This privacy statement concerns the processing of personal data via the website and is a supplement to the general privacy statement of Rijkswaterstaat.

The website is provided by Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat is committed to handling personal data with care and makes every effort to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Below you can read what does with your personal data and what rights you have.

Who is responsible for processing your data?

Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management is responsible for processing your personal data.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has a Data Protection Officer (FG). The FG can be reached at the following email address: The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is located at Rijnstraat 8, 2515 XP, The Hague. The postal address is: PO Box 20906, 2500 EX, The Hague.

Principles for the processing of personal data

When you respond via a web form or e-mail, we will in any case process your e-mail address, your name and your request or response.

For what purpose do we process your personal data?

We ask for your personal data in order to respond to your request or response and to process your response in accordance with our inquiry handling process.


The basis for processing these personal data is the fulfillment of a task of general interest, namely providing information about the public tasks of

Recipients of the personal data

Your personal data will only be provided to Rijkswaterstaat employees or companies with expertise in the field of your request, who will answer your question on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat. If your question belongs to another ministry or province, we ask you to contact them yourself.

Retention period

We do not store your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose of data processing and we comply with the GDPR and the Archives Act.


You have the right  to request to view, correct and delete your personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, to request restriction of processing or to transfer your personal data.

You can send a request to the editorial staff of via the contact form. Please indicate clearly on the form which right you request to exercise and in any case enter your name and contact details. We will ask you to identify yourself with a copy of a valid ID. You can make the photo and the citizen service number (BSN) unreadable. The Central Government's Kopie-ID app can be helpful with this.


If you have a complaint, you can submit it to the Rijkswaterstaat privacy coordinators. You can contact the privacy coordinators using the contact form. Of course you also have the right to do this with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).


Do you have additional questions about the privacy statement (version February 2024)?

Fill in the contact form.