A few useful links
Official pages of the city of Warsaw
An official tourist portal of Warsaw
Poland's information portal
Another site about Warsaw
The Warsaw Voice - a weekly magazine in English and a portal with Polish news.
National Frederic Chopin Institute
Polish <-> English online dictionary: Poltran
Polish currency unit is called "złoty" (international code
PLN, abbreviation zł.) and it is divided into 100 groszy
(abbr. gr) Most shops and service points do not accept any
other currency. You can change cash in banks, hotels and
exchange offices marked "Kantor". The rates are always
listed outside and may slightly vary between different
exchange offices. Most of private exchange offices (Kantors)
do not charge commission. Please do not accept exchange
offers from strangers. Here you can find current exchange
It is not advisable to purchase larger amounts of Polish
currency outside of Poland, as exchange rates tend to be
unfavourable. Much better idea is to bring small amount of
cash in a major currency (EURO, USD, JPY) and exchange it in
"Kantor" or use ATM.
Most restaurants, hotels, travel agencies and shops accept
credit and debit cards. The most popular are Visa (also Visa
Electron), Master Card (also Maestro and Eurocard) but many
others are accepted, e.g., American Express, Diners Club,
JCB. The use of contactless payments for small purchases is
quite widespread in Warsaw.
Cash dispensers (ATMs) accept major cards and are ubiquitous
in central Warsaw.
You can read lots of other helpful tips about climate, electricity,
measurement, etc by clicking here.