Open a Dutch bank account

A Dutch bank account is necessary for those who are going to work and live in the Netherlands and with income paid in the Netherlands. Not all banks have a physical location in the municipality where you live. Some banks offer online assistance to open a bank account; at other banks you can walk in or make an appointment. You can ask at the information desk to see an advisor.

The following documents are required:

  • Valid passport – if you have a residence permit please take along too.
  • Proof of address (confirmation of registration from the town hall or a rental contract).
  • A letter confirming employment (from employer or a copy of the work contract).
  • BSN number

(The bank will require some evidence of income in the form of an employment contract, recent pay slips or a statement of employment benefits. Without any income you will not be allowed to open a banking account. Students should bring proof of enrollment at their university or educational institution)

There are a number of Banks in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen/Zeeland:

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