Buying Gold and Silver in The Netherlands

Flag of NetherlandsThe literal meaning of Netherlands is “lower countries” and it comes from its flat geography and lowlands. About 50% of its territory is just a meter above sea level. All the below sea level areas are man-made. Over 17% of the country’s land mass has been reclaimed from the seas and lakes since the late 16th century. The soil of Netherlands is extremely fertile and the country is only second to the USA in exporting food and agricultural products. The Netherlands is a very liberal country, being worldwide renowned for its social tolerance. The country was the 18th largest economy in 2012 and had a population of only 17 million which made it one of the richest countries in the world. Netherlands has an open economy that mostly depends on foreign trades. Stable industrial relations and fairly low inflation and unemployment significantly boost the country's economy. The Netherlands is one of the founding members of the European Union, World Trade Organization, and OECD. The country hosts several precious metals dealers where you can find exceptional Netherlands gold coins

Coin Shows in Netherlands:

Coin collecting is a highly popular hobby prevalent around the world. You can witness the passion for it as more and more coin enthusiasts are traveling to different states and countries to attend famous national and international coin shows. Netherlands hosts several great numismatic events which shall be attended by collectors and dealers from all around the globe. If you are planning to visit Netherlands soon, or if you want to see some coin shows outside the US, take a look at the most popular Netherland coin shows listed below.

Maastricht International Fair – Maastricht Exhibition & Convention Center (MECC) Forum, 100 6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands. Phone: +32 89-460-933

This is an international event of high magnitude which will be attended by collectors, investors, and traders from all over the globe. The show will be held on a floor area of over 5000 square meters and will have a huge display of coins, precious metals, and banknotes from around the world. The show will host several numismatic programs. Dealers from major countries like USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. are expected to attend this show. The admission fee is 8 Euros for one day and 12 Euros for a two-day pass. Admission for children under 16 years is free. The venue has easy accessibility even for visitors with mobility issues. The venue provides a limited number of wheelchairs for rent which must be booked in advance. The parking is very spacious yet the parking rate is 3 Euros per hour and max 12 Euros per 24 hours. The show is a three-day event and its hours are Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am – 6 pm and on Sunday it is 10 am – 6 pm.

Holland Coin Fair – Hotel Fletcher Den Haag-Leidschendam, Winkelcentrum Leidsenhage, Weigelia 22, 2262 AB Leidschendam, Netherlands. Phone: +31 70 320 9280

The Holland Coin Fair is a huge international coin fair which takes place in the Netherlands. This is an annual 2-day event that will be attended by numismatists, investors, and traders from around the world. The aim of this event is to promote numismatics. There will be a great display of coins and currencies. The admission fee is 5 Euros. The show hours are Friday 4 pm – 9 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

Paper Money Fair – Maastricht, Netherlands. Valkenburg a/d Geul - Plenkerstraat 50, Netherlands. Phone: +49-2821-71166-69

This 2-day show is called the “Mecca of Banknote Collecting” by the numismatic press and is one of the most popular events for trading banknotes from around the globe. Traders and coin enthusiasts from over 70 countries participate in this numismatic show. A minimum of 230 dealer tables will be set up at the event to display their vast inventories of banknotes. The show hours are Saturday 9 am – 6:30 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. The admission fee is 12 Euros on Saturday and 6 Euros on Sunday. Admission for children under 16 years is free. A 50% discount is given to an adult if (s)he accompanies a child under 16 years. The venue has a spacious parking area.

Government and Private Mints in Netherlands:

The Royal Dutch Mint Leidseweg 90, 3531 BG Utrecht, Netherlands +31 30-291-0410

The Dutch State completely owns The Royal Dutch Mint which is located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In the middle ages, the large trading cities had their own mints and coins and, as a result, there were many types of coins in circulation within the country. This also led to many levels of controlling bureaucracy. It was only when the Netherlands was under the rule of King Louis Napoleon when he decided that coins should be struck and distributed by a single, national body and, therefore, he established the national mint. The selected place was the capital city of Amsterdam but due to insufficient funds, it was decided to build the mint in Utrecht. The Mint was under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance in 1901 and in 1912 but later it officially became a state-owned company. It was earlier known as 'Rijks Munt' during the reign of William I. However, in 1994, it was renamed as 'De Nederlandse Munt NV', and 100% of its share were acquired by the Dutch State. The prefix Koninklijk (Royal) was awarded by the Queen and since then the Mint is called 'De Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt' (The Royal Dutch Mint). Since 2002, the mint produces coins for foreign national banks of the euro zone. Latvia, Guatemala, and Honduras also strike their coins at the Royal Dutch Mint. Apart from these, the mint also produces commemorative coins, official and unofficial collector coins, and royal medals.

International Bullion Depositories in Netherlands:

When investing in precious metals, safeguarding your valuables is a crucial factor. Sensing the difficulty that investors have in storing and safeguarding their bullion investments, many large precious metal companies offer safe and secure storage solutions in different places around the world. Netherlands is one of the top spots for investors with large holdings who are looking to spread their investments among several countries. There are many international companies which offer precious metals storage in Netherlands.

Bullion Exchanges in partnership with Malca-Amit and several other gold bullion storage companies offers allocated, pool allocated and unallocated storage in Netherlands in high-tech, secure vaults with top-notch 24/7 control and surveillance. Just contact us and we will provide you the safest and most convenient way to store your precious metals in Netherlands.

Gold Republic

This online bullion dealer also offers secure storage facilities in three different locations; Amsterdam, Zurich, and Frankfurt. The precious metals are stored at independent third-party vault operators and are 100% insured against theft and damage. Customers have the freedom to withdraw their commodities any time they want.

Vaults and Bullion Depositories in Netherlands:

AmsterdamSafe, Haarlemmermeer Pelikaanweg 8, 1118 DX Schiphol, The Netherlands +31 20 658 95 58

AmsterdamSafe is one of the largest storage companies in Europe. It's mainly specialized in offering precious metal storage services to private investors. AmsterdamSafe is a storage facility that is licensed by the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM), and therefore is bounded to function with the highest level of professionalism. The company offers 100% allocation and the precious metals are registered on the client’s account number hence there is no shared storage. AmsterdamSafe offers VAT free storage for silver, platinum, and palladium. The vaults incorporate the highest physical, electronic, and digital security standards. The storage is fireproof and can withstand natural calamities to a large extent. The precious metals are fully insured against any natural calamity, theft, or terrorism. The employees are screened by the Dutch Government and the specialized security advisors of Interseco. The company also offers expropriation insurance to safeguard its clients against confiscation of precious metals by any legal government. Complete anonymity is maintained. This is an excellent and secure place to diversify precious metal investments internationally.

DNK, Amsterdam, Hilversum, Maasdijk & Rotterdam Gravelandseweg 19, 1211 BN Hilversum, The Netherlands Vijzelstraat 68-80, (Entrance Kerkstraat), 1017 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands Blaak 28, (Entrance Molstraat 1), 3011 TA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Korte Kruisweg 48, 2676BS Maasdijk

DNK is one of the biggest professional safety vault service providers in the Netherlands. Their locations are easily accessible so clients can store a wide variety of goods, from precious metal bullion to priceless art pieces, expensive tableware, silverwork, or archives. The commodities are fully insured and the vaults are provided with the highest standards of security round the clock. Its employees are carefully screened and strict procedures are in place to prevent any unauthorized access to the vaults. The precious metals owned by clients are put in separate compartments and the content of each compartment is thoroughly documented and regularly audited by an independent third party.

Tov Hazel, Rotterdam CoolSingel 104, 3011 AG, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tov Hazel was founded in 2008 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company trades distributes and processes gold, watches, and other valuables, but also offers a world class storage facility in one of the oldest and extremely secured gold vaults in the Netherlands. These vaults were formerly used by the Hollandsche Bank Unie (HBU). The facility is made up of double concrete walls and incorporates anti-explosive shafts. The latest technologies have also been integrated for security and vaulting. The surveillance of this facility is directly linked to the central station of the National Police Agency. Since the company is a privately owned facility, it doesn't have limitations like banks do. It provides segregated compartments for precious metals storage and there is no counter-party risk as the assets are fully allocated. Clients can even request a real-time audit set up through a secure internet connection. The company also assists with the logistics if the clients wish to take physical delivery of their precious metals. The assets are fully insured against any kind of loss or theft. Easy accessibility, complete anonymity, and low annual costs to their clients.

Tax on Precious Metals in Netherlands:

In most countries, precious metals bullion is subject to taxation due to its high economic value. The bullion tax on precious metals in Netherlands is 21% (the country’s VAT and one of the highest in EU), except for the acquisition or import of specific gold bullion items, which are tax-free across the entire European Union. According to the EU law, “investment gold” is exempted from the existing bullion tax, and it refers to a) gold bars or wafers (with weights accepted by the bullion market) of a purity greater than .995 and b) gold coins which are at least .900 pure, are minted after 1800, have been or are legal tender in their country of origin, and are sold at a price which doesn’t exceed by more than 80% the open market value of their gold content. However, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion items are still subject to VAT, so you should keep in this mind when investing in precious metals in Netherlands.

Since we are not tax experts, Bullion Exchanges strongly advises you to cross check with a tax professional before making any precious metals investments in Netherlands.

Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Netherlands:

Modern Numismatics International Address: PO Box 385 1270 AJ, Huisen, Netherlands Phone number +31 35-751-1300
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
MPO Auctions Address: Energieweg 7, NL-3401 MD, IJsselstein, Netherlands Phone number +31 30-606-3944 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
Muntenkopen Address: Laan van Overvliet 20, Linschoten, 3461 HG Netherlands Phone number +31 61-813-8556, +31 63-441-2779 Hours of Operation: 9 am to 8 pm Services: Wholesale, Retail, and Newsletter. Specialties: 19th Century Silver Coins, Modern Coins, 20th Century Coins, Commemoratives, Bullion Coins, Patterns, World Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
NumisCollect Muntplaats Address: Postbus 127, Almelo, 7600 AC Netherlands Phone number +31 54-645-5234, +31 62-249-1869 (Mobile) Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Services: Retail, Auctions, Wholesale, and Newsletter. Specialties: Modern Coins, World Coins, Commemoratives, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
Prior Numisma Address: Westerzicht 390, Vlissingen, 4385BN Netherlands Phone number +31 61-650-0096, +31 11-846-4869
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
Schulman B.V. Address: Herengracht 500, Amsterdam, 1017 CB Netherlands Phone number +31 20-320-9101 Mon to Fri 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Services: Retail, Auctions, Buying and Estate Liquidation, and Appraisals. Specialties: US Coins, Bullion Coins, Gold Coins, World Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS ANA
The Silver Mountain Address: Wilhelminalaan 3, 3743 DB Baarn, The Netherlands Phone number +31 35-203-1380

Smelters & Refineries in Netherlands:

Smelters extract various metals from the ore and create refined precious metals products. Silver and gold smelting is typically conducted by a professional precious metals refinery, such as Bullion Exchanges. Netherlands also has numerous plants where refining silver and gold are performed. Pick a gold or silver refinery listed below or allow us to help you in melting gold or silver for you:

Sabin Metal Europe BV P.O. Box 1043, 3160 AE Rhoon, The Netherlands +31 10-747-0105
NTR Metals Amsterdam Lemelerbergweg 46, 1101 AM Amsterdam-Zuidoost, The Netherlands +31 20-615-8157
AmsterdamGold Pelikaanweg 8, 1118 DX Schiphol, The Netherlands +31 20-658-9555
Goudpensioen Ceintuurbaan 33 WK, 1072ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands +31 20-331-1193
Van Gelder Precious Metals Le Van Swindenstraat 42, 1093Ge Amsterdam, The Netherlands +31 20-665-8578