Netherlands Worldwide

Can I take food into the Netherlands?

If you are travelling to the Netherlands or returning to the Netherlands after a trip abroad, there are rules for taking food with you. The rules that apply in your case depend on the food you are taking and where you are travelling from.

Select what you want to take with you

Taking food with you on the plane

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


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

If you have a question about anything else, contact Netherlands Worldwide.

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