| 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:
cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
litre of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22 per cent or 2 litres
of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs.
of perfume and 250ml of toilet water
of coffee or 200g of coffee extract (if over 17 years of age); 100g
of tea or 40g of tea extract
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