Some species of animals are restricted or prohibited. If you have any doubts about whether your pet is allowed into the Netherlands, be sure to double check with the Dutch Embassy in your country.
There are also strict restrictions on owning African Grey Parrot’s in The Netherlands
Since 2008, it is no longer illegal to own pitbull terriers, pitbull cross breeds and Rottweilers . However the animals temperament will be tested and if it is found to be aggressive, it may be euthanized.
As of January 2024, meerkats, serval cats, sloths, hedgehogs and Russian dwarf hamsters can no longer be kept by private owners.