Statistics report on general payment preferences, including cash money and credit cards, in the Netherlands
Perhaps the European country most into digital payments outside of Scandinavia and the United Kingdom, the Netherlands boasts high penetration rates for debit cards and contactless payments. Nevertheless, some of the brands its prefers are unlike those in other European countries.
This report serves as an introduction to key figures on payments in the Netherlands, be it cash or cashless and regardless whether this offline or online. Figures include the share of cash, the number of credit cards, the most popular payment methods for online shopping and which payment brands are favored in the country. Other studies on payments in the Netherlands - which compare the country against Belgium and Luxembourg - include: