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Savings Accounts Rates in the Netherlands

Savings interest rates in the Netherlands have been derisory in recent years although they are now on the rise.

When you account for surging inflation (now running at about 8%) and wealth tax (about 1%) the reality is that you face negative real returns on your money.

Below we give an overview of the best standard savings account rates in the Netherlands. If your savings are parked in one of the big 3 banks (ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank) then at least consider securing a better rate elsewhere.

The top rate for standard savings [2.01%] is available from Dutch mobile bank bunqopen a bunq savings account (for free) online here – no Dutch BSN tax number required. The rate applies to savings up to ā‚¬100,000.

The bunq savings rate is over 1.5% higher than the standard ABN AMRO interest rate of 0.5%.

Best Savings Accounts Rates Netherlands

BankAccountInterest Rate
bunqEasy Savings
2.01% Apply
Yapi-KrediEuro-Plus Savings
1.60%
BigbankFlexibel Sparen1.55%
OpenbankOpen Spaarrekening1.50%
Lloyds BankInternet Spaarrekening1.25%
AnadolubankAlfa Slimmer Sparen
1.10%
DHB BankS@veOnlinerekening1.00%
LeasePlan BankFlexibel Sparen1.00%
NIBC Direct
Spaarrekening1.00%
Argenta
Internet Spaarrekening0.80%
Garanti BankGouden Internet Rekening0.80%
Nationale NederlandenInternetsparen0.65%
ABN AMRODirect Sparen0.50% Apply
RabobankRabo InternetSparenup to 0.50%
ING BankOranje Spaarrekeningup to 0.50%
SNS BankInternet Sparenup to 0.50%
Triodos BankInternet Sparenup to 0.45%
ASN BankIdeaalsparenup to 0.40%
KNABFlexibel Sparenup to 0.25% Apply

These are variable interest rates and can change at any time.

You will note the presence of some foreign banks in the above listing. The Turkish banks Anadolubank, DHB Bank (Demir-Halk Bank), Garanti Bank and Yapi-Kredi are all registered in the Netherlands and are covered by the Dutch deposit guarantee.

Argenta is an independent bank from Belgium. Lloyds Bank is from the UK but its Dutch business is now registered in Germany. Openbank is part of the Santander Group in Spain.

Bigbank is an Estonian financial institution involved in consumer credit with an online presence in the Netherlands.

For slightly higher rates you may choose to tie your money up for a fixed amount of time. Here is an overview of 1 year accounts:

Best Fixed Rate Accounts in the Netherlands – 1 Year term

BankAccount 1 Yr
Interest Rate
Yapi KrediEuro-Plus Deposit2.75%
BigbankDeposito2.70% Apply
Garanti BankGouden Termijn Deposito2.30%
AnadolubankAlfa Time Deposits2.10%
NIBC Direct
Termijndeposito2.00%
ArgentaTermijndeposito1.40%
KNABDeposito sparen0.25% Apply

Some term accounts require a minimum investment. Higher rates are available for longer fixed terms.

We have only focussed on banks operating in the Netherlands or those with a specific Dutch online presence. It is possible to find higher term account rates in other Eurozone countries such as Estonia and Latvia through intermediaries.

Netherlands Interest Rates

Interest rates in the Netherlands are set by the European Central Bank (ECB) as the country is part of the euro currency.

The ECB raised its benchmark rates 4 times in 2022 and twice already in 2023. It now stands at 3.50% (base rate) and 3.00% (deposit rate).

With the ongoing economic fallout following the ‘coronavirus’ measures, a world awash with debt and the push for central bank digital currencies we could see more volatility and chaos in the financial sector.

Savings Accounts Dutch Glossary

sparen – savings
spaarrekening – savings account
rente – interest rate
deposito – fixed term deposit

This page is for information purposes only, we are not offering any financial advice. We try to present accurate info but as ever products and interest rates can change at any time.

Last updated 22 March 2023.

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