You might think that it is very normal that children in the Netherlands go to school, that the trash is collected, that there are places to park your car and that new neighborhoods are built. But municipalities have much more responsibilities.

For which topics can you approach your municipality?

  • Applying for a passport or an identity card
  • Applying for Dutch nationality
  • Reporting a birth
  • Arranging a marriage permit
  • For information and advice
  • Applying for welfare  Municipalities also have other responsibilities.

In this video you can watch how the mayor of Haarlem talks about how the naturalization policy could be improved through placing it under the supervision of the municipalities.