Post

Post
The Dutch postal system works more or less infallibly. Letters and parcels are sent without ado across the whole world. At post offices and post agencies (store-in-store, for example at supermarkets) you can buy stamps and drop off parcels. In the old days any Dutch street would be incomplete without the orange or red TNT post-boxes, but nowadays you have to look for one. You can drop off your postcards in the slit labelled overige postcodes (other postcodes). Posting a letter or a postcard within the Netherlands will cost you €0.50, within Europe €0.85 and for the rest of the world you pay €0.95. For parcel shipping prices and the most up-to-date postage rates check www.tntpost.nl.
International mail can also simply be deposited into a postbox, as long as it does not weigh more than 2 kg. If it does weigh more you can select EU-Pack Special (EPS) or Global Pack. If the item is too large to be deposited into a postbox, this should be mailed as an International Parcel Basic item.

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