Please note that the original language version of this page Dutch has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.
Swipe to change

Bankruptcy and insolvency registers

This section provides you with a brief introduction to the Dutch insolvency register.

There is no official translation of the language version you are viewing.
You can access a machine translated version of this content here. Please note that it is only provided for contextual purposes. The owner of this page accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the quality of this machine translated text.

What information does the Dutch insolvency register contain?

In the Netherlands, there are three kinds of insolvency:

  • bankruptcy
  • moratorium
  • 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, which uses these notifications for the Central Insolvency Register (CIR) on bankruptcies and moratoriums.

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

  • personal details
  • company names
  • business register IDs
  • details on curators and administrators
  • all previous notifications

The CIR was established by law, so information contained in it may be assumed to be legally binding.

Besides the CIR there is also a National Register of Debt Restructuring Cases (Landelijk Register SchuldsaneringenLRS), which is run by one of the Legal Aid Councils (Raden voor rechtsbijstand). As an additional service (not required by law), the CIR also contains the data from the LRS. The CIR and the LSR can both be consulted online.

Disclaimer of the Dutch insolvency register

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

Is access to the Dutch insolvency Register free?

Yes, access is free of charge.

There are no restrictions on access to the CIR online.

For professional users, a web-based service is available allowing re-use of the data.

How to search the Dutch insolvency register

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.

Beyond one year from the publication date, you will no longer be able to find insolvency notifications by their date. You can search for companies and legal persons by:

  • company name
  • business ID
  • address.

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.


Central Insolvency Register in the Netherlands

Last update: 06/02/2015

The national language version of this page is maintained by the respective Member State. The translations have been done by the European Commission service. Possible changes introduced in the original by the competent national authority may not be yet reflected in the translations. The European Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to any information or data contained or referred to in this document. Please refer to the legal notice to see copyright rules for the Member State responsible for this page.


Use the form below to share your comments and feedback on our new website