I'm planning to travel to Namur, Belgium tomorrow, and that evening, I'll be going to Paris, France, from which I'll return the day after to the Netherlands.
Due to the recent tensions in France, security and checks have been increased, and the actual chance that I'll have to provide my identification papers is present. Therefore, I am trying to find out whether my Dutch-issued drivers license (valid until 2020+) will be sufficient when either the Belgian or French police asks me for my identification. It'll be a hassle for me to also bring my (Dutch) passport*, so I'd rather avoid that. I wouldn't have any problem with providing them with a photocopy of my valid passport.
I'm not planning to do any activities which require my identification per se, only visiting.
Is providing my Dutch drivers license a valid form of identification at the French/Belgian police / border control?
* I will be attending an indoor event where I will have to either leave my belongings at a counter, or bring it with me on the dancefloor. I dislike both options, and rather not bring my actual passport
How this ended: I brought my passport and carried it with me at all time, I haven't been in the position where any form of identification was required.