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There are rules for what items can travel with you in your hand baggage and what items must be left behind. To help you prepare, this page outlines what can be brought with you on to the plane in your hand baggage, including liquids, medicines and baby food.
This list is not exhaustive. Your airline may have additional rules that you will need to check with them. We advise you to read the list below for the most common prohibited items. If an object is determined to be a security risk, a security officer has the right of refusal.
This applies to all liquids, gels, creams, pastes, balms and aerosols. You can find a list of examples of the different liquids on the Liquids in hand baggage page.
Liquids in containers up to 100ml. They must all fit in a closed, transparent, 1-litre ziplock bag. You are allowed to bring additional liquids, if you can prove you need them – for example, with a doctor’s prescription. Please also see the ‘Hand Baggage’ page.
If you plan to travel with a firearm and/or ammunition, it must be placed in your hold baggage. You must also be able to show a permit for this in some cases. Toy guns which cannot be distinguished from real guns must be placed in your hold baggage.
Items classified as disabling equipment are not allowed on board. This include devices that are designed specifically to anaesthetise, stun or otherwise immobilise human or non-human subjects, such as:
You may not take any sharp items which could be used as weapons in your hand baggage. Please note that this also includes house, kitchen or garden objects.
Sharp objects with a sharp section that does not exceed 6 cm are permitted, as are disposable razor blades with a fixed shear blade.
Blunt objects that can be used to hit, cause serious bodily harm or that can be used to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:
The following items may not travel with you, whether in hold or hand baggage.
Explosives and flammable substances and equipment with which serious injury can be caused or with which the safety of the aircraft can be endangered, or which give the impression that they can be used for this purpose, such as:
Exceptions Small lighters and safety matches may only be taken if they are worn on the person. Put the item in your pocket rather than in your hand baggage.
Chemical or toxic substances are completely forbidden in your baggage, when they could jeopardise the health of your fellow passengers and crew, harm property of other passengers, or pose a risk to health and safety on the aircraft. This includes:
For customs purposes, not everything can be brought in or out of the Netherlands. The following items are forbidden in both hand and hold baggage:
Your airline may impose additional rules on what you may or may not take along on the plane. Always check with your airline which objects you cannot take with you in your luggage. These rules often include:
If you use a self-balancing device due to a physical disability, please ask for permission from your airline before departure.
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