Markthal in Rotterdam City Center During the Market

Moving to Rotterdam

Registering at Rotterdam City Hall

When Do I Need to Register?

Anyone who relocates to the Netherlands for more than 4 months needs to register at the municipal authority. Most municipalities require you to register within the first 5 days of your arrival to the country or as soon as you have your rental contract with The Citylifer.

How Do I Register?

You can make an appointment with the municipality of Rotterdam through this link:

And don’t forget to take all the documents required for the registration.

After you register you will receive your BSN number (Citizen Service Number). This number will be needed to open a bank account, apply for your health insurance, and get a Dutch phone number. 

When and How Do I Deregister?


You must also deregister from your address as soon as you leave your apartment. The next tenant will only be able to register at the apartment when you deregister. But don’t worry! You can deregister online through this link:

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