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 five kinds of insolvency proceedings:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Moratorium (or ‘suspension of payment’)
  • Debt relief for natural persons
  • Public non-bankruptcy settlement procedure
  • Restricted non-bankruptcy settlement procedure

The courts are responsible for deciding on these types of insolvency proceedings. They are also responsible for the (automated) transmission of notifications relating to these insolvency proceedings to the Council for the Judiciary (Raad voor de rechtspraak). Only for restricted non-bankruptcy settlement procedures is there no notification, owing to the restricted nature of such procedures. The Council for the Judiciary uses these notifications for the Central Insolvency Register (CIR)

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

  • Personal details
  • Company names
  • Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) numbers
  • Details of curators and administrators
  • All previous notifications

In addition, for payment suspensions and debt relief, the courts keep this information in their own registers.

Disclaimer of the Dutch Insolvency Register

The Central Insolvency Register contains information provided by the various courts on bankruptcies, payment suspensions, and cancellations of debts relating to natural persons (private individuals), and public non-bankruptcy settlement procedures.

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 number
  • Postcode and house number / PO box number

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

The CIR contains a separate overview of public non-bankruptcy settlement procedures.

History of the Dutch Insolvency Register

The CIR officially came into being on 1 January 2005. All cases occurring or notified after that date can be consulted in the CIR and remain accessible there until 6 months after the closure of the insolvency proceedings.

Related links

Central Insolvency Register in the Netherlands

Last update: 26/01/2024

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