If you are travelling to the Netherlands or returning to the Netherlands after a trip abroad, you can only take a weapon with you if you have a licence.
Applying for a licence
If you want to travel to the Netherlands with a weapon, such as a gun, knife or sword, you will need a licence. You can apply for a licence through the Customs Central Import and Export Office (CDIU).
If you do not have a licence but still bring a weapon into the Netherlands, customs will confiscate it.
Taking a weapon with you on the plane
If you are travelling by air, check the rules of the airport and airline as well. For example, on sharp objects.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.