ABN AMRO Bank account


Students who will live in the Netherlands for a long period are advised to open a Dutch bank account for the following reasons:

if you want to pay your tuition fee in monthly installments it can only be withdrawn from a Dutch bank account

you will be able to pay little amounts with your bank card at the university e.g. copying in library

to pay traintickets

You are free to choose a bank account in the Netherlands, but with ABN/AMRO, the processing time will be quick since a BSN is not needed.

Opening a bank account at ABN AMRO is free of charge, whereas the monthly service fee is €3,35.

Please go to the Student Services desk and ask for a proof of registration. If you already have your student card, this is not necessary.

The officer will give you a statement called “Bewijs van Aanmelding”

With your student card or your ‘Bewijs van Aanmelding’, go to the ABN/AMRO bank shop opposite the central train station in Enschede. Also bring your passport or identity card. An appointment will not be necessary.

If a bank officer is available, an account will be opened for you right away. During this process, the bank officer will explain to you how you will receive your debit card and how to activate the account.

You will receive a personal civil service number (BSN) when you have been successfully registered at the municipality. Inform ABN/AMRO of your BSN (Burger Service Number) as soon as you have received the number by regular post. Mention your surname, bank account number and BSN. abnamro.enschede.stationsplein@nl.abnamro.com

When you leave the Netherlands at the end of your course you must go to the bank and cancel the account.

Students requiring an entry visa will be guided through the bank account application process by International Office before arrival.