Canva - Black Payment Terminal

The biggest banks in the Netherlands that offer student accounts are:

  • Bunq
  • ING
  • ABN Amro
  • Rabobank

In general, these banks are all quite similar: they all use IDEAL and they all come with a Maestro debit card for local payments.

However, bunq is the only bank that offers full English support, and it offers a bigger selection of actions and cards. You can have a Maestro (local card) and a MasterCard linked to one bank account. This makes it easier to use the bank for in the Netherlands and for outside of the country. Finally, bunq is completely digital, which allows you to solve any issue in your bunq app, regardless of where you are.