Drones for residents of the European Union

As a resident of the European Union (EU), you may fly with your drone in the Netherlands. If you fly in the OPEN category, you do not need to ask permission for your flight(s). However, please be aware of EU or national limitations that apply. For drones and drone flights in the SPECIFIC category, you do need permission. You can apply for permission at the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). Below, you can learn how.

OPEN category


CERTIFIED category

Frequently asked questions

The Netherlands is an EASA Member State. Therefore, all drone flights in the Netherlands must comply with Regulation [EU]2019/947.