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Amsterdam, the Netherlands

International Pet Transport to Amsterdam

Pet dogs and cats travelling to Amsterdam from Australia fly on Emirates or Qatar Airways via Dubai and Doha, respectively. Petraveller requires at least 30 days lead time to organise your pet’s travel to Amsterdam from Australia.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline-approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccination

International Pet Relocation Arrival

As soon as your pet arrives in Amsterdam, they will be deplaned and taken to the animal lounge for examination and customs clearance. Petraveller will assist pet parents with a detailed step-by-step guide on collecting your pet from the animal lounge in Amsterdam.

Frequently asked questions

Can I relocate my giant breed dog to Amsterdam?

Yes, it is possible to relocate giant dog breeds to Amsterdam. Giant dog breeds require special crates that are customised to their sizes. Petraveller will assist you with a customised crate for your large dog and help with the travel arrangements. Read more

Who looks after my pet during and between flights?

During the flight to Amsterdam, your pet will fly in the travel crate secured in a dedicated area in the aeroplane’s cargo hold. The cargo hold is temperature-controlled with low lights to make it comfortable for your pet. No one has access to the cargo hold once the flight takes off.

Before the flight and in between flights, trained airline staff will care for your pet. Petraveller will ensure your pet is checked in safely and notify the captain when your pet boards the aircraft. On arrival, your pet will be disembarked on priority and can be collected directly from the airport. Read more

Local Pet Requirements

Amsterdam is very pet-friendly; almost 90% of the households in the city own pets. Pet dogs in Amsterdam must be registered with the local council, and pet parents need to pay an annual dog tax to the council.

Pets are allowed in most shops, restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens. Dogs are allowed on public transport and in a few tourist attractions.

Living in Amsterdam: A Canine Perspective

Dogs in Amsterdam have the best life; the beautiful European city is very friendly to dogs, and they are welcome in most shops, restaurants and other establishments. Vondelpark, Oosterpark and Westerpark are two popular dog parks in the city. Amsterdam is also called Venice of the North because of its beautiful canals and bridges. Some boat rentals are dog-friendly, and you can take your pet pupper on a boat ride through the city.

Dogs can travel for free on buses, metros and trams in Amsterdam; ensure they are on a lead and well-behaved.

Did you know?

The Netherlands is the first country in the world to have zero stray dogs. The country has a fantastic collect, neuter, vaccinate and return program that considerably reduced the number of strays. There are high taxes on dogs bought in stores, and because of this, most people turn to pet shelters for adoption.  

About Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is famous for its art, culture and architectural beauty. Amsterdam has several important museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, home to the world’s biggest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and letters. Other famous museums in Amsterdam are the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House Museum, and the Tropenmuseum.

The city is a popular tourist destination and is well-known to be one of the most pet-friendly cities in Europe.

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