Below we have summarized some useful websites for expats in the Netherlands about mobile telephony, sim cards and telecommunications.
Feel free to contact us if you have suggestions.
Relatively neutral mobile telephony overviews:
Just Landed – Living, working or studying abroad? In ‘The Netherlands Guide’ Just Landed explains which provider and what package you need when getting a mobile phone in Holland.
xpat.nl – Provides expats of all nationalities with essential English-language information on the Netherlands. Their ‘getting connected’ page describes how to choose the right Dutch mobile phone service / sim card.
Expat Arrivals – On their ‘Keeping in Touch in the Netherlands’ useful information on Dutch mobile phone subscriptions is offered. Expat Arrivals also offers an expat guide to the Netherlands.
Access-nl – a not for profit organisation that serves the needs and interests of the international community in the Netherlands. They offer a brief summary of the GSM / 4G telephoning options available in the Netherlands.
Sponsored mobile telephony overviews:
Expatica.com – Offers a guide on how to connect to telephone, internet, television and mobile services in the Netherlands, plus a somewhat outdated list of the main mobile communication providers, that is…the ones that pay to be on this page.
Moving to Amsterdam – a page obviously sponsored by KPN and Telfort containing a small list of the most frequently used mobile internet providers in the Netherlands.
I am Expat – Hints and tips about mobile telephony providers in the Netherlands for expats of all colours, shapes & sizes from the online communication platform for the English-speaking community in the Netherlands. Note that the page only contains sponsored links.
Mobiel Abonnement.nl – An overview of mobile phone providers and carriers to help you choose ‘the right one’. The website also contains a useful translation of common Dutch telephony terms. The overview of operators is sponsored.
Other useful sites for expats in the Netherlands:
IN Amsterdam – Our partner IN Amsterdam (formerly ‘Expatcenter Amsterdam’) offers helpful information and contact details of local expat-related service providers in the Amsterdam Area.
Holland Expat Center – Created to help make the transition to your new home in the Netherlands as smooth as possible.
ExpatsTimes – Set up by internationals to help internationals and expats alike settle into their new host countries. Practical advice and solutions are offered, along with blogs and other useful content.
Meetup – Based in Amsterdam, according to themselves the biggest and coolest expat community in the Netherlands. Hosting several events every week we get people together with differ.
Internations – The leading network & guide for expats in 390 cities worldwide. Meet fellow expats in Amsterdam✓ Experience Amsterdam.
we4expats – We 4 Expats can help you by giving you an orientation about Amsterdam and living here, minimize confusion with paperwork and bureaucracy.
Expat Guide – Are you moving to the Netherlands? The free expat guide gives detailed information about housing, taxation, jobs, education and immigration.
The Hague Online – An English Language website designed to provide useful info for expats in the Hague.
Expats in The Hague – A Facebook group for those settling in The Hague and other parts of The Netherlands., offering a safe and respectful, non-commercial platform for those seeking answers on their new lives in The Netherlands
expatriates.com – the online community for expatriates.
expat-mortgages – You may not understand all Dutch habits. As long as you do understand everything about your mortgage.
DutchNews.nl – brings daily news from The Netherlands in English.
expatevents.com – The event platform for internationals in the Netherlands.