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Financial matters

Find out more about financial matters in Amsterdam: how to open a bank account, what kind of taxes to pay (and how!), what types of insurance there are and how to arrange a DigiD.

Arranging financial affairs in Amsterdam

When moving to another country, financial issues are usually among the more bewildering things to understand and take care of. From seemingly straightforward tasks such as opening a bank account to working out what kind of insurances to take out and how social security works, there is a lot to get into. Find some information to start you off below.

Opening a bank account

To receive your salary and pay expenses you need to open a bank account. You can go to a bank in person, but the majority of banks in the Netherlands ...

How to file your taxes

Seeing that blue envelope from the Belastingdienst (tax office) drop through your mailbox may feel somewhat daunting, but filing your taxes in the Net...

DigiD

Many official organisations and businesses in the Netherlands require you to use a digital signature called ‘DigiD’ in order to access the...

Insurance

In the Netherlands, there are many types of insurances to cover all manners of mishaps. Though these insurances are not compulsory, some – like ...

Dutch state pension

The Dutch AOW pension (paid under the National Old Age Pensions Act, AOW) is the basic state pension. As a rule, everyone who has reached the AOW pens...