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Extracts from commercial register of Netherlands

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of Netherlands with a translation and an apostille.

The commercial register of the Netherlands is administered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel), as authorised by the Business Register Act.

The commercial register of the Netherlands is a state information source that keeps records of all business entities and makes them available to the public.

Contents of the register:

  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Commercial companies
  • Associations
  • Funds
  • Freelancers (“Free professions”) (lawyers, doctors, artists, etc.)
  • Household cooperatives
  • Religious organisations
  • Governmental institutions

The commercial register of the Netherlands was introduced in 1920 and currently exists in the electronic form. Today there are more than 2 million entries in the register.

Joint-stock and limited liability companies in the Netherlands are obliged to submit, inter alia, their annual financial statements and balance sheets. This applies to more than 600 000 businesses. About 30 000 largest companies also disclose their profits and losses reports.

An extract from the commercial register of the Netherlands can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • Register legal entities with foreign participation
  • Apply for work visas to the Netherlands
  • File legal claims

An extract is provided in the form of a PDF-file with a translation. Original documents can be sent by post, in a notarised or apostilled form.

Current extract from commercial register of the Netherlands

Cureent extract is an official document that contains up-to-date information about a company registered in the Netherlands. This is a main document that confirms the legal status of a company, similar to a Certificate of Registration. This extract can be apostilled.

Cureent extract from commercial register of the Netherlands contains the following information:
  • Full legal name
  • Type of business
  • Legal address
  • Contact information
  • Main activity
  • Registered capital
  • Board members
  • Company’s branches
  • Accounting statements and balance sheets

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Historical extract from commercial register of the Netherlands

Historical extract contains information valid at a certain period of company’s history, as well as the record of changes, eg. name, address, type of business and management.
This document is not subject to legalization.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Annual report from commercial register of the Netherlands

Annual report from commercial register of the Netherlands

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

List of submitted documents from commercial register of the Netherlands

List of submitted documents from commercial register of the Netherlands.
List of submitted documents is not subject to legalization.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Corporate documents from commercial register of Netherlands

Corporate documents contain company’s charter, memorandum of association, merger or division acts, and amendments to these documents.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Other documents from commercial register of of the Netherlands

You can get following documents from commercial register of the Netherlands:

  • Review of corporate relations
  • Annual financial statements


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:

  • Full legal name
  • Incomplete name with full legal address
  • ID number

Main types of businesses in the Netherlands

Legal entities:
NV (Naamloze vennootschap) – joint-stock company
BV (Besloten vennootschap) – limited liability company
Stichting – trust fund

Unincorporated:
Eenmanszaak – individual entrepreneur
Mij. (Maatschap) – unlimited partnership
VOF (Vennootschap onder firma) – registered partnership
CV (Commanditaire vennootschap) – limited partnership
CVoA (Commanditaire vennootschap op aandelen) – joint-stock partnership in commendam

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.

Apostille for extracts from commercial register of the Netherlands

Netherlands acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 9 August 1965.

Therefore, the documents issued in the Netherlands are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.

Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.

In addition, you can order notarised translation from Dutch.

Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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Electronic extract

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