Opening a bank account
The easiest way to pay your bills in the Netherlands is to open a Dutch bank account, especially when you come from a Non-EU/EEA country. When you have opened your account, you will receive a bank card and PIN code (Personal Identification Number) which you can use in any shop or store in the Netherlands.
There is an increasing variety of digital banks such as Bunq or Revolut. As digital banks are a relatively new phenomenon, we advise you to read their information carefully. Some may charge an extra fee or have limited usage. It is also a good idea to contact them about their fraud policy before you open an account.
When opening a bank account, you will be asked to show the following documents:
You will receive your bank account number when you open your bank account. Your banking card will be sent to you within a week.
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