The Netherlands – Legislation

The Netherlands is part of the European Union, therefore European legislation is applicable to the Netherlands.

Dutch National Law

Most Dutch Legislation is free to download from, as are the official publications of the government.

Official publications before 1995 can be found at

Statutory Law

Book 8 Dutch Civil Code, articles 1300 – 1420
Wet Luchtvaart 18 June 1992
(English translation)

The Netherlands is a Contracting State to the following treaties

Montreal Convention 1999, (Std 2004, 83) since 28 June 2004, for the Dutch translation see Trb. 2001, 91 and 107.

Chicago Convention 1944, (Trb. 1954, 18) for the Dutch translation see Trb. 1973, 109.


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