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Vape laws in The Netherlands – 2024

If you sell, import or manufacture ecigarettes in The Netherlands, the information in this section can help you to understand the country’s laws and regulations in 2024.

Last Updated: 23rd February 2024


What are the ecigarette laws in The Netherlands?

Apart from the TPD requirements common to all EU member states, here are the notable things you need to know in 2024 when selling vapes in The Netherlands: 

  • No TPD notification fees from 1st January 2024
  • Flavour ban: Ingredient restrictions apply. Only tobacco flavours are permitted (read on to learn more).
  • Internet sales are prohibited


Which authority is responsible for vape regulation in The Netherlands?

Products must be notified to the National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM) via the EU TPD portal before they can be sold.

Cross border sales and distance sales

Can you sell vapes online in The Netherlands in 2024?

Not any more. Since July 29023 it is prohibited to sell vapes and e-liquids via the internet, for example via an online store or via social media. In other words, distance selling is no longer permitted. That means Dutch businesses cannot sell to customers outside the Netherlands.

Product Design 

Are there any special product design requirements for The Netherlands?

Check Ingredient / Flavour Restrictions section below. 

Ingredient / Flavour Restrictions

Are any ingredients banned?

Yes. A flavour ban in now in force. Read what the government says about the ban below.

The Dutch National Prevention Agreement aims to achieve a smoke-free generation by 2040. Youth e-cigarette use does not contribute to this goal . Thus, in order to further reduce the attractiveness of e-cigarettes and to protect young people, a ban on all e-liquid flavours other than tobacco will be implemented by the Dutch Government.

Reducing the attractiveness of e-liquids to youth (RIVM)

For more information check our blog post The Netherlands to ban e-cigarette flavours


Are there any special TPD notification requirements specific to The Netherlands?

Check Ingredient / Flavour Restrictions section above. 

Notification fee

What is the TPD notification fee in the Netherlands?

Since January 2024 no notification fee applies. It is free to notify vape products in The Netherlands in 2024.

Do you want to learn how to prepare and submit a TPD notification?

Check out our online EU Vape regulation course where you can learn how to prepare and submit TPD notifications. Click here to learn more.

Confirmation of notified status

Does the authority provide a database where I can see notified status?

There is no official database maintained by the Dutch authorities where vape businesses can check EC-ID and notified status.

Lab Test Requirements

Are there any special lab test requirements?

Nothing specific other than general TPD testing requirements

Nicotine-free e-liquids

Do you have to notify nicotine-free (0mg) vapes in The Netherlands?

Yes. Nicotine-free vape products must be notified via the EU TPD. Learn how to submit a notification by taking our online course. Click here to learn more. See below about CBD vapes. 


What are the TPD packaging requirements in The Netherlands?

Nothing specific other than general TPD requirements

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Health Warning to be printed on packs for sale in The Netherlands

The following health warning should be included on nicotine e-cigarette and e-liquid packaging: 

‘Dit product bevat de zeer verslavende stof nicotine. Het gebruik ervan wordt afgeraden voor niet-rokers.’

Health Warning Specification 

Nothing specific other than general TPD requirements

CBD Vapes

Learn about CBD laws in The Netherlands here


Tobacco Products Directive

Guidance on tobacco-only flavours (RIVM)

National Legislation (Dutch Tobacco Act):