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Article 10 - Information on competent courts or authorities

The following courts or other authorities are competent to receive requests in accordance with Article 6(1) and (2):

I Courts:

  • District Court of Amsterdam (Rechtbank Amsterdam)
  • Court of Appeal of Amsterdam (Gerechtshof Amsterdam)
  • District Court of The Hague (Rechtbank Den Haag)
  • Court of Appeal of The Hague (Gerechtshof Den Haag)
  • District Court of Gelderland (Rechtbank Gelderland)
  • District Court of Limburg (Rechtbank Limburg)
  • District Court of Central Netherlands (Rechtbank Midden-Nederland)
  • District Court of North Holland (Rechtbank Noord-Holland)
  • District Court of North Netherlands (Rechtbank Noord-Nederland)
  • District Court of East Brabant (Rechtbank Oost-Brabant)
  • District Court of Overijssel (Rechtbank Overijssel)
  • District Court of Rotterdam (Rechtbank Rotterdam)
  • District Court of Zeeland-West Brabant (Rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant)
  • Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden (Gerechtshof Arnhem-Leeuwarden)
  • Court of Appeal of 's-Hertogenbosch (Gerechtshof 's-Hertogenbosch)

A settlement agreement reached by the parties may, at their request, be laid down in a notarial act, which can then be enforced in the Netherlands under Article 430(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure (Rv).

For a list of addresses of all notaries’ offices in the Netherlands go to: Find a notary

Last update: 13/05/2024

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