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VAT rates in the Netherlands

The Netherlands imposes Value Added Tax (VAT) at different rates as follows for various goods and services:

1. Standard rate - 21%

The standard VAT is applicable to all taxable goods and services, except when a specific measure allows for a reduced rate.

2. Reduced rate - 9%

Foodstuffs; some soft drinks; water supplies; domestic passenger transport (excluding air travel); intra-community and international road, rail and inland waterway passenger transport; books (including e-books); newspapers and periodicals; admission to cultural events; hotel accommodation; restaurants (excluding alcoholic beverages); take away food; admission to sports events; use of sports facilities.

3. Zero rate - 0%

Taxation of gold coins; intra-community and international passenger transport by air and sea.


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