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Shipping Container to the Netherlands | Moving to the Netherlands

Shipping containers to the Netherlands from Australia

We provide affordable international shipping from Australia to the Netherlands.
Shipping to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven and most inland destinations.

Collaborating with our agents in the Netherlands, we are able to offer the most competitive and affordable sea-freight Door to Door relocations from Australia to the Netherlands with 20FT, 40FT containers, and shared container services (LCL). For excess luggage we also offer air-freight services.

We arrange export and import customs clearances, packing, loading and tracking to make your move as stress free as possible. Self pack moves are also available and can save you many thousands of dollars if you are willing to do this yourself.

Average transit time to the Netherlands is around 35 days and we offer weekly sailing services.

If you have a smaller amount of goods to move, for example 1-10m3 (cubic metres) we can provide a shared container services option. Shared container services are an affordable way of shipping your small amount of goods from Australia to the Netherlands.

While many companies offering shared container services hold your goods at their warehouse until they accumulate enough cargo to ship a full container, we offer weekly shared container services and do not wait to ship your goods!

For customers who only have excess baggage or a couple of boxes to send we can assist with excellent airfreight rates which are charged per kg. If you have any boxes or luggage to send to the Netherlands send us a quick email with the dimensions and weights to and we will respond to you ASAP.

Expatriates who are returning to the Netherlands may import their household goods and personal effects duty free, providing they have lived outside of of the Netherlands for a minimum of 12 months (6 months if previous residence within the EU) and that the goods have been in the owners possession for at least 12 months prior to importation.

The importer must be transferring their primary residence to the Netherlands to be eligible for duty free importation. If you are moving to the Netherlands on a period of less than 1 year, a bond will be required for the duties and taxes.

Dutch customs requires your shipment to be accompanied by a comprehensive packing list (5 copies in Dutch or English and signed by the importer), declaring all the items you will be importing.

All electrical equipment and appliances need to be on your packing list including the make, model and serial number.

The required documents for import are as follows:

  • Passport copy including passport photo page and entry stamp
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Residence
  • Residence agreement (rental or purchase contract)
  • Bill of Lading (shipping document supplied to you once goods are export from origin)
  • Comprehensive inventory list in Dutch or English (5 copies signed)
  • Import Permit
  • Application for import duties exemption (Aanvraag Vrijstelling)

If you are planning to import a motor vehicle as a returning citizen, you will be required to be present during clearance and at the customs office for signing exemption papers. As long as the vehicle has been owned and used for at least 6 months and is listed on the import permit you may import it tax free. Vehicles imported tax free cannot be sold for at least 12 months after importation.

Required documents for motor vehicle importation are as follows:

  • Title and registration originals
  • Purchase invoice, original
  • International insurance
  • Dutch registration
  • Copy of the lease or deed of your residence
  • Copy of your work contract
  • Registration from local authorities of the importers Dutch home town

Do not ship any paints, CB radios, cleaning solvents, counterfeit goods, plants, ivory, animal furs or skins, meats, pornographic materials, explosives and weapons (permits required).

Whether you are moving overseas to the Netherlands with personal effects or shipping commercial cargoes, we can assist you with any of your shipping needs.

Our friendly staff can assist you with all your shipping related questions, give us a call today on (02)9575-7614.

Shipping containers overseas to the Netherlands



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