Summary: This guide shows Dutch investors how to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the Netherlands.

The most secure and affordable way to buy cryptocurrencies is to go through a centralised and regulated cryptocurrency exchange like eToro.

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Where is the best Crypto platform in the Netherlands?

When deciding which cryptocurrency investing platform to use, it’s important to consider security, fees, supported assets, deposit methods and features. In the Netherlands, you have a few options to choose from but the best by far is the eToro exchange.

eToro is the only multi-asset brokerage platform in the world and supports many asset classes including cryptocurrencies, commodities, currencies, stocks, indices and ETFs. It offers free and instant EUR deposits for Dutch customers. On eToro you can trade and stake a variety of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Tron and more. 

If you are interested in learning more about eToro and its assets, you can read our eToro Review page.

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How to Buy Crypto and Bitcoin in the Netherlands

eToro users have access to multiple EUR deposit methods when depositing funds on the platform which include but are not limited to - Bank Transfer, Debit/Credit card, Skrill & Paypal. In this example, we show Dutch investors how to buy Bitcoin via Bank Transfer but you may also apply this method to any of the above-mentioned options.

  1. Sign up to eToro and verify your identity
  2. Select ‚ÄėDeposit Funds‚Äô and choose ‚ÄėBank Transfer‚Äô, then enter the amount of EUR you want to deposit
Fund your Account on eToro - Netherlands
  1. Copy their details into your banking app and transfer the funds. Bank transfers can take approximately 4-7 business days to be processed from the time of transfer.
Bank Transfer details for eToro - Netherlands
  1. Once the funds have arrived in your eToro account, visit the home page and search for the cryptocurrency you wish to purchase and select ‚ÄėTrade‚Äô.
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If 4-7 business days is too long to wait for your bank deposit to be processed, you can instantly deposit via debit and credit card. To deposit via card, simply select ‚ÄėCredit/Debit Card‚Äô under ‚ÄėDeposit Funds‚Äô


Is the Netherlands Crypto-Friendly?

Yes, the Netherlands is considered a crypto-friendly country and various banks have already begun implementing blockchain technology into their security protocols. There are even Netherlands-based cryptocurrency exchanges like Bitvavo which was founded in Amsterdam.

eToro demonstrates its commitment to the Dutch market by sponsoring Vitesse, the football team for Arnhem. In addition to sponsoring Dutch-native sporting teams, users can access multiple Dutch stocks on the eToro platform.


Change Language on eToro to Dutch/Nederlands

If you would like to change the language on the eToro platform you can do so by visiting the home page and click on 'Settings' in the bottom left hand corner of the homepage. Select the 'General' settings tab and find the 'Language' tab, then select 'Nederlands'.

Supported Languages on eToro

Is eToro licensed and regulated in the Netherlands?

Yes, eToro Europe Ltd is regulated in the Netherlands by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission under license number 109/10. eToro Europe Ltd. is a registered Cypriot Investment Firm (CIF). The eToro platform operates under and complies with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

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Crypto asset investing is highly volatile and unregulated in some EU countries. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply.

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