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Where the use of affidavits is a customary practice in Common Law courts (mainly in the U.S., but also the U.K. Australia and the Philippines (addition of me)), most lawyers in the Netherlands will have only vaguely heard of them. Nonetheless, it's certainly possible to swear an affidavit under Dutch law.
So if you have a court case in the Philippines or a governmental issue for which you have to provide information (facts or statements, not opinions) from someone under oath, in the Netherlands (or another country using the Civil Law system), there are three ways to do this.
Make sure you have already written the affidavit (see for examples the Download tab on this site). The options are: