About eHerkenning

EHerkenning is an initiative of the Dutch government, developed in collaboration with the private sector in what is also known as public-private participation.

EHerkenning is a vital component of the digital society. It is part of the government’s basic infrastructure, with around 500 affiliated service providers and 13.3 million logins every year.


The requirements and agreements for the suppliers of eHerkenning are laid down in public-private governance. The service providers, suppliers and users are all represented within this governance.

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Approved suppliers

Only approved suppliers appointed by the Dutch national government are authorised to supply eHerkenning. The government supervises compliance with the requirements and agreements.

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Maintenance on eHerkenning is carried out by the eHerkenning suppliers and brokers.

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Over 500 government organisations offer eHerkenning for their clients. A growing number of businesses and organisations do business online with government, via eHerkenning. In a series of testimonials, they talk about their experiences with eHerkenning.

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