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Import a Car from the Netherlands to the USA

A majority of cars in the Netherlands are imports because limited cars are produced domestically. This situation created a large center for cars in Holland from all over the world. Since there are strict regulations from the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW), cars stay in improved condition over the years. Many people want to import classic cars like these into the states. No matter what the reason is, SCL is the best company to import a car from the Netherlands to the US.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has over 40 years of experience shipping cars to and from the Netherlands. Additionally, our experience has built a network where we can import a car from anywhere in the country. With SCL, you can be confident that your Holland car import is in good hands.

Read our guide on how to import a car from the Netherlands and use our form at the top to start your shipment today!

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How to Import a Car from the Netherlands

At first glance the import process could seem confusing. Some of this confusion stems from the many rules and regulations by different organizations. As a result, people think that this makes the process difficult to navigate. However with a full service shipping company like Schumacher, this process can actually be straightforward.

US Import Permission for Car from Netherlands

Prior to beginning your shipment, check if the car is eligible for importing from the Netherlands. If your car is a returning US vehicle then it passes, otherwise there are other criteria in order to pass. One of the most popular criteria is the classical exemption when the vehicle is over 25 years old. In this case, the vehicle does not need modification and can enter the country easily.

Use our Auto Import Tool to check your Dutch vehicle import eligibility.

Cost to Ship a Car from the Netherlands

The cost to ship a car from the Netherlands is based on a few different features. Vehicle dimensions, origin, destination, and the shipping method all affect the price. As an example, the price to ship a car from Holland to LA will be different than to NY even with everything else the same. 

For this reason, our representatives create custom quotes for each customer to make sure they receive an accurate price for their shipment. Please fill out our Online Quote Form or call in at 1 (800) 599-0190 to get a custom quote for your vehicle import from the Netherlands today.

Shipping from the Netherlands to the US

SCL can easily complete your import whether you are shipping a car from Rotterdam, Amsterdam, or any other city in the Netherlands. We use two different shipping methods when importing cars from the Netherlands.

Shipping Methods:

Container Shipping

  • For container shipping, we load cars into an enclosed container before shipping out. Multiple cars can be loaded into one container depending on the dimensions. We offer both 20 and 40 foot containers for a variety of shipping configurations.

Roll-on Roll-off Shipping (RoRo)

  • For RoRo shipping, we roll cars onto the ship in Holland then roll them off in the USA. The car must be operable to be able to roll on to the vessel.

Most SCL customers choose to ship cars from Holland with container shipping. The benefits are that cars are more protected during transit and they can take insurance on the shipment as well. In essence, containers provide peace of mind when shipping valuable Dutch imports such as a car. 

Import Destinations

There are five warehouse locations to choose from when importing a car from the Netherlands. However, we also have the ability to deliver to any destination in the US once it arrives. This means we can accommodate your import no matter where you live in the United States. After that, the vehicle is yours and the import from the Netherlands was completed successfully.

SCL Locations:

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Additional Resources

To learn about exporting a car to the Netherlands, use our resource on Shipping a Car to Holland from USA.

Fill out our Online Quote Form to start your shipping from the Netherlands to the US today!

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.