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Netherlands Duty Free
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The following goods may be imported into Netherlands without incurring customs duty by all travelers aged 17 years and over arriving from non-EU countries:

 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
 1 litre of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22 per cent or 2 litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs.
 50g of perfume and 250ml of toilet water
 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract (if over 17 years of age); 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract
 other goods to the value of €56.72 (if bought outside Europe) and €172.44 (if bought inside Europe).

Goods obtained duty and tax paid in the EU are unlimited.

Note: (a) Goods must be purchased in non-EU countries. (b) The above allowances are only for travellers aged 17 years and above. (c) Enquiries concerning current import regulations should be made to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in the country of departure, or to the national Chamber of Commerce. (d) The import of firearms and ammunition requires a licence.

Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU

Abolition of the duty free goods within the EU: On 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states which joined the EU on May 1st 2004, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are also transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. But for the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another (with the exceptions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are imposed). Travellers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only.