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Road Freight Shipping to The Netherlands

Fast and Affordable Road Freight Shipping Services
The Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of our most requested destinations due to its proximity, excellent business relationship with the UK and first-rate road freight connections. With years of experience in logistics across Europe with dedicated vehicles, we make road freight shipping to the Netherlands straightforward.

  • Standard, Express, Next-Day Deliveries to Netherlands
  • Bespoke Size Solutions
  • Customs Clearance Support
  • Professional Experienced Team
  • Business-to-Business Deliveries
  • Shipping Services To & From Netherlands
  • Large & Small Consignments Delivered
Get a free Netherlands shipping quote today

International Freight to The Netherlands

From vibrant Amsterdam to picturesque Maastricht, we will get your goods where they need to go on time. 

We can ship any size and weight to the Netherlands across a variety of freight content. We can handle machinery, electrical goods, chemicals and food supplies, among many other products, safely and efficiently. We will ensure your goods are compliant, secure and delivered on time with every Netherlands delivery.

We can deliver your shipment to Holland quickly and easily with the support of our experienced team to meet your business deadlines. Once in the Netherlands, the smooth landscape and well-developed roads make getting to your final destination a breeze. You can choose our next-day delivery service to Holland, perfect for those pressed for time or opt for a more leisurely but still efficient express or groupage shipping.

We have refined our processes as Netherlands freight forwarders so your business can always expect efficient and professional service from a UK-based firm. You might even say our process as a Dutch shipping company is as smooth as the Dutch landscape. We have excellent working relationships with freight forwarding companies in the Netherlands and other logistical partners. As such, we offer an impressive turnaround alongside competitive rates on your all shipping from the UK to the Netherlands as well as road freight services for shipping from the Netherlands to the UK.

To get started simply give us a call 01268 525 444 or request an online shipping quote.

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  • Full load and groupage shipping.
  • Dedicated van courier to Netherlands option.
  • We maintain 24/7 contact with every vehicle, so you can always track your shipment and get regular updates.
  • BIFA membership and full liability insurance ensure safe and professional transport.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service, supported by glowing testimonials.
  • Help with custom clearance from the UK into the Netherlands.
  • We can help shipping to Netherlands from UK and shipping to UK from Netherlands.
  • You will need an EORI number when shipping to Netherlands.

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Shipping to The Netherlands from the UK

Through journey planning aligned with our unrivaled experience, we can provide freight service to Holland that meets all of your business deadlines. Our van and lorry fleet includes vehicles of all sizes and capabilities, and our locations extend all around the UK. There is bound to be a depot close to collecting your pallets and boxes quickly and efficiently and getting your goods on the road.

Whether we assist British exporters to get their goods shipped directly to the Netherlands – usually via ports like Hook of Holland or Rotterdam – or arrange for onward transit from Dunkirk in France, we are able to provide top-quality services year-round. As experienced freight forwarders who manage UK shipping to the Netherlands all the time, you can trust us to provide a reliable and affordable delivery service.

Given our specialism in B2B shipping to the Netherlands, we are able to deal with commercial consignments from all parts of the UK. Whether you have a single pallet of goods you need to get to Arnhem from Belfast or a lorry load of manufactured products to move from Glasgow to Utrecht, we will choose the most cost-effective route and plan your delivery carefully. This way, you will be able to advise your client of exactly when their order should arrive with confidence. Why not discuss how we can improve your current method of shipping to the Netherlands by calling us today? As your Netherlands freight forwarders, we’ll always operate diligently whenever we courier to the Netherlands on your behalf.

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Road Freight Vehicles For Deliveries to The Netherlands

  • Euroliner lorry
  • HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle)
  • Roll-on/roll-off vans
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Double-crewed vans
  • 7.5 tonners
  • Sprinter vans
  • Luton vans
  • Tail lift vehicles
  • 18-tonne vans

We can source vehicles of any size that you need for your shipment to The Netherlands.

Shipping Times From UK to Netherlands

How Long Does It Take to Ship to Netherlands?


Businesses across the UK rely on our road freight services to the Netherlands for their dedication to detail and adherence to industry standards. We guarantee timely delivery and optimal condition of your shipments. Expect door-to-door delivery from the UK to the Netherlands. We collect on day 1 and deliver one day after collection, with a similar timeframe for return trips.

For those not pressed for time, we provide cost-effective groupage rates for deliveries to and from the Netherlands. We collect your parcel on week 1 and deliver on week 2. This service is ideal for consolidating smaller shipments into a full load, ensuring both efficiency and economy.


We specialise in transporting urgent and valuable consignments between the UK and various locations in the Netherlands, utilising fast Sprinter vans and trailers where necessary. Our express services can achieve direct, overnight, or timed deliveries to destinations such as Rotterdam port or Amsterdam’s Mövenpick Hotel, offering collection on the 1st day and delivery on the 2nd day.

By employing dedicated vans or trucks, we streamline the process, sidestepping the complications associated with air freight for a faster and more efficient delivery. This approach eliminates the need for intermediate handling, providing a secure, tailored courier solution perfect for precious or sensitive shipments. Furthermore, should you require assistance with loading or unloading after a journey from Vlaardingen to Birmingham, our drivers are prepared to assist, ensuring not only rapid and efficient transit but also convenience and peace of mind.


Through planning our journeys in detail, and with our unrivalled experience, we can commit to providing you with a next-day freight service to Holland that meets your business deadlines. When shipping to the Netherlands, there is no more reliable option. We ensure collection on day 1 and delivery by day 2, providing a swift and efficient service that aligns perfectly with your scheduling needs.

Our vans of all sizes and different freight capabilities are dotted around the UK, close enough to be at your establishment efficiently and get your pallets and boxes on the road fast. We know how to handle machinery, electrical goods, chemicals and food supplies, among many other products, in the most appropriate and safe way.

Customer Reviews

Kay Sherry
Kay Sherry
Simon Pool from Barrington freight was very helpful and door to door service to S.Korea was excellent, pick up and delivery services on time. I highly recommend Barrington Freight for air cargo services. Thank you Simon and the team! Kay
Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner
The team at Barrington where incredible at delivering our goods on-time despite the new Brexit regulations on goods being imported. We even didn't pay tax on the returning shipment coming back to German.
Drewit Studio
Drewit Studio
Brilliant service. Extremely helpful, and they supported us all the way through the process of transporting goods to mainland Europe, which for anyone who hasn't done that before can seem quite daunting. Would definitely recommend using this company.
Jason Scott
Jason Scott
Working with Barrington was brilliant. They really looked out for us, tackling our tough shipping/freight requirements keeping us informed at every stage of the process. Thank you
James Ayre
James Ayre
kept up to date with all progress, i know they had a particularly troubling time with import customs messing up paperwork but sorted all that out for me. highly reccomend will use again
Peter Seal
Peter Seal
Excellent company, very efficient and great communication. Competitive , quick quotes!
We are very satisfied, we would like to thank the team for this with an awesome rating! They handled the delivery of a very sensitive, valuable, gigantic pallet for us at a fair price and without any problems. I mean, out of 4 companies, only they were able to undertake it. Nothing is damaged! We recommend the company to everyone :)
Sophie Benge
Sophie Benge
Joshua at Barrington Freight is friendly and patient. Their service hassle-free and affordable compared to other freight forwarders.
Alex Burton
Alex Burton
Fantastic service from Barrington Freight. It was our first time exporting goods from the UK and it was very reassuring to have them manage the shipment. The process was made easy and hassle free and Simon was always quick to respond to any queries. I would highly recommend.
Dutch Import Customs Requirements

Customs Considerations, VAT and Prohibited Items

VAT The Netherlands

When shipping from the Netherlands to UK ports for onward travel in the British Isles, it’s necessary to oversee customs declarations and VAT notices. In the Netherlands, VAT is referred to as “BTW”. The Netherlands standard VAT rate is in line with EU guidelines, although some variations exist. The standard VAT rate in the Netherlands is 21%, which is slightly lower than the rate in some other EU member states. Barrington Freight’s expertise in shipping in the Netherlands can be leveraged to deal with customs declarations on imported goods from the country, if wanted.

Goods or ServicesVAT Rate Netherlands
Standard taxable goods and services21%
Reduced rate goods and services (e.g., foodstuff, books)9%
Intra-community supplies of goods and international transport0%

Whether shipping to the Netherlands or importing commercial goods from the Low Country, British firms may need to take into consideration extra restrictions on certain classes of products.

  • Endangered Species: Regulations under CITES and national Dutch law cover the export or import of endangered species, focusing on protecting biodiversity.
  • Tulips and Bulbs: Given the global significance of the Dutch flower market, there are specific regulations for exporting tulip bulbs and other horticultural products to ensure quality and prevent the spread of plant diseases.
  • Cultural and Historical Artifacts: Strict rules on the export of Dutch artefacts, including paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, Delftware pottery and historical documents are in place.
  • Certain Agricultural Products: Specific restrictions apply to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and stringent quality checks for agricultural imports and exports may be needed, reflecting the Netherlands’ significant agricultural sector.
  • Electronic Surveillance Equipment: Stringent regulations and licensing requirements cover the international trade of advanced surveillance devices and equipment.
EORI Number Netherlands

You will need an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number) for the UK and any EU country you ship to and from alongside a range of other customs requirements. See our blog on what is an EORI Number? for more information.

Remember, too, that simply registering with HMRC as an importer of goods from the Netherlands will not be sufficient – on its own – to be able to use Dutch suppliers. 

Barrington Freight operates as a customs clearance agency as well as a team of expert freight forwarders, so we can help you with all of these matters if you need us to, whether you’re importing or exporting. We have the necessary licensing arrangements in place to oversee exported goods from the UK to the Netherlands which has the same regulations in place as every other EU state. Therefore, we can help with multiple consignment deliveries that might include some in the Netherlands and some in other countries, such as those in France, Spain or Germany, for instance.

Shipping Routes to the Netherlands from the UK

At just 41,543 square kilometres (16,040 square miles), the Netherlands might be small. But like any country, it has its remote corners and we go there too. Naturally, we do more than just deliver from Britain to major cities such as The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Philips’ Woonplaats (hometown) in Eindhoven. From across Britain, we convey road freight to every Netherlands province. Urgently-needed yacht spares to West-Terschelling in Friesland? We’ll make it look easy! Overnight tail-lift deliveries from Apollo Vredestein in Eschede to Oxfordshire? They’ll be there in the morning. Just tell us what you need.

Shipping from the UK to the Netherlands typically involves one of the following routes. However, as an experienced British-based Dutch shipping company, we may use alternative arrangements to avoid hold ups on any of these routes.

Where is the Holland Located?

The Netherlands is in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany.

East of England – Rotterdam

    • Ferry from Hull or Harwich to Rotterdam, one of Europe’s largest ports.
    • Upon arrival in Rotterdam, connect to the Dutch motorway network, typically the A15 or A16, to reach various destinations within the Netherlands.

UK – Dunkirk – Belgium – Netherlands

    • Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk in France.
    • From Dunkirk, drive through Belgium on major roads like the A16/E40, passing through cities like Bruges and Ghent.
    • Enter the Netherlands and continue on the A16/E19 or A1/E30, depending on the final destination in the Netherlands.

UK – Eurotunnel – France – Belgium – Netherlands

    • Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais.
    • Drive through France on the A16/E40, crossing into Belgium.
    • In Belgium, follow the E40 and then the E19/A1 into the Netherlands, connecting to the Dutch motorway network.
Contact Us for Affordable Road Freight to Netherlands

Our transport options can accommodate even the most unique requests, whether they be UK and EU pallets and cargo or larger and strangely shaped products. Big or small, light or heavy, Barrington Freight is on hand to cater to all your freight needs at a competitive price.

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Luckyn Lane, Basildon,
Essex SS14 3AX