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Hoera! Following the success of the first stamp ever dedicated to Postcrossing, PostNL is issuing a second sheet of stamps to honor the project this year!

The new sheet of 10 different stamps features an eclectic mix of popular Dutch highlights, connected through postcards. There are national parks and picturesque villages, fields of tulips and marvels of engineering... and everything in between! Without further ado, here they are:

PostNL second sheet of stamps for Postcrossing

Do you recognise all the sights?

From the top left corner (left to right, and top-down), they are: Delta Works, Frisian Islands, Hoge Veluwe, Binnenhof, Alkmaar's cheese market, Bollenvelden, Giethoorn, Marken, Zaanse Schans... and our personal favourite, a character from Rembrandt's most famous painting The Night Watch, wishing us all a "Happy Postcrossing"!

Night Watch says Happy Postcrossing!

Keeping in mind that Postcrossing postcards travel mostly to foreign destinations, PostNL created a set of stamps that double as tiny tourism ambassadors, helping draw attention to the country's most interesting and attractive sites. The resulting design (by Reinier Hamel from Sin agency) is a bright sheet of stamps, which promises to bring a conversation topic (and burst of colour!) to many future postcards.

The new stamp sheet will be available on all Bruna shops from March 29th, and you can also pre-order it online (along with a neat First Day Cover) from March 22nd on CollectClub.nl.

To celebrate the stamp launch, Dutch postcrossers are organising a meetup in Rotterdam on March 29th, and planning to send lots of postcards with the shiny new stamps. Do join them, if you can!

If you're not in the Netherlands, keep an eye on your mailbox — your next Dutch postcards might feature their new Postcrossing stamps! 😀

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87 comments so far

icspi, Netherlands
Ahah so cool!
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Sophie54, Netherlands
Fantastic, going to order some😄
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eleonora78, Finland
Cool! If you are from the Netherlands please send this stamp to me. Eleonora 78 in Finland
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tanjagr, Netherlands
Wat een mooie zegels!!
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frouwke, Netherlands
Wunderful I love it😊
geweldig eindelijk ook postcrossing zegels in Nederland.
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AgnesM, Netherlands
Finally! Our own Postcrossing stamps! I will order them right away!
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Biepmiep, Netherlands
Yes!!! When the first set of Dutch Postcrossing stamps came out there was a lot of publicity and that is how I joined this wonderful community. Ofcourse I will use the new stamps and I hope to join the meeting in Rotterdam. I am lucky to live nearby
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Nietje66, Netherlands
Can't wait to start using them😊😊😊
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13Evelien, Netherlands
Oh! Wat zijn deze leuk!
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radiofan, Austria
Wow, great!
Hope to get all of them, step by step :)
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hillievs, Netherlands
i go the 29th to the Bruna
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marisolentius, Netherlands
Yes! We like it
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Femmelot, Netherlands
Finally! I'll buy lots of them! :D
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Annedread, Netherlands
I got so bored with the Dutch Icons and Willem-Alexander stamps, every country seemed to have nicer stamps than us. But not anymore, I loooooove these new, colourful stamps!!!
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werewegian, United Kingdom
Fantastic!
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jacquelineke, Netherlands
Great, i like them very much....just waiting and then sending them around the world...
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desiree_x, Netherlands
Finally some nice Dutch stamps! The willem-alexander and the dutch icons are getting a bit boring. Definitely buying some of these!
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martha66, Netherlands
wow, wat een verrassing, what a nice surprise to have new ones available. I will immmediately order them to send to all of you out there.
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zomertje, Netherlands
YESS........finally a new postcrossing stamp. Long overdue.
Will get them as soon as they arrive on BRUNA-store. HOORAY !!
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Jess-Cee, Netherlands
I don't like the Dutch postal services much for having made postcrossing and sending mail in general very expensive the last years (well above general inflation). But I guess being the first country to have a second issue of postcrossing stamps makes up for it a little ;-) And I think it's quite a nice set, too.
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MsMoney, Finland
Nice set. I liked the first set and I think I will like this second set, too :)
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Dominikosaurus, Czech Republic
Ta vypadá fantasticky! ♥ Doufám, že mi taky jednou přistane ve schránce ツ
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It looks fantastic! ♥ I hope that I'll receive it one day ツ
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rosenbusch, Germany
Great set, my favourite stamp is Rembrandt...
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Tjoks, South Africa
Dit sal wonderlik wees om een op 'n poskaart te ontvang.
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honeybee, Austria
Great stamps and so many different ones. Lucky Netherlands :)
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CatharinaG3, Netherlands
I love these new stamps, I'll certainly buy them too!
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BOOGIE_PIPPIN, United Kingdom
So colourful, please may I have a postcard from the Netherlands with one of these stamps.
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Monicalovesmail, Netherlands
At last something else as the grey king...
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HofVliet, Netherlands
I will buy some first thing tomorrow!
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FraeuleinSchokolade, Netherlands
Awesome set of stamps! How colourful😄. Sooooo lovely to see that one of them is about the theme "Bollenvelden". I live in this area, surrounded by thousands of flowers. Keukenhof.nl - check.
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HofVliet, Netherlands
Not tomorrow then....... but I will have them!
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Hansvanderveeke, Netherlands
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ned44440, Ireland
Lovely - looking forward to receiving each and every one on Official Postcards in due course.
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Ringdorp, Netherlands
At last nice Dutch stamps. I think I go to the meeting.
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Menke, Netherlands
Nice stamps, I sure am going to buy them !
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Raymond68, Netherlands
I'll do my best to send my postcards with the new DPCS on the day of presentation by PostNL at the meeting in Rotterdam!
So stay in charge at your postbox...
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Grobanite, Netherlands
Finally!!! It was boring to always use the same stamps.These are wonderful and are going to make a lot of people happy,i think.
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Robin67, Austria
How cool is that? Another set of Postcrossing stamps from the same country! Congratulations! :-)
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forestmeisje, Netherlands
Ohhhh how cute!! Finally some nice post stamps to send on the cards!!
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amitxsahoo, India
Looks Awesome!!
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siobhan, Germany
Here's hoping I'll receive cards with all the different designs - I really like them!
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elagipsy, Netherlands
Wow! That is some good news! I 'll buy some sheets and make friends happy, Nina, Kaat an Julie you are the first ones to receive!
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shui, Taiwan
This one is amazing!!! Beautiful!!! :D
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riazkhan4880, India
Beautiful design! I love it. Fellow postcrossers from NL please send them to me and receive lots of love, thanks and beautiful postcards in return. :)
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DIM1, Russia
On March 25'2016 FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture a postage stamp dedicated to postcrossing (Second issue in Russia)
http://www.rusmarka.ru/en/n/140898.aspx
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Kot12, Russia
Nice.
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Topas, Germany
very attractive
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Rimini, Netherlands
The collectclub collection is already very pretty but this one's definitely a stunner! Makes up for the high postal rate :). I hope I can make it the 29th!
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caphartman, Netherlands
Yesssss....At last.... bright new stamps... The old ones are so boring. Now we can make postcrossers happy with these stamps from the Netherlands. They're so colorful.
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carlinde, Netherlands
just about time! We've had had the same stamps long enough
a bit of colour never is pale!
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JEF, Germany
...and the german post is still sleeping.
Well done netherland post, I like this beautys!!
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geminiscp, Portugal
WOW!!!! I want to receive them all!!! :)
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Stasele, Netherlands
Great! I am sure they will be sold out within weeks if not days. I'll have to be quick to get these sheets...
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
Absolutely brilliant! I like this Postcrossing stamps for the bright colours and all the famous sightseeing! My favourite is The Night Watch from Rembrandt! I like his Musketeer costume, the hat and the big collar! Cool! XD XD XD
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mounten, Italy
Hi, beautiful colored stamps. I'm looking forward to get one on a postcard from the Netherlands. Well done!!!!! I love it!!!!
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Mosshumla, Sweden
I'm looking forward to receiving dutch postcards with these great stamps!
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kissyberlin, Germany
Beautiful and great idea! Hope to receive some soon :-)
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dogfan, United States of America
Fabulous! Looking forward to receiving one!
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Axolotl_, Germany
Woha, love the design!
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peiler, Germany
Cool idea and beautiful stamps! Next time when I'm traveling in the Netherlands, I'll try to send as much as possible of them :)
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Lu-Lin, Taiwan
Posted by @Lu-Lin on 9 Mar, 2016
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YITICH, Taiwan
So colorful, love it
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oversoul4, Taiwan
Wow This is so cool!
I love the energetic and funny design!
Hope there will be some on the postcards sending to me!♥
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Kat_44, United States of America
Fun stamps! I hope to receive one soon!!
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Tetsuko, Germany
I can't wait to receive one of these!
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iphoto, Australia
So COOL to see the support from the Netherlands PostNL for Postcrossing :D
Fingers XX one arrives "Down Under"!
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jannij, Netherlands
Can I buy these postcrossing stamps in every BRUNA shop in Holland?
Or only on the day in Rotterdam. I hope I can buy them here in Veldhoven
on 29 March.
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jannij, Netherlands
Oh, ik zag verder in het artikel van de nieuwe postcrossingzegels dat ze in alle BRUNA winkels te koop zijn.
Dus onnodige vraag.
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Deesmail, Netherlands
You can pre-order them as well online at postnl.

it would me more efficient if Postnl used the English translation for the international stamps, though. Not many people understand e.g. 'Nachtwacht'. (= Nightwatch)
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wiljanie, Netherlands
I find them horrible! Who designs stamps like this? Awful!
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HannyD, Netherlands
Hahaha
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SusanRae, United States of America
I'm looking forward to receiving a card or two or ?? with these stamps on them! Bold and interesting designs!
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
Cool. I might actually enjoy getting postcards from NL now.
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Braam, Australia
Wonderful! Top Marks, Nederlands P.O., for colourful stamps which speak so well of your beautiful country! I wish that Australia Post would get on the band-wagon internationally, & issue more Aussie stamps with a nod to PostCrossing! We will keep on suggesting it - wish us luck!
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HM, Netherlands
I pre-ordered the new postcrossingstamps and.... received them today 23 march 2016.
I sent them out several days before the day of issue!
Verder strange andere uncommen but... wonderfull.
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HM, Netherlands
Very strange and uncommen. But they are beautifull.
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Haizaam, Malaysia
I want to have those stamps...uniquely beautiful!
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Petre, Netherlands
I also received my order today, so I'm sending out some cards with the stamp today!
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juttertje, Netherlands
Received my order yesterday and are now going to send, send, send!!!!
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Felis_katze, Ukraine
Why the second russian stamp dedicated to postcrossing was ignored? What means "cooperation"? It is stamp! On theme that is common in Russia. I guess that it is very strange.
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@Feliz_katze Postcrossing regularly collaborates with postal services to bring Postcrossing stamps to life. In the case of the Dutch stamp, for instance, PostNL understood the importance of this cooperation, keeping Postcrossing involved throughout the stamp-making process from day one: considering our ideas, listening to feedback during the design phase and including us and the community in the marketing and launch of the stamp. The result is a great set of stamps, which pleases and honours the Postcrossing community. PostNL is also working with Postcrossing on other media initiatives, using the stamp to increase awareness of the project in the Netherlands.

We tried to enter such a cooperation with Rusmarka, but unfortunately, they've decided not to involve Postcrossing in the making of this stamp. As a result, we don't have much to share about it. We feel it's a pity and a wasted opportunity — but unfortunately, that was their choice.
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Raymond68, Netherlands
Raymond Vanderpool

Tuesday march 29th there will be the launch of the second Dutch Postcrossing stamps!At that day Dutch postcrossers will send 100 unique maxi cards with the new stamps on it at the postcrossing meeting in Rotterdam-Holland. So if you received one you'll be a lucky one!
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Petre, Netherlands
Yesterday marks the first arrival of one of my postcards with the new Dutch PC-stamp! In 3 days all the way to Japan! The new stamp must have given the card real wings ;-).. https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/NL-3376151
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roosvdbroek, Netherlands
Yeejjj they look great!! :)
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ChristineC, Canada
I am so happy to be one of the lucky ones!
Thanks Raymond!
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Raymond68, Netherlands
Your welcome ChristineC! :)
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cheezyhoe2006, Malaysia
Didn't realise this beautiful stamp until I received one. I hope every country will do this to support this project.
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