Moving To The Netherlands –
What You Need To Know

Since 1969, OSS World Wide Movers has provided complete global door-to-door moving services to the Netherlands. That’s over 50 years of specialist international moving, and over 200,000 moves.

Important Information To Consider When Moving To The Netherlands (Shared Container)

For consignments that are part of the European Union/Schengen zone the below documents are required:

  • Copy of the passport;
  • Copy of the packing list;
  • Delivery Access Form.

Additional documents are required for Switzerland, Norway, Serbia and other non-European Union countries in Europe, which our partner will advise.

Our shared containers into Europe are shipped via The Netherlands or Belgium.

Expected time path for handling and delivery of shared container shipments to Europe;

  • Releasing container from shipping line and transport to our warehouse: 2 – 3 days.
  • Deconsolidation of container at our warehouse: 2 – 4 days.
  • Import clearance if we have received your import paperwork on time: 3 – 5 days
  • Once cleared time frame of delivery to your residence is 2 to 4 weeks for normal EU destinations.
  • Outlying and long-distance destinations might take somewhat longer.

Important Information To Consider When Moving To The Netherlands (Solo Use Container)

Household and personal effects shipments can be imported duty-free provided:

You have lived outside the European Union for at least 12 months before leaving the country of departure and you will be living in the Netherlands.

You are transporting household goods belonging to your residence.

You’ve owned and used your personal belongings for at least six months prior to your removal to the Netherlands

You’re importing your personal belongings within 12 months after your date of arrival in the Netherlands

You’ll be using your personal belongings again and will not lend rent them out or sell them for 12 months after customs clear your personal belongings to enter the Netherlands

Documents Required:

  • Copy of Housing Contract in the Netherlands (rental or purchase) OR Copy of Work Contract OR Copy of the Registration at Local Town/City Hall (See attached Netherlands guide for more information)
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport & any applicable visas

There may also be additional documentation that you will be required to provide at the destination to achieve duty-free entry for your shipment. Whilst you are not required to provide this documentation to us at this time, please ensure you read and fully understand the requirements. If you do require further clarification or foresee any difficulties in obtaining the required documentation, please let me know and I will arrange for our destination partner to contact you directly to discuss.