Go to online service you want to access and select “Login with your European digital identity”;
Select “EU (Europese Unie) Login” from the list
Select the country of your digital identity from the list;
Login using the login process for your digital identity (for example: by inserting your national identity card in a card reader);
You are redirected to the website of the online public service you want to access.
For most services in the Netherlands a citizen service number (BSN (Het burgerservicenummer (BSN) is uw eigen persoonsnummer voor contact met de overheid)) is required. If you are not in the possession of this number, the service cannot be accessed. Please register yourself in the Personal Records Database (BRP). More information about the process of registering can be found:
eIDAS stands for ‘Electronic Identification and Trust Services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market’ and refers to the eIDAS regulation 910/2014 of the European Union. With this regulation, the European Union contributes to the removal of all digital borders. This means that the digital identities that are classified as eIDAS-approved must be accepted by all public organisations across the European Union.
A digital identity is a solution for citizens and businesses that allows them to prove their identity online. It is also referred to as ‘electronic identification’ and ‘login method’. You can use your digital identity to securely access online public services.
More than 20 European countries have digital identities in place for citizens and businesses. These are used for national online public services. A growing number of this digital identities are classified as eIDAS-approved. If you are in the possession of such a login method, you can use it to access the online public services across Europe.
At the moment digital identities from Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain are eIDAS-approved. Several other European countries are preparing their digital identity methods for cross-border usage.
In the eIDAS regulation 910/2014 of the European Union, the European member states have agreed on the standards that digital identities need to comply with for their login method to be used across borders. An eIDAS-approved digital identity means that the login method meets these standards.