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Are you unwilling or unable to apply online?

Download and complete the House number application form (PDF, 66.89 KB). Send the form to the City of Leeuwarden. You can also hand it in at the Town Hall.

When will I receive my house number?

We will send the number decision to you within 6 to 8 weeks.

Why must a house number be clearly visible?

A clear house number makes a building quickly and clearly findable. Ambulances, fire brigade, police and other emergency workers must be able to find a building quickly. This could be a matter of life or death.

Laws and regulations

The following laws can be found on the website Overheid.nl (national):

  • Municipalities Act
  • Act on the Key Registers of Addresses and Buildings (BAG)

The following regulations can be found on the website Overheid.nl (local):

  • Regulation on naming and numbering (addresses) Leeuwarden 2018
  • ‘Article 3’ states that the municipal executive determines numerical designations (e.g. house numbers) of residential properties. A residential property can be, for example, a home, shop, office, garage box.
  • Further rules based on the Leeuwarden Naming and Numbering (Addresses) Ordinance 2018