Use the Business Register to do business

As an entrepreneur, you sometimes need information about other entrepreneurs, companies, organisations, associations, or foundations.

You may need information if you:

  • want to find out who your competitors are, and where they are located.
  • want to know who you are doing business with.
  • are looking for new customers.
  • have to assess the financial risk you run when doing business with a customer or supplier.
The Dutch Business Register (Handelsregister) is a reliable and up-to-date source of information. All companies located in the Netherlands, enterprises and legal entities, are registered in it. You can order several useful products from the Business Register. The order and payment processes for these Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK products are in Dutch.

Business Register extract

Proof of KVK registration

A certified Business Register extract can help your business. Networking is very useful, but your future client may need more security before awarding you an assignment. You can order a paper or digital copy of the extract. Both are legally valid. The digital extract has the advantage that you can re-use it, and send it by email. You can order a Dutch or English extract.

Order an extract from the Business Register

UBO register extract

The ultimate beneficial owners of an organisation

The KVK UBO register extract tells you who the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of an organisation are, and what the nature of their interest in the organisation is. This helps you make an informed decision about whether or not to do business with this organisation. You can order a UBO extract in Dutch.

Order a UBO register extract

KVK Business Register company profile

Find out who your business partner is

You can apply for an online company profile of a new customer or business partner to find out more about them. Make sure your customer or supplier is registered in the Business  Register, in other words a real company. The company profile is based on Business Register data. It enables you to get a good idea of what the company is and how it is doing financially. Also, you can check the data your business partner has given you. The company profile lists current and historical company data, filed documents, annual financial statements, and company group structures, if applicable. You can order a company profile in Dutch.

Order a company profile

Address data

Find new customers or perform a competitor analysis

Use the Business Register address data to complete CRM entries of new customers, or to perform a competitor analysis. You can make a selection based on business sector, region, legal entity, starting companies, or bankruptcies. You can request extra data, like contact persons or sector codes. There are no email addresses in the address data files. The address data files are only available in Dutch.

Select an address data file

Annual financial statement

Are there financial risks?

How is your customer or supplier doing financially? Does their financial situation pose a risk for you? A annual financial statement can give you an insight into the financial health of your business partner. Many types of business are legally required to file an annual financial statement. Legal entities like the bv (private limited), nv (public limited), and the cooperative have to file annual financial statements. A sole proprietorship does not have to file. The company profile also provides financial information about a business. Annual financial statements are available in Dutch and in English.

Request annual financial statement

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