11 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in the Netherlands: Buying Guide


The Netherlands – simply known as Holland to many people worldwide (even though they are just two provinces – North- and South Holland).

It is one of the well-known countries in Europe. Mostly because of the interesting things that can be done in Amsterdam.

But the Netherlands is not just Amsterdam. It also has plenty of windmills, tulips (especially in de Keukenhof), and, of course, the Wooden Clogs.

And of course the cities of Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Den Haag (The Hague).

There is so much to see and do that you certainly want to share your experiences online on social media.

The issue, however, is that international roaming can be expensive. Just posting a video on Instagram while data roaming can costs you a lot.

But are Dutch SIM cards affordable? How much do data packages cost?

You can get a SIM card for as little as 1 EUR (1.20 USD) up to 10 EUR (12 USD) in the Netherlands. You can get them even for free in select stores or when ordering them online in some cases. 1 GB of data is available for as low as 2 EUR (2.40 EUR).

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Hearing all of that makes Dutch SIM cards and packages seem attractive. And they are. But it is not all roses and sunshine. And there are a lot of SIM cards to choose from.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in the Netherlands. Let's get started.

Buying a SIM Card in the Netherlands Guide (logos of T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, Lebara, Lycamobile, Ortel Mobile, ALDI Talk, L-Mobi Mobile, AH Mobiel, Jumbo Mobiel & Kruidvat Mobiel)

Original publication: 15th of January 2021. Last updated: 5th of July 2021.

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Can You Buy a SIM Card in the Netherlands?

Anyone living in or visiting the Netherlands can buy a Dutch prepaid SIM card from the Main Operators or the Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) without restrictions.

You do need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the Netherlands, and you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in the Netherlands?

You can buy Dutch SIM cards in the official stores of the main operators (T-Mobile, Vodafone & KPN) or in other stores such as grocery stores, electronic shops, or gas stations. Some MVNOs, like AH Mobiel and Kruidvat Mobiel, will sell SIM cards in their own stores (Albert Heijn and Kruidvat, respectively).

It is also possible to buy SIM cards at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Koninklijke Luchthaven Schiphol).

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You can expect to pay the following for Dutch SIM cards:

  • T-Mobile Netherlands: 10 EUR
  • Vodafone Netherlands: Free if ordered online. Else from 5 EUR (with 5 EUR credit)
  • KPN: From 4.99 EUR
  • AH Mobiel: 5 EUR
  • ALDI TALK Netherlands: 9.99 EUR
  • Jumbo Mobiel: 4.95 EUR
  • Kruidvat Mobiel: 7.99 EUR
  • Lebara Netherlands: Free (if topping up on the spot). Else from 5 EUR
  • L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands: “Free”, but a plan or top-up is required
  • Lycamobile Netherlands: “Free”, but a minimum top-up of 10 EUR is required
  • Ortel Mobile Netherlands: Free up to 2 EUR – top-up may be required

Hema Mobiel is shutting down on the 1st of May 2022. Hema stopped selling Hema Mobiel SIM cards on the 30th of April 2021. On the 1st of May 2020, you were not able to top up anymore. As a result, Hema Mobiel has been removed from this guide.

Can You Use Your Phone in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in the Netherlands. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in the Netherlands, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
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If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in the Netherlands.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in the Netherlands or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in the Netherlands (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has three Main Operators and eight Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs):

  • T-Mobile Netherlands (including Tele2 Netherlands)
  • Vodafone Netherlands
  • KPN
  • AH Mobiel (KPN MVNO)
  • ALDI TALK Netherlands (KPN MVNO)
  • Jumbo Mobiel (KPN MVNO)
  • Kruidvat Mobiel (KPN MVNO)
  • Lebara Netherlands (KPN MVNO)
  • L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands (KPN MVNO)
  • Lycamobile Netherlands (KPN MVNO)
  • Ortel Mobile Netherlands (KPN MVNO)

Hema Mobiel is shutting down on the 1st of May 2022. Hema stopped selling Hema Mobiel SIM cards on the 30th of April 2021. On the 1st of May 2020, you were not able to top up anymore. As a result, Hema Mobiel has been removed from this guide.

The following frequencies are used in the Netherlands:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 Mhz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 1800 MHz (n3 – through DSS) & 2100 MHz (n1)

Notes: Vodafone Netherlands phased out its 3G network in 2020. T-Mobile phased out its 2G network in June 2021. 5G NR is not available to prepaid customers on any Dutch network.

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.Opens in a new tab.

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To check whether your phone will work in the Netherlands, check out this pageOpens in a new tab. by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

5G in the Netherlands

5G has started to roll out in the Netherlands since the summer of 2020. Unfortunately, for now, 5G will not be available to prepaid customers anytime soon.

Although 5G is being rolled out by all the Main Operators, it is not like the 5G you may have experienced in other countries in Europe or around the world.

Currently, 700 MHz (n28) is being used for 5G in the Netherlands, while other countries are offering ultra-fast 5G use 3500 MHz/3.5 GHz (n78) (or even higher frequencies, like 26 GHz). 5G speeds on 700 MHz are only slightly faster than on 4G/LTE.

Unlike other countries that are already rolling out 5G on 3500 MHz, the Dutch Main Operators will not be able to use the 3500 MHz frequency until it is auctioned by the Dutch government in 2022.

The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) currently use those frequencies for eavesdropping purposesOpens in a new tab. for its station in Burum, Friesland.

This station will be moved in 2022 to an undisclosed place abroad. Afterward, 3.5 GHz can be used by the Dutch operators for ultra-fast 5G in the country.

Best SIM Card in the Netherlands

If you want to buy the best SIM card in the Netherlands, I recommend going with T-Mobile. It has fast speeds and extensive coverage. Consider Lycamobile or Lebara (both KPN MVNOs) if you want generous data allowances at slower speeds (max. 25 Mbps/10 Mbps).

SIM Card Registration in the Netherlands

SIM card registration using your passport information is not needed when buying a SIM card in the Netherlands.

However, do note that the mobile operators may encourage you to register your SIM by providing incentives, such as extra credit or data. In this case, registration means creating an account with the operator and does not require your passport information.

EU Roaming in the Netherlands

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

The Netherlands is part of the European Union (EU). Since June 2017, those with EU/EEA (European Economic Area) SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including the Netherlands.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Dutch SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. Operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP). In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and Nordics), operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your operator offers free roaming while in the Netherlands or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Dutch SIM Cards

EU Roaming
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The Netherlands and the Dutch operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on. However, the MVNOs were lacking behind (as in, not allowing for free roaming until 2019/2020).

Now, every Main Operator and MVNO allows you to use your allowances while traveling in other EU/EEA countries without additional fees. Do note that some packages have an EU Roaming limit.

EU Roaming possibilities and allowances will clearly be mentioned throughout this guide.

Netherlands Speeds, Internet Prices & Insights

Netherlands Flag

Mobile data in Europe can be cheap or expensive, depending on where you are.

In Western Europe (and Northern Europe, for that matter), the cost of 1 GB of data is relatively cheap.

But what about in the Netherlands? Is mobile dat cheap here?

The average price for 1 GB of data in the Netherlands is 3.11 USD, slightly more than the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Baltics. The Western European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.66 USD, which is just slightly more than the overall European average.

So, mobile data is relatively affordable. Remember when I mentioned that mobile data speeds are extremely fast in the Netherlands? What is fast?

The Netherlands' average mobile download speed is around 103 Mbps, making it one of the European countries with the fastest mobile download speeds (top 5) and worldwide (top 15).

The Netherland used to be in the top ten countries globally with the fastest mobile download speeds. However, other countries have been ramping up their fast 5G NR (3500 MHz) rollout. In comparison, the Netherlands is still stuck at slow 5G NR (which, based on personal experience, is basically 4G/LTE that drains your battery faster).

Once fast 5G NR is live in the Netherlands, I expect the Netherlands to return to the top 10 (worldwide and in Europe).

Even with all this talk about speeds, you may not experience these speeds with a prepaid SIM card:

  • T-Mobile Netherlands throttles prepaid speeds to 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload
  • Vodafone Netherlands does not seem to throttle speeds for prepaid customers
  • KPN throttles prepaid and MVNO speeds (all MVNOs are on the KPN wholesale network) to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload

With extensive network coverage, reasonably prices data rates, and, if lucky, fast speeds, you should have a smooth experience with Dutch prepaid SIM cards in the Netherlands.

Currency in the Netherlands

50 Euro Bank Note
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The Netherlands uses the Euro with the symbol EUR (which will be used throughout this guide). However, prices are often listed as just . For example, 25 EUR = €25. For reference, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.20 USD
  • 10 EUR = 12.15 USD
  • 100 EUR = 121.55 USD

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Dutch Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through the Dutch operators, T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, ALDI TALK, AH Mobiel, Jumbo Mobiel, Kruidvat Mobiel, Lebara, L-Mobi Mobile, Lycamobile & Ortel Mobile, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let's see what the Netherlands have to offer to us.

T-Mobile Netherlands

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T-Mobile NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just T-Mobile, is the largest mobile operator in the Netherlands. They have won the Netherlands' Fastest Mobile Network Award by Speedtest three years in a row.

T-Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: Phased out in June 2021
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28)

This is what you will learn about T-Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a T-Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: T-Mobile | Vodafone | KPN | AH Mobiel | ALDI TALK | Jumbo Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel | Lebara | L-Mobi Mobile | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile

Coverage – T-Mobile Netherlands

T-Mobile has extensive coverage throughout the Netherlands. Together with KPN, they have the best 4G/LTE coverage.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile's official coverage map seems to be broken (for months). Luckily, the Speedtest app produced one.

SIM Card Price – T-Mobile Netherlands

You can get a T-Mobile SIM Card, called T-Mobile Prepaid, for 10 EUR with 5 EUR or 10 EUR in credit (depending on where you purchase it) in credit in official T-Mobile storesOpens in a new tab. and many third-party vendors, such as grocery stores and electronic shops.

You will get 1 GB of data after your first recharge. You will be able to participate in PrePaid Surprise, which is T-Mobile's online game for prepaid customers allowing them to get keys for each recharge. Those keys allow you to win extra data, minutes, or SMS or one of the grand prizes, which could be physical items (such as a Gucci bag back in December 2020).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – T-Mobile Netherlands

T-Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in T-Mobile storesOpens in a new tab. and many other places throughout the Netherland, like major grocery stores. It is also possible to recharge online with iDeal (to those with Dutch bank accounts only), PayPal, and international debit and credit cards.

To redeem a T-Mobile top-up code, dial 1244, select option 2, and enter your Voucher Code and close it off with the # key.

To check your balance, text SALDO to 1244 or dial 1244 and select option 2.

T-Mobile credit does not expire as long as you use your SIM card (send a text, make a call, use data) at least once every six months.

T-Mobile PrePaid Surprise

PrePaid Surprise is a game every T-Mobile prepaid customer automatically participates in. With each top-up, you can get up to three Keys, depending on the reload amount:

  • 10 EUR – 15 EUR reload: 1 Key
  • 15 EUR – 20 EUR reload: 2 Keys
  • 20 EUR+ reload: 3 Keys

With each key, you will always win one of the basic prices, called T-Mobile Surprises, which could be 300 MB, 10 local minutes, 30 local SMS, or 5 EUR credit (only if you top-up more than 20 EUR). All T-Mobile Surprises benefits are valid for 7 days.

You can also win one of the Hoordprijzen (grand prizes). What you could win changes by the month. At the time of writing (January 2021), the grand prizes are 1 * treadmill, 3 * Apple Watch Nike, 5 * LEGO Nintendo 8 bit, 10 * home workout sport package, 15 * FlowerPower Mail, and 75 * Dumbbell bidon.

Do note that PrePaid Surprise is exclusive to prepaid customers only – subscribers or postpaid customers, like myself, cannot win one of these cool prizes.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – T-Mobile Netherlands

T-Mobile offers several prepaid packages: the Unlimited Data Bundels, Combi Bundels, the Altijd Online Bundel (Always Online Bundle), and the Overige Bundels (Other Bundles).

Do note that T-Mobile restricts data speeds for prepaid customers. Speeds are up to 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload.

The following bundles are available:

PricePlanDataMinutes/SMSEU Roaming?ValidityActivation Code
2.95 EURUnlimitedUnlimited (1084 MB in EU)N/AYesUntil 23:59INTERNET DAG
4.95 EURUnit S Bundel Up to 100 MB Up to 100 minutes/SMSYes30 days UNIT S
5 EURInternet S Bundel300 MBN/AYes30 days INTERNET S
5 EURUnlimitedUnlimited (1.85 GB in EU)N/AYes1 weekend (Friday 17:00 – Sunday 23:59)WEEKEND
7.50 EURCOMBI S500 MB5 minutes/SMSYes30 days COMBI S
10 EURCOMBI M1 GB10 minutes/SMSYes30 days COMBI M
15 EURCOMBI L2 GB15 minutes/SMSYes30 days COMBI L
22.50 EURCOMBI XL4 GB20 minutes/SMSYes30 days COMBI XL

1 unit = 1 MB/1 minute/1 SMS

To activate a bundle, text the Activation Code to 4000.

For example, if you want to buy the COMBI M bundle, you would text COMBI M to 4000.

The plans auto-renew. You can disable auto-renewal by using the T-Mobile app or onlineOpens in a new tab..

APN/Internet Settings – T-Mobile Netherlands

  • Name: T-Mobile Internet
  • APN: smartsites.t-mobile OR internet

Username and password can be left empty. If necessary, enter “tmobile”. Do not enter anything else not mentioned above.

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Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone Logo

Vodafone NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just Vodafone, is the second-largest operator in the Netherlands.

Vodafone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: Phased out in 2020
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz & 2600 MHz
  • 5G NR: 1800 (n3 – through DSS)

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Vodafone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: T-Mobile | Vodafone | KPN | AH Mobiel | ALDI TALK | Jumbo Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel | Lebara | L-Mobi Mobile | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile

Coverage – Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone has great coverage throughout the Netherlands.

Below is a coverage map provided by Speedtest.

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Netherlands

You can get Vodafone SIM cards in official Vodafone storesOpens in a new tab. and many other stores, such as major grocery stores like Albert Heijn and Jumbo. The SIM cards start from 5 EUR and include credit or data.

You can also order a SIM card onlineOpens in a new tab.. However, they can only be delivered to Dutch addresses.

Below is an overview of all Vodafone SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardBenefits
Free* Gratis SimkaartN/A
5 EURSIM Met €5 Tegoed5 EUR credit
10 EURSIM Met 2 GB data2 GB
15 EURSIM Met 4 GB data4 GB
20 EURSIM Met 6 GB Data6 GB
30 EURSIM Met 10 GB Data10 GB

* Online only

Vodafone Netherlands SIM Card

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone top-up codes are sold in many places, such as official Vodafone stores, grocery stores, and electronic shops, in values starting from 5 EUR to 50 EUR. Online rechargeOpens in a new tab. with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only) or debit and credit cards is available too.

To activate a Vodafone top-up card, dial *102*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *102*123456#.

An alternative way to top-up is by calling 1200.

To check your balance, text STATUS to 4000 or call 1200.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone has several types of bundles, such as the Maandbundels (monthly), dagbundels (daily), and Weekbundels (weekly).

Unlike any other Dutch operator, Vodafone does not seem to throttle speeds on Prepaid.

The following Bundles are available:

PriceBundleDataMinutes/SMSEU Roaming?ValidityActivation Code
4 EUR100 Min & SMS Maandbundel N/A100 minutes/SMSYes30 days BELSMS
5 EUR500 MB Maandbundel500 MBN/AYes30 days 500MB MAAND
6 EURBel 200 MaandnbundelN/A200 minutesYes30 days BEL 200
7 EUR10 GB + 100 Min & SMS Dagbundel10 GB (1.1 GB in EU)100 minutes/SMSYesUntil 23:59DAG
7 EUR2 GB + 100 Min & SMS Weekbundel 2 GB 100 minutes/SMSYes7 days WEEK
9 EURBel 500 Maandbundel N/A500 minutesYes30 days BEL 500
9 EUR2 GB Maandbundel 2 GBN/AYes30 days 2GB MAAND
14 EUR4 GB Maandbundel 4 GB N/AYes30 days 4GB MAAND
19 EUR6 GB Maandbundel6 GB N/AYes30 days 6GB MAAND
29 EUR 10 GB Maandbundel 10 GB N/AYes30 days 10GB MAAND

To activate a bundle, text the Activation Code to 4000.

For example, if you want to purchase the 6 GB Maandbundel, you would text 6GB MAAND to 4000.

All bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, add the word STOP in front of the Activation Code and text it to 4000.

For example, if you want to cancel the 6 GB Maandbundel, text STOP 6GB MAAND to 4000.

Vodafone also offers several extra services:

PriceExtraActivation Code
4 EUR100 extra local minutes/SMS BELSMS
6 EUR50 minutes to call other EU numbersVOORDEEL EU
15 EUR50 minutes/SMS to numbers around the worldVOORDEEL WERELD

Text the Activation Code to 4000 to activate an Extra.

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Netherlands

  • Name: Vodafone NL
  • APN: live.vodafone.com
  • Username: vodafone
  • Password: vodafone

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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KPN

KPN Logo

KPNOpens in a new tab. is the smallest Main Operator in the Netherlands. It was state-owned and held a monopoly until the mobile market was privatized.

To this day, many people, including Dutch citizens, think that KPN is still the largest operator in the country, which is not the case anymore due to various factors. This may be somewhat true if you count all the MVNO subscribers to KPN's numbers.

All Dutch MVNOs use the KPN wholesale network. Speeds on the KPN wholesale network are capped at 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. KPN prepaid customers are also subjected to capped speeds.

Surprisingly, those roaming on the KPN network do not seem to be throttled for some reason. Below is a speed test result with a Flexiroam SIM card roaming on the KPN network.

Flexiroam in the Netherlands (KPN Network)
Data roaming with Flexiroam on the KPN network.

KPN, and its MVNOs, use the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 2100 MHz (n1)

This is what you will learn about KPN:

* Coverage
* How to Get a KPN SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: T-Mobile | Vodafone | KPN | AH Mobiel | ALDI TALK | Jumbo Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel | Lebara | L-Mobi Mobile | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile

Coverage – KPN

KPN has extensive coverage throughout the Netherlands. Together with T-Mobile, they have the best 4G/LTE coverage.

Sadly, KPN's official coverage map is broken, but I have listed the one provided by the Speedtest below.

Jump back to: Lebara | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile | ALDI TALK | L-Mobi Mobile | AH Mobiel | Hema Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel

SIM Card Price – KPN

You can get a basic KPN SIM card for 4.99 EUR with 10 EUR credit in KPN storesOpens in a new tab. and many other stores, including grocery stores, electronic shops, and gas stations.

KPN has three types of SIM cards to choose from, which all feature different start perks. Below is an overview of the KPN SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataCreditValidity
4.99 EURKPN SIM-kaartN/A10 EUR31 days 
9.99 EURKPN SIM-kaart 1 GB1 GB10 EUR31 days 
9.99 EURKPN SIM-kaart Onbeperkt OnlineUnlimited (at 128 Kbps)10 EUR31 days 
KPN SIM Card 1
KPN SIM Card 2

Do note that each SIM card will include 2.50 EUR credit. The remaining 7.50 EUR credit has to be activated on the KPN app.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – KPN

KPN top-up codes are sold in KPN storesOpens in a new tab. and many other stores in the Netherlands, such as grocery stores, in values starting from 5 EUR to 50 EUR. You can also top-up onlineOpens in a new tab. with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only), debit and credit cards, and PayPal.

To activate a KPN top-up voucher, text the VoucherCode with the word Opwaarderen to 1266.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text 123456 Opwaarderen to 1266.

Text SALDO to 1266 to see your balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – KPN

KPN has several types of bundles, such as the Onbeperkt Online bundels (unlimited), Alles-in-1 Bundels (All-In-1 – combo), and data bundles.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload for the regular bundles and 128 Kbps with the unlimited bundles.

KPN Bundle

Below is an overview of all KPN bundles:

PriceBundleDataSpeedsMinutes/SMSEU Roaming?ValidityActivation Code
1.99 EURDagbundel Onbeperkt OnlineUnlimited128 KbpsN/AYes1 day*148#
1.99 EURDagbundel 1 GB1 GB25 Mbps N/AYes1 day*124#
3.99 EUR100 MB Bundle 100 MB25 Mbps N/AYes31 days *147#
4.99 EURBel/SMS BundelN/AN/A30 minutes/SMSYes31 days *145#
5.99 EURAlles-in-1 Basis200 MB25 Mbps 30 minutes/SMSYes31 days *123#
8.99 EUROnbeperkt OnlineUnlimited128 Kbps30 minutes/SMSYes31 days *143#
8.99 EURZorgeloos Online*Unlimited128 Kbps30 minutes/SMSYes31 days**142#
9.99 EURAlles-in-1 Instap500 MB25 Mbps 60 minutes/SMSYes31 days *118#
9.99 EUR1 GB Bundel1 GB25 Mbps N/AYes31 days *134#
14.99 EURAlles-in-1 Zorgeloos1 GB25 Mbps 120 minutes/SMSYes31 days *114#

* Auto-renews

APN/Internet Settings – KPN

  • Name: KPN Mobiel Internet
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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AH Mobiel

AH Mobiel Logo

AH MobielOpens in a new tab. is a mobile brand by the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn (AH). AH Mobiel is a KPN MVNO.

To learn about AH Mobiel's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about AH Mobiel:

* Coverage
* How to Get an AH Mobiel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: T-Mobile | Vodafone | KPN | AH Mobiel | ALDI TALK | Jumbo Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel | Lebara | L-Mobi Mobile | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile

Coverage – AH Mobiel

AH Mobiel is a KPN MVNO, meaning AH Mobiel uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with AH Mobiel, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – AH Mobiel

AH Mobiel SIM cards are sold for 5 EUR with 5 EUR credit in Albert Heijn storesOpens in a new tab. only. You have to call 1244 to activate your SIM card.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – AH Mobiel

AH Mobiel voucher codes are sold in Albert Heijn storesOpens in a new tab.. You can also recharge onlineOpens in a new tab. with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only) or with debit and credit cards.

Every top-up comes with free bonus credit. Below is an overview of all the top-up values.

Top UpBonus Credit (Valid for 31 Days)Total Credit
10 EUR10 EUR20 EUR 
20 EUR30 EUR50 EUR
30 EUR60 EUR 90 EUR

Regular credit has unlimited validity as long as you top-up at least once every 12 months.

To redeem your top-up code, call 1244, select option 9, enter your Top-Up Code, and end with the # key.

To check your balance, dial *100#.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – AH Mobiel

AH Mobiel has two bundles to choose from: the All-In-One Bundels (unit system) and the Data Bundel (data-only).

All-In-One Bundels – AH Mobiel

The All-In-One Bundels are plans using a unit system. 1 unit (eenheid) equals 1 MB, 1 minute, or 1 SMS.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

The following All-In-One Bundels are Available:

PricePlanUnits (Eenheden)ValidityActivation Code
4 EURAll-In-One 125125 units 31 days BUNDEL S
8 EURAll-In-One 250250 units 31 days BUNDEL M
12 EUR All-In-One 500500 units 31 days BUNDEL L 

To activate an All-In-One Bundel, text the Activation Code to 1266.

For example, if you want the All-In-One 250 Bundel, you would text BUNDELM to 1266.

Text BUNDELTEGOED to 1266 to check your bundle allowance.

Data Bundel – AH Mobiel

The Data Bundel is a data package with 1000 MB for 31 days costing 10 EUR.

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
10 EUR Supervoordelig Internet 1000 MB1000 MB31 days INTERNETMAAND 

To activate the Data Bundel, text INTERNETMAAND to 1266.

Text BUNDELTEGOED to 1266 to check your bundle allowance.

APN/Internet Settings – AH Mobiel

  • Name: AH Mobiel
  • APN: internet

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ALDI TALK Netherlands

ALDI Talk Logo

ALDI TALK NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just ALDI TALK, is a mobile brand by the discount supermarket chain ALDI. ALDI TALK is a KPN MVNO.

To learn about ALDI TALK's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about ALDI TALK:

* Coverage
* How to Get an ALDI TALK SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – ALDI TALK Netherlands

ALDI TALK is a KPN MVNO, meaning ALDI TALK uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with ALDI TALK, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – ALDI TALK Netherlands

ALDI TALK SIM cards are sold exclusively sold in ALDI storesOpens in a new tab. for 9.99 EUR with 10 EUR credit.

ALDI Talk SIM Cards

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – ALDI TALK Netherlands

ALDI TALK top-up codes are sold in ALDI storesOpens in a new tab. in values of 10 EUR and 20 EUR. Online rechargeOpens in a new tab. is available with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only), debit and credit cards, or PayPal.

To top-up, text the Top-Up Code with the word opwaarderen to 1266.

For example, if your Top-Up Code is 123456, you would text 123456 opwaarderen to 1266.

Dial *101# to see the status of your balance.

Credit is valid for 12 months.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – ALDI TALK Netherlands

ALDI TALK offers two types of bundles: The ALL-IN-ONE Bundels (unit system) and Data-maandbundels (data-only).

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

ALL-IN-ONE-Bundels – ALDI TALK Netherlands

The ALL-IN-ONE Bundels are packages using a unit system. 1 unit (eenheid) equals 1 MB, 1 minute, or 1 SMS.

The following ALL-IN-ONE Bundels are Available:

PricePlanUnitsMinutesSMSEU Roaming?ValidityActivation CodeBundle Check
4 EURALL-IN-ONE S125 unitsN/AN/AYes30 days*128#*128*001#
5 EUREU 80 units50 minutes50 SMSYes30 days *131#*131*001#
7 EURALL-IN-ONE M250 unitsN/AN/AYes30 days*129#*129*001#
10 EUR ALL-IN-ONE L500 unitsN/AN/AYes30 days*130#*130*001#
Data-maandbundels – ALDI TALK Netherlands

The Data-maandbundels are data-only bundles.

The following Data-maandbundels are available:

PricePlanDataEU Roaming?ValidityActivation CodeBundle Check
1 EURData Dag Bundel200 MB Yes24 hours *124#*124*001#
5 EURData-maandbundel S350 MBYes30 days*121#*121*001#
7.50 EURData-maandbundel M750 MBYes30 days *123#*123*001#
12.50 EURData-maandbundel L1500 MBYes30 days*122#*122*001#

APN/Internet Settings – ALDI TALK Netherlands

  • Name: ALDI TALK
  • APN: portalmmm.nl

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Jumbo Mobiel

This is what you will learn about Jumbo Mobiel:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Jumbo Mobiel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – Jumbo Mobiel

Jumbo Mobiel is a KPN MVNO, meaning Jumbo Mobiel uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Jumbo Mobiel, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – Jumbo Mobiel

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Jumbo Mobiel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Jumbo Mobiel

APN/Internet Settings – Jumbo Mobiel

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Kruidvat Mobiel

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Kruidvat MobielOpens in a new tab. is a mobile brand by the Dutch drugstore Kruidvat. Kruidvat Mobiel is a KPN MVNO.

To learn about Kruidvat Mobiel's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Kruidvat Mobiel:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Kruidvat Mobiel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – Kruidvat Mobiel

Kruidvat Mobiel is a KPN MVNO, meaning Kruidvat Mobiel uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Kruidvat Mobiel, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – Kruidvat Mobiel

Kruidvat Mobiel Prepaid SIM cards are available for 7.99 EUR with 5 EUR credit in Kruidvat storesOpens in a new tab. across the Netherlands. They are sold in Kruidvat stores only.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Kruidvat Mobiel

Kruidvat Mobiel top-up vouchers are sold in Kruidvat stores in values of 7.50 EUR, 15 EUR, and 20 EUR. You can also top-up online with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only), debit and credit cards, or PayPal.

To check your balance, text Saldo to 1266.

Credit is valid for 12 months and can be extended with another 12 months with another top-up.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Kruidvat Mobiel

Kruidvat Mobiel has three Internetbundels (data bundles) available for purchase.

Do note that speeds are restricted to 3G speeds, translating to 16 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload.

The following Internetbundles are available:

Price BundleDataEU Roaming?ValidityActivation CodeBundle Check
5 EURInternetbundel 250 MB250 MBYes31 days *132#*132*001#
7.50 EURInternetbundel 500 MB500 MBYes31 days *135#*135*001#
12.50 EUR Internetbundel 1 GB1 GB Yes31 days *136#*136*001#

APN/Internet Settings – Kruidvat Mobiel

  • Name: Kruidvat
  • APN: portalmmm.nl

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Lebara Netherlands

Lebara Logo

Lebara NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just Lebara, is an MVNO active in nine countries around the world, focusing on the expat communities in the nations they operate in. They are known for having attractive rates and packages for overseas calls.

To learn about Lebara's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Lebara:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lebara SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – Lebara Netherlands

Lebara is a KPN MVNO, meaning Lebara uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lebara, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – Lebara Netherlands

You can get a Lebara SIM card for 5 EUR or 15 EUR depending on which SIM card you purchase (5 = 10 SIM & Lebara One, respectively) in many stores in the NetherlandsOpens in a new tab.. In some cases, you can get a SIM card for free, but you would be required to purchase a plan or recharge on the spot.

The SIM cards can be purchased in some stores at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, or Lebara stands when they are there.

You can also order a SIM card for freeOpens in a new tab.. However, they can only be sent to Dutch addresses.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lebara Netherlands

Lebara top-up vouchers are sold in various stores throughout the NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., including grocery stores.

Lebara has two types of top-ups for the two different SIM cards (5 = 10 SIM or Lebara One).

10 = 20 Recharge Cards – Lebara Netherlands

The 10 = 20 top-up vouchers for the 5 = 10 SIM cards are top-up vouchers that double your reload's value.

The following top up options are available:

ReloadCredit
5 EUR10 EUR 
10 EUR20 EUR
20 EUR40 EUR 
30 EUR60 EUR 
50 EUR110 EUR

To top up your Lebara 5 = 10 SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dialdial *101*123456#.

Dial *100# to check your Lebara balance.

Lebara One Recharge Cards – Lebara Netherlands

The Lebara One recharge cards are standard top-up cards where you get the same amount of credit as you reload. Below is an overview of each top-up.

ReloadCredit
10 EUR10 EUR
15 EUR 15 EUR 
20 EUR20 EUR
30 EUR30 EUR

To top up your Lebara One SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

Dial *100# to check your Lebara balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyLebara Prepaid & SIM Only app (AndroidOpens in a new tab./iOSOpens in a new tab.).

MyLebara Prepaid & SIM Only Netherlands App

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Lebara Netherlands

Lebara Netherlands Data Bundles

Lebara has three types of data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

All In NL – Lebara Netherlands

The All In NL Plans are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

The following All In NL Plans are available, which you can activate by texting the Activation Code to 8800:

Price 1PlanDataLebara Minutes (in NL)Local/EU Minutes 2Local/EU SMS 2ValidityActivation Code
10 EUR All In NL 102 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes500 minutes1000 SMS30 days1000
15 EUR All In NL 155 GB “Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 SMS30 days 1001
20 EUR All In NL 207 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 SMS30 days 1002
30 EUR All in NL 3015 GB “Unlimited”, 5000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 1000 SMS30 days 1203

1 Prices are double if you have 10 – 20 credit
2 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

All In NL Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Plan's Activation Code with *STOP to 8800.

For example, if you want to cancel the All In NL €20 Plan, you would text 1002*STOP to 8800.

All In International – Lebara Netherlands

The All In International Plans are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS. Your call and SMS allowance can be used for local use and call and text to 43 other countries.

Do note that speeds are capped to 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload, which is slower than the other two Lebara plans.

The following All In International Plans are available, which can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 8800:

Price 1PlanDataLebara Minutes (in NL)Local/International Minutes 2Local/International SMS 2ValidityActivation Code
15 EUR All In International 153 GB“Unlimited” (5000 minutes)500 minutes100 SMS30 days 1100
20 EUR All In International 205 GB “Unlimited” (5000 minutes)500 minutes100 SMS30 days 1201
30 EUR All In International 3010 GB “Unlimited” (5000 minutes)“Unlimited” (3000 minutes)  100 SMS 30 days 1200

1 Prices are double if you have 10 – 20 credit
2 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

You can use your All In International call and SMS allowance to call and text to the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Morocco (fixed)
  • Netherlands
  • Norway

All In International plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Plan's Activation Code with *STOP to 8800.

For example, if you want to cancel the All In International €20 Plan, you would text 1201*STOP to 8800.

Data Plans – Lebara Netherlands

The Data Plans are data-only bundles

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

You can activate a Data Plan by texting the Activation Code to 8800:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
5 EUR Data Plan 5500 MB28 days 1300
10 EUR Data Plan 101 GB 28 days 1301
15 EURData Plan 153 GB28 days 1400
20 EUR Data Plan 20 5 GB 28 days 1302

Data Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Plan's Activation Code with *STOP to 8800.

For example, if you want to cancel the Data Plan €20, you would text 1302*STOP to 8800.

EU Roaming – Lebara Netherlands

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lativa
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – Lebara Netherlands

  • Name: Lebara NL
  • APN: multimedia.lebara.nl

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L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

L Mobi Mobile Logo

L-Mobi Mobile NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just L-Mobi Mobile, is one of the MVNOs in the Netherlands. It is one of the few operators to offer yearly and bi-yearly plans.

To learn about L-Mobi Mobile's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about L-Mobi Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get an L-Mobi Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming Countries
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

L-Mobi Mobile is a KPN MVNO, meaning Lebara uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with L-Mobi Mobile, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

You can get an L-Mobi Mobile SIM card in select stores, such as BBCOpens in a new tab., PrimeraOpens in a new tab., SparOpens in a new tab. & Phone HouseOpens in a new tab.. Officially, the SIM cards can be obtained for free, but you will be required to top-up or buy a plan on the spot. There is often an L-Mobi Mobile stand at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

You can also order L-Mobil Mobile SIM cards online for freeOpens in a new tab.. However, they can only be sent to Dutch addresses.

L-Mobi Mobile SIM Card

Dial *102# to see your L-Mobi Mobile phone number.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

L-Mobile Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in select stores, including BBCOpens in a new tab., PrimeraOpens in a new tab., SparOpens in a new tab. & Phone HouseOpens in a new tab.).

To top up your L-Mobi Mobile SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

You can also recharge onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *100# to check your L-Mobile Mobile balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

L-Mobi Mobile offers three types of data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

Monthly Packs – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

The Monthly Packs are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Monthly Packs are available:

PricePackDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
7.95 EUR All-In-M-1 Deal1 GB60 minutes10 SMS31 days *103*4#
9.95 EURAll-In-M-2 Deal2 GB120 minutes20 SMS31 days *103*5#
14.95 EUR All-In-M-5 Deal5 GB300 minutes50 SMS 31 days *103*8#
17.50 EUR All-In-M-10 Deal10 GB600 minutes60 SMS31 days *103*10#
19.95 EUR All-In-M-15 Deal15 GB 900 minutes90 SMS31 days *103*79#

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

Year Bundles – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

The Year Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS you pay one or two years upfront. It is not a yearly contract. Instead, you will pay for the full plan ahead, and your allowances will be distributed monthly.

The following Year Bundles are available, which can be purchased on the L-Mobi Mobile websiteOpens in a new tab.:

PricePackPrice/MonthData/MonthLocal/EU Minutes/Month 1Local/ EU SMS/Month 1Validity
14.95 EUR100 MB 1 Year1.25 EUR100 MB25 minutes5 SMS1 Year
24.95 EUR 256 MB 1 Year2.10 EUR256 MB100 minutes10 SMS1 Year
44.95 EUR512 MB 1 Year3.75 EUR512 MB100 minutes10 SMS1 Year
59.95 EUR1 GB 1 Year5 EUR1 GB125 minutes15 SMS1 Year
89.95 EUR3 GB 1 Year7.50 EUR3 GB300 minutes30 SMS1 Year
104.95 EUR5 GB 1 Year8.75 EUR5 GB500 minutes50 SMS1 Year
119.95 EUR 7 GB 1 Year10 EUR7 GB700 minutes70 SMS1 Year
149.95 EUR 10 GB 1 Year12.50 EUR19 GB1000 minutes100 SMS1 Year
179.95 EUR15 GB 1 Year15 EUR15 GB1500 minutes150 SMS1 Year
239.95 EUR 10 GB 2 Year10 EUR10 GB 1000 minutes100 SMS 2 Year 

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

Data Only Packs – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

The Data Only Packs are data-only plans.

The following Data Only Packs are available:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
6.95 EUR 1 GB Deal1 GB 31 days *103*55#
8.95 EUR 2 GB Deal2 GB 31 days *103*57#
13.95 EUR 5 GB Deal5 GB 31 days *103*61#
16.50 EUR 10 GB Deal10 GB 31 days *103*53#
18.95 EUR 15 GB Deal15 GB 31 days *103*54#
EU Roaming – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – L-Mobi Mobile Netherlands

  • Name: L-Mobi
  • APN: l-mobi

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Lycamobile Netherlands

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Lycamobile NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just Lycamobile, is an MVNO active in more than 20 countries around the world, focusing on the expat communities in the nations they operate in. They are known for having attractive rates and packages for overseas calls.

To learn about Lycamobile's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Lycamobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lycamobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming Countries
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

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Coverage – Lycamobile Netherlands

Lycamobile is a KPN MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Netherlands

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for free. However, you are often expected to top up at least 10 EUR on the spot or purchase a plan. The SIM cards can be purchased in many stores throughout the NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., such as grocery stores. Moreover, Lycamobile often has a stand at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

You can also order Lycamobile SIM cards online for freeOpens in a new tab.. However, they can only be sent to Dutch addresses.

Dial *102# to see your Lycamobile phone number.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Netherlands

Lycamobile top-up vouchers, in denominations of 10 EUR and 20 EUR, are sold in many storesOpens in a new tab., such as grocery stores, gas stations, and phone shops.

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

You can also recharge onlineOpens in a new tab. with (international) debit and credit cards or with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only).

Call 1244 to hear your Lycamobile balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Netherlands

Lycamobile has four types of data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

National Bundles – Lycamobile Netherlands

The National Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Although the name implies the bundles are for national use only, EU roaming is available with all National Bundles.

The following National Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
10 EURHolland Bundle XS3 GB “Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *139*2001#
15 EUR Holland Bundle S Plus 9 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *139*81075#
20 EURHolland Bundle M10 GB“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *139*81000#
25 EURHolland Bundle L15 GB “Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *139*81025#
30 EUR Holland Super Bundle35 GB “Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *139*81030#

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

National Bundles auto-renew. Dial *190# to disable auto-renewal.

International Bundles – Lycamobile Netherlands

The International Bundles are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS. Some of them also feature international minutes and SMS to EU countries or countries outside of the EU (such as Bangladesh, Mali, Nigeria & Pakistan.

At the time of writing, there are nine different international bundles. Each of these bundles features various perks, which can differ a lot from another plan. Because of this, it is a challenge to list all the plans and packages in an easy-to-understand overview.

For more information about the International Bundles, head to the International Bundles PageOpens in a new tab..

Long Term Plans – Lycamobile Netherlands

The Long Term Plans are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS with the validity starting from 3 months to 12 months.

You can activate one of the following Long Term Plans onlineOpens in a new tab.:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMSValidity
27 EURMonthly Plan XS 3 Months5 GB/month – 3 GB/month in the EU (15 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month3 months 
40.50 EURMonthly Plan S Plus 3 Months9 GB/month – 8.5 GB/month in the EU (27 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month3 months 
51 EURMonthly Plan XS 6 Months5 GB/month- 3 GB/month in the EU (30 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month6 months
76.50 EURMonthly Plan S Plus 6 Months9 GB/month – 8.5 GB/month in the EU (54 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month6 months
81 EURMonthly Plan Super 3 Months35 GB/month – 17 GB/month in the EU (105 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month3 months 
96 EURMonthly Plan XS 12 Months5 GB/month – 3 GB/month in the EU (60 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month12 months
144 EURMonthly Plan S Plus 12 Months9 GB/month – 8.5 GB/month in the EU (108 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month12 months
153 EURMonthly Plan Super 6 Months35 GB/month – 17 GB/month in the EU (210 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month6 months
288 EURMonthly Plan Super 12 Months35 GB/month – 17 GB/month in the EU (420 GB)“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes/month“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS/month12 months

1 local use and to call/SMS other EU/EEA member states when in other EU/EEA member states and back to the Netherlands (NOT from the Netherlands to other EU/EEA member states)

Data Bundles – Lycamobile Netherlands

The Data Bundles are data-only plans.

The following Data Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
5 EURPlan XS500 MB 30 days *139*11150#
10 EURData M1 GB 30 days *139*111000#
15 EURData XM3 GB30 days *139*2015#
20 EURData L5 GB 30 days *139*3201#

National Bundles auto-renew. Dial *190# to disable auto-renewal.

EU Roaming – Lycamobile Netherlands

You can use your allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Netherlands

  • Name: Lycamobile NL
  • APN: data.lycamobile.nl
  • Username: lmnl
  • Password: plus

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Ortel Mobile Netherlands

Ortel Mobile

Ortel Mobile NetherlandsOpens in a new tab., just Ortel Mobile, is an MVNO focusing on the ethnic community. They are known for cheap (international) calls.

To learn about Ortel Mobile's frequencies, jump back to KPN's frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Ortel Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Ortel Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* EU/EEA Roaming Countries
* APN/Internet Settings

Click on the links above to jump to the section you are interested in.

Jump to: T-Mobile | Vodafone | KPN | AH Mobiel | ALDI TALK | Jumbo Mobiel | Kruidvat Mobiel | Lebara | L-Mobi Mobile | Lycamobile | Ortel Mobile

Coverage – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

Ortel Mobile is a KPN MVNO, meaning Ortel Mobile uses the KPN network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure. To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Ortel Mobile, jump to the KPN Coverage section.

Worry not; there will be a link to jump straight back to where you were after seeing KPN's coverage.

SIM Card Price – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

You can get an Ortel Mobile SIM card can be obtained for free in some stores, such as ethnic grocery stores, gas stations, and phone stores. In some stores, you have to pay up to 2 EUR for the SIM card. However, you may be required to top-up on the spot to get the SIM card.

You can also order a SIM card online for freeOpens in a new tab.. However, they can only be sent to Dutch addresses.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

Ortel Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in many stores throughout the Netherlands, especially in ethnic shops. Each top-up gets doubled in value.

The following top up options are available:

Top-UpTotal Balance
5 EUR10 EUR
10 EUR20 EUR
20 EUR40 EUR
40 EUR 80 EUR 

You can also top-up onlineOpens in a new tab. with iDeal (Dutch bank account holders only).

Dial *101# to check your balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

Ortel Mobile has one type of data-featured plan, which is the Mobile Internet plan – a data-only plan.

Do note that speeds are capped to 25 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 EUR150 MB30 days *121#
10 EUR1 GB30 days *123#
20 EUR 3 GB30 days *125#

EU Roaming – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

You can use your data allowance in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

APN/Internet Settings – Ortel Mobile Netherlands

  • Name: Ortel Internet
  • APN: portalmmm.nl

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in the Netherlands

The cheapest way to get online in the Netherlands is to get a SIM card from one of the 11 mobile operators unless you have an EU/EEA SIM card and can roam for free in the Netherlands. However, local SIM cards are not your only method of staying online when abroad.

Below are some other options to consider.

International Roaming

Roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected. You do not have to buy a new SIM card, and people at home can easily reach you on your current phone number.

However, roaming has many downsides as well. It can be insanely expensive.

Learn more about roaming.

International/Travel SIM Cards

International SIM cards or travel SIM cards are SIM cards made for travelers. The rates charged are often lower than international roaming, but they are almost always higher than what local operators will charge you.

Get to know more about international and travel SIM cards.

Mobile Hotspots (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Free WIFI Networks

Nothing beats free, right? Paying nothing to stay connected may be the best option. Until you remember that free hotspots are not available everywhere (especially when on the move) and that free connections are often extremely slow.

Just make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN when connected to open WIFI connections. It is worth it.

The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in the Netherlands

Getting a SIM card from T-Mobile, Lebara, or Lycamobile would do you well when considering a Dutch SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other European Countries

Visiting other countries in Europe? Check out my Europe SIM card buying guide, covering other European nations, such as:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

Check Out My Resource Page

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience? Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel! Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises, and accommodation. Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling? In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services, and products I have for this site and my YouTube channel. If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cards, international SIM cards, mobile hotspots, or roam internationally. Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 7 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region is Asia. In particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently is in the Netherlands.

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