Working in a culture-related profession

Do you have a diploma from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and do you want to work in a culture-related profession in the Netherlands? If so, you must apply for recognition of your foreign diploma. If you are only working temporarily or ad hoc in a culture-related profession, please indicate so on your application.

Apply

  1. Apply online in order to work in a culture-related profession in the Netherlands (in Dutch only).
  2. Do you prefer to use a form? Please use the form Aanvraag Erkenning of tijdelijke dienstverrichting EU-beroepskwalificaties cultuurberoepen. This form is not available in English.

We only accept online applications and applications with a form.

For which professions?

You need to apply if you want to work in 1 of the following professions:

  • general national government archivist
  • national government archivist
  • provincial archivist
  • municipal archivist (in line with the Public Records Act 1995)
  • water board archivist (in line with the Public Records Act 1995)

Conditions

All conditions are listed in the Erkenning EU-beroepskwalificaties cultuurberoepen (in Dutch only).

Free

Applying in order to work in a culture-related profession in the Netherlands is free.

Contact

Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on +31 50 599 80 36. Or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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