DigiD – your online ID

DigiD stands for ‘Digital Identity’. DigiD allows you to arrange many of your affairs online on hundreds of government websites in the Netherlands.

The Government of the Netherlands can verify your identity online using DigiD. The Municipality of The Hague also works with DigiD for certain services and products.

What you can use DigiD for

Your DigiD gives you access to a growing number of government websites in the Netherlands. With your DigiD, you can log in on government websites, such as the municipality, the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), the Social Insurance Bank (SVB), the police and the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst). You can also use DigiD for your hospital (ziekenhuis), pharmacy (apotheek) or health insurance (zorgverzekering).

You can use DigiD to arrange many of the Municipality of The Hague’s online products and services. You can also arrange your municipal tax affairs in part online. To request official documents online with DigiD, you need to be registered in a municipality in the Netherlands.

Apply for DigiD

DigiD consists of a username and a password which you choose yourself. You can apply for DigiD via the Begin external link: DigiD website(External link), end external link..

There is also a Begin external link: simplified explanation about DigiD(External link), end external link. in English, Dutch, French, Arabic and Tigrinya.

DigiD not working

Are you having problems logging in with DigiD? This could be because:

  • your DigiD has not been activated.
  • you do not live in The Hague but you are trying to order products from The Hague’s Department of Public Service.
    Some municipal products can be ordered with your DigiD only if you live in The Hague. This includes, for example, extracts from the Personal Records Database (BRP).
  • you have not yet received the assessment notice from the Municipal Tax Department.
  • the tax bill from the Municipal Tax Department is not in your name.
  • you requested confidentiality in the Personal Records Database (BRP). If this has been activated, you cannot log in to MijnDenHaag with your DigiD.

FAQ about DigiD

You can find an overview of the most Begin external link: frequently asked questions about DigiD(External link), end external link. on DigiD.nl.

DigiD for citizens living abroad

If you live abroad and you have a citizen service number (BSN), you can apply for DigiD at a number of service desks in the Netherlands. There is a service desk in The Hague. Read more at Begin link: Apply for a DigiD if you live abroad, end link. .


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