Valid proof of identity

Which documents count as valid identification depends on where you’re from. For EU or EEA citizens, a passport or driving licence is a valid proof of  identity. If you come from a country outside the EU or EEA, you have to present your residence permit  (verblijfsvergunning or verblijfsdocument). 

Residents of the Netherlands

The requirement to present identification applies to residents of the Netherlands that are over 13 years old. Police and other officials (such as traffic wardens or customs officials) may ask for it and if you fail to present the right documents you risk having to pay a fine.