Open data

Open data are usually collected by the government, scientific institutions, or government-funded organisations. You can use and analyse open data for free.

Characteristics of open data

  • the data are public
  • the owner allows others to use the data
  • the data collection is often paid for with public funds

Examples of open data

  • data collected by childcare facilities
  • geographical information and soil conditions
  • all works of art in the municipality of Amersfoort
  • country-specific trade barriers and product criteria

To find out more, download an overview (in Dutch) of some of the open data sources available to you.