The Netherlands Biodiversity API, a.k.a. NBA, is a public API which can be accessed directly. It is primarly intended for computers to communicate with other computers.

The base url for each service is:

For more information about the API version you are working with view the versioning document.

The Netherlands Biodiversity API endpoints follow the general form:{api_version}{endpoint}{optional parameters}

In nearly all cases an API request returns data as a JSON-formatted document.

For exploration or testing of the NBA services and/or new specimen PURL service we recommend using a command-line tool for transferring data like e.g. curl or in case a rest client browser plugin, e.g. the chrome rest client, in case you want to work with a browser.