The Dutch identity card is also a valid means of personal identification in a number of countries outside the Netherlands and may be used as a travel document in those countries in place of a Dutch passport.
A Dutch identity card includes the following information about the holder and the document (with fields in Dutch and English ): The chip has been included due to European regulations.
The Dutch identity card is a valid travel document within all of Europe (except Belarus, Russia and Ukraine) as well as Georgia, Turkey and on organized tours to Jordan (through Aqaba airport) and Tunisia.
Validity in EU/EFTA states is based on membership of the European Union, while validity in Turkey is based on the "European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe".
The card contained also information on the bearer's address and had fields in English, Dutch and French.