I have recently purchased a car in US and I am moving to Netherlands to work there.

I have read somewhere that I can import my car to Netherlands as a part of my households exempt from tax.

But how much does it cost to ship the car to Netherlands?

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    A cursory internet search suggests something around $2000 to $4000. But be sure that you'll want to have it there. If you're going to be in central Amsterdam, for example, you may have to wait months before you can get a parking permit. – phoog Sep 28 '19 at 6:30
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    You don’t state what make and model of car but you might also want to check urban access regulations urbanaccessregulations.eu/countries-mainmenu-147/… for the area of the Netherlands you’ll be moving to. – Traveller Sep 28 '19 at 7:48
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    Europe in general (and the Netherlands in particular) are extremely well thought-out for people without their own cars. Because space is very tight (see @phoog's comment above about parking permits) and public transport (trains, trams, buses) is ubiquitous and inexpensive, most people ride bikes and many don't have cars at all. I imagine you're attached to your new purchase, but you should think twice or thrice about taking a car with you. It will be of limited use and very expensive to keep. Were I you, I'd make a different decision. – DavidSupportsMonica Sep 28 '19 at 23:22
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    @David on the other hand, the train network is far less dense outside the randstad, so a car is much more useful, and even within it there are lots of people who commute by car. It really depends on where you're living and working. – phoog Sep 29 '19 at 7:12
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    Thanks all for sharing invaluable information. I guess it's better to leave the car in US to a friend and after a couple of months living in Netherlands and completing my research, then make the best decision. :) – Polymorphic Sep 29 '19 at 23:34

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