A bank account in the Netherlands is necessary for your daily financial affairs. Payments are mostly done using a debit card. Another frequently used means of payment is online banking on the computer. A credit card is less usual, but handy for the initial period in the Netherlands, if you do not yet have a bank account.

In order to open a current account at a bank you will need the following:

If you have opened a bank account with ING, you can find a helpful English guide on online banking here.

For further information you can enquire at TU Kampen, international[at]