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Opening an account in the Netherlands

If you live in the Netherlands, it's handy to have a Dutch current account. You can pay your rent by standing order or direct debit, and transfer money to your home country, for example. You can also pay for your daily groceries with your debit card free of charge.

Open an account

How to open an account

When you open an account with ABN AMRO, you are given everything you need to manage your account: a debit card, a credit card and various tools for secure online banking. Watch our video how to open an account (2.04).

How to open an account

  • Contact us and we will make an appointment for you with one of our advisers.

  • We will make an appointment at a branch near you, where we will check your ID.

  • After you have applied to open an account, you will receive your debit card and PIN by post.

English

You can reach us 24 hours a day, also in English. Make an appointment through our website or contact one of our English-speaking advisers to make an appointment. Call 0900 - 81 70 (explanation of the rates) From outside the Netherlands, call +31 10 241 17 23.

Documentation

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your passport and your employment contract or a statement of initial employment particulars.

  • Your Citizen Service Number. This number is given to you when you register with the municipality you live in.

Your debit card and PIN

Within 3 to 5 working days, you will receive the following information in separate letters:

  • Your debit card. The card is blocked and does not work.

  • Your activation code

  • Your PIN

Contact us (in the Netherlands)

Contact us (from outside the Netherlands)