New PostNL rates

The Hague, 26 October 2015 - As from 1 January 2016, PostNL applies new rates for sending letters in the Netherlands and internationally. To the extent that these new rates are covered by the universal postal service, they have been verified by the Dutch supervisory authority for the postal market, the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM), and fall within the statutory tariff headroom.

These new rates are:

  • basic rate for letters in the Netherlands: € 0.73
  • sic rate for international letters: € 1.25
  • basic rate franking machines for letters in the Netherlands: € 0.65

The business rates will also increase. The basic rate for sending a parcel will not change.

As a result of the continuing switch to e-mail, social media and other digital means of communication, postal volumes continue to decline. To a large extent, PostNL compensates for this effect through cost savings; however, tariff increases are necessary to offer reliable and accessible postal services in the Netherlands in the future.