Guide to legal resources concerning the Netherlands

Executive in the Netherlands
  1. The Dutch Royal House
  2. The Dutch government
  3. List of Dutch ministries
  4. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security

Legislature in the Netherlands
  1. Parliament: Staten-Generaal
  2. Eerste Kamer (First Chamber - the Senate of the Dutch Parliament - the States General)
  3. Tweede Kamer (Second Chamber - House of Representatives of the Netherlands)

Legislation in the Netherlands
  1. Constitution of the Netherlands
  2. Dutch Civil Code
  3. Dutch Code of Civil Procedure
  4. Dutch Bankruptcy Act
  5. Dutch Financial Supervision Act
  6. Dutch Competition Act
  7. Dutch Works Council Act
  8. Dutch Treaty Database
  9. Netherlands
  10. FAOLEX: Netherlands (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) database of national laws and regulations on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources
  11. NATLEX: Netherlands (International Labour Organization) database of Netherlands laws on labor, social security, and related human rights
  12. RefWorld Legal Information: Netherlands (UNHCR)
  13. WIPO Lex: Netherlands (World Intellectual Property Organization)

Judicial system and Dutch courts
  1. Judicial system in the Netherlands
  2. Netherlands Commercial Court - comercial litigation in the English language
  3. Gerechtshoven (Courts of Appeal)
  4. Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court of the Netherlands)
  5. Raad van State (The Council of State - advisory body on legislation and administrative court)

Arbitral courts in The Netherlands
  1. Netherlands Arbitration Institute
  2. Council of Arbitration for the Metal Industry and Metal Trade Foundation
  3. Council for Arbitration in the Construction Industry
  4. Dispute Resolution Foundation for Automation Disputes
  5. International Chamber of Commerce
  6. P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

Organisations of legal professionals
  1. Council for the Judiciary (Raad voor de rechtspraak)
  2. Netherlands Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten)
  3. Legal Aid Board (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand)
  4. Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie)
  5. Royal Professional Organization of Judicial Officers in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Beroepsorganisatie van Gerechtsdeurwaarders)

Law Schools in the Netherlands
  1. Free University Law School (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam
  2. Amsterdam Law School
  3. Amsterdam School of International Relations
  4. Groningen University
  5. Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  6. Maastricht University
  7. Radboud University Faculty of Law
  8. Tilburg University
  9. Leiden University
  10. Utrecht University
  11. Utrecht University: Centre for the Enforcement of European Law

Trade, finance and immigration
  1. Chamber of Commerce
  2. Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank - DNB)
  3. Dutch customs authorities
  4. Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)
  5. Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
  6. Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  7. Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

Work, income and tax in the Netherlands
  1. Dutch tax system (taxes, benefits and allowances)
  2. Social and Economic Council (SER) of the Netherlands

Selected agencies and institutions
  1. Netherlands Institute for Human Rights
  2. Land registry (Kadaster)
  3. The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
  4. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
  5. Radiocommunications Agency (Agentschap Telecom)
  6. The Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS)
  7. The Dutch Data Protection Authority
  8. Buma/Stemra
  9. Pictoright - Author’s rights organisation for visual creators in the Netherlands
  10. Foundation for the Exploitation of Neighbouring Rights (SENA)
  11. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate
  12. The Netherlands Controlling Authority for Milk and Milk products
  13. Financial Supervision Office (Bureau Financieel Toezicht - BFT)
  14. The Dutch Media Authority (Commissariaat voor de Media)
  15. The Inspectorate of Justice and Security
  16. The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism
  17. Dutch Coastguard
  18. The Dutch Chief of Defence
  19. The Dutch Vehicle Authority (RDW)
  20. The Dutch Cultural Heritage Inspectorate
  21. The Dutch Foundation for Consumer Complaints Boards (De Geschillencommissie)
  22. The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate
  23. The Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad)
  24. The Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate
  25. The National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland)
  26. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)
  27. The Dutch Healthcare Authority
  28. Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
  29. Medicines Evaluation Board
  30. The Dutch Inspectorate of Education
  31. The Dutch Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment (Arbeidsinspectie)
  32. The Dutch Quality Control Bureau (KCB)
  33. Dutch Emissions Authority
  34. NEN - Standardization Institute in The Netherlands
  35. Kiwa (Testing, Inspection and Certification - TIC)
  36. The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)
  37. The Dutch Safety Board
  38. The Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides

Legal guides to the Netherlands
  1. Law Library of Congress Legal Reports: Netherlands (Library of Congress)
  2. Law Library of Congress Search: Netherlands (Library of Congress)
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