Welcome to the Netherlands

Checklist for expats

Well prepared for moving to the Netherlands

If you're moving to the Netherlands, you might have a lot of questions. Like: "Where will I live?", "How will I do my finances?", and "Where will my children go to school?". Make a personal checklist, and be sure not to forget anything while settling in.

What to expect?


Make a checklist

 The tips and information in the checklist will help you prepare for moving to the Netherlands. 


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You can download the PDF immediately. The “to-dos” in the PDF show you what you still need to arrange right away.


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You can also find extra information that will help you prepare for your stay in the Netherlands.

Become a client

Open a Dutch bank account

  • Apply in our Mobile Banking app
  • Digital identification
  • Get your account number within 4 hours
This is how you pay with Google Pay

Pay even faster with Apple Pay and Google Pay

Never worry about forgetting your debit or credit card, with Apple Pay or Google Pay. By simply linking your ABN AMRO digital debit card to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or Android Phone you can make quick and safe contactless payments. Use it in shops, apps and online. Read more about the ease of these services.

Expert in Expats

Our experts are more than happy to help you open a bank account, take out an insurance and more. All in English.

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Moving to the Netherlands? Find out what you need to arrange

If you are coming to live and work in the Netherlands, you will need to make sure you are well prepared. Allow us to give you a few tips to help you on your way.

Payments and cash withdrawals

If you’re an expat, it’s good to know the best way to make payments in the Netherlands. Read on to find out more about the most popular methods used here.

Tips on finding a home in the Netherlands

If you are coming to live and work in the Netherlands, you might be wondering how to find a place to live and whether you’d be better off renting or buying. Your (new) employer in the Netherlands may be able to help you. Take a look at our tips.

Why choose ABN AMRO?

International Clients Desk

ABN AMRO has special staff with years of experience helping in the Netherlands. The advisers can help you with everything you will run into as an expat.

We speak fluent English

All of the expat advisers at the International Clients Desk are fluent in English.

Banking from everywhere

With Internet Banking, you can transfer money from anywhere in the world. And our Mobile Banking app is available in English too.