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Postal Services to the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a population of roughly 16.8million people, 96% of which are internet users. The average individuals annual online spend is €1,100 and the majority of this is done on foreign websites. Are the Dutch spending with your business?

If not Asendia can help! With expert knowledge and a global delivery network, Asendia offers efficient services that help you send direct mail campaigns; catalogues and brochures; and parcels with ease to your cross-border recipients. Take a look and see what can be done for your business. 

Facts about the Netherlands

Facts about the Netherlands

The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. Its close linguistic relation, Frisian, is used in public administration in the province of Frisia. Language makes a difference. If you want to send mailshots to private individuals in the Netherlands, the text should be written in Dutch. On the other hand, companies will also accept letters in English, as at least 68 % of the population have a good command of English.

Direct mail spend in 2013 by firms in the Netherlands rose slightly by around 1 % on the previous year. Each household in the Netherlands received around 1,720 unaddressed mailshots in 2013, which equates to around 33 mailshots per household per week. A total of 14,437 million advertising items were dispatched in the Netherlands in 2012, of which 3,437 million were personalised and 11,000 million were not personalised. Each household received 461 addressed and 1,475 unaddressed mailshots; each resident received 205 addressed and 656 unaddressed mailshots.

Goods (Packets/Parcels)

Goods (Packets/Parcels) 

We have a wide range of services that can be used to deliver packets and parcels into the Netherlands from the UK. 

Standard Goods 

Country Tracked Goods 

Fully Tracked Goods 

Premium Goods 

Business Mail

Business mail

We provide two services that will ensure your international business mail reaches your customers quickly and safely, Daily Business Mail and Periodic Business Mail. The services are easy to work with and will get your mail there, whether it’s time sensitive, requires a signature or just needs to reach the intended person.

Both services come as a standalone postal service or an end-to-end service which includes printing and fulfilment of your business mail. 


Press and Publications

Whether you are a magazine, journal, newspaper or contract publisher, we help you to distribute your publications around the world. Ensuring the efficient management and distribution of your publications is essential in maintaining and growing your circulation base.

Asendia's solution doesn't stop with distribution. We offer a fulfilment solution that includes polywrapping, subscriber management, data management, distribution of marketing and POS materials, back issue management, the cross-border delivery of your publications to newsstand or individuals and a range of other services to improve efficiency and customer engagement.

Direct mail

Direct Mail

Sending direct mail to the Netherlands? We could save you money and increase your response rates.

Asendia has developed two dedicated direct mail products, Easy Direct Mail and Expert Direct Mail, to help maximise the return on investment for your direct mail activity. Each service enables you to send targeted, personalised, direct mail with a local look suitible for your recipients country and region. 

Returns management

Returns management

With two thirds of shoppers willing to buy more online if returns are free, a good returns policy can help to reassure your customers that buying from your e-commerce website is a safe and straightforward experience. Our returns solutions can be used for your shoppers in up to twenty six European countries, providing you with a robust, timely, and cost-effective returns process.

You can choose from a full range of returns services matching the requirements of your e-commerce business: for parcels up to 30kgs, from non-tracked returns to premium solutions, including content checking and insurance. 

Fulfilment Services


Fulfilment Services


Asendia UK has two mailing houses in the UK, based in Bedfordshire and Southampton, which offer mail sorting and fulfilment along with a number of value added services. By using Asendia to fulfil and distribute your mail to the Netherlands and worldwide you could save money and reduce delivery times.

With our expertise we can format the addresses and sort the mail in accordance with Dutch postal requirements to ensure swift delivery and maximum postage discounts. There is also access to a global network of mailing houses through the other Asendia subsidiaries, which operate in 14 other countries (including the Netherlands), helping get the best service for your mailing needs.

The value added services offered by Asendia UK include a comprehensive in-house printing and fulfilment solution, and for anything we cannot print or finish in-house we offer a low cost and high quality print management solution.

What fulfilment services do you require?
We offer a range of printing and fulfilment services for your mailings to the Netherlands and worldwide:

We also have a Fulfilment Centre based in Bedfordshire that offers high quality fulfilfment solutions at a low cost. There products, marketing literature and publications are stored, picked, packed and distributed across the UK and worldwide using a range of mailing and courier options. This includes a comprehensive portfolio of mail and parcel delivery options to the Netherlands.

Tips for mailing to the Netherlands

Tips for mailing to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of Europe’s largest DM markets and most of its citizens have a very positive attitude towards offers arriving by post. Dutch people love good design and communication tailored to specific target groups. Consumers under the age of 30 respond especially positively to online offers.

The benefits and advantages of the product must be communicated clearly and factually. This is particularly well accepted in the Netherlands. Avoid appealing too much to the emotions. Low prices, bargains and incentives such as gifts and discounts are popular. Dutch companies and private persons tend to compare prices. The best quality at the most favourable price is the motto. It is essential to take this into consideration when designing the offer.

The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. Its close linguistic relation, Frisian, is used in public administration in the province of Frisia. If you want to send mailshots to private individuals in the Netherlands, the text should be written in Dutch. Yet with 68% of the population have a good command of English, it is acceptable in the B2B environment to use English to communicate your offers and information.

For more information on mailing to the Netherlands please see our PDF guide here



Postal Prices

Our postal prices are dependent on quantity, frequency, collection addresses and of course weight, size, and destination/s. So please contact us to discuss your requirements and opening an account.

Mailing fulfilment and print prices

If you wish to take advantage of our end-to-end solution (fulfilment, print and postage) we will need a brief from you so we can produce an estimate as there are many elements to consider. Please contact us today, you may find this document useful: Mailing brief template and example of a brief

Order fulfilment prices

To provide prices for order fulfilment services (pick and pack) we need to know some details e.g. number of SKUs, expected order volumes, type of products, distribution requirements, etc. You can use this document: Order fulfilment brief questionnaire

We mail worldwide, but these are some of our most popular destinations where we have specific expertise:

» UK 
» Ireland
» France
» Switzerland
» Germany
» Italy
» Austria
» Spain
» Belgium
» Finland
» The Netherlands
» Norway
» Sweden

Why choose Asendia UK?
Unrivalled service range, quality approved, excellent client care, & value for money.