How to open a bank account?

You can either make an appointment online or simply walk to the nearest branch of your bank of choice (if possible) with your details.


Here is a list of things you will need in order to open a new account:

  • BSN number (Burgerservicenummer)
  • Valid form of ID (Passport or identity card – drivers licence are not accepted!)
  • Proof of address (i.e. a rental contract)
  • Residency permit (for non-EU students)
  • Proof of enrolment at university