The Netherlands has a modern banking system with nearly two dozen different Dutch banks. Deposits are insured up to €100k by the Dutch government. There are no service charges to use any of the banks' ATMs as long as your debit or credit card is from one of the Eurozone countries.
WHAT YOU NEED TO OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN AMSTERDAM
COMPARISON OF THE MAJOR BANKS IN AMSTERDAM
While there are many banks in the Netherlands, the three banks below serve more than 9 out of 10 Dutch residents. Each offers various personal banking services, including checking (current) accounts, savings accounts, credit and debit cards, mortgages, and more. Banks charge a modest monthly fee to maintain your account but the actual fee depends on the type of account you have.
Below is a comparison of these major banks and the services they offer:
Another bank that gets a lot of attention despite its small size is ASN Bank, which is known for being highly ethical. (Yes, it's a shame that all banks aren't highly ethical).
Any of these banks will have English speaking staff able to help you.
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