Open Government Act (Wet Open Overheid)
This page explains how to request information from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) or one of its institutes under the (Dutch) Open Government Act (the “WOO”). The KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies is one of the institutes of the KNAW.

The KNAW aims to make as much information as possible available through its own websites. Not all information can be made public, however, for example personal data about or originating from researchers or other employees, or information about third parties. When responding to a request for information under the WOO, the KNAW gives it careful consideration, taking into account the relevant statutory framework and remaining within the statutory four-week deadline. The KNAW will contact you if it is not possible to respond by that deadline. If an information request is refused, the KNAW will explain why. If the request is granted, the Academy will share the requested information with you and will also make it publicly available to others.

Submitting a request
Your request should specify as precisely as possible what information you wish to receive. Information requests intended for all KNAW units (the Academy Bureau and the institutes) can be e-mailed to: [email protected].

You can also send your request by mail to:
WOO verzoek
Postbus 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

The KNAW may charge you for any costs incurred for making copies and extracts.