Open Knowledge

Company Register / 2014 55% open


What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Name of company
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Company address
  • Updated at least once a month

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Unsure
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by KBO)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


There are three ways to obtain this data. One is as an Open Data CSV file that is updated monthly and available for free after registration, in this dataset however you can only see the publicly available information about the companies. There is also a daily updated webservice where users pay 50 euro per 2000 queries. And there is a full xml catalogue, daily updated with more up-to-date information on the companies (current and stopped). For this you pay a license of 75000 euro per year.

Reviewer comments

Whether this data is openly licensed is still unsure due to the requirement of registering and it mentions the licensee may not reuse the data for a purpose other than the one it was mentioned during his registration as a users of the files "open data" Cft. Art 2.1 on



  • Pieter-Jan Pauwels


  • Pieter Colpaert