Doping Authority Netherlands

Doping Authority Netherlands was established on 1 January 2019. The Anti-Doping Policy Implementation Act (Wet uitvoering antidopingbeleid; Wuab) came into effect on the same day. Doping Authority Netherlands is an independent administrative body and the National Anti-Doping Organisation of the Netherlands. The Wuab provides Doping Authority Netherlands with the legal basis needed to do its work.


The mission of Doping Authority Netherlands is to create doping-free sports in the Netherlands.

Statutory duties

The statutory duties of Doping Authority Netherlands are:

  • Fighting doping in sport.
  • Implementing the doping control process:
    • Assessing requests for therapeutic use exemptions and granting those exemptions.
    • Making decisions about which athletes will be included in the group of elite athletes.
    • Selecting and designating the persons from whom bodily samples will be taken.
    • Taking, collecting and analysing bodily samples.
    • Managing the results of the laboratory research.
    • Participating in disciplinary proceedings.
  • Collecting and investigating information about possible violations of doping regulations.
  • Providing information about doping.
  • Other duties assigned by Our Minister relating to the fight against doping in sport.

The duties are performed in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code. To fulfil its duties, the Doping Authority cooperates with many national and international organisations.


The predecessor of Doping Authority Netherlands was the Anti-Doping Authority of the Netherlands, a foundation established on 22 June 2006 by the merger of the Netherlands Centre for Doping Issues (NeCeDo) and Doping Control Netherlands (DoCoNed).

The annual reports of Doping Authority Netherlands and Anti-Doping Authority of the Nederlands can be found here.

Doping Authority Netherlands or employees of Doping Authority Netherlands regulary publish either their own reports or articles or publish publications in cooperation with other organizations. An overview of all publications can be found here.

For information about nutritional supplements and doping, click here.

Contact information

Telephone: +31 10 201 01 50

Postal address:

P.O. Box 5000
2900 EA  Capelle aan den IJssel
The Netherlands

Visiting address:

Barbizonlaan 55
2908 ME  Capelle aan den IJssel
The Netherlands
See map.


Doping Autority Netherlands is a member of iNADO.