Numbers in the Business Register
- 9 Jun 2023
- Edited 15 May 2023
- 1 min
- Managing and growing
All businesses and organisations that register in the KVK Business Register receive a KVK number. KVK also registers some other numbers, such as the branch or establishment number, and the RSIN. Recent EU legislation means that some number formats have changed in the past 3 years.
The establishment number is made up differently. Each branch receives a 12-digit establishment (in Dutch).
Company takeover: new KVK number
When a business is taken over, it does not keep its original KVK number. The company is given a new KVK .
All legal entities and partnerships, such as bvs, associations, foundations, and professional partnerships, receive a Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer (legal entity or partnership identity number, RSIN).
More information about numbers
You can find detailed information on the numbers in the Business Register and the changes in recent years in the (Dutch language) report De nummers van het Handelsregister.