municipal services

"Amsterdam’s City Hall and the City District Offices are the administrative hubs of the city, offering various municipal services for residents. These include: registration for new arrivals to the Netherlands

Household maintenance

Once you've found accommodation in Amsterdam, you'll need to set up things like internet and TV, and sort out a provider for your water, gas and elect...

Take care of waste & recyling

Reduce your environmental footprint by recycling paper, textiles, plastic and glass and find out where to deposit household waste in your neighbourhoo...

Official matters

Organise visas, permits, registration, driving licences and other essential procedures for becoming a new resident in Amsterdam. 

Documents & certificates

Find out the latest on document authentication, certificates (marriage, birth, death) sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality...

Water, gas & electricity

In the Netherlands, most pipes and cables for gas, water, sewage, telephone, internet and electricity are buried beneath the street. Electricity is pr...

Telephone, internet and TV

After finding accommodation in Amsterdam, television, Internet and telephone are often among the first things to be arranged, all of which are now ava...

Sworn or affirmed statement

If it is not possible to supply official source documents, you can make a sworn or affirmed statement at the municipality. In this case, the necessary...

Document authentication

Those coming to live in the Netherlands from abroad may be asked to show documents from their country of origin, such as a birth or marriage certifica...

Death certificate

When a person in the Netherlands dies, a death certificate must be drawn up. This is done at the Civil Registry of the municipality where the person h...