Well prepared through security
If you intend to fly, you must comply with strict security checks and as a passenger you must have valid documents that are necessary to gain entry to the country of destination. All passengers must be in possession of a valid travel document and you must have a boarding card. It is your own responsibility to be able to present these documents during your journey.
Baggage safety regulations
These security checks primarily relate to what you, as a passenger, are allowed to take with you onto the aircraft. A check is made on the carriage of hazardous substances and items that could pose a danger to the passengers, crew and/or the safety of the aircraft. The security checks take place in the form of a manual check and/or using detection equipment on both your hand baggage and your hold baggage.
If you have any doubts whether or not you are allowed to carry specific goods, please contact your airline.
Before entering the departures lounge, you will go through the security check. It may occur that the alarm of the scanner goes off, a security officer will search you to find out which item set off the alarm. You must comply with the instructions given by the security officer at all times.cYour hand luggage will be checked by a CT scan. All items such as liquids, laptops and other electronics may remain in your hand luggage. The security officer may want to do an extra check.
Security checklist for passengers
All liquids and gels may remain in your hand luggage. It is possible that these items must be checked additionally and must be unpacked during inspection.
Laptops, tablets and other electronics may remain in your hand luggage.
Take off your coat, jacket or vest and take off your belt. Place these in the container.
You should also place all items in your pocket in the container. Your pockets must be completely empty before entering the security scan.
Strictly follow the directions of the security personnel.
When travelling between Schengen countries, only your boarding card is checked. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is not present to check your passport. When travelling to a non-Schengen country, both your passport and boarding card will be checked at the desk of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. Each passenger is required by law to carry a valid passport or a European identity card at all times.
Traveling with childeren
Travel documents for children
Are you planning to travel abroad with a child (up to 18 years old), please take into account that there may be extra identity checks at the border. During such a check, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (RNLM) will ask for a passport or another proof of identity. Because passports or other identity documents do not prove that one has custody of a child, further questions may be put to the parent(s) or guardian(s) and the child.Click here
Permission to travel
The most important question that the RNLM will ask is whether permission has been given for the child to travel by the parent(s) with child custody remaining at home. In order to demonstrate that permission to travel has been given, the RNLM advises you to fill out the form Permission to Travel.Click here
Dutch Customs Rules
Do you want to buy souvenirs or other products during the holiday? Check in advance whether these comply with the Dutch customs rules. For example, there are rules for coral or leather and purchases above € 430 from destinations outside the European Union, but also for dairy, meat and some flowers and plants. With the free Customs Travel App you can easily check what you can take back home to the Netherlands and board the plane without any worries.