Banking in the Netherlands
What is the currency in the Netherlands?
Can you explain the numbering conventions used in the Netherlands?
How can I open a bank account?
What are the requirements to open up a bank account?
What are the accounts and services offered by banks?
How does a current account operate?
How do I use my PIN card?
What if I want to use my PIN card abroad?
What if I have lost my PIN card or had it stolen?
What is IBAN?
What is PSD2?
How to exchange foreign money in the Netherlands?
Can I pay in a shop by using my mobile phone?
How can I access my bank details using mobile devices?
How easy is it to pay using my credit card in the Netherlands?
What is internetbankieren (internet banking) and how to use it?
There has been a huge growth in the use of internetbankieren (internet banking). More than 70% of bank customers use internet banking and all Dutch banks offer this facility. Internet banking provides the benefit of being accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (although some banks may operate with time restrictions).
Not only the traditional banks offer internetbankieren, but there are also some banks without any physical offices that only offer banking via the Internet. Examples are Bunq and Knab. These banks are just as legal as any other Dutch bank.
Not only is internet banking easy for paying your regular monthly bills, but it offers the possibility to monitor and manage your own bank accounts. Transfers into and out of your personal or savings accounts, international transfers, and managing your investments are just a few of the many things you can do online.
In order to access your bank account details online, you will need to log in to your bank’s website using your electronic identifier provided by the bank and your debit (PIN) card. Follow the instructions which appear on the computer screen to log in.