The Netherlands is one of the closest nations to the UK geographically speaking. Despite having a modest population of around 17 million, it is one of Britain’s most important partners in terms of imports and exports. The UK exports £39billion worth of goods and services to the Netherlands every year, while it imports £47billion worth.
This is due in no small part to the many major ports in the country such as the Port of Rotterdam - the busiest in Europe. This, combined with the short distance across the English channel from the UK to the Netherlands, makes shipping between the two nations extremely quick, cheap and popular.
Whether you’re shipping to Amsterdam or Eindhoven, Rotterdam or Utrecht, ParcelBroker will ensure your packages reach their destination on time. eCommerce businesses can make this process even easier by using the Parcelbroker WooCommerce plugin which streamlines delivery, saving you time and money.
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Parcel delivery from the UK to the Netherlands is extremely quick. Both countries are member states of the EU so postal links are well established. Most parcels will take 1-2 days to reach the Netherlands from the UK, with delivery times unlikely to take longer than 3 days through most shipping companies.
As the UK and the Netherlands are both in the EU, customs declarations do not have to be submitted when sending parcels between the two countries. However, this is set to change as the UK leaves the EU - ParcelBroker is working hard to keep up with all developments, and will make sure you know as soon as anything changes.
Dutch address format customs are extremely similar to that of the UK. The first line of the address should consist of the name of the recipient, with the second containing the street name and number (the custom is for the house number to be written after the street name, not before as we would in the UK).
The third line should contain the postcode which is usually in the format “1234 AB” and the fourth line should simply read “Netherlands”. Be sure to consider readers who may not be familiar with English and write clearly - block capitals are preferable.
The Netherlands’ import restrictions are much the same as the UK’s, since both countries are members of the EU. However, while you can send goods like prescription medications, aerosols, batteries and perfume within the UK, these cannot be sent overseas.
As it is an EU country, there are few restrictions over what can be sent to the Netherlands other than what is already stated by the EU. However, some prohibited items specific to the Netherlands include:
Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the Netherlands will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The Dutch government’s page on export, import and customs may be useful for this.
You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.