When importing goods to the Netherlands you must declare the goods to Dutch Customs
As an importer you are required to report to the authorities the goods you bring into the country. The information you provide in the declaration is the basis for calculating duty and taxes.
Customs controls the declaration via a customs clearance. When the customs clearance is complete and you have paid duty and taxes, Customs releases your goods.
Here are three main areas of import duty:
Goods such as alcohol, tobacco and medicines are not taxable.