What is a DigiD and how do I apply for one?

DigiD stands for Digital Identity. With a DigiD you can access a large number of online services offered by the Dutch government and its agencies. To apply for a DigiD you must have a Dutch address and citizen service number (BSN), which you will receive after registering with your local Dutch town hall. A DigiD is required, for example, if you want to request Dutch student finance.