Whether you can have your divorce in the Netherlands is regulated by the Brussels II ter regulation. This regulation determines whether the court in the Netherlands has jurisdiction to deal with a petition for divorce.

Jurisdiction

Volgens artikel 3 bis is de Nederlandse rechter bevoegd indien:

de echtgenoten hun gewone verblijfplaats in Nederland hebben
de echtgenoten hun laatste (gezamenlijke) gewone verblijfplaats in Nederland hadden en een van hen nog steeds in Nederland verblijft
de respondent heeft zijn gewone verblijfplaats in Nederland
de echtgenoten dienen een gezamenlijk verzoek tot echtscheiding in en een van hen heeft zijn gewone verblijfplaats in Nederland.
the applicant (requesting spouse) is habitually resident in the Netherlands and (s)he resided in the Netherlands for at least a year immediately before the application was made
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the applicant (requesting spouse) is habitually resident in the Netherlands and (s)he resided in the Netherlands for at least six months immediately before the application was made and is a national of the Netherlands.
Under Article 3b, the Dutch court also has jurisdiction if:

both spouses have the Dutch nationality.

Children

The Dutch court will also have jurisdiction to make decisions about the children, if the children are habitually resident in the Netherlands.

Applicable law

Jurisdication to give a divorce decision, does not automatically imply that the Dutch court will apply the Dutch law on marital matrimony.

Sometimes spouses made a choise together for what law will be applicable in case of a divorce.

If the spouses did not make a choise, ….

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