The search for people in the Netherlands is a frequently requested task. As a neighbouring country of Germany, there is a regular exchange. People move from here to there and vice versa. In business life, there is a lively trade.
So there is no getting around the fact that the people in the countries know and communicate with each other. Sometimes it happens that someone loses contact with a person who lives in the Netherlands. But how can you now find the address of this person?
Research via the telephone directory in the Netherlands
If you want to try to find an address in the Netherlands yourself, you can take a look at the telephone book.
The most extensive information can be obtained from
Another source that can be recommended is the yellow pages
Search for people in Holland via the Internet
In principle, the search for people in the Netherlands also works via the internet. The most commonly used web pages for your search are:
Hyves used to be a great way to find people. However, this network is offline now and archive searches are not possible.
Search for people and addresses carried out by professionals in the Netherlands
Because you have only limited options to find someone in the Netherlands, it is good for you to know that our investigators have excellent chances to find a person you are looking for in Holland.
Our success rate to find a person in the Netherlands is around 80 percent. That’s quite a good rate, we think. You can’t find every missing person. Sometimes there is too little information, sometimes the data is wrong and sometimes a person is already dead.
If someone is lost, then that is not a job for an investigator. In this case we suggest to contact the Rode Kruis Nederland (Red Cross).
In which cities in the Netherlands are people being searched for?
In principle, we can search for addresses in any city in the Netherlands. Large cities receive of course more requests for an address research than smaller ones. The most common requests for an address search in the Netherlands are from the following cities:
- The Hague
However we can carry out a professional address research in every city and municipality in the Netherlands.
Get in touch with us and let us explain how our investigator can help you find the address that you are looking for.
Is there a central information centre for addresses in the Netherlands?
If you suspect a person to be living in the Netherlands and you do not have any other search criteria, it is not possible to search for addresses via the registration offices in the Netherlands.
There used to be a central register for the whole of the Netherlands. That was the Bureau Vestigings Register. However, this office was reorganized some time ago and no longer provides the current personal information.
There is still a national civil register. The Agentschap BPR (Agentschap Basisadministratie Persoonsgegevens en Rijsdocumenten). However, due to strict data protection regulations, you will not receive any information concerning the addresses of Dutch citizens there.
Enquiries about the municipal administration
If you have the exact place of residence of the person you are looking for, you can as a private person make a direct enquiry. However, you will only have a chance to obtain information if the respective regulation of the municipality has an ordinance that allows information to be provided to non-Dutch people.
You can find the web addresses of the municipalities here:
Basically, correspondence is not in English.
You must also provide a legally compliant justification for the person search in order to have a chance to obtain information.
In which cases is the person search carried out in the Netherlands?
Typical cases for an investigation in the Netherlands are:
- Search for debtors (also maintenance debtors)
- Investigations for missing persons
- Search for old friends
- Looking for heirs
- Search for relatives
- and many more reasons
JMMPI searches for people and addresses in the Netherlands for you
You can save yourself a lot of work by entrusting us with the search in the Netherlands right away. Send us your enquiry using the contact form.
All information will be treated confidentially. The investigation will be handled discreetly.
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