, it is up to you to say how much you actually want to pay. Another option is to pay the precise amount and to leave the tip on the table. Tips are usually left at the level of roughly 10 percent of the bill.


Thanks for a very enjoyable tour. Your tour was as if we were being shown the city by a personal friend. Thanks for being sensitive to our particular interests and needs. I will be happy to pass along my recommendation for your services.
Best Regards

24.7.2011 Barbara and Tom Tailor