This is how you do it

If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for a VAT tax refund on purchases made in the Netherlands. Simply drop by one of our specialised tax refund partners at Schiphol to arrange a refund.

To qualify for a refund, you must: - Permanently live outside the European Union - Have made purchases that amount to a minimum of € 50 per shop per day - Take your things back home yourself, unused and within a 90 day period.

This is how you do it

If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for a VAT tax refund on purchases made in the Netherlands. Simply drop by one of our specialised tax refund partners at Schiphol to arrange a refund.

To qualify for a refund, you must: - Permanently live outside the European Union - Have made purchases that amount to a minimum of € 50 per shop per day - Take your things back home yourself, unused and within a 90 day period.

How to claim back your VAT

Please keep in mind that you have to visit two or more desks to claim your VAT. That’s why we recommend that you come to Schiphol earlier on the day you plan to fly.

1. Ask for a tax-free form at affiliated shops Affiliated shops have tax-free forms behind the cash register. Simply ask for one when you pay. Fill in the form completely and attach the original receipt. Bring all documents with you to Schiphol. Please note that you may need to fill in multiple tax free forms because not all stores are affiliated with the same tax refund organisation.

Please note: For a VAT refund, you must show your purchases at customs, unused and in the unopened package. You can only open and use your purchases after you have passed through customs.

2. Pick up customs stamps at the airport Go to the customs desk in Departure Hall 3 with your tax-free form and attached original receipt. If approved, you will receive a stamp on the form. You will need these to request your VAT back through the tax refund partner.

Where? The Customs desk you can find in Departure Hall 3 or in Lounge 3. If you are a transit passenger or have purchases with you in your hand baggage, you can handle your tax return at the Customs desk in Lounge 3.

Please note: please keep the next items handy when you arrive at the Custom desk: - passport - boarding pass - tax-free form - purchases

3. Collect your money Do you want to receive your VAT in cash or rather have it deposited on your credit card? Then read below which last steps you need to take to collect your money.

Cash payment Please bring all the necessary documents and stamps to the tax refund partner's desk that is affiliated with the shop(s) where you made your purchases.

Who? The get your VAT cashed out in a currency of your choice, you can go to two tax refund desks at Schiphol: - Global Blue - Travelex: handling for two different tax refund partners: - Planet: is the agent for Premier Tax Free and Easy Tax Free - Innova

Where? The tax refund desks you can find in Departure Hall 3 or in Lounge 3.

Credit card payment If you rather want your VAT to be deposited on your credit card or if you are in a hurry, you can post the completed and stamped tax-free forms in a special mailbox of tax refund-partner Global Blue or Innova. Tax refund partner Planet does not yet have a mailbox at Schiphol, please go to the Travelex / Planet desk for all Planet credit card payments. The amount will be automatically credited to your credit card within a few weeks.

Where? You can find these mailboxes in Departure Hall 3 and in Lounge 3.

Which tax refund partner belongs to me?

If you'd like to know what shops are connected to which tax refund partner, please check the site of the specific partner. Simply look for one of the tax-free shopping logos – as shown below – at the entry to the shop, or ask at the shop’s cashier desk.

Global Blue Planet Payment Innova Tax Free

Check below the opening hours and locations of Global Blue and Planet & Innova at Schiphol.

Locatie en openingstijden

-> POI’s Global Blue - Lounge 3 - Departure 3 -> POI’s Planet & Innova - Lounge 3 - Departure 3

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