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Registering with the municipality in the Netherlands

Do you intend to live in the Netherlands for more than 4 months? Then you must register in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP). You can do this at the municipality where you intend to live.

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Amsterdam.

Municipality of Amsterdam: Registering with the municipality

  • You must contact us within 5 days of arrival to make an appointment.
  • To register, call the City of Amsterdam’s information line 14 020 Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 18.00. If you're calling from abroad, call [+31 20 624 1111](tel:+31 20 624 1111)).
  • The appointment will take place at a City Office.
  • You must come to the appointment in person.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Amsterdam