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Samsung Pay in the Netherlands

Learn which providers support Samsung's on-the-go payments in the Netherlands.

With Samsung Pay, Samsung users around the world may enjoy convenient contactless payments with their debit cards. This guide will cover how Samsung Pay works in the Netherlands, as well as alternative contactless payment solutions you may choose from.

Note: Samsung Pay not currently available in the Netherlands

Samsung Pay is not currently available in the Netherlands, but you can find banks offering Apple Pay and Google Pay.

What is Samsung Pay?

Samsung Pay is a mobile app that helps you make contactless payments with your Samsung phone, instead of using a standard debit card. It does this by storing the information of your debit card, thus allowing you to treat your phone as a digital wallet. As such, Samsung Pay may be treated like a contactless payments “card”, whereby you may simply tap to pay small amounts without keying in any of your bank details. It is, therefore, a safe, convenient tool for you to spend on-the-go without having to constantly reach for your debit or credit card.

How does Samsung Pay work?

Just like other contactless payment solutions, Samsung Pay utilises Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to help you spend on-the-go. NFC technology allows your smart devices to link up with the contactless payment terminal when you tap to make payments. Your debit or credit card details are then transferred to the terminal securely, where the transaction then occurs.

Is Samsung Pay accepted in the Netherlands?

If you already have Samsung Pay, you can use it to make purchases across the Netherlands. It is widely accepted at stores with contactless payment terminals all over the world and many stores in the Netherlands with contactless payment terminals will probably accept Samsung Pay.

However, native tap-to-go payment solutions are more common in the Netherlands. This is because most Dutch banks tend to offer their own contactless payment apps and so they have note partnered with Samsung Pay. If a bank has not partnered with Samsung Pay then you are unable to use it. This is also the case with other global payments solutions. For instance, Google Pay cannot currently be downloaded in the Netherlands Play Store.

Alternatives to Samsung Pay in the Netherlands

Alternative contactless payment solutions in the Netherlands includes Apply Pay, which is the contactless payment app for Apple devices. Apple Pay uses the same NFC technology as Samsung Pay to help you spend conveniently and safely. Google Pay is another tool to consider for Android users.

Besides solutions offered by these global providers, you may wish to consider NFC payment solutions offered by Netherland companies. These include contactless payment apps from ING, Rabobank, Triodos and ASN Bank. It’s likely that these tools are more widely accepted and popular in the Netherlands.

Which devices support Samsung Pay?

Samsung Pay is currently compatible with the following devices:

  • Galaxy 10+ and 10+5G
  • Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+
  • Galaxy S9 and S9+
  • Galaxy Note10, Note9, Note5 and Note8
  • Galaxy S8 and S8+
  • Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
  • Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6+
  • Galaxy A70, A50 and A40
  • Galaxy A20e, A8, A6, A3 and A5 (2017)
  • Gear S3, Gear Sport and Gear Watch smartwatches

Do note that this list is not exhaustive and will change as Samsung releases new products.

How to set up Samsung Pay on your phone

  1. Check the supported devices and cards. Ensure that your device is able to download Samsung Pay and that your card is compatible with the app.
  2. Download the app. Download the Samsung Pay app from your Google Play Store.
  3. Follow the instructions for a quick sign-up. Follow the in-app instructions for a step-by-step guide on how to set up Samsung Pay. Fill in your Samsung account details and select your desired verification method.
  4. Link your card. Input your card details and link your card to the Samsung Pay app.

How to set up Samsung Pay on your Gear smartwatch

Have a smartwatch instead of a smartphone with Samsung? You’ll be pleased to know that you may use Samsung Pay with your smartwatches too. Here’s the set-up process when using Samsung Pay in the Netherlands with a smartwatch.

  1. Launch Samsung Gear. Samsung Pay is managed via the gear app for all Gear smartwatches. Launch the app, select “Settings” and then enable “Samsung Pay”.
  2. Set a PIN. Follow the subsequent video tutorial to set a PIN number for your Samsung Pay.
  3. Link your card. Link your card to Samsung Pay and complete the verification process.

How do I use Samsung Pay in the Netherlands?

Using Samsung Pay to make in-store payments is a quick and easy process. First, unlock your mobile phone. Next, hold your phone over the contactless payment terminal just as you would hold a debit card for on-the-go payments.

Alternatively, if you’d like to use Samsung Pay to purchase goods online, simply select the “Samsung Pay” option when making payment.

To use Samsung Pay with your smartwatch, press down on the top button and enter your PIN number when prompted. Tap the “pay” option on your smartwatch screen. Next, hold your watch over the contactless payment terminal and tap to go.

Is Samsung Pay safe?

Samsung Pay has plenty of security features in place to help you keep your money safe.

When using Samsung Pay, you are technically still using your card to make payment. As such, your transactions may be protected by your bank’s fraud and theft policies. Additionally, Samsung provides an added layer of security by generating random unique numbers for each transaction instead of offering your actual debit card details. This reduces the chances of your bank details being stolen.

Should you lose your smartphone or smartwatch, rest assured that no one but yourself can make Samsung payments. Each transaction with Samsung Pay requires either a PIN code or fingerprint verification. That way, an intruder won’t be able to spend using your Samsung Pay details. Additionally, you may control your Samsung Pay account remotely such that you may immediately close it down when you lose a device.

Pros and cons of using Samsung Pay

Pros

  • Convenient payments both in-store and online
  • Ample security features in place to keep your money safe
  • Supported by a wide range of Samsung devices

Cons

  • Not available with all Samsung smart devices
  • Not all banks offer it
  • May not be as widely accepted in the Netherlands as the contactless solutions offered by native banks

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  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 4 business days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

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€ 0
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Benefit from an array of digital payment features, including a free prepaid Wirex card and unlimited fee-free transfers at interbank rates - with zero monthly subscription fee.
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    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 0
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

1

Benefit from no monthly fee, no currency conversion fees and a raft of in-app budgeting features to help you save.
Wise Multicurrency Account
Wise Multicurrency Account
  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 14 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    17

€ 0
Up to 14 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

17

Wise (formerly TransferWise) is an international account for over 50 currencies, with instant, super-cheap money transfer, a card to spend in any currency, bank details to get paid in 30 different countries and multi-currency direct debits.
Revolut Standard
  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 9 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    20

€ 0
Up to 9 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

20

Enjoy no monthly fee, no currency conversion fees up to € 1,000 per month and the ability to hold up to 16 currencies in your account.
Openbank Open Payment Account
  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    N/A

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 0
N/A
Apple Pay, Google Pay

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An open payment account with € 0 fees and free domestic and EU transfers. Includes a free debit card with travel benefits.
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  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 14 days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 0
Up to 14 days
Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

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Invest in cryptocurrencies and enjoy up to 5% interest per year on Bitcoin deposits with this digital bank account
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    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 7 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 0
Up to 7 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

1

An IBAN account you can use to manage your money and spend in over 200 countries worldwide, fee-free.
Vivid Standard
  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    4-5 days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 0
4-5 days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

1

A free bank account with fee-free payments and transfers globally. Enjoy up to 10% cashback per month.
Monese Starter
  • Monthly fee

    € 0

  • Card delivery

    Up to 3 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    2

€ 0
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Apple Pay, Google Pay

2

A dual currency account with no foreign currency fees up to N/A. Features include budgeting tools and multilingual support.
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  • Monthly fee

    € 9.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 4 business days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    12

€ 9.99
Up to 4 business days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

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Get a Welcome Bonus of $15 USD in WXT when you sign up with Wirex through Finder.

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  • Monthly fee

    € 8.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    19

€ 8.99
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay, iDEAL

19

A card linked to up to 25 individual IBAN accounts. Earn interest on all money in your account and benefit from competitive rates and fees.
N26 Metal
  • Monthly fee

    € 16.90

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 16.90
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

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Receive a stainless steel Metal card available in 3 shades, an insurance package, exclusive offers, and great rates and fees.
bunq Easy Bank Personal
  • Monthly fee

    € 2.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    19

€ 2.99
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay, iDEAL

19

Benefit from zero FX fees, bill splitting facility, and a wide range of advance payment features with this low-cost digital account.
Revolut Plus
  • Monthly fee

    € 2.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 9 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    20

€ 2.99
Up to 9 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

20

A Revolut Plus account gives you the security of all your online purchases with the purchase guarantee, interest on your savings, and many more extras for just a small amount per month
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  • Monthly fee

    € 9.90

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 9.90
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

1

A smart IBAN account with no currency conversion fees, complimentary insurances and no ATM fees here or abroad.
Revolut Premium
  • Monthly fee

    € 7.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 3 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    20

€ 7.99
Up to 3 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

20

A combined current account and IBAN account with unlimited free currency conversions and international transfers in 30 currencies.
Wirex Elite
  • Monthly fee

    € 29.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 4 business days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    12

€ 29.99
Up to 4 business days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

12

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Access supercharged rewards and curated merchant offers in addition to standard Wirex digital payment features and travel card.
bunq Easy Green Personal
  • Monthly fee

    € 17.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    19

€ 17.99
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay, Fitbit Pay, iDEAL

19

An account with an exclusive stainless steel card. Help the environment – a tree will be planted for every € 100 you spend.
N26 Smart
  • Monthly fee

    € 4.95

  • Card delivery

    Up to 10 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 4.95
Up to 10 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

1

A mid-tier, premium subscription plan that comes with a range of essential money management features to help you better manage your finances.
Revolut Metal
  • Monthly fee

    € 13.99

  • Card delivery

    Up to 3 working days

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    20

€ 13.99
Up to 3 working days
Apple Pay, Google Pay

20

A premium account with an exclusive Metal card featuring insurances, cashback, concierge service, cryptocurrencies and more.
VIABUY Online Account
  • Monthly fee

    € 1.66

  • Card delivery

    Within 24 hours

  • Mobile payments

  • Supported currencies

    1

€ 1.66
Within 24 hours
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1

A secure, prepaid card that lets you spend worldwide. No credit checks and receive your card within 24 hours.
Triodos Internet Payment Account
Triodos Internet Payment Account
  • Monthly fee

    € 5

  • Card delivery

    N/A

  • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      1

    € 5
    N/A
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    1

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      € 14.95

    • Card delivery

      Up to 3 working days

    • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      2

    € 14.95
    Up to 3 working days
    Apple Pay, Google Pay

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    A premium card with no fee for international payments, no foreign currency fees and unlimited ATM withdrawals at home and abroad.
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      € 9.90

    • Card delivery

      4-5 days

    • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      1

    € 9.90
    4-5 days
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    1

    A premium bank account with maximised cashback rewards on everyday spending online and in store, including up to 100€ cashback per month.
    Monese Classic
    • Monthly fee

      € 5.95

    • Card delivery

      Up to 3 working days

    • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      2

    € 5.95
    Up to 3 working days
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    A dual currency card designed for travellers with no foreign currency fees up to Unlimited and foreign transfers in 8 currencies.
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    Knab Plus
    • Monthly fee

      € 5

    • Card delivery

      3 to 5 working days

    • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      1

    € 5
    3 to 5 working days
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    1

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    • Monthly fee

      € 7.99

    • Card delivery

      N/A

    • Mobile payments

    • Supported currencies

      1

    € 7.99
    N/A
    Apple Pay, Google Pay

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