Any party engaging in insurance activities in the Netherlands must either hold the appropriate authorisation issued by DNB or be exempted from the authorisation requirement. This applies to all categories of insurers: life, non-life and funeral expenses and benefits in kind insurers and reinsurers. They are not permitted to provide their services until DNB has issued its authorisation, unless they qualify for exemption.
This section of Open Book on Supervision provides insurers with information about market access. You will also find explanatory notes to the concepts and statutory provisions that are relevant to market access and authorisation for parties engaging in insurance activities.