Postal Information

Addressing letters and packages for the U.S.

  • Addressing Tips Most mail in the U.S. is automatically sorted so it is very advisable to follow the U.S. Postal Service’s guidelines.
  • Postal Abbreviations for the states and possessions.
  • ZIP Code +4 A complete zip code helps the efficient delivery of mail.

U.S. Stamps
There is no retail outlet for U.S. stamps in the Netherlands, but it is possible to buy stamps via the U.S. Postal Service’s The Postal Store or via a local stamp dealer (postzegelhandelaar).

Return postage from the U.S.
Post Offices in the Netherlands sell International Reply Coupons which can be used for the payment in advance of return postage. One coupon is exchangeable in any country of the Universal Postal Union for a postage stamps representing the minimum postage for a letter sent by air to a foreign country.

U.S. Postal Rates