Netherlands Worldwide

Can I take expensive purchases into the Netherlands?

If you are travelling to the Netherlands or returning to the Netherlands after a trip abroad, you can take expensive purchases with you. However, you may need to submit a customs declaration. This depends on what your purchase cost and the country you are travelling from.

Select the cost of your purchase

Taking expensive purchases with you on the plane

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


If you want to know whether you can take a purchase 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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