Where can I find my citizen service number on my Dutch identity card?

Your citizen service number (BSN) is located on either the front or back of your Dutch identity card, depending on when the card was issued. In the pictures below the BSN is circled in red.

BSN op achterkant identiteitskaart

On ID cards issued after 2014 it is on the back.

BSN op voorkant identiteitskaart

On ID cards issued before 2014 the BSN is located on the front of the personal details page.

No Dutch identity card?

Do you not have a Dutch ID card? You can also find your BSN in other ways.

No BSN yet?

Don't you have a citizen service number yet? Read how you can get a BSN.


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