EULIS logo

Back to the countries overview Land registry directory


Country details

Size: 41,527 km2 ______________________________Last updated: 11-01-2016

Population: 16,797,920 (02-09-2013)

Registration coverage

Percentage of area registered: 100%

Number of properties/titles registered: 9,453,232

Registry name: Kadaster

Size of organisation:

Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency is the national organisation for land registry, cadastre and mapping. Staff numbers are around 1800.

Searches available:

Subscribed users can search for a property through EULIS by owner, address, post code, land registry code, map of the Netherlands, place map. Non-subscribed users can search information through EULIS by address or postal code. (Only Y/N answer)

Information available:

General real property information containing: Parcel identifier, size, address, description, type of ownership, owners involved and their addresses and partner relationships, reference to the register unit identifier(s). This is the actual information in the database, open to public access immediately after updating.

Extract from Kadaster This product contains the same content as the general real property information. This is the authenticated information guaranteed by the Kadaster for a moment in time, three to five working days earlier.

General mortgage information containing: Parcel identifier, size, type of ownership, mortgagee(s), mortgagor(s) and their addresses, amount of the mortgage, charges, seizures, reference to the register unit identifier(s). This is the actual information in the database, open to public access immediately after updating.

Extract from mortgage This product contains the same content as the general mortgage information. This is the authenticated information guaranteed by the Kadaster for a moment in time, three to five working days earlier.

Subscribed users:

Approx 20,000

The Netherlands is one of the eight original participants involved in creating EULIS since 2001.

Since March 2011 the EULIS-EEIG is created. The seat of this EEIG is in the Netherlands.

Kadaster: high degree of legal certainty
By collecting details about registered properties in the Netherlands, recording them in public registers and in cadastral maps and then making this information available to society, Kadaster provides clarity about who a certain registered property belongs to and what its characteristics are. Registered properties are immoveable properties or real estate (such as houses, apartments and other buildings and structures that are durably fixed to the ground) and moveable properties (such as ships and aircraft). Kadaster implements a wide range of activities in order to fulfil its mission and vision.

Our mission
Kadaster promotes legal certainty in transactions involving registered properties. In this context, legal certainty means clarity about who a certain moveable or immoveable property belongs to and what its characteristics are. We also optimise the basic geometric files and promote an optimum supply of information on these subjects to society as a whole. Our activities represent a broad interpretation of this mission.

Our vision
As a professional, market-oriented organisation, Kadaster intends to continue developing as a central organization for real estate and geometrical geographical information with a pioneering role in this market. We are also setting out to increase the accessibility and availability of our information and guarantee its quality for our professional and private clients. Working together with other organisations in the real estate market and the geo-information sector is important to achieving these objectives. We are basing our strategy for the next few years on a number of objectives. One of those objectives is to pay more and closer attention to the wishes of our clients and to offer them integrated real-estate, property and geo-information. Information and communication technology are making it increasingly easier to link real estate databases. For our clients, this means that we are better positioned to meet their specific wishes and requirements. We also want to offer our clients a choice of distribution channels. An example of how this can be done is to make our information and products available online via the Internet for both private citizens and companies.

Public registers
When buying or selling registered properties you are legally obliged to register the accompanying notarial deeds in the cadastral system. This system ensures that the source of our details and – accordingly – the information are kept up-to-date at all times. Kadaster keeps registers by law. These registers consist (among other things) of notarial deeds relating to the registered properties. In most cases, these are deeds of conveyance (when transferring property from the buyer to the vendor) and mortgage deeds. The public registers contain details that indicate the rights that are related to the registered properties (legal status).

Cadastral register
The most important details from the deeds referred to above that relate to immoveable property are incorporated in the cadastral register. The section in which and the number under which the deed is listed in the public registers enables the user to look up the original deed in the public registers, or to have this done. The cadastral register also functions as an index for the public registers. It provides a clear overview for each parcel of, for example, the rights related to a parcel, who the owner is and the purchase price. In the event of a dispute arising between the public registers and the cadastral register, the public registers take precedence for establishing the legal status of registered properties. Because most civil-law notaries, estate agents and other parties involved are directly affiliated with the cadastral system, the registered information is virtually directly available. This is of great importance when we consider that in excess of one million real estate transactions take place every year.

Legal certainty for ships
One of the cadastral registers is the ‘maritime register’. This register is used to list mainly larger ships, such as tankers and merchant ships. These days, the registration of leisure vessels and houseboats is also commonplace. The advantages of ship registration is that you can only obtain a mortgage on your vessel if you have registered it with Kadaster. Moreover, registration is the only proof that you are the rightful owner. When registering the vessel, Kadaster places a hallmark on your vessel. This hallmark (a brand) cannot be removed without damaging the vessel. If the vessel is stolen, it is easier for the police to return a registered ship to its owner. You can also register a vessel while it is being built. If the shipyard goes bankrupt, a registered vessel is not included in the bankruptcy.

Legal certainty for aircraft
Kadaster also registers aircraft (mainly aeroplanes). An aircraft is registered at Kadaster by making a written application to have it listed in the register in Rotterdam. You are then able to finance an aircraft with a mortgage or enter into a rental agreement on it (with a possible purchase option). There are a number of additional conditions for registration: the aircraft must be listed in the nationality register of the Civil Aviation Authority in Hoofddorp; it must not be registered in a treaty register; the maximum starting weight is at least 1000 kg; the owner declares that the aircraft can ‘to the best of his knowledge’ be registered and this declaration must receive the written approval of the district court in Amsterdam.

What do the buyer and vendor need to know?
When buying or selling a house or a piece of land, the vendor and the buyer naturally need to know the precise details of what they are dealing with: where the parcel’s boundaries are situated, the size of the parcel, whether there is a lease, servitude, or whether it is subject to mortgages or attachments, and so on. This information, which provides legal certainty, can be obtained on the basis of details from Kadaster. You can also establish the parcel’s history at Kadaster.

It is not uncommon for the boundaries of a parcel to change when it is sold. This is because in about a quarter of all transfers of land, only part of a parcel is sold. In that case, the Land Register has to measure new boundaries. To do this, the buyer and the vendor indicate the new boundaries. Kadaster records the measurements and incorporates them in the cadastral map. The cadastral map then shows the correct situation as laid down in the public register.

Restrictions in public law
At Kadaster, the description of a parcel does not end with the co-ordinates and the owner. There is more information that can be called up from the cadastral register, such as information about restrictions in public law. There could, for example, be a protected monument on the parcel. These restrictions in public law are of particular importance when buying and selling. Not only does the new owner have to know about this information before he buys the parcel: these aspects can also be significant to the parcel’s value.

Contact Information The Netherlands

Name of the distributor: Kadaster

Address: Hofstraat 110 Postbus 9046 7300 GH APELDOORN The Netherlands
Telephone +31 88 1832000

Business enterprise number: N.A.

Name of the superior contact person: Mr. Rik Wouters
Telephone nr. +31 88 1833050

Name of the contact on technical issues: Mrs. Inae Vos

Name of the contact on marketing issues: Mr. Erwin van Manen
Telephone nr.: +31 88 183 2312

Name of the contact on Reference Information and Glossay issues: Mr. Ruben Roes

Registry contact details

Copyright © 2017 EULIS | Contact EULIS

Website by Erskine Design