How many cigarettes can I take into the Netherlands?

If you are travelling to the Netherlands or returning to the Netherlands after a trip abroad, you can take cigarettes with you. You may have to pay tax. This depends on where you are travelling from and how many cigarettes you take with you.

Information: The rules for travelling from European Union (EU) countries are different to those for non-EU countries. Check the list of EU countries and select your situation.

Choose your situation

Taking cigarettes with you on the plane

If you are travelling by air, check the rules of the airport and airline as well.


If you want to know whether you can take an item into the Netherlands, send a photo to customs via Facebook, X or Instagram. You can also call the Customs Information Line (DouaneTelefoon).

If you have a question about anything else, contact NetherlandsWorldwide.

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