Mobiel & Internet

Staying connected in the Netherlands is easy! These mobile phone networks, mobile providers, (free) Wi-Fi and internet providers can help you.

  • Mobile and internet

    Phone providers

    Several telecom companies do not charge for calling and texting to and from Ukraine. Below is an overview per telephone provider.

    • Via T-Mobile (this includes both Ben and Tele2) you can call and receive free calls until at least July 2022.
    • You can make and receive free calls via VodafoneZiggo at least until June.
    • KPN (which also includes XS4ALL and Simyo) makes calls to and from Ukraine free of charge until a date to be determined.
    • Free Lebara SIM cards are available at gas stations and independent telecom shops, among others.

      An overview of telecom providers:

      Expat mobile

    On the Expatica website you will find a overview of Dutch SIM cards and where to obtain them.

    Charging your phone

    The Dutch power grid works on 230 volts. Plug connections are the same as in Ukraine.

    Wifi & internet

    The coverage of the mobile networks in the Netherlands is generally good, especially in urban areas. Libraries, cafes and restaurants, McDonald’s and Starbucks and many others across the country offer free Wi-Fi. KPN’s free WiFi hotspots can be used at the larger train stations. Note: these networks are unsecured. It is wise to use a VPN connection on these open WiFi networks.

    Second-hand phones

    Are you looking for a used or refurbished mobile phone? For refurbished phones there are a number of reliable outlets with the Keurmerk Refurbished, such as LeappRenewd, of iUsed. For second-hand phones you can look at  Marktplaats or Facebook Marketplace. There is no label for this.

    Kijk Ukraina 24 vanuit Nederland

    Wil je het nieuws uit Oekraïne blijven volgen in Nederland? In alle tv-pakketten van Ziggo is tijdelijk de nieuwszender Ukraina 24 te zien op kanaal 502. Bezoek de website voor meer informatie.

    Nickelodeon Ukraine

    Vanaf 1 juni is Nickelodeon Ukraine te zien op kanaal 313 in alle tv-pakketten van Ziggo. Deze zender zal non-stop programma’s voor kinderen van alle leeftijden uitzenden. Bezoek de website voor meer informatie (alleen in het Nederlands).