Below we have summarized some useful websites for expats in the Netherlands about mobile telephony, sim cards and telecommunications.
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a guide on how to connect to telephone, internet, television and mobile services in the Netherlands, plus a somewhat outdated list of the main mobile communication providers, that is…the ones that pay to be on this page.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.
ExpatFriendlyLocals – a word of mouth network to find, compare and recommend the very best expat friendly businesses and service providers in your area.
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.
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