Netherlands - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2020-10-10

The Netherlands prohibits or restricts the importation of the following items:

  • Waste material
  • Radioactive substances and nuclear material
  • Cash and securities above a certain threshold
  • Pets
  • Counterfeit articles
  • Protected animal and plant species
  • Animal products and foodstuffs
  • Plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables (phytosanitary products)
  • Weapons, ammunition and dummy weapons and explosives
  • Medicines
  • Drugs and drug precursors
  • Cultural goods (such as art and antiques)
  • Pleasure crafts (boats)
  • Cars and motorcycles

Detailed information on restricted and prohibited items can be found on the website of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.