UvA Talen has a long-standing reputation as one of the leading translation agencies in the Netherlands. Operating under the name UvA Vertalers until 2008, we have established a cast-iron reputation as the provider of high-quality translation and editing services for the business market since the mid-1990s.


The bulk of our work is translations for a more or less general public, but we are equally adept at legal, medical and financial work. No document leaves UvA Talen unrevised. All our translations are carefully checked and if necessary revised by one of our team of specialized editors before we send them to our clients.


UvA Talen is the translation agency of choice of major leading companies and organizations inside and outside the Netherlands. We have exclusive contracts with various partners to provide all their translation work. Find out who some of our clients are.


ISO 17100:2015 certified

UvA Talen is an ISO certified company and works according to the stringent ISO 17100:2015 requirements for translation services. This standard sets requirements regarding human and technical resources, quality control, project management and general service. The standard requires, among other things, that all project managers and language specialists are suitably qualified. A clearer, more efficient and more accountable business operation is guaranteed through an annual review. 


Our approach

Being an academic translation agency, UvA Talen guarantees first class texts at all times. We only employ professional, qualified translators and editors, who are native speakers of the language in which they work. We deliver documents intended to be ready for publication. This means that prior to delivery all translations are thoroughly reviewed by our professional editing staff. This revision is standard procedure and is included in the word rate.


To ensure accuracy and consistency in terms of style and specific business terminology, we work with industry-based terminology lists and style guides. Our services also include follow-up care. This means that if you have any queries concerning the translation or would like us to adjust the translation based on your feedback, we will carry this out swiftly and free of additional charges.