BSN number is a unique & personal citizen service number that is assigned to citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents of the Netherlands.
Burgerservicenummer (BSN in Dutch) is issued to Dutch citizens along with their birth certificate when they are born.
Dutch BSN, also called as Dutch citizen service number, social security number Netherlands, national insurance number.
Meaning non resident EU Citizens can apply for a BSN Number in Netherlands just with their resident address in another EU country and a valid passport.
You can’t apply online, it means you need to book appointment online and travel to Netherlands to be able to apply.
Permanent residents can get one with already signed rental contract or by showing written permission from the property owner to register then self there.
BSN is also allocated to everyone registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP).
You can register in BRP, and get the status of permanent resident, whit a signed rental contract and you will be automatically given a BSN number.
No signed rental contract yet?
Non-residents Record Database (RNI) the municipality will register you in the RNI. You will then receive proof of registration and a citizen service number (BSN).
So yes, you can get a temporary BSN number, a BSN without Netherlands address, even if it is not temporary, just the registration is valid for 4 months and after that you can get fine or register in your work office address to get more time to find a temporary house. Click for more info: