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The Koninklijke VHOK or Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands, founded in 1911, is the oldest and most renowned professional association in the Netherlands.

‘We know the vital importance of quality. Whoever buys a beautiful object wishes to know exactly what it is. Dates, attributions, state and preservation of the antique objects all have to fit. That is why only the best dealers are allowed to bear the VHOK-logo.

Our members are “the eyes of the antiques and fine arts market” and jointly they strive for the highest standards of expertise and ethics and of being connoisseurs. We have mutually agreed on these standards for ourselves and for our clients in the “Code of Conduct” and the “General Conditions for Sales and Services”.

Every imaginable theme of collection is to be found at one of our almost 100 hundred dealers. So altogether we have an incredibly large range of knowledge at our disposal. We share this knowledge with the participants of our course “Fine Arts and Antiques in Practice”.’

   Website KVHOK   

CINOA : International Art & Antique Association


CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations, representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries. Dealers cover a wide array of specialties from antiquities to contemporary art.

Membership of CINOA is based on associations which bind their dealer members to adhere to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

CINOA mission:

Advocate for art & antique dealers

Protect national heritages

Eliminate traffic of stolen art & antiques

Support artistic development, education and research

Promote private and public collections

   Website CINOA   

FEDERATION TMV : Professional Organization Appraissors

Federation TMV is the sole branche organization in The Netherlands to certify Register Appraisers, Register Brokers and Register Auctioneers concerning moving goods. The Federation has been established in 1951 and has over 300 members. Al members are certified and registered.

To become a member or to keep a membership, the members have to succeed in exams that cover their professional area. The final certification is done by Hobéon, an independent organization specialized in certifications. Also members need to be permanently educated, according to an educational standard.

Reasons for appraisal of valuables can be in case go selling, insurrance, succession or sharing of inheritance

Peter van Os is Register Apraiser for Art, Antiques and movable goods, acknowledged by Federation TMV and certified to the European Standard EN-45013 and as such sworn on his professional expertise on December 28, 1981.

   Website TMV