Manufacturers of registration plates must comply with the Registration Certificate & Registration Plate Regulation (Regeling kentekens en kentekenplaten) and the Registration Plate Approval Requirements Regulation 2000 (Regeling eisen goedkeuring kentekenplaten 2000). These regulations lay down the requirements for registration plates (e.g. lacquer, colour and material).
Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to registration plates differ from those of other EU Member States. If a registration plate is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.