Royal Institute of Dutch Architects

About BNA

BNA, the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, is the sole professional association for Dutch architects. The goal of BNA is to stimulate the development of architecture and to support the practice of its members. Some 1000 agencies are united in our sector association.

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  • Promotes the expertise of the architect
  • Strengthens the position of Dutch architecture
  • Fosters professional development

Are you interested in practicing architecture in the Netherlands?


Are you interested in practicing architecture in the Netherlands?

Have a look in the BNA publication on the profession (published 2006). You can register as an architect in Holland via Architectenregister (if your education is sufficient and accepted).

The Royal Insitute of British Architects provides an overview of all European countries. Download the document about the Netherlands.

Legal specialist Sarah Schoenmakers did a detailed study into the legal position of the Dutch architects. Download the study.

In case you have additional question about work experiences, visit the FAQ of the SFA, Stichting Fonds Architectenbureaus.

Pension Fund

Pensioenfonds Architectenbureaus is the pension fund for employees working at a practice of architects (‘architectenbureau’) in the Netherlands. All the beneficiaries have the assurance of income security for old age retirement, in the event of death or occupational disability. Read more about the pension here.

Do you have any questions or remarks? Contact me

mlehner@bna.nl
Mathias Lehner Programmamanager BNA International