Opening a bank account in the Netherlands
To open a bank account in the Netherlands, you need a Citizen Service Number (BSN). The BSN is a unique number given by the government to citizens of the Netherlands. The BSN is important for opening a bank account. To apply for a BSN, you first need to have an address in the Netherlands.
Apply for a BSN
When opening a bank account, you usually need to go to a bank in person. You need to bring the following documents:
- A valid form of identification such as a passport or identity card.
- Proof of registration at the municipality with your new address.
- Proof of income, such as an employment contract or recent pay stub.
A bank account in the Netherlands is commonly used for receiving your salary, paying bills, transferring money and handling other financial matters.
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