Pets in the Netherlands

Can I bring my pet to the Netherlands?

According to the EU legislation on movement of pets, the maximum number of pet animals (dogs, cats or ferrets) that may be moved for non-commercial purposes cannot exceed five. Depending on the country of origin and destination of the move, different conditions must be met:

If you are travelling within the EU, you must meet the rules mentioned on

When bringing a pet from a non-EU country , you must meet the rules mentioned on


Can I take my pet with me on the passenger's cabin?

Do I need to register my pet in the Netherlands? And are there any costs involved?

Should I clean up after my dog?