Amsterdam Sights

Did you know that ...

.. you can get a refund of Value Added Tax (VAT)?


  • Many purchases are subject to a Value Added Tax (VAT), usually about 19%.
  • Refunds are available in many cases for non-European Union (EU) citizens.

Make sure the store fills out the necessary forms for each purchase, bring each purchase and the forms to the Customs VAT counter at the airport prior to departure, and have them stamped. Usually, you will then mail it (from the airport) and receive a credit card reimbursement.

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