TALK in ENGLISH - Visitors Corner - 2024

For all you :smiley: , out there who don’t speak Dutch but would like to take part in some discussions with the Dutch postcrossing community.

Requests for swaps, notebooks etc. can be posted here as well as off-topic chats (in English of course) .

Feel free to be part of our :netherlands: Dutch community :wave:t2:


" Hello dear friends,

I moved to Amsterdam but I couldn’t find nice international stamps. How do I buy stamps? Here there is only one kind of international stamp which can be found at any shop.
Where is all the fun stuff? I’ll be very happy if you can tell me. :slight_smile:

Thank you, "


You can find the special stamps here :


Kind regards,
Jette, moderator



You may use other Dutch stamps , even the stamps like € 0,29, € 0,39, € 0.44 € etc. ( you can buy these stamps by Ebay or Marktplaats . )

If you want to send to “World”, it has to be € 1.65 .

The stamps like € 0,29, € 0,39 and € 0,44 Eurocent are only available by online sellers .
Post.NL . doesn’t sell these stamps anymore .

Sending a postcard, letter or parcel.



Het basistarief voor brieven binnen Nederland stijgt met 5 cent = € 1,01

Het basistarief voor de postzegel ‘Internationaal 1’ stijgt met 10 cent = € 1,65.

Sending a letter or a postcard

Sending postcards, letters, parcels.

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Hello Dutch Postcrossers :slightly_smiling_face: :netherlands:

I have a question about current deliveries in the Netherlands. I sent several Christmas parcels to a family member living in the Netherlands several weeks ago. I can see with the tracking system that the parcels have reached the Netherlands a couple of weeks ago, but still have not been delivered (to Amsterdam). Is the postal service suspended in the Netherlands, to prioritize worker safety? Are no deliveries going ahead at the moment?

Thank you for any information you may offer! :+1:

Hello dear @figtrees ,

Did you check this page ?

I have received two parcels, one sent from London (sent 10/12/20) and one sent from Nottingham ( sent 14/12/20).
Both parcels were delivered within one week .

( I don’t live in Amsterdam, I live in the north of the Netherlands )

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@JetteLise thank you for taking the time to reply to me. :pray:

It’s good to know that two parcels have reached you, so some things are arriving.
Mine were sent 29th November and 4th December, and there’s still no sign of them. :worried: Perhaps it’s because Amsterdam is so busy.

I have read that page, yes. Thanks again for trying to help! I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that they arrive soon.

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Hi @JetteLise :slightly_smiling_face: I thought I’d let you know that my two Christmas parcels arrived in Amserdam today! Thanks again for your reply. :+1:t2:

Wishing you a good New Year!

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Hi dear @figtrees ,

That is good news :tada: .

Wishing you a good New Year! :four_leaf_clover:

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Hello everyone. I really like postcards from your country and Stamps. I will be glad to direct swap. I’m from Russia ( Crimea)

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Hi. I was wondering if it is possible to collect the postmarks and postcards from all Dutch cities/towns. So if you have interests please let me know. I’d like to swap.

By the way, I’m pretty curious which way would be affordable and cheaper to make or buy postcards in the Netherlands since I have run out mine.

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Hi! @To-Youth
I don’t know what would be cheaper, because I haven’t tried to make postcards yet.

Here is a topic listing online shops for postcards, maybe you can compare the prices:

I don’t think all cities have their own postmark, there are only a few sorting centres in the country.
But collecting postcards from different Dutch cities sounds like fun! :slight_smile:

Hello @To-Youth,

There are new stamps of cities in The Netherlands.

You can check this magazine:
Collect -club

em, then it would be good to collect postcards. I bought some postcards from local bookstore which are perhaps not economy if wanna buy many. Thank you for providing information and I will see the links later!

@JetteLise Hi Jette.Thank you for sharing the information!

Is it true that you can no longer obtain blue “Priority” stickers (on strips) at PostNL location?

I was asking for those today at my local PostNL location that I use to get those stickers to send cards using denominated stamps in the past, and they told me there’s a new rule since January that limits these stickers to business only and individuals can no longer have them, and I should just buy international stamps instead.

I don’t recall such regulation exist. I do know that individual cannot buy those off PostNL which is exactly why I have to get them from PostNL locations.

I looked on their website and can’t find anything about this changing. Denominated stamps in euros are definitely still valid.
Try asking for the stickers again later?