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How to bank in the Netherlands, with full service and support in English

Have you just arrived in the Netherlands? You will notice that a lot is different here: the language, the food, but also the way of banking. We would like to help you find your way around financially. Welcome to the Netherlands.

First things first: a Dutch bank account

The first thing you need in the Netherlands is a current account with a debit card and credit card. Your employer will use this to pay your salary. And you will need it to shop and to pay your rent, for example. Opening a current account is easy and you can do so at ABN AMRO even before you receive your Dutch citizen service number (BSN).

Once your account has been opened, you will receive a complete package to manage the account: a debit card, a credit card and tools for online banking. And did you know that in the Netherlands you can do all your banking online from your computer, tablet or smartphone? Our Mobile Banking app can be also set to run in English, German and Spanish.

We offer you more than just an account

Image 2 Dutchnews - How to bankOnce you have settled in, you may have other needs or queries regarding your financial situation. You may want to ask about insurance, savings or investments, for example. Or maybe you need a loan. And possibly you will consider buying a house. Did you know that this can offer you interesting advantages? Our experts will gladly give you advice that is tailored to your personal situation. In English, of course. Or in one of the 25 other languages we speak.

Welcome to our experts at the International Clients Desks

Our staff will be glad to help you with information and advice on all your financial matters. They know the rules and legislation governing expats and many of them either come from outside the Netherlands themselves or have worked abroad. They are therefore aware of the financial problems you may encounter, but also how they can resolve them for you. Banking with ABN AMRO also means banking in the way that suits you, on a device of your choice, 24 hours a day: through our International Clients Desks, by telephone, via Internet Banking or Mobile Banking. That’s how to bank in the Netherlands. At ABN AMRO.

The advantages of banking with ABN ARMO

  • Full service and support in English 24/7
  • Internet Banking in English
  • Mobile Banking apps in English, German and Spanish
  • Financial advice in more than 25 languages at one of our IC desks
  • Money transfers and withdrawals from cash dispensers in Europe at no additional cost
  • Worldwide access to own personal accounts

More information?

Please visit to find out about banking in the Netherlands.

Or call 0900 – 8170 (you pay your usual call charges set by your telephone provider) or +31 10 – 241 1723 from outside the Netherlands.

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