Who are we and what do we do

The offices of the Kadaster and the public registers (hereinafter: the Kadaster) constitute a non-departmental public body with its main office based in Apeldoorn.

It is Kadaster’s statutory task to manage a number of registers. This includes registers for real estate, topography, ships and aircraft. In addition to information about its own registers, the Kadaster also provides information from registers of other parties. The Kadaster manages so-called National Facilities for them. This includes information about addresses and buildings, cables and pipelines, and spatial plans.

Protection of personal data

The Kadaster is careful when dealing with the privacy of all persons who are contained in its registrations. The law regulates that these registrations are public. The Kadaster only uses personal data to perform its legal tasks. When collecting, managing and providing personal data, the Kadaster adheres to the Kadasterwet (Land Registry Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

What is personal data?

Personal data include information related to a person or which lead to the identification of a person. For example a name, a home address or an income. An e-mail address also constitutes personal data. The website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority contains a detailed explanation of what personal data are.

Processing personal data

The Kadaster processes your personal data at various times or for various purposes:

  • If you have purchased a house or, for example, had a ship registered, then the Kadaster has included your data in the public registers and has registered them in the key register or in the register for ships. In this situation, the Kadaster processes your data in order to comply with a legal obligation. Read on the page privacy statement of title holder which data of yours the Kadaster processes.
  • The Kadaster maintains a national facility for various source owners. If you discover an error in the object data in one of the registers, you can submit feedback. Personal data are processed for submitting and handling feedback.
  • Kadaster also processes contact details for exchanging information on the location of cables and pipelines (KLIC, the Cable and pipeline information centre). Read on the page privacy statement of national facilities which data the Kadaster processes regarding the national facilities and KLIC.
  • If you have purchased a product or service from the Kadaster, then the Kadaster will register your data to deliver your product or service. This processing of your data is necessary for the execution of an agreement between yourself and the Kadaster. Read on the page customer privacy statement which data of yours the Kadaster processes.
  • The Kadaster attaches great value to recruiting and selecting the right staff for the right functions. If you apply to the Kadaster or if you are an employee, you can read on the page privacy statement of former employees applicants hired employees and temporary workers which data of yours the Kadaster processes. This processing of your data is necessary for the execution of an agreement between yourself and the Kadaster.

Kadaster website

For this website, the Kadaster uses a reliable SSL Certificate to ensure that your personal data do not end up in the wrong hands. The Kadaster website uses functional cookies.


When you visit a Kadaster office, your name and possibly the name of the company or organisation for which you work will be registered so that the Kadaster, for example in the event of a calamity, knows who is in the building. These data are not shared with third parties and are destroyed after a period of 215 days.

The offices of the Kadaster are, among other ways, secured with security cameras. Upon entering the building, you will be alerted to the presence of cameras. Images from the security cameras are used to protect our employees, visitors, and property and are only shared with authorised bodies in the context of investigative and/or law enforcement purposes. If you wish to view security images of yourself, you must submit a request to the Data Protection Officer of the Kadaster. Security images can be stored for a maximum of 90 days, after which they are automatically recorded over.

When you use our Wi-Fi network as a visitor, your identity details (name, address and place of residence) are registered so that you can gain access to the network. The IP address you use is also registered. A user agreement will be concluded with you for the Wi-Fi network. The data recorded for using our Wi-Fi network will be monitored for any improper use of the Wi-Fi network and only shared with the authorised bodies in the context of investigative and/or law enforcement purposes. The data will be destroyed after a period of 1 year.

Information security

The Kadaster protects your data with technical and organisational measures. The Kadaster is certified in ISO 27001 information security and complies with security guidelines of the BIR (Government Baseline Information Security).
Your rights (rights of those involved)

Under the GDPR, you have rights that you can invoke in respect of the Kadaster to allow you to gain more insight into how the Kadaster processes your personal data. Do you wish to know which personal data of yours the Kadaster is processing or do you believe that your data are incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant? Read on the page privacy statement of rights for data subjects which rights you can call upon and how to call upon them.

Do you have questions or complaints?

More information on privacy law can be found on the website of the Rijksoverheid.
You can contact the Kadaster if you have any questions. Our contact information can be found at our contact page.

The Kadaster has a Data Protection Officer (DPO). For questions about how the Kadaster handles your privacy, you can contact the DPO of the Kadaster via privacy@kadaster.nl
The Personal Data Authority exerts external supervision on compliance with privacy law. You have the right to file a complaint with the authority about the Kadaster.
For more information about this visit the website of the Dutch DPA, or call 0900 - 2001 201.