All sole proprietors can shield address in Business Register

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Effective date: not yet known

There will be a change in the Business Register decree 2008.

What changes?

Are you a sole proprietor? Are you a self-employed professional (zzp’er)? You can hide your business address in the Business Register. To do so you must register an alternative postal address, for instance a P.O. Box.

In addition, telephone numbers and email addresses will no longer be disclosed in the Business Register and given out to everyone. This applies to all persons and legal entities. These data can then only be consulted by government organisations or professional groups that are legally allowed to do so.

Who can shield their visiting address already?

Are you a sole proprietor or do you want to register your sole proprietorship in het business register? KVK already offers the option of shielding your visiting address. In order to this, you will need to register a postal address that is different from your home and visiting address. KVK is anticipating the new legislation.

Decentralised political officeholders and their partners/domestic partners with their own businesses can also already shield their visiting address in the Business Register.

For whom?

  • sole proprietors


It is not yet known when this change in the Business Register decree 2008 (Handelsregisterbesluit 2008) will enter into force.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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