Mobile operators

Who's who and what are the rates

The Netherlands is one of the leaders in the mobile telecommunications market which means you have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a service provider.

Mobile operators

A major player in the telecom market is KPN, the largest provider of internet access services in the country. Other big providers are T-Mobile and Vodafone.

You can choose between a contract (Abonnement) or a prepaid card. The prepaid option is easier to get and there are cards available with internet included which will save you roaming costs. You can top it up with cards from the supermarket or online.

A contract will usually work out cheaper if you know that you will use your mobile often and will stay in the country for a year or more. In order to sign a contract you’ll need proof of identity, address, an official bank statement and bank account details. If you have an unlocked phone, it’s also possible to buy only a Dutch sim card.

Dutch Mobile providers:

Providers specialized on Expats:

  • Expat Mobile - https://expatmobile.nl  (no Dutch bank account needed, and can deliver SIM internationally)

A major player in the telecom market is KPN, the largest provider of internet access services in the country. Other big providers are T-Mobile and Vodafone.

You can choose between a contract (Abonnement) or a prepaid card. The prepaid option is easier to get and there are cards available with internet included which will save you roaming costs. You can top it up with cards from the supermarket or online.

A contract will usually work out cheaper if you know that you will use your mobile often and will stay in the country for a year or more. In order to sign a contract you’ll need proof of identity, address, an official bank statement and bank account details. If you have an unlocked phone, it’s also possible to buy only a Dutch sim card.

Dutch Mobile providers:

Providers specialized on Expats:

  • Expat Mobile - https://expatmobile.nl  (no Dutch bank account needed, and can deliver SIM internationally)

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