I am moving from the UK to the Netherlands and was planning on taking my most valuable personal goods with me rather than trust them to the shipping company. The shipping company inform me that in the last few weeks the customs people have been strictly applying the 430EUR limit on bringing good across the border. Has anyone encountered this issue - how would you even be able to bring your laptop with you?
Turned out to be a non-event. Customs guy swabbed the car steering wheel (drugs? explosives?), then looked in the car, chock full of stuff, and asked who it belonged to. I said me. He then asked if I had anything to declare. I said a bottle of scotch and two bottles of port. He said that's fine, enjoy your drinks. Off I went.