BeNeLux Chapter

PDF Association LogoPDF/A is well accepted and used in the Netherlands already. The recommendation by the National Archive and the Government requirement are of special interest.

Belgium and Luxembourg are starting with the adoption of PDF/A.

In Luxembourg, the Publications Office of the European Union is one of the first PDF/A users.


Local Contact

Colin Oosterhout
Colin Oosterhout can build on a solid experience & profound knowledge of Acrobat en PDF, which he build over many years of his career. He joined Adobe Systems Benelux in 2000, where he had several roles and activities as Business Development Manager for the Acrobat product group in the Benelux. He also wrote numerous articles about Acrobat & PDF(/A) for several business magazines.

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Country Sponsor

Carsten Heierman
Carsten Heierman is Country Sponsor for the BeNeLux.
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 -0

Members in Country

About 10 companies from Benelux are PDF/A Competence Center members.

Cooperation Partners

The PDF/A Competence Center cooperates with international associations dealing with Document Management, Enterprise Content Management and long-term archiving.

Cooperation Partner in Belgium:


Cooperation Partner in the Netherlands:

More information will follow.


A lot of the materials are in the Dutch language.

DMS or PDF related Magazines

Recommendations and legal requirements

  • Nationaal Archief kiest voor PDF/A
  • Handreiking open documentstandaarden voor de overheid
  • Archiefregeling

Local Events

  • The First International PDF/A Conference, Amsterdam by PDF/A Competence Center in 2008
  • Seminar “PDF/A: verleden, heden en toekomst” on December 2nd, 2010 in Woerden by DO Consultancy in cooperation with PDF/A Competence Center