Apple Pay Launches in The Netherlands With Dutch Bank ING

Apple Pay officially went live in The Netherlands today, with Dutch bank ING leading the charge to bring Apple's digital payment system to debit and credit card users in the country.


With ‌Apple Pay‌ on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, ING bank customers with Maestro debit cards in The Netherlands can make purchases with their digital wallet in stores, in apps and on websites.

ING customers can activate ‌Apple Pay‌ in the ING Mobile Banking App and add their debit card to the Wallet. ‌Apple Pay‌ works wherever it is possible to make contactless payments, in web shops and in apps.

According to Apple's regional ‌Apple Pay‌ web page, ‌Apple Pay‌ can be used in The Netherlands with several online and high street retailers including Adidas, ALDI, Amac, ARKET, BCC, Burger King, Capi, cool blue, COS, Decathlon, Douglas, H&M, Jumbo, Lidl, McDonalds, Starbucks, and others.

‌Apple Pay‌ has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year. Up until today, The Netherlands was one of the most populous countries in Europe that was still awaiting ‌Apple Pay‌.

(Thanks, Melvin!)

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17 months ago
Finally we are accepted as First World citizens here in the Netherlands :p

oh, for those who don't know where to find The Netherlands, we are that little dot somewhere in the middle of Europe (use the zoom function on your iPhone :cool: )

And no, we are not the capital of Copenhagen.
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17 months ago

Finally we are accepted as First World citizens here in the Netherlands :p

oh, for those who don't know where to find The Netherlands, we are that little dot somewhere in the middle of Europe (use the zoom function on your iPhone :cool: )

And no, we are not the capital of Copenhagen.

A little dot where the word « freedom » still means something ;)
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17 months ago

Finally we are accepted as First World citizens here in the Netherlands :p

oh, for those who don't know where to find The Netherlands, we are that little dot somewhere in the middle of Europe (use the zoom function on your iPhone :cool: )

And no, we are not the capital of Copenhagen.

would have never imagined the Dutch being self-conscious about their placement on the globe and in general
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17 months ago
What is taking ING so long to roll this out in Germany ...
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17 months ago

And no, we are not the capital of Copenhagen.

It's better than "Oh my gawwwwddd I just love it sooo much here in the country of Amsterdam!"
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17 months ago

Having had contactless payment in the NL for years, I'm not sure this adds much? Now I have to pull out my phone, or tap on my watch to call something up and then hold it near the device. Instead of holding the payment card/physical wallet to the device.

Holding the wallet near the reader is problematic since I have 4 contactless cards in my wallet. So you'd have to take the card out of the wallet first.

The biggest advantage though is not having to bring my wallet at all. Especially in summer when wearing shorts a wallet is a heavy, bulky thing to carry around.
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