Leading payment methods in offline retail stores in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on the leading payment methods in offline retail stores in the Netherlands as of November 2017. The source mentions that "eight out of ten" respondents use debit cards when paying for their purchases in an offline retail store. One preferred way of conducting money transfers in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands is by card. In 2016, Luxembourg had approximately 216 card payments per capita compared to 151 in Belgium and 232 in the Netherlands. In the third quarter of 2017, the share of NFC payments of all debit card payments was approximately 43 percent. NFC payments were introduced in the Netherlands in 2014 and mainly involves contactless payments made at points of sales, with either a debit card, a mobile phone or payments via QR codes.

Leading payment methods in offline retail stores in the Netherlands as of November 2017*

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Release date

November 2017



Survey time period

November 2017**

Number of respondents

21,035 respondents

Special properties

Dutch citizens

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original. The source phrases the results as follows: "Eight out of ten respondents pays with a debit card when buying something in a retail store. One out of ten chooses to pay with cash money and five percent chooses a mobile phone. Two percent names other payment methods, such as contactless payments and Bitcoin". (in Dutch: "Acht op de tien respondenten betalen nu nog meestal met de pinpas bij aankopen in de winkel. Een op de tien kiest voor afrekenen in contanten en 5 procent voor de mobiele telefoon. 1 procent maakt meestal gebruik van een creditcard. 2 procent noemt andere afrekenmethodes, zoals contactloos betalen en met bitcoins.").

** The source does not specify the date of the survey.

The source does not provide any information regarding missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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