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Policy Introduction

Dutch authorities allow tourists to fly drones under Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) regulations. The IenW has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations. Some highlights of these regulations are as follows:

Fly below IenW’s altitude limit of 120 m

Do not fly at night

Do not fly over crowds of people and or buildings

Operators must keep aircraft within their line of sight while flying

Follow all local rules and regulations regarding the flight of UAVs

Respect image and privacy rights

Please Note

  • Flying drones for commercial or professional benefits or payment (excluding teaching the flying of model aircraft) is not a recognized under the rules and regulations for model aircraft in The Netherlands.
  • Flights may only take place under conditions and in locations where there is a good visual sight from the ground to the surrounding airspace.
  • Flying is only permitted in Category G airspaces.
  • The maximum weight for private drones is 25 kg.
  • First person view (FPV) flights are prohibited.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBoyan Ortse

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBoyan Ortse

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBoyan Ortse

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBoyan Ortse