MOVING TO NETHERLANDS?!
STEP N.1 TO DO ONCE IN THE COUNTRY:
Apply for a BSN number.
“What is a BSN number?
The citizen service number (BSN) is a unique personal number allocated to everyone registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Everyone who registers with the BRP is automatically given a BSN”.
If you do not live in the Netherlands or will be staying for less than 4 months, you can be registered as a non-resident in the BRP (also called the Non-residents Records Database (RNI)). The following data is in in the RNI.
How I can register in the Non-residents Records Database?
If you are moving to the Netherlands for no more than 4 months, you can register as a non-resident with the Personal Records Database (BRP). To do so, register with a RNI-municipality in the Non-residents Record Database (RNI).. You will be given a citizen service number (BSN) once you have registered.
Registering with the municipality as a non-resident
If you are moving to the Netherlands for no more than 4 months, you can register with one of following 19 RNI-municipalities as a non-resident in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI), which is part of the BRP:
Citizen service number after registration
After you have registered as a non-resident, you will be given an extract with your citizen service number (BSN). You will need this number when you contact the government, for example to ask for care or to pay taxes. There is no charge for registration”.
The information above are from the official website of the Dutch website :
We have been to The Hague town hall, twice. First time to take an appointment and after one week to make our BSN number for non-resident. It took 10 minutes to make it. It is for free and we only had to take our Italian passport and write down our address in Italy. With this number we can work. And in theory we will need it to open a bank account together with a proof of address.