Opening a bank account

You need a (Dutch) bank account in order to receive your salary.

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Some grant-issuing bodies also require that you have a Dutch bank account. To be able to open a bank account, you need a Dutch BSN (Citizen Service Number), you can read more about getting a BSN in section Registering with your municipality and getting a BSN. Foreign citizens can open a bank account at any bank, upon presentation of their BSN and passport.