The Netherlands ratified the Convention on 12 April 1999, and the Convention entered into force for the Netherlands on 1 October 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 20 April 2001, Netherlands reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

In 2002, Netherlands reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Netherlands reported having destroyed 260,510 mines.

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques. As of 2018, the Netherlands has reported having retained 974 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Netherlands reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.



Update on Cooperation and Assistance, November 2018


Netherland's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Netherlands' 2017 Article 7 transparency report


Snapshots from Netherlands at Convention-related activities on Flickr.