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Recreational amenities boards

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

In the Netherlands there are several recreational amenities boards (recreatieschappen). These boards develop, manage and exploit outdoor recreational amenities outside the built-up area. Examples are (swimming) pools, picnic locations, cycle paths and footpaths and canoe routes. They are cooperative arrangements between municipal and provincial authorities. Some recreational amenities boards have their own by-laws.


For activities within the district of a recreational amenities board, you will sometimes need a permit. It concerns, for example:

  • a permit for making photographs or film recordings for a commercial purpose
  • a dispensation from advertisements on immovable property
  • a permit for parking advertising vehicles
  • a street trader’s permit
  • a stand permit

You apply for the permit to the management of the recreational amenities board.

Online application procedure via Message Box

You can apply for these permits to the following recreational amenities boards digitally via Message Box:

Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency