The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency – in short Kadaster – collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. This also goes for ships, aircraft and telecom networks. Doing so, Kadaster protects legal certainty. We are also responsible for national mapping and maintenance of the national reference coordinate system. Furthermore, we are an advisory body for land-use issues and national spatial data infrastructures.
Our information is available predominantly through online web services, including information on energy labels of houses and underground cables and pipelines. Our main customer groups are civil-law notaries, local authorities, businesses, financial institutions and private individuals. Kadaster maintains the Key Registers Cadastre and Topography.
Kadaster performs its public tasks in service of society. This is reflected in the way we are organised and the ways in which we publicly account for how we work.
Kadaster in 3 minutes
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What do we do?
It is Kadaster’s statutory task to maintain a number of registrations. Examples are the registration of real estate, topography, ships and aircraft.
Besides information from its own registrations, Kadaster also provides information from registrations of other parties. For them, we maintain so-called national facilities, by means of which we provide access to the data. Examples are the facilities for addresses and buildings, cables and pipelines, and energy labels.
Information provision is another key task of ours. The information products from the registrations and national facilities come in various shapes and forms, such as: data files, formal documents or maps. Clients are able to acquire them through personal contact, by phone or through the Internet. To business clients Kadaster offers its web portal My Kadaster, to private citizens it offers the Web Store.
Customised work and advice
We also provide customised work and advice, predominantly to authorities. This refers to data selections and aggregations. Authorities obtain customised information which helps them develop spatial planning policies.
Kadaster also carries out international activities. As an advisory body, it applies its knowledge of land registrations and geographic information in countries that have need for it. Kadaster collaborates with international universities and organisations to share knowledge. In addition, it is represented within international umbrella organisations.
Kadaster is a non-departmental public body, under the political responsibility of the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment. Its Executive Board is chaired by Mrs Dorine Burmanje.
The plans for reaching its goals Kadaster lays down in its Long-term Policy Plan. The plan is publicly available, it is updated every year. Also every year, Kadaster publicly accounts for the results it was able to reach in its Annual Report.
The English pages on our website contain information relevant to our international visitors. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.