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Currently there are four physical network operators (MNOs) available in the Netherlands:

  • KPN
  • Vodafone Nederland
  • T-Mobile Nederland (by Deutsche Telekom)
  • Tele2 (4G-only)

Beside of the four physical networks there are a lot of MVNOs (virtual) providers that are being used by about 40% of the Dutch population. Some of them offer 4G/LTE service, some for a surcharge. Prepaid SIMs are widely available in supermarkets or in telecom stores. Due to the Dutch net neutrality law, VoIP and tethering will not be blocked and traffic will not be prioritized.

SIM cards in the Netherlands are still freely available without personal registration. But a registration scheme is discussed and may be implemented in some time.


All networks have nationwide coverage in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. KPN has the best overall coverage followed by T-Mobile in second, Vodafone in third and Tele2 in fourth place. T-Mobile used to lag behind in terms of coverage and speed, but caught up by deploying a whole new network last year. T-Mobile is now nearly as good as the KPN network in terms of coverage. Tele2 has a 4G-only network and uses T-Mobile 2G/3G network as fallback for voice calls and data where 4G is not available yet (without roaming surcharges).

2G/3G: Just like the rest of Europe, all providers offer 2G on 900 MHz (except for T-Mobile) and 1800 MHz and the speed is up to GPRS on Vodafone and up to EDGE on KPN and T-Mobile.

3G is on the common 2100 MHz for all three providers, supplemented by 900 Mhz on KPN and T-Mobile giving better coverage.

4G/LTE: A good updated map of all providers 4G/LTE coverage is available here . A map of every 4G/LTE antenna location is available here .

Deployment of 4G /LTE has been started in 2012 by KPN. It has the whole country covered up on 800 MHz supplemented by 1800 MHz in cities, giving max speeds of 225 Mbit/s. KPNs 4G/LTE coverage is excellent (@ 98% of population) and overall speed is very good.  

T-Mobile used to have bad coverage and speeds in the past. But they recently renewed its whole network and are now offering 4G/LTE on nearly every single cell phone tower. They started to roll out the whole LTE-network on 1800 MHz, later supplemented by 900 MHz offering better indoor coverage and finally 2100 MHz. T-Mobile has a good coverage (@ 95% of population) and the fastest network right now. Speeds are up to 225 Mbit/s nationwide. 

Vodafone has nearly the whole country covered up in LTE on 800 Mhz supplemented by 1800 MHz in most cities. Because of heavily focusing on the 800 MHz (which is great for coverage), speed is not so fast as KPN and T-Mobile, but still very decent. Coverage is good (@ 90% of population). 

Tele2s network is still being deployed, but covers 73% of the population already. They use 800 MHz and 2600 MHz giving max speeds of 225 Mbit/s. Tele2 strategy is heavily focussed on subscriptions, so you probably wouldn't find good prepaid deals with this provider. Their 4G/LTE network is even not available prepaid yet, so you will be using T-Mobiles 2G/3G network instead.

There is a big difference in 4G/LTE accessability to customers at the moment: KPN and Tele2 give it out only to contract customers (except on some of its MVNOs), while T-Mobile and Vodafone have opened 4G/LTE to all its customers (excluding MVNOs).

The operators are ordered according to market share: KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2 - each followed by their MVNOs. This is not seen as a ranking in any way.

KPN Edit


KPN is the biggest telecommunication company in the Netherlands. It used to be the state-owned telco, still owns the landline network and is clear market leader with its own brand KPN Mobile and through subsidiaries in the mobile market. As incumbent provider it offers the best coverage in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE in the country at the highest prices (coverage map).

Their 4G/LTE covers almost 99% of population, but has not been opened for prepaid yet.

Availability Edit

They only sell one prepaid SIM card for 9.99 € (sometimes reduced in promotions) either ordered online to be sent to an Dutch postal address or in their own stores (shop locator) and lots of other stores and outlets. It comes with 10 € credit: 2.50 € from the start and 7.50 € if you register here.

To top-up online, you need a Dutch-only payment system, so better use a reload voucher. They are called "Opwaardeerkaart" and sold in KPN stores (see above), tobacco stores, kiosks and many supermarkets. To top up text voucher code and the word 'Opwaarderen' to 1244 for free. When you register at MijnKPN, you will get 15 € for a 10 € top-up and 35 € for a 20 € top-up in the Bonustarief (bonus tariff).

Data feature packs Edit

Default data rate is expensive 0.25 € per MB at max. 14.4 Mbit/s. So better buy data bundles that are called Voordeelbundels or Internetbundels.

You have the choice of a severely throttled speed for 3G with "unlimited" data at reasonable prices or unreduced 3G speeds at inflated rates. Compare their offers with MVNOs on their network and other providers.

  • day bundle: 100 MB: 1 €, 24 hrs, max. 14.4 Mbit/s, activation *130# - no auto-renew.
  • week bundles: 100 MB: 3.50 €, 7 days, max. 14.4 Mbit/s, activation *131# - no auto-renew.
  • these monthly bundles valid for 31 days:
Data max. Speed Price Renew Activation Deactivation
unlimtd. 128 kbit/s 7.50 € no *143#
unlimtd.(+) 128 kbit/s 10 € auto *142# *142*009#
50 MB 14.4 Mbit/s 2.50 € no *133#
100 MB 14.4 Mbit/s 4 € no *134#
200 MB 14.4 Mbit/s 7 € auto *132# *132*009#
500 MB 14.4 Mbit/s 12 € no *137#
1 GB 14.4 Mbit/s 16 € no *147#

(+) = to this bundle 20 domestic SMS and 20 domestic minutes are added.

Have in mind that a max. speed of 128 kbit/s is somewhere near 2G with EDGE. So for some purposes it may be sufficient, but for browsing websites, it'll be very time-consuming.

To check credit or data balance, send a free SMS with the word 'SALDO' to 1266.

EU roaming option Edit

EU flag

In 2016 KPN opened their prepaid plans for EU roaming without surcharges. This means that you can take any bundle and use it without extra fees for roaming in the EU/EEA. This offer has been matched by Vodafone, Kruidvat Mobiel, bliep and Tele2 (see below) for lower rates.

More info Edit

  • their brand Hi has been discontinued for new users, as well as KPN Prepay Internet
  • APN: internet
  • Website in Dutch only:

Lycamobile Edit

Lycamobile is one of the many MVNOs offering very competitive rates comparing to other providers. In the Netherlands it uses the KPN network giving excellent coverage. Some packages are on 4G(LTE) too.

Availability Edit

You can get a SIM from most of the local mobile stores: Store Locator. At Schiphol airport you can buy the SIM at the Service point at Schiphol Plaza passage 4

The SIM card is free, but you need to make a topup of at least 10 €. There are two plans: 'Standard Plan' and 'Saver Plan'.

  • The default plan is 'Standard Plan'. On this plan you will benefit for 100% extra credit on every topup. So if you topup for €10 you will get €20 credit.

Online topup by credit card is only possible with a few credit cards. They told me, "We only accept 3Dsecure Credit Cards from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden." Doh.

  • The second plan is 'Saver Plan'. This plan gives all rates and packages at a 50% discount, but you wouldn't get the topup bonus. So a €10 topup will be €10 credit. You may convert your Standard into a Saver Plan by texting "SAVER PLAN" to 2525 or typing *201*282#.

3G data feature packsEdit

The following prices are for 3G on the Saver Plan and online purchase via their website only, compared to the standard plan. Outside data rate is only 1c/MB on saver plan and 19c/MB on the standard plan. Packages can be activated by a USSD code and are not on 4G:

Price Price Data Activation Activation
saver standard saver standard
€ 5 € 10 500 MB *139*11150# *139*1015#
€ 7.50 € 15 750 MB *139*11300# *139*1530#
€ 10 € 20 1+1 GB *139*111000# *139*2010#
€ 20 € 40 3+3 GB online only *139*3201#
€ 30 € 60 5 GB online only *139*3202#

All packages are for 30 days and will renew automatically if there is enough credit. To stop dial *190# at least one day before bundle expires. The bonus data on the 1 GB and 3 GB packs need to ab activated by texting 'BONUSM' for the 1 GB and 'BONUSL' for the 3 GB pack to 3535.

For extra data, you can add these bold-ons:

  • 500 MB: € 5 saver, € 10 standard, activation: *139*701#
  • 1 GB: € 9 saver, € 18 standard, avtivation: *139*702#

The add-ons are only valid for the rest of the running time of the base bundle.

4G/LTE data feature packs Edit

These following packs are on 3G and 4G/LTE which is available practically all over the Netherlands on the saver and the standard plan. Packages can be activated by a USSD code.

Price Price Data Activation
saver standard
€ 10 € 20 500 MB *139*4100#
€ 15 € 30 1 GB *139*4300#
€ 25 € 50 3 GB *139*4500#
€ 35 € 70 5 GB *139*4600#

All packages are for 30 days and will renew automatically if there is enough credit. To stop dial *190# at least one day before bundle expires.

Tethering Edit

After a complaint of the Dutch consumer board Lycamobile enabled tethering in 2015 (see here: in Dutch only). This only applies to Lycamobile in the Netherlands and nowhere else.

More infoEdit

  • APN:
  • Username: lmnl
  • Password: plus
  • cheap data roaming bundles for some countries are offered. For more details check Euro5.
  • website in English

Telfort Edit


Telfort was bought by KPN back in 2005 and is now a subsidiary of KPN. It offers access to KPN's network (for coverage see KPN) at slightly lower prices than their parent company, but in 2G and 3G only so far for prepaid.

Availability Edit

The prepaid SIM card is available online in all three sizes sent to a Dutch postal address only. But to order, you need a Dutch payment system. Alternatively, you can get it in their Telfort stores (locator) for cash. They are sold for €7.50 containing €10 credit (€5 are given at activation, €5 after registration at

To activate put the SIM card in your phone and call 1244. Then switch it off and on again. SIM will be activated within an hour.

To top up, you can buy Telfort vouchers called opwaardeerbons in stores, kiosks and service stations starting at €10. Customers must make a payable call, send a SMS, buy a bundle or top-up in order to maintain their credit and SIM card every six months.

Data feature packs Edit

There is no default rate, because data is only given out on internet bundles all valid for 31 days:

Data Price Activation
50 MB € 2.50 50 MB MAAND
100 MB € 4 100 MB MAAND
250 MB € 8 250 MB MAAND
500 MB € 10 500 MB MAAND
1 GB € 14 1000 MB MAAND

For activation text code to 1355 or do it on your account called Mjin Telfort. Packages will not renew automatically. Max. speed is 7 Mbit/s on 3G.

More info Edit

Aldi Talk (by Medion mobile)Edit

Aldi Talk by Medion mobile uses the KPN network in 2G and 3G, no 4G/LTE, which has excellent coverage in the Netherlands. Their speed has been accelerated to 14.4 Mbit/s recently.

Availability Edit

The starter packs are exclusively available at Aldi stores Aldi store locator, one of the biggest discounter supermarket chains in the Netherlands. It is sold for 9.99 € with 13 € credit. They may not be on display but have to be asked for at checkout /cash register. The top up vouchers for 10 or 20 € are only available at Aldi's stores in the Netherlands.

Data feature packsEdit

Default data rate without or beyond the bundles is 0.29 € per MB.

Package Price Validity Data Activation Data Check
Datadagbundel 1 € 24 hours 100 MB *124# *124*001#

bundel 250

5 € 30 days 250 MB *121# *121*001#

bundel 500

7.50 € 500 MB *123# *123*001#

bundel 1000

12.50 € 1 GB *122# *122*001#

Data will auto sthut-down when bundle volume has been used up. If no new bundle is activated, you'll be on the default rate. You can activate a new bundle anytime.

More infoEdit

  • APN:
  • online in Dutch only

HEMA mobielEdit

HEMA mobiel is the MVNO of the largest department store chain of the Netherlands. It works on the good KPN network in 2G and 3G.


SIM card is sold in any Hema store (store locator) for € 1. It includes € 1 credit on the SIM. Vouchers for top-ups are available in the same stores or online. Their prepaid call text and data SIM is called: Mobiel Prepaid.

Data feature packages Edit

Default data rate is expensive € 0.30 per MB. Speed is up to 16 Mbps on 3G. The following monthly packages are offered:

  • 250 MB: € 5 - activation: *138#
  • 500 MB: € 7.50 - activation: *133#
  • 1 GB: € 12.50 - activation: *127#

To check balance in data bundels dial *???#001# where ??? stands for the numbers of the activation code.

More info Edit

  • APN: prepaidinternet
  • Website in Dutch:

AH MobielEdit

Ah mobiel
AH Mobiel is the MNVO of Albert Heijn, the largest quality supermarket chain in the Netherlands. It operates on the good KPN network with 4G/LTE optional for a surcharge.


SIM Cards are available in all Albert Heijn supermarkets in the country: store locator.  They have two product lines: the "prepaid bellen" with talk, text and data for smartphones and the "Slim only" for smartphones to be managed by app. Their "Slim only" plans are not shown as it needs to be linked to Dutch bank account.

Their smartphone SIM on prepaid bellen is available for € 5 with the same credit from their supermarkets (not the 'To Go' convenience stores). To activate SIM call 1244 automated service.

Recharges Edit

Recharge vouchers are available in values of € 10, € 20 or € 30with a bonus system:

  • Top up € 10 and you get € 15 extra = € 25
  • Top up € 20 and you get € 40 extra = € 60
  • Top up € 30 and you get € 70 extra = € 100

the bonus credit mechanism is only activated once you input the Albert Heijn Bonus Card Number (their customer loyalty card, available free from their supermarket, no registration needed) by calling 1244, option 6. Make sure you do this step BEFORE doing any recharge, otherwise you will not get the bonus credit.

Also note that bonus credit is on an account separate (called bonustegoed) from your general balance (called beltegoed), it can't be used to activate data package or 4G speed upgrade and stays valid only for 1 month. To maintain your general account, it's sufficient to make any payable activity within 9 months.

To top-up by voucher dial 1244, choose option 2 and enter the 14-digit code followed by #. Check credit by *100#.

Data feature packages Edit

There are no data outside of bundles. The following data packages can be booked for getting data:

  • Dagbundel = day bundle for 24 hrs, 100 MB, € 2.50, activation: INTERNETDAG
  • Maandbundel = monthly bundles for 31 days:
Data Price Activation
250 MB € 6 250 MB MAAND
500 MB € 8 500 MB MAAND
1 GB € 10 1000 MB MAAND
1.5 GB € 12.50 1500 MB MAAND
2 GB € 15 2000 MB MAAND
  • 4G/LTE access for 31 days: € 2.50, activation: 4GAAN
  • EU roaming bundles (including EEA and Switzerland):
    • 200 MB for 7 days: € 7.50, activation: EUWEEK
    • 400 MB for 31 days: € 10, activation: EUMAAND

For activation text code to 1355.

To check remaining data send free SMS "BUNDELTEGOED" to 1355,

More infoEdit

  • APN:
  • only online available in Dutch

Lebara mobileEdit

Lebara mobile is European phone company focusing on the ethno market. In the Netherlands it is a MNVO on the KPN network, partly on 4G/LTE, giving very good coverage in the country.

While the 3G speed of KPN seems not to be reduced and data rates of 7 Mbps are possible, at the end of 2015 4G/LTE was opened on some packages.

Availability and start up costsEdit

You can buy your SIM online at Lebara sends it to Dutch postal addresses only. Alternatively, a lot of kiosks throughout the country Lebara store finder sell the SIM card for free. Top up vouchers are available from a lot of more shops: Call shops, tobacco stores, Shell and Total petrol stations, Media Markt, post offices or Albert Heijn supermarkets (use store finder above). You can use the online top-up promotion as Lebara accepts many internatl. credit cards. Their standard plan is called Lebara One. You can switch to a reduced plan such as Lebara 10=20, top-up € 10 and get € 25 or top-up € 20 and get € 50 call credit. For this to take effect, you need to text the word 'EXTRA' to 8800 before your online top-up. Be aware that some default rates are much higher on Lebara 10=20.

Data feature packsEdit

The following packs are available for 30 days. Data rate outside the packs is very cheap € 0.01 per MB beyond 100 KB on Lebara One plan and expensive € 0.49 per MB on Lebara 10=20.

  • on up to 3G only:
    • 500 MB: € 5
    • 1 GB: € 10
    • 3 GB: € 20
  • open for 4G/LTE:
    • 2 GB: € 15
    • 6 GB: € 25
    • 10 GB: € 35

Activation is through your online account. All packs will automatically renew after 30 days if there is enough credit. To stop send activation code followed by the word STOP to 8800. When data quota is used, a new pack can be activated ahead of time.

More infoEdit

Delight Mobile Edit

Delight mobile

Another MVNO based in the UK is Delight Mobile operating on KPN's good network in 2G and 3G only. It's a sister brand of Vectone Mobile, described below. Customer service is questionable.

Availability Edit

You can get a Delight Mobile SIM card by ordering a starter pack online or from the many shops showing the Delight Mobile signage. The starter pack is free, but you will need to top-up to start making calls.

Top-ups of € 10 or € 20 can be made in many supermarkets, service stations, tabac stores and kiosks listed here. If your starter pack has preloaded credit, it should be clearly marked on your starter pack. If your starter pack does not specify a credit amount, then it’s most likely that it does not contain any preloaded credit.

Data feature packs Edit

Standard rate outside of packs is € 0.10 per MB. These packs are available:

Data Period Price Activation
750 MB 15 days € 5 *2109#
2 GB 30 days € 10 *2107#
4 GB 30 days € 15 *2144#
10 GB 30 days € 25 *2153#

To check the remaining bundle units in your internet bundle, dial *2102#. All packages auto-renew, to unsubscribe dial *2103#. If you exceed your units limit. you pay standard prepaid rates. You can renew your bundle only after the end of your bundle validity period.

More info Edit

  • APN:
  • Website available in English

Kruidvat Mobiel Edit


Kruidvat Mobiel is the MVNO of the Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain. It started in 2010 and operates on the KPN network in 2G and 3G only, no 4G/LTE yet.

Availability Edit

The SIM card is exclusively sold online on their website to be delivered to a Dutch postal address or in about 1900 Kruidvat outlets all through the country (store locator). Starter packs are sold at €7.99 with €5 credit in all 3 sizes. At Kruidvat outlets, they sell recharge vouchers of €7.50, €15 and €20 . SIM card and credit stay valid for 12 months without a top-up.

Data feature packages Edit

Default rate is € 0.09 per MB. These packages valid for 31 days:

Data Price Activation Balance check
250 MB € 5 *132# *132*001#
500 MB € 7.50 *135# *135*001#
1 GB € 12.50 *136# *136*001#

For overuse, default rate will be charged or you can buy a new package anytime.

EU roaming option Edit

EU flag

Their prepaid plans are open for EU roaming without surcharges. This means that you can take any of these bundles above and use it without extra fees for roaming in all of the EU/EEA.

More info Edit

  • APN:
  • Website in Dutch

Vectone MobileEdit


Vectone Mobile is an MVNO that in the Netherlands runs on the good KPN network in 2G and 3G.

Availability Edit

The easiest way to get a SIM card for free is to order one online, but they are available from many popular shops including Hema, Kruidvat & Ako. Top up vouchers are also available online and in those same shops.

They offer different plans: All new customers are on their Standard plan. This can be changed to Double Credit plan by texting 'Double' to 345 or to the Smart plan by texting 'Smart' to 345. On the Extra credit you will be awared double credit for top-ups of 10 or 20 € which you can use for data too. On Smart plan you have lower general rates.

Data bundles Edit

Data usage outside the bundles is charged at 0.19 € per MB for all customers using their Standard or Double Credit plans and a low 0.01 € per MB on their Smart plan. A minimum balance of 0.50 € is required to use data. You may need to activate data by texting 'Internet' to 3311. They offer these data bundels valid for 30 days called Data Pocket Saver on all plans:

Data Price Activation Activation
Smart Double Credit
1 GB € 5 *2049# *2013#
1.5 GB €7.50 *2050# *2012#
2 GB € 10 *2042# *2011#
5 GB € 20 *2051# *2052#
10 GB € 30 *2055# *2057#
25 GB € 50 *2156# *2058#

To verify your remaining data allowance, dial *1501#. All data bundles will be automatically renewed every 30 days. To stop auto-renewal, dial *1552#.

More info Edit

Vodafone Edit

Vodafone is the 2nd network according to market share. It has good 2G/3G coverage in the Netherlands, but not as good as KPN. 4G/LTE is available for prepaid since 2014, now at 90%: Vodafone Coverage Map. They offer very good roaming rates for the EU (see Euro8).

Availability and start-up costsEdit

Their prepaid voice and data SIMs are available online, in their shops (locator) and in machines at the baggage claim hall at Schiphol Airport in different varieties. Micro- and mini- SIMs as well as nano-SIMs are available but not in all starter packs:

  • for free with € 5 and 50 MB (available only in promotions)
  • for free (0.01€) with zero credit in some AH shops, with an extra 25% credit of the first top-up.
  • for € 5 with the same credit or a 1 GB bundle included
  • for € 6.50 with a 2 GB bundle included
  • for € 7.50 with a 3 GB bundle included

500 MB may be given to you three days after the activation as a promotional bonus.

Top-ups can be made by vouchers called Opwaardeerbons and are available all over the country. To top-up, type *102*<voucher code>#. You can also top-up online using a credit card. Top-ups are valid for 12 months. Check balance by app or texting the word 'STATUS' to 4000.

Data feature packsEdit

Default rate is 0.10 € per MB. They sell different monthly combo plans called YOU valid for 30 days:

Data Voice SMS Price Activation
1 GB 10 mins unlimited € 10 1GB AAN
2 GB 20 mins unlimited € 15 2GB AAN
3 GB 30 mins unlimited € 20 3GB AAN

Activation is by texting code to 4000. Max. speed is 4G/LTE with 75 Mbps. When used up, default applies. Bundles auto-renew after 30 days. To stop text 'STOP #GB' to 4000, where # stands for bundle size. Activation by SMS may fail with an error message, do it online on your account or by app. Text 'English' to 4000 to switch language to English.

EU roaming option Edit

EU flag

In 2016 Vodafone opened their prepaid plans for EU roaming without surcharges. This means that you can take any Vodafone YOU bundle and use it without extra fees for roaming in the EU/EEA including Switzerland, Faroer Islands, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, San Marino and Monaco on Vodafone and partner networks. For more details check our feature section Euro8. Default rate in the EU is the same € 0.10 per MB.

Data-only SIM Edit

Vodafone offers a data-only SIM aimed at tablets, routers and modems. It's called Prepaid Datasimkaart. It's available in these start-ups:

  • for free, with no credit
  • € 17.50: with 1 GB and 2.50 € preloaded, valid for 1 month
  • € 40: with 2.5 GB and 2.50 € preloaded, valid for 3 months

This SIM doesn't contain voice and must be topped up by internatl. credit card online from 10 €. For registration, you get 12.50 € credit awarded. Max speed is 43.2 Mbit/s. A 4G option can be added for 4G/LTE access for free by texting '4G AAN' to 4000. These packages are available to top up the data SIM:

  • day bundle: 35 MB, € 2.50, activation: Dagbundel
  • week bundle: 300 MB, € 10, activation: Weekbundel
  • month bundle: 700 MB, € 20, activation: Maandbundel
  • quarter (= 3 months) bundle: 2 GB, 50 €, activation: Kwartaalbundel

To activate, text '<activation code> AAN' to 4000. The EU option from above doesn't apply to the data-only SIM.

More infoEdit

  • APN:
  • Username and Password: vodafone
  • Tethering isn't technically allowed by Vodafone. However, they don't really enforce this on Android devices, but may be blocked on iOS phones in lack of a tethering profile.

Deka Mobiel Edit

Deka mobiel

Deka Mobiel is the MVNO of the Dutch retailer chain DekaMarkt. It operates on the network of Vodafone in 2G and 3G only, no 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

The SIM cards is exclusively sold in DekaMarkt outlets (store locator). Although there are almost 100 outlets in the country, they are only located in the provices of central Holland. This makes it inconvenient for travellers as without a Dutch payment system at hand, you'll have to go to a branch for topping up.

Starter pack is sold at 9.95 € with 10 € credit in all 3 sizes. At DekaMarkt, they sell recharge vouchers of 10 € and 20 €. SIM card and credit stay valid for 12 months without a top-up.

Data feature packs Edit

Default rate without package is 0.24 € per MB. So better add one of these packages:

  • 100 MB for 24 hours: 2.99 €, activation: data dag
  • 250 MB for 30 days: 6.99 €, activation: data 250
  • 500 MB for 30 days: 9.99 €, activation: data 500
  • 1 GB for 30 days: 14.99 €, activation: data 1000

For activation, text code to 101.

More info Edit

  • APN:
  • Website in Dutch


T-Mobile is the 3rd network in the Netherlands with a good coverage. On the other hand, it's the only network which gives out 4G/LTE to all prepaid customers for free and their network coverage has even surpassed Vodafone now. 2G is available everywhere, 3G and 4G/LTE in most areas. See T-Mobile Coverage Map.


A T-Mobile SIM-only card costs €9.95 in a T-Shop (locator)  or ordered  online. Combined micro- and mini-SIM and nano-SIM available. It comes with €10 credit: €5 of which expires 7 days after activation and can only be used for calls and texts. The other €5 does not expire. Top-ups can be made directly in T-Shops or by vouchers of €10, €20 and €40 sold in many outlets.

Note: in stores you may be required to purchase a package with your SIM. E.g. the Amsterdam central store requires you to also buy their €14.95 data bundle - extending your total startup cost to €24.90.

Data and call cardEdit

The following bundles are available and valid for 30 days each. Standard data rate out of bundle is € 0.10 per MB.

  • Internet: € 4.95 for 300 MB
  • Internet Maand: € 9.95 for 1.25 GB ('Maand' = month)
  • Internet Maand Extra: € 14.95 for 2 GB

To activate text <name of bundle> AAN to 4000 for free. Bundle will renew after 30 days if there is credit. To stop text <name of bundle> UIT to 4000,

To check consumption text 'Saldo' to 1144. Speed is capped at 15 Mbps / 384 Kbps. T-Mobile uses (if available) the LTE/4G network.

More info Edit

Tele2 Edit


Tele2 is the latest arrival in the Netherlands. It started with own products and their network in 2015. For 2G and 3G they use a network sharing agreement with T-Mobile. On 4G/LTE they use their own infrastructure covering about 73% in 2016 (Tele2 coverage map) on 800 and 2600 MHz. For a newcomer they really don't offer particulary low prices, but good roaming rates for the EU.

In 2017 they said to block services for new customers without a 4G device. Users with a 3G phone will still be able to receive calls and text messages, but they will no longer be able to place calls or send any messages. The 4G capable SIM will meanwhile remain active. Once the SIM card is put in a 4G phone, customers will immediately be able to make use of 4G data and place calls over 4G (VoLTE). The block on the network will be lifted within one work day and concerns only new customers.

Availability Edit

Their prepaid SIM cards are sold online to be sent to a Dutch postal address. Or you need to go to one of their only 13 shops so far in the country (shop list). It's sold for € 10 with € 20 credit preloaded.

Recharges can be made in Albert Heijn and Kruidvart markets, at Gulf or Esso service stations or in a MediaMarkt for instance. Voucher codes need to be added like *110*<voucher PIN>#. Check credit by code *111#.

Data feature packages Edit

Data outside of packages is a totally overpriced 2.50 € per MB. These packages can be activated:

  • 20 MB for 1 day: 1 €, activation: WEBDAG
  • 100 MB for 30 days: 5 €, activation: WEBMAANDL
  • 350 MB for 30 days: 10 €, activation: WEBMAANDXL

For activation text codeword to 1260.

EU roaming rates Edit

EU flag

Tele2 offers very cheap EU (including Switzerland) roaming add-on packages:

  • 100 MB: € 2, activate by sending text "EU100" to 1280
  • 500 MB: € 6, activate by sending text "EU150" to 1280
  • 1 GB: € 10, activate by sending text "EU1000" to 1280

Valid for 30 days upon activation, no auto-renew. You'll receive a text warning when you're close to reaching the data limit. You then have the option to buy another data plan. 

More info Edit

  • APN:
  • Website in Dutch



*bliep changed networks in April 2015. So all SIM cards issued before are not valid anymore and some tariffs like the unlimited rate have been discontinued. It's now a MVNO on the new 4G-only Tele2 network while 2G and 3G is available via the T-Mobile network on national roaming without surcharges. Note: *bliep does not support the Tele2 LTE frequencies yet, so *bliep will only give you 2G and 3G at the moment.

Bliep's unique feature is that you can customize data on a daily basis. This may be confusing for some as no other provider does this, but can be a good solution for some customers. It is only allowed to use the SIM card in a mobile phone or tablet and not allowed to use it in a mobile router, dongle or a similar device.


*bliep SIM cards can be bought at Phone House, Kijkshop, Dixons outlets shown here: store locator. For buying online at their website you need to have a Dutch bank account.

The SIM card comes in a tri-format of mini-, micro- and nano-sized SIM and costs €15. The card comes with a €10 account balance.

Bliep top-up vouchers can be bought at the same stores that sell *bliep SIM cards or a Tele2 top up voucher can also be used, if they will be released. These can be bought everywhere eg. supermarkets, kiosks and are available for €10 and €20. For uploading on their website, you need a Dutch bank account.

Data feature packsEdit

There are options that you can choose from and change anyday you want. All options are for one calendar day starting at midnight until 4am the day thereafter (so for 28 hours). Activation is effective immediately and deactivations will occur between 11:30pm and midnight. If not deactivated, the last selected option will be used and if applicable, money will be deducted from your balance. Data is up to 1 Mbps / 384 kbps in speed.

Your paid data allowance is valid until 4am on the next day.

  • Option White: for free: no data (but: the *bliep app will work to help you select the other options)
  • Option Light: € 0.25 per day: like option white, but with 10 MB per day included.
  • Option Yellow: € 0.50 per day: like option white, but with 67 MB per day included.
  • You can buy more data charged at € 0.25 per 10 MB as often as you like.

You can also activate via SMS (send 'aan' to 1350), but this will put you on the Yellow day option (50ct, 67 MB). Via the app or via the website, you can choose other options for the following days. The app is available for Android and iOS. The website also supports mobile platforms (like Windows Phone). Bear in mind, that If you want to change or deactivate your current rate, you must do so before 11:30pm! Your data allowance (10 or 67 MB) is valid until 4:00am on the next day.

EU roaming rates Edit

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*bliep offers very cheap EU/EEA (including Switzerland) roaming add-on packages:

  • 100 MB for € 2, activate by sending text "EU100" to 1280
  • 500 MB for € 6, activate by sending text "EU500" to 1280
  • 1 GB for € 10, activate by sending text "EU1000" to 1280

Valid for 30 days upon activation, no auto-renew. You'll receive a text warning when you're close to reaching the data limit. You then have the option to buy another data plan.

More infoEdit

  • APN:

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