Measuring instruments

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

In the Netherlands, if you manufacture or sell measuring instruments, they must comply with the requirements of, among others:

  • the Dutch Metrology Act (Metrologiewet)
  • the Measuring Instruments Decrees (Meetinstrumentenbesluiten)
  • the Regulation on Metrological Brand Marks (Regeling metrologische merktekens)
  • the Metrology Act (Exemption) Regulation (Regeling vrijstelling Metrologiewet)

These regulations list the technical requirements that the measuring instrument must satisfy and which measuring units can be used.

Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to measuring instruments differ from those of other EU Member States. If a measuring instrument is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO