Applying for a falconry licence

If you wish to hunt with a game bird (peregrine falcon or hawk), you will need a falconry licence.

Last updated on 17 August 2021

Eligibility for a falconry licence

To be eligible for a falconry licence, you must meet a number of requirements. For example, you must be 18 years of age or older. The website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO) lists all the requirements for a falconry licence (in Dutch).

Applying for a falconry licence

Applications for a falconry licence (in Dutch) are made to the RVO.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Nature Protection Act

Decree on nature conservation

Nature Conservation Regulation

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