Finance basics in the Netherlands

In this section, we’ll give you an overview of some banking basics in the Netherlands. We’ll cover:

  • The DigiD. This is an identity management platform which government agencies of the Netherlands can use to verify the identity of Dutch residents on the internet; it will save you a lot of trouble when organising your financial (and other) affairs in NL
  • Maestro cards. Why do we talk about this? Maestro cards are something many international students are surprised about when they arrive in the Netherlands
  • Whether you should open a Dutch bank account or not, and how you would go about doing so

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