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Bankruptcy and insolvency registers


This page gives a short introduction to the Dutch Insolvency Register.

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What information does the Dutch insolvency register contain?

In the Netherlands, there are three kinds of insolvency:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Moratorium (or ‘suspension of payment’)
  • Debt restructuring

The district courts are responsible for decisions on all these types of insolvency, and for maintaining the relevant data within their own registers. They are also responsible for the (automated) transmission of insolvency notifications to the Council for the Judiciary (Raad voor de rechtspraak). The Council for the Judiciary uses these notifications or the Central Insolvency Register (CIR)

The CIR contains all information from published insolvency notifications, including:

  • Personal details
  • Company names
  • Business register IDs
  • Details of curators and administrators
  • All previous notifications

Disclaimer of the Dutch Insolvency Register

The Central Insolvency Register contains information from local registers kept by the various district courts on bankruptcies, suspensions of payments, and cancellations of debts relating to natural persons (private individuals).

Is access to the Dutch Insolvency Register free of charge?

Yes, access is free of charge.

There are no restrictions on access to the CIR online.

An online service is available to business users to inform them more quickly of the latest publications from the register.

How can the Dutch Business Register be searched?

You can only search for natural persons by:

  • Name and date of birth
  • Name, postcode and house number
  • Date of birth, postcode and house number

You can search for legal persons/company names by:

  • Name of legal person/company name
  • Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) number
  • Postcode and house number

You can also search by date, district court, type of publication, publication reference or insolvency number.

History of the Dutch Insolvency Register

The CIR came into being on 1 January 2005. All cases occurring or notified after that date can be found in the CIR.

Related links

Central Insolvency Register in the Netherlands

Last update: 12/02/2021

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