How to get a tax free refund at Schiphol airport?

Did you know that if you, a non-EU citizen, spend a minimum of € 50 in the Dutch shops, you can get a tax (VAT) refund? Doing shopping in the stores that are connected to Global Blue’s Tax Free Shopping service will help you save your money.

The Dutch shops (De Bijenkorf on Dam Square, numerous shops in Kalverstraat and luxury boutiques in P.C.Hooftstraat) have a have a lot for you to offer!

Global Blue Tax Free Shopping in the NetherlandsHow does tax free shopping work in the Netherlands?

1. Make sure that a shop that you are visiting is a part of Global Blue service. Usually you can see it the blue and white logo on the entrance door and at the counter.

2. At the counter, ask the shop assistant for a Tax Refund Cheque. As a rule, he or she will help you to fill it in. Make sure that your personal information (passport details and home address) is filled in correctly.

3. When you are leaving the Netherlands, take your purchases (they should be unused and keep the original package), receipt and passport to the customs desk or Global Blue Customer Service center (located at the Departure 3 hall in Schiphol) to get your Tax Refund Cheque stamped. You have to do it within 90 days after the purchase.

Please note that if you are leaving to another country inside the EU, you will have to stamp your cheque at the airport/point of the final departure from the EU.

Tax Free Refund Schiphol

4. Present your stamped Tax Refund Cheque and passport to the Global Blue Customer Service representatives and get a refund in cash or on your bank card.

How to find Tax Free refunds points at Schiphol?

If you are leaving the EU from Amsterdam’s airport Schiphol, you can find Tax refund points at Departures 3.

Tax free shopping, refund, Schiphol airport the Netherlands

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Enjoy your tax free shopping in the Netherlands!

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