Once you have moved to the Netherlands, you will probably want to stay in touch with your family and friends abroad. Here’s information about fixed phone lines, mobile phones and the postal service in the Netherlands, so you can contact your loved ones whenever you like.
Mobile telephony in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, people either have a mobile phone with a contract or a prepaid card. Both have positives and negatives. It’s up to you to find out what suits you best.
There are many mobile telephony providers in the Netherlands, offering different packages. To make things easier for you, there are also a number of sites that allow you to compare mobile phone packages. More can be found on the Dutch mobile telephony section.
How to get a fixed phone line in the Netherlands
Many of the mobile telephony providers offer internet connections and fixed phone line (landline) connections as well. Often, it is cheaper to get an all-in-1 package (fixed phone line, internet, digital TV). Learn about fixed phone line providers in the Netherlands.
Post in the Netherlands
The mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation PostNL has been assigned by the Dutch government to carry out the UPD (Universal Postal Service or Universele Postdienst). Besides delivering letters, PostNL delivers parcels as well. However, there are also specialised parcel delivery companies in the Netherlands, such as DHL, GLS, and UPS.
How much does it cost to send a letter in the Netherlands? Do you have to pay customs clearance tax when you receive a parcel from abroad? Find out the answers to these questions on the post and mail in the Netherlands page.