Latest Drone Regulations Netherlands

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Netherlands

Netherlands Drone rules Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is recommended. 

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone Regulations Netherlands


Main responsive authorities

The main Authority responsive for the drone flights is the

Netherlands Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)



[email protected] / +31 70 351 6171


Drone rules in Netherlands

    • Drone flights are allowed in Air spaces with Category ”G” only. These limitations decrease the allowed zones. The map of No-fly zones is very important to those zones. You can see the map here.

    • Visual eye contact with the drone during flight – All the time.

    • Flights only Day time.

    • Always keep safe distance buildings and objects. Distance to people – always.

    • Max high of the flight over ground – 120 meters.

    • If you see Aircraft approach to your drone- you must land your machine immediately.

Drone Regulations for Recreational flights:

      • – Max Weight of the drone – 25kg.

      • – Flying above people and city’s buildings – Not allowed.

      • – All material you shoot with your drone is for your own usage – Photos and films.

Full and plain information about those regulations you can read on this official website of DGCA

Drone Regulations for Commercial Operations:

– For perform Commercial operations – the pilot must have License.

– Max wеight of drone -25 kg.

– Visual contact – all the time.

– Max high of the flight – 120 meters.

– If you don’t keep all the rules, there is a chance to receive a Warning. In some cases a confiscation of the drone machine is possible. The penaltie may varies.

– Drone Insurance – Recommended.

You can read all needed information about Commercial operations – on this official website.

We advise you to be informed from the official websites for the latest and full information about Drone Regulations Netherlands before you plan and perform a drone flight. This will guaranties safety and pleasant drone flights.


The safety and the proper making flight are with major importance. Always be sure that the drone is in perfect condition before perform a flight.

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