API documentation

Adres In Beeld Basic


Use this API to get real-time information about all 7.8 million Dutch households to gain customer insights and increase your conversion rates through personalized and relevant communication.

Methods and endpoints


Input headers for API

Header keyHeader valueMandatory/optional
apikeyYour apikeyMandatory

Input fields for API body

PostalCodeMandatoryString [6]1234AB
HouseNumberMandatoryString or Number [1-5]123 (only numerical values allowed)
HouseNumberAdditionOptionalString [0-6]A / a / a2
SelectionMandatoryList of strings["Segments", "LivingArea", "CommercialActivity"]

Explanation of field ‘Selection’

With the Selection input field, you can select the fields you want to get. Requesting fewer fields can be cheaper.

This input field expects an array of strings, where each string contains the name of the output field you are interested in. There are two extra options, you can also select a full domain by using the name of the domain instead of listing all its corresponding fields. Second you can use the string “All” to request all available fields. In the table below (under section ‘expected output from API’) all the field names are listed. If you mistype or use a fieldname that is not listed, it will be ignored.

The address domain is free and is always included in the output.

Expected output from API

The expected output depends on the fields you have selected, the Address domain is always returned.

You can find all output fields, including their descriptions and formatting in the downloadable documentation.

Example request & response


     "PostalCode": "1507TN",
      "HouseNumber": "6",
      "HouseNumberAddition": "",
      "Selection": ["All"]

        "Address": {
            "PostalCode": "1507TN",
            "HouseNumber": 6,
            "HouseNumberAddition": ""
         "Residence": {
            "PropertyType": 4,
            "HomeOwnership": 1,
            "YearBuilt": 4,
            "LivingArea": 96,
            "PlotArea": 149,
            "Volume": 296,
            "PlotSize": 11,
            "EnergyPerformanceCertifcate": "C",
            "EstimatedNumberOfFloors": 2,
            "NumberOfAddressesOnProperty": 1,
            "NumberOfPropertiesOnTheSamePlot": 1,
            "OutbuildingAnnex": 2,
            "SurfaceAreaOutbuildingAnnex": 0,
            "GardenArea": 94,
            "RoofShape": 1,
            "HeightOfTheBuilding": 6,
            "CurrentValueClassification": 5,
            "PropertyValuationClassification": 7,
            "RentalValueInPrivateSectorClassification": 6,
            "DeliveryPoint": "Y",
            "PlotType": "T"
        "SocioDemographic": {
            "AgeHeadOfHousehold": 8,
            "ChildrenInHousehold": 1,
            "AgeEldestChildInHousehold": 5,
            "AgeYoungestChildInHousehold": 5,
            "HouseholdSize": 3,
            "MaritalStatus": 1,
            "Lifestage": 5
        "SocioEconomic": {
            "GrossFamilyIncome": 5,
            "IncomeDecile": 8,
            "NumberOfPeopleWithIncomeFromWork": 2,
            "Education": 2,
            "EmploymentStatus ": 1,
            "SocialClass": 3,
            "NumberOfCarsInHousehold": 1,
            "SpendingPowerIndex": 135,
            "SpendingPowerDecile": 8
        "Segments": {
            "WhizeSegment": "G",
            "WhizeSubSegment": "G31"
        "CommercialActivity": {
            "StandardBusinessClassification": 0,
            "SmallOfficeHomeOffice": 9,
            "EconomicallyActive": 9,
            "CommerciallyActive": 9,
        "PriceClass": ">50"

Possible error codes

Error codeStatus message
200JSON response with requested data.

Address is not a residential address. Example:

   "errors": [
       "status": "206",
       "title": "Not a Residential Address",
       "detail": "We found this address in our database, but it is not a residential address."


Error on customer-side. Example:

    "errors": [
          "status": "400",
          "title": "Bad Request",
          "detail: "PostalCode has the wrong format. It should be: 1234AB"

500Error on PostNL side.


You can find all response labels, including their descriptions in the downloadable documentation.

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