About NLnet Labs

The Internet is a global system with an impact on our society as profound as the impact of the printing press and the industrial revolution. Its success and societal relevance finds its root in a cultural and technological approach called Openness.
Stichting NLnet Labs (NLnet Labs for short) is a not for profit foundation founded in 1999 in the Netherlands. Its statutes define its objectives: to develop Open Source software and open standards for the benefit of the Internet.
The foundation believes that the Openness of the network, as enabled by technology and policy, thrives human wellbeing and prosperity. By contributing technology and expertise in the form of Open Source Software and Open Standards, we contribute to wellbeing and prosperity for all.


NLnet Labs' mission is:
To provide globally recognized innovations and expertise for those technologies that turn a network of networks into an Open Internet for All.

» Read more about the mission of NLnet Labs on our Labs' Mission Page or in our Strategic Plan.


NLnet Labs was founded in 1999 by Stichting NLnet. It started with a team of two employees working on the DNSSEC project. The budget of NLnet Labs was initially based on long term investment for development with a staff of five to six people and provided through a subsidies by the Stichting NLnet. See our contributors page and our annual reports for more information about current funding.


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Matrix 2, ASP

NLnet Labs resides in the Matrix 2 building of ASP, in the close vicinity of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.

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NLnet Labs
Science Park 400
1098 XH Amsterdam

E-mail: labs@nlnetlabs.nl

ANBI Information

NLnet Labs is a not-for-profit (ANBI, Algemeen Nut Beoogende Instelling). All required and volunteered information can be found below.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Registration numbers

  • RSIN: 8084.37.185i (Tax Registration Number)
  • KVK: 34126276 (Chamber of Commerce Registration)

Remuneration Policy

Remuneration Policy


  • Statuten (Statutes, PDF, Dutch original and authoritative)
  • Statutes (Statutes, PDf)
    This is the translation of the 2007 version of our statutes, the only difference in the 2012 version is that article 4.1 reads: "The board shall consist of at least three persons."


  • Frances Brazier (secretary)
  • Cristian Hesselman (chair)
  • Ted Lindgreen
  • Sjoera Nas
  • Andrei Robachevsky
  • Jochem de Ruig (treasurer)

Annual Reports

Annual reports contain a report of our activities including a financial report. 'Kengetallen jaarrekening' contain an abstract of our annual financial statements, in Dutch.

  • Annual Report 2016 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2016 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2015 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2015 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2014 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2014 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2013 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2013 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2012 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2012 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2011 pdf.
  • Kengetallen Jaarrekening 2011 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2010 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2009 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2008 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2007 pdf.
  • Annual Report 2006 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2005 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2004 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2003 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2002 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2001 html. pdf.
  • Annual Report 2000 html. pdf.

  • Fri Sep 15 2017

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    Science Park 400, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    labs@nlnetlabs.nl, subsidised by NLnet and SIDN.