PostNL announces new rates

The Hague, 2 October 2017 - As from 1 January 2018, PostNL increases its rates for sending letters in the Netherlands and internationally.

As a result of the ongoing switch to digital means of communication, postal volumes continue to decline year on year. In 2016 volumes declined by another 8 percent. PostNL compensates this volume decline to a large extent with cost savings . However, rate increases are also required to offer reliable and accessible postal services in the Netherlands in the future.

The new standard rate for domestic letters is €0.83. The new rate for using a franking machine is €0.77. The new standard rate for international letters is €1.40.

December stamps 2017

The price of the special postage stamp for Christmas holiday’s greetings is 5 euro cents lower than a normal stamp. The special December stamps, in sheets of 20 stamps, will become available as from 20 November 2017. The price of one December stamp is €0.73.


Each year, the Dutch supervisory authority for the postal market, the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) determines the tariff headroom for the universal postal service. The ACM has verified that the new rates comply with the statutory tariff headroom.