National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)

Publication and enactment

Up until 2008, complete retention schedules were published in the Staatscourant (the official newspaper of the Dutch state) as required by the 1995 Public Records Act. However, as part of the Cabinet programme 'Informatie op orde', this obligation has been abolished and the Staatscourant now only publishes an announcement of the final decision. The retention schedules themselves are permanently accessible from this website at Selectielijsten ter inzage en vastgesteld (Dutch only, all final schedules published since November 2008).
This amendment to the law has no consequence on the legal validity of the retention schedule and the retention schedule takes effect two days after publication of the final decision.