Shipping times and costs from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Rotterdam, Netherlands

Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
14 - 19 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £5,824 - £6,438
Shipping costs by sea £1,456 - £1,609

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £2,240 - £2,476

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £3,360 - £3,714

Shipping Container Costs to Netherlands

As the second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam is a place of stunning architecture and unique artistry, with plenty of character. Nicknamed the “Gateway to Europe”, Rotterdam is home to Europe’s largest cargo port and features a vast waterway system. Sport is a huge part of Rotterdam’s identity and the city actually organises many well known sporting events, including the Rotterdam Marathon and the Rotterdam World Tennis Tournament. Expats will no doubt join in with the city’s sports fandom, with all manner of sports being represented here, from tennis and swimming, to boxing and football. Rotterdam features many wondrous architectural designs, such as the Centraal Station, the New Orleans Tower and the stunning Erasmus Bridge, which is nicknamed “The Swan”, due to its unique design. The city has a vibrant, trendy nightlife scene, as well as hosting many cultural events throughout the year, from jazz and pop festivals, to film and dance festivals. Whether you want to spend a quiet afternoon enjoying the city’s lush, green parks or an evening out at an exciting football game – Rotterdam has it all. Those who have moved in the past will realise that it’s essential to carefully arrange the shipping of your household belongings. We can help you choose which size shipping container would be most suitable with this easy guide: To transport the items from a 3-bedroom house, along with a bicycle or two, you should choose a 20-foot container. To house the contents from inside a 4 or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house in addition to a car, you should choose a 40-foot container instead.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
33 Cubic Meters
5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £2,240 - £2,476

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  • Boxes
    16 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedrooms
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

40Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
67 Cubic Meters
12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £4,256 - £4,704

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  • Boxes
    28 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedroom
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x car, 1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

Car shipped by sea freight

Max Dimensions: 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £1,456 - £1,609

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,240 - £4,976

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Unusual Restricted Items

Drugs and Narcotics
It is not permitted to import and to export narcotics (drugs) such as hashish, cocaine and heroin.
Antiques
Antiques and items that might be of art and cultural significance are highly restricted.
Plants
Live plants, cuttings, wood and seeds are forbidden.
Flowers and Bulbs
Flowers and bulbs from non-EU countries are prohibited.
Products from Protected Species
Products from protected species listed under CITES
Any Weapons and Replicas
Weapons & Firearms.