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Ship your car to the Netherlands with West Coast Shipping, a US-based car shipper with a decade of experience in shipping cars to Europe. We are one of the largest car shipping companies in the US, with locations in California and New Jersey. We handle ground transportation, vehicle documentation, export, and import clearance, and shipping overseas by container, air-freight, and roll-on/roll-off. Get an instant quote to ship your car to the Netherlands by using our shipping calculator.

Car Shipping To The Netherlands

West Coast Shipping specializes in shipping cars to the Netherlands from the United States. We handle everything from collecting the vehicle in the US, international shipping, and processing documentation.

How Cars Are Shipped Overseas

Cars are shipped to the Netherlands every day using shipping containers. A shipping container is one of the safest and most convenient ways to ship most types of vehicles. Cars, motorcycles, classic cars, and exotics are all shipped from the US to the Netherlands in a shipping container. You can also place ship auto parts and household goods with your car when shipping in a container.

Consolidation Is Available

Because of our large shipping volume, we're able to offer consolidation to major ports in the Netherlands. Consolidation means we can place your vehicle in a shared container, and ship it to the Netherlands for a fraction of the cost. Find out more about consolidated container shipping here.

Transit Time

Typically containers arrive in 14 days from the port of New York, and in 30 days from a port in California.

More Shipping Options

If your vehicle does not fit inside of a 20, 40, or 45-ft container, you can ship it via Roll-on/Roll-off service to the Netherlands.

You also have the option to ship a car to the Netherlands by air freight. It is a more expensive option for shipping your car overseas, yet it is also the fastest option. Find out more about shipping a car by air freight here.

Netherlands Car Import Agents

We work closely with reliable import agents in the Netherlands to make the car import process as simple as possible. Our agents work to clear local import customs in the Netherlands, unload the car from the container, and have the car ready to go when you arrive. We also provide a turn-key solution, with door-to-door vehicle delivery between the USA and the Netherlands.

What are the most popular cars shipped to the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a popular destination for American car imports. In 2018, over 10,000 cars were imported to the Netherlands from the United States in shipping containers.

  • Muscle cars - Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Charger

  • Sports cars - Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Shelby Cobra



Vehicle documentation:

  • Original vehicle title
  • Bill of sale

International residents:

US citizens:



We accept wire transfers, checks, and ban deposits only. Read more about banking fees when paying from overseas.

We do not accept credit card payments.

Cost To Ship A Car To The Netherlands

Car shipping to the Netherlands is surprisingly affordable. Rates range from $1,000 when shipping out of New York, and $1,800 when shipping from California. The port of Rotterdam is one of the cheapest ports in Europe to ship cars to.

Delivery takes 14 days from the East Coast, and 30 days from the West.


When shipping anything overseas, cargo damage protection is always an option. It is calculated based on the vehicle's value. 

Netherlands Destination Charges

Before shipping your car to the Netherlands, you should take into account the destination costs. They can include unloading charges, customs clearance, and local port fees in Rotterdam. The destination charges are usually around $600 per car. If you would like to have your car delivered to your door or to any location in Europe, we would be happy to provide a quote. 

We recommend you contact us for an exact quote on destination charges because they vary depending on the condition of the car or motorcycle.

Netherlands Car Import Tax

Along with Germany, the Netherlands is one of the largest importers of classic cars due to the lower import taxes on cars over 30 years old. For classic cars, you pay just 9% VAT and no customs duties. As of 2012, the import duties on cars under 30 years old are 10% plus 21% VAT. 

However, if you are permanently moving to the Netherlands you are able to completely avoid paying the import duties on the car. Requirements are as follows: you must have lived outside of the EU for the past 12 months, and you must have purchased the car in the US, paid sales tax, and driven the car for the past 6 months. 

If you would like to know more, please visit the Netherlands Customs Tax and Customs Administration website.

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Import Cars from the Netherlands

We also import cars to the United States from the Netherlands


Documents Required for Export

Shipping your car from the United States requires the clearance of US customs. This step requires a few documents to be submitted to prove to the US government that you own the car. Here are the documents required:

  • Bill of Sale for the vehicle

  • Original Vehicle Title - if it currently has a lien on it, you must also provide a lien release letter

  • Power of Attorney form

  • Completed online shipping form

  • Copy of Passport (if you are an international citizen without a US passport)

  • Copy of EIN letter if you are a US citizen

Contact us if you have any questions about the documents required to ship your car overseas to Georgia.

car shipping to the Netherlands

Shipping Options


By using a container for shipping, we can load anywhere from 1 to 6 cars (depending on size), the vehicles can either run and drive or be project cars. We offer consolidation when shipping to the port, saving you money by shipping your vehicles along with other cars in the same container. When shipping high-value vehicles, we can load them in their own dedicated 20ft or 40ft containers.


Shipping via Roll-on/Roll-off is another option when shipping cars overseas. However, unlike containerized car shipping, you cannot ship anything inside of your vehicle, and the car is in run-and-drive condition to be able to drive on and off the ship. The ports which support RoRo vary widely, and so do the rates.


If you require your vehicle overseas as quickly as possible, we recommend shipping the car via Air-Freight service. Compared to lengthy shipping times and possible port delays when shipping in a container or via RoRo, shipping your car by Air is the quickest shipping option. Transit time is estimated at around 3 to 10 days, depending on the documentation and customs requirements.


Motorcycle Shipping to the Netherlands
How Motorcycles Are Shipped Overseas

Motorcycles are a popular import from the US, and most customers use a container. You can fit up to 8 motorcycles in a 20ft container and up to 16 in a 40ft container. They are securely strapped and braced. This makes it the perfect solution for wholesale buyers and dealers. Use the shipping calculator on this page to get a quote, or contact us.

Another option is shipping your motorcycle via air freight to any international airport. It's a more expensive option, and it requires a custom crate to be built around the bike. However, air freight will minimize transit time.


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Leading dealerships, auctions, museums and events ship their vehicles, motorcycles, and special projects around the world with West Coast Shipping. We have the expertise to handle them all.

About Us

We pride ourselves in safe and reliable international car shipping for consumers, dealers, collectors, and wholesalers around the world. We speak English, German, French, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, & Spanish.

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