Domestic Mail

Everything you need to know to send a card or letter

Send mail to any address in the Netherlands quickly and easily. Learn more about additional delivery options and how we deliver your mail.

How does it work?

Follow these steps to send your card or letter:

  1. Make sure your item meets the size and weight requirements:
    Max. size: 38 x 26.5 x 3.2 cm
    Min. size: 14 x 9 cm
    Max. weight: 2 kg
  2. Make sure that your item is addressed correctly
    To ensure speedy delivery, the receiver’s address should be clearly written on your card or letter. In the case of letters, you should always write a return address on the back of the envelope. This way we can return any undeliverable items to you.
    More addressing tips
  3. Add postage
    Postage is calculated based on item weight. Depending on the destination of your card or letter, different stamps are used: Netherlands 1, Netherlands 2 or XL, in the case of domestic mail, and International 1 for international mail. Stamps are available at your local post office. Please note that postage due will be recovered from the addressee. To avoid unnecessary costs for the receiver, be sure to add sufficient postage.
  4. Post your item
    Simply drop your item in a postbox or post it at one of the 2,600 post offices

What does it cost?

Not sure about the correct postage for your letter or parcel? Try our easy-to-use postage calculator. Simply select the type of shipment, weight, and destination country.

Delivery of your mail

Regular mail (cards, letters and small packets) is usually delivered within 24 hours of posting (Monday through Friday). Mail posted on Saturday and Sunday is delivered on Tuesday.

If something goes wrong

We take the utmost care to ensure that your mail is delivered in perfect condition. Occasionally, however, items may be lost or damaged in transit. In the event of loss or damage, we kindly ask you to contact our customer service.

Additional delivery options

Registered Mail

Choose Registered Mail for added peace of mind when sending valuable or important items. In the event of loss or damage, you will receive compensation up to 50 euros.

Insured Mail

Choose Insured Mail to send highly valuable items with complete peace of mind. In the event of loss or damage, you will receive compensation up to 500 euros.

Priority Mail

Choose our priority service for super-fast delivery of your mail. Priority Mail will be delivered by 10:00 a.m. or noon the next day (depending on your preference).