Send a parcel to the Netherlands

Country Spotlight: How to Send to the Netherlands with Interparcel

18th August 2022, 1:01pm in Shipping Advice by Dan Jones

Situated in North-western Europe, the Netherlands (or Holland) is a popular tourist and global delivery destination. Known for its tulip fields, cycling routes and canals, the Netherlands packs a lot of cultural landmarks in a small country with Amsterdam alone attracting millions of visitors each year.

Whether you are a business sender, an eCommerce seller or an individual shipper, we offer a variety of discounted parcel delivery services from the UK to the Netherlands. Our reputable carriers can send your parcel via Economy, Express and Timed services so you can easily ship to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and everywhere else!

Why ship to the Netherlands

Why ship to Netherlands

The Netherlands is a key trader of goods to countries around the globe with a population of over 17.4 million. Many consumers in the country look to purchase from the UK, meaning there are big opportunities for UK sellers to expand their customer base and ship their goods abroad.

The Netherlands also operates major cargo ports, the port of Rotterdam is actually the largest seaport in Europe!

Book your delivery to the Netherlands with Interparcel to access cheap courier rates. You can send a package with Evri from £9.35.

Popular shipping services to the Netherlands

What to know when sending to the Netherlands

Shipping to the Netherlands is easy when you're in the know. Here are some key things to remember before booking your international parcel delivery.

Prohibited and restricted items

You must read the Prohibited and Restricted list before you book a delivery with us. Like any other country, the Netherlands has a list of items you can and can't send including works of art, pet food and fruit. Some couriers also have specific items they won't carry so it's best to filter the results by country and carrier.

It's important you check our list before you send to avoid potential shipping delays or confiscation at Customs.

Check the address is correct

The Netherlands' address format differs slightly to our system in the UK. It's very important you correctly address your parcels, otherwise it could lead to lost or misdelivered shipments.

At Interparcel we correctly format the address for you. All you need to do is enter the recipient's postcode and fill in the boxes accurately with the recipient's:

  • Full name
  • Company (preferable)
  • Telephone number
  • Email
  • Address line 1 (first line of address)
  • Address line 2 (necessary if line 1 is full)

The rest of the details will be pulled from the initial postcode you entered. We will then generate an address label which you must print and secure to the outside of your parcel.

Complete a commercial invoice

Address for Netherlands

If you plan to send a parcel to an address in the Netherlands, you must complete a commercial invoice. Your commercial invoice determines how much tax/duties will need to be paid.

Luckily, if you book your parcel delivery to the Netherlands with us, we incorporate the customs form into our booking process so you will have the paperwork ready to print at home. Customs form fields include:

If you need more guidance on filling in a commercial invoice, check out our updated blog.

Packaging the parcel

When packaging goods to send to the Netherlands, or to any country, keep in mind that your package will be handled multiple times, loaded on and off different vehicles or aircraft and through different weather conditions. (Rain is common throughout the year) So, it's important you suitably package your parcel to avoid any damage.

We advise you:

  • Choose an appropriately-sized strong cardboard box (preferably double-lined)
  • Individually wrap each item to avoid movement
  • Protect the inside of the box with internal cushioning materials like bubble-wrap, packing peanuts and tissue paper
  • Seal the box with strong packing tape that can withstand all temperatures
  • Clearly attach relevant shipping labels to the outside of the box

Why use Interparcel to ship to the Netherlands

Why use Interparcel to send to the Netherlands

We work with globally recognised couriers like Evri, Landmark Global, Parcelforce, DPD, UPS, FedEx and many more to sell a range of low-cost Collection and Drop Off services to the Netherlands.

For the fastest delivery services to the Netherlands, we recommend choosing an Express service that can deliver your parcel to the Netherlands as quick as the next working day after collection. If your parcel is less urgent, our selection of Economy services take a little longer but are a bit cheaper.

To view our live quotes, enter your parcel dimensions, weight and delivery postcode into our online quote tool and find the service best suited for you.

Looking to send to the Netherlands as a business?

If you're an eCommerce business, you'll want to rely on affordable shipping services that can deliver your orders quickly and reliably. Our advanced Shipping Manager and its many shipping tools and features makes online sending easy.

Businesses that use our Shipping Manager also have access to:

  • Automatic address correction: no more incorrect addresses to Netherlands
  • Multi-channel fulfilment: collate orders from multiple eCommerce platforms into one place
  • 'Send Again' and 'Return Parcel' actions: to streamline repeat and return orders
  • Parcel Presets: save parcel details for speedier sending on future orders
  • Branded Tracking: businesses can customise their own branded tracking portal
  • Cheap shipping to the Netherlands!

Ready to send a parcel to the Netherlands? Get an instant parcel delivery quote in seconds using our quote tool. If you are interested in sending a parcel to the Netherlands but want a question or two answered first, speak to our parcel delivery experts. They are available from 8 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 1 pm on weekends via telephone, live chat and email.

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