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Practicalities of leaving the Netherlands

I have a Dutch bank account. Do I need to close it before I leave?

Can I get my post redirected to my new home address abroad?

What should I do with my Dutch car?

What do I need to do with my rental property when I leave?

What options do I have with property that I own?

How do I sort out my utilities commitments before I leave?

How do I end my Dutch telephone contract agreements

How do I end my TV/internet contract agreements?

What should I do with things I can’t sell?

Who should I contact for help with moving house?

What should I bear in mind when leaving the Netherlands if I have a pet?

If you are going to fly out from the Netherlands, be aware that an airline can only carry a limited amount of animals on each flight. You may need to book it in advance to make sure you are able to fly in the same flight. Check with your dierenarts (vet) that the pet has its international passport and that all vaccines are up to date. Some countries ask for a blood sample to be taken in advance in order to verify that the pet has no diseases before allowing the pet to enter the country.

Check the blog Pettravel.com for advice on travelling with your pet. Some useful information about relocating with your pet and EU regulations can be found in the following links:

europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/animal-plant/index_en.htm
ec.europa.eu/food/animals/pet-movement_en