KPN is the largest telecommunications operator in the Netherlands. Until 1997, it had a monopoly on landline telecommunications in the country. Nowadays, many other telephone companies offer telephone services, which are often combined with Internet and television packages.
The largest telecommunications operators on the Dutch market are:
- KPN - www.kpn.com
- Ziggo - www.ziggo.nl
- Telfort - www.telfort.nl
- Tele2 - www.tele2.nl
- XS4ALL - www.xs4all.nl
Where to get a phone line and how
You can get your telephone line service online, but as most of the websites are in Dutch only, expats might want to visit an official KPN store or one of the other providers, where they will probably speak English. The documents that you will need are your passport, residence permit, work contract, bank account number and address.