Questions & answers about electricity in the Netherlands
How much does electricity cost in the Netherlands?
Electricity costs depend on your electricity consumption. Consumption is calculated in kilowatt-hours.
The costs per kilowatt-hour consumed are approximately 22 cents (including 21% VAT) in the Netherlands.
A kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity costs a consumer "bare" about 8 cents (including 21% VAT). This price depends on the energy supplier. There are also fixed rates for energy taxes and taxes for sustainable energy storage (about 14 cents per kWh). 
The energy tax has been increased as of 1 January 2019. At the same consumption, in 2019 households pay € 61 extra tax on electricity and € 101 more on gas. This is because energy tax rates have increased for gas. In the case of electricity, the higher tax is due to a reduction in the tax credit for electricity connections and thus a lower compensation for households. 
 Consumentenbond (14.08.2019). Wat kost een kilowattuur (kWh) elektriciteit?. Accessed on May 16 2020 by https://www.consumentenbond.nl/energie-vergelijken/kwh-prijs
 CBS (16.02.2019). Energierekening 334 euro hoger. Accessed on May 16 2020 by https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2019/07/energierekening-334-euro-hoger