Dutch SIM for cheap calls and data when using American phone in Netherlands

Dutch SIM for cheap calls and data when using American phone in Netherlands

Using US cell phone in Holland at low cost

American mobile phones work in the Netherlands. US travelers can use them for calls and data throughout the whole country as the coverage in Holland is very good. Moreover, there is free access to WIFI in hotels and restaurants and data can be used without additional costs there.

It all sounds great, so why bother with a Dutch SIM? Well, beware that even in places with free access to WIFI, you will have to pay extra charges for regular incoming and outgoing phone calls. Besides, when sightseeing or traveling around in the Netherlands, in most places there will be no access to WIFI. If you are planning to go outside hotels and restaurants during you trip to Holland, you will have to pay high roaming charges for using your American smart phone there. As a result, making phone calls and using data can get expensive. The costs of common tasks such as checking your email, browsing the internet, and using apps can be substantial. Luckily, there is a simple way to avoid unexpected high bills. It is to buy a prepaid SIM card for the Netherlands.


Using US smart phone with a Dutch SIM

The best way to use your American cell phone in Holland and not be confronted with high charges for calls and data is to buy a prepaid SIM card for the Netherlands. A Dutch SIM grants you access to the network of a Dutch provider and enables you to use your mobile phone at attractive local data rates. With a SIM card for Holland installed in your phone, you can use any app or feature on your phone that uses data like WhatsApp, email, Face Time or navigation at low cost. Moreover, all your incoming calls are free of charge and if you use our bestseller, a prepaid 35GB Dutch SIM, you have the benefit of unlimited free international calls. Keep in mind that with a new SIM card you will also receive a new Dutch phone number. Make sure to share it with the people you want to contact while you are in the Netherlands.


Which SIM for the Netherlands is the best to use in American cell phone?

For American travelers visiting Amsterdam and the Netherlands we offer 10GB SIM card for the Netherlands and 35GB SIM card for the Netherlands. If you want to know which one is the best for you, please check our article: Which SIM for the Netherlands and for Amsterdam is the best? Dutch SIM


SIM card Europe

Many American travelers who fly to Amsterdam are also going to visit other European countries such as Belgium, Germany, France, or Italy. A great solution for them could be a SIM card for Europe. It offers a large data bundle as well as unlimited calls and text messages. Besides, it grants the convenience of one phone number for the whole of Europe. More about this solution you will find in the article Which SIM for Europe is the best?


Get a Dutch SIM for calls and internet on your trip to the Netherlands

How to get a prepaid SIM card for the Netherlands or a SIM for Europe? It is easy. Arriving at Amsterdam Airport, you can buy it at the Airport Telecom shop, which is conveniently located in the Arrival Hall 1&2, show location on map. You can also reserve your Dutch SIM card at the Airport Telecom website and receive your reserved phone number by email.


How to remove a SIM lock on American cell phone

It is not very common, but an American cell phone may have a sim lock. It can happen when a smart phone has been offered to you by a mobile network provider at favorable conditions. With a sim lock you can not use SIM cards of other providers in your cell phone. If your phone has such a lock, contact your provider, and ask them to remove the sim lock, since you will be traveling to Europe.

If you have bought your cell phone in a store or online without mobile phone subscription you can be sure there is no sim lock on your phone. The same holds true when you have used other sim cards from different mobile phone providers in your phone before. If it worked, it means there is no sim lock on your phone and you can easily use a Dutch prepaid SIM card in your cell phone when traveling in Europe.

When it is not possible to remove a sim lock from your phone, you may consider buying a cheap smart phone to use with a prepaid Dutch SIM card during your stay in Holland. This way you will be able to call and use data at attractive local rates, what in most cases will be cheaper than using your US phone and paying high roaming charges when doing it. You can buy an inexpensive phone upon your arrival at the Airport of Amsterdam at the Airport Telecom shop, which is easy to find in Arrival Hall 1&2, show location on map.

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Have a nice Stay in Holland.