Guide to Tax Free shopping in Netherlands

How to shop Tax Free in Netherlands?

    • Step 1: Go shopping
    • Look for Planet logo and ask for Planet Tax Free form when making a purchase
    • Step 2: Get Customs validation
    • Step 3: Return your Tax Free form to Planet and get your refund

Shopping in Netherlands

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Netherlands Currency: EUR
    • 21%Standard VAT rate
    • 9%Food, books and pharmaceuticals
  • Minimum spend:
      • EUR 50.00
      • on the same day and in the same store
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
      • Shoppers who are permanent residents in a non-EU country
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
      • 3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • 1 year from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
  • Refund limits:
      • Pre-validation Cash: EUR 1500
        Pre-validation Credit Card: EUR 3000
        Post-validation Cash: EUR 1500

Get your Tax Free form approved by customs

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Refund requirements

Required for refunding:

    • Fully completed Tax Free forms stamped by Customs

Required for customs approval:

    • Fully completed Tax Free form
    • Unused purchased goods and receipts
    • Passport and travel documents

Customs advice:

    • Remember to validate your Tax Free forms at Customs at the last exit point before leaving EU.

How can I get my refund?

    • Visit any Planet Refund Office
    • Present the validated Tax Free forms and get your refund
View Refund locations
    • Standard refund
    • If you haven't received your refund at our Refund Point, provide your payment details on the Tax Free form, get Customs validation and return the Tax Free form by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form in one of our Planet drop boxes.

What other refund options are available?

    • At the airport, please allow enough time for Customs approval process before your flight departs.
    • Make sure the goods are sealed and unused.
    • If you are departing an airport in the Netherlands, but changing flights at another EU airport and the goods you are exporting are to be checked through to a destination outside the EU, go to Customs at the airport in the Netherlands and your Tax Free form will be export validated as if you were at the EU departure point.

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