In the Netherlands a ship station licence can only be issued to vessels that :
When the boat does meet any of the above criteria, one can not apply for the ship station licence.
The ship station licence of the Netherlands consists of a :
Note that since a few years the ship station licence has to be maintained, meaning that an annual user tax is imposed by the Telecom Agency. If one no longer has any need of the issued ship station licence, the Telecom Agency will have to be informed accordingly before the end of the calendar year. If not cancelled in time, the taxes will nevertheless have to be paid.