Register at your nearest municipality
Everyone who lives in the Netherlands (Dutch and expats) needs to register with the local municipality, so make this a priority once you’ve found your new home. Find out more about registration.
Open a Dutch bank account
It might be useful to open a Dutch bank account during your stay. Your faculty contact person can tell you where to go and which documents you need. The major Dutch banks are ING, ABN AMRO & Rabobank. Once you have opened an account, the bank will provide you with a bankcard. Credit cards are not often used in the Netherlands.
Either use an ATM to withdraw local currency or go to Pott Change for unbeatable rates.
**Unfortunately, some grocery or convenient stores do not accept Credit Card. So make sure you have a debit card that does not charge for foreign transaction fees or cash.**
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