Opening a Dutch bank account

Shortly after your arrival in the Netherlands it is possible to open a Dutch bank account. You are free to choose any Dutch bank.

More information, read this leaflet.

Please read the information carefully and make sure you bring all the required documents. You will receive a hardcopy admission letter during the introduction programme.

Managing your finances

Not all Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s) accept bankcards from other countries and, due to occasional computer problems, you may not always be able to withdraw money from your bank account at home. Therefore, it is a good idea not to rely on being able to use your home bank account at all times and to open a Dutch bank account, particularly if you are planning to stay in Holland for any longer than five or six months.