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Exchange institutions – market access overview

Dutch consumers and the economy as a whole stand to benefit from a varied range of financial products and services, which is why we welcome new and innovative parties on the market. A safe, innovative, reliable and responsible financial sector can contribute to sustainable prosperity in the Netherlands, which is what De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) seeks to achieve.

Authorisation or declaration of no-objection

Parties wishing to enter the financial market must have permission to do so, for example in the form of an authorisation. They can submit an application for authorisation to DNB. We will then check whether all applicable requirements have been met and whether the requested authorisation can be granted.

More information

Below is an overview and explanation of concepts and provisions that are relevant to the market access and authorisation of parties offering services as an exchange institution.


If you are an innovative financial services or products provider, you can visit the InnovationHub, a joint initiative of supervisors DNB and the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), with any questions you may have about the applicability of rules and regulations.

The InnovationHub offers innovative entrepreneurs and incumbent market operators the opportunity to discuss regulatory issues directly with the relevant supervisory authority, irrespective of whether they are currently subject to supervision. the InnovationHub aims to create room for innovation in the financial sector.

Any questions?

With questions you can always contact us. You can reach us in several ways:

By mail

De Nederlandsche Bank NV
Expert Centre on Market Access
PO Box 98
1000 AB Amsterdam


DNB Information Desk, open on business days between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (0800 020 10 68 in the Netherlands, or +31 20 524 91 11 if calling from abroad).


info@dnb.nl (please state your name, address and telephone number)

We will not consider anonymous questions.