Removals to Holland
Great removals to Holland service with removals.co.uk
Great removals to Holland service with removals.co.uk
Moving to Holland with the right removals to Holland service is really simple with Removals.co.uk
Every one of our removals to Holland customers is assigned a dedicated moving coordinator who will manage the moving to Holland service.
Moving to Holland and the Netherlands
If you are already planning to relocate to Holland, then you are probably aware of why the region is also called the Netherlands, but if you don’t know, then you might be surprised they are not quite the same thing at all. There are twelve provinces in the Netherlands: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, North-Holland, South-Holland, Zealand, North Brabant and Limburg; but Holland consists of just two of them: South Holland and North Holland. So are you moving to Holland or the Netherlands? If you are moving to one of the major cities such as Rotterdam, Amsterdam, or The Hague, then you are relocating to Holland, but if you are moving to one of the other provinces, then you are moving to the Netherlands.
Despite the frequent confusion regarding the names, there are no official differences between the two. However, if you are making a new home in one of the twelve provinces other than South Holland and North Holland, we would advise you not to refer to it as Holland; doing so risks offending some of the locals.
Where in Holland and the Netherlands can I send my Items?
You can send your items to anywhere in the Netherlands including Holland and the other ten provinces. Most people use a door to door service provided by an International removals company though there are several alternative shipping methods that you can use. These are described below.
Sea freight to Holland and the Netherlands
If you are shipping via sea freight to the Netherlands, the main port is Rotterdam which includes the ports of Dordrecht and Moerdijk which together comprise the largest port in Europe. Amsterdam is the second largest port in the Netherlands followed by Zeeland, Delfzijl, Eemshaven, Harlingen, and Den Helder.
While your goods will be shipped using shipping containers, your International removals company should provide a complete door to door service. This usually includes collecting and loading your items onto shipping pallets, loading the pallets into containers for their sea journey, receiving them from their destination port and transporting them on the last leg of the trip by road to your new designation in the Netherlands.
Air freight to Holland and the Netherlands
The main cargo airports in the Netherlands are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Maastricht Aachen Airport. While using airfreight to transport your items is the fastest solution, it is also the most expensive. Many expats use a combination of airfreight and sea or road freight, restricting airfreight for the items they need quickly and shipping their furniture and other large household items using an alternative shipping method.
Road freight to Holland and the Netherlands
If you are moving house to Holland or the Netherlands, then road freight might be your best solution. The road freight options include roll on roll off transport or the channel tunnel. Your selected international removals company will deal with the logistics of your move and provide you from a door to door service including the option to have your belongings professionally packed.
Pallets to Holland and the Netherlands
If you wish to transport pallets to Holland and the Netherlands, unless you have enough to fill a 20-foot shipping container, the best way is to share a shipping container. Your international removals company would collect you pallet and store it in their warehouse until sufficient pallets that require shipping to the same destination had been accumulated. These would all be loaded into a shipping container and moved by sea freight to the Netherlands. Once they arrive there, the various loads would be separated and moved on to their designated destinations. This is a relatively slow method, but a good choice for items you don’t need immediately.
Courier to Holland and the Netherlands
If you need to send small items and packages to Holland and the Netherlands, then the most efficient way would be to use a courier service. These can be arranged quickly and economically. There are also some specialist couriers that focus on transporting items such as antiques, jewellery, fine art, vehicles, and pets.
What items can I ship to Holland and the Netherlands?
While you can ship most of your personal and domestic items to Holland and the Netherlands, several restrictions dictate what you can’t ship. There is a raft of regulations regarding agricultural items and livestock; illegal items and weapons or potential weapons including firearms, tasers and certain classes of lasers; tobacco products; and unregistered pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products. Full lists of items are available from government websites or ask your chosen international removals company.
When you relocate to the Netherlands you can take your pets with you; you are allowed to take up to five pets. They must all be up to date with their vaccinations and have vaccination certificates along with pet passports. They must also be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs and cats must be microchipped.
Storage services in Holland and the Netherlands
Sometimes the timing of the various steps of your house move to the Netherlands might require that you store your items for a time before moving them to your new home. For instance, your new accommodation might not be ready for you to move into or you might not have found suitable housing by the time you move. If that is the case there is no need to worry; there are plenty of facilities to store your items in Holland. Usually, your international removals company will be able to organise storage on your behalf.
Usually, there are various options. Your items could be stored in a warehouse, and you would not have access to them while in storage, or you could arrange for them to be stored in private storage space so that you could access them. When you are ready to move the items to your new home, your original removals company might organise the move, or it could be carried out by a local removals company. Self-storage facilities are available in all the main cities in Holland.
We believe that our prices for shipping and removals are very competitive, which is why if you receive a cheaper like for like quotation from any other professional removals company, in most cases we can beat it.
For total peace of mind, Removals.co.uk is part of the BAR, the Guild of Removers & Storers, Eurovan, and many more well-known industry organisations.