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If you intend to use the title 'architect' in the Netherlands you must be registered with the Architect Registration Office (Bureau Architectenregister). This is in accordance with the Architects' Title Act (Wet op de architectentitel). The same applies to anyone wishing to use the title 'garden or landscape architect', 'interior architect' or 'urban designer'. Yacht and naval designers are not required to register. You must have certain certificates to be eligible for inclusion in the architects register.
You can only register with the architects register after finishing your masters training and having gained 2 years of professional experience.
Consultation with the architects register
If you are looking for a registered architect, garden or landscape architect, interior architect or urban designer, you can consult the architects register on the website of the Architect Registration Office.
Online registration procedure via Message Box
Using Message Box you can submit requests online to be listed in the architects register, which is maintained by the Architect Registration Office. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.