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Find the best way to send money to Netherlands
Learn how to send money to Netherlands from the Philippines in our step-by-step guide.
Looking for the best way to send money from the Philippines to family, friends or businesses in Netherlands (or even to your own overseas bank account)?
Unfortunately, Finder doesn't have any providers that can help you send money to Netherlands from the Philippines. Transferring money to countries like Netherlands is challenging but potentially services such as Western Union and WorldRemit are worth exploring.
Best ways to send money to Netherlands from the PhilippinesThe best way to send money to Netherlands depends on your payment method, how you want your money to be received and how fast you need it to arrive.
- Online money transfer provider. When buying Philippine pesos or euros money transfer specialists typically offer better rates and cheaper fees than a local bank.
Compare other the Philippines money transfer companies
Although we don't have any options for you to transfer money to Netherlands, here are some other money transfer companies that send from the Philippines you can check out in the meantime.
Cheapest way to send money to NetherlandsWhen you're hunting down the cheapest ways to send money to Netherlands, it's more important to look at the overall cost of your transfer. This has a couple of elements:
- Transfer fees. While still cheaper than your Filipino bank, some money transfer services charge either a fixed or percentage-based fee for making your transfer.
- Exchange rates. Another way money transfer providers make money is to add a margin to the mid-market PHP/EUR exchange rate .
Some providers may charge the mid-market rate but add fees on top. Others may have very low fees but apply a markup on the exchange rate. This means it is important to compare exactly how many euros your recipient will end up with.
Safest way to send money to Netherlands
The safest way to get your money to Netherlands is to use a provider registered with the Philippines's industry regulator, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). All of the companies we've compared in our table are overseen by a local regulator and comply with the relevant laws and regulations in both the Philippines and Netherlands.
A great way to dive deeper is by reading our extended reviews of each transfer service and researching first-hand customer feedback on Trustpilot and similar platforms.
Large money transfers to Netherlands
If you need to make a sizable money transfer to Netherlands, consider using a provider such as to benefit from its expertise in handling larger transfer amounts.Using a large transfer specialist can have the following advantages:
- Tax guidance. Large transfers to Netherlands may have tax implications for you or your recipient. A transfer specialist can help get you up to speed on BIR's latest advice.
- Foreign exchange (forex) tools. Advanced tools such as forward contracts, limit orders and stop-loss orders can help you lock in the EUR exchange rate you want.
- Account manager. Some money transfer providers assign a personal account manager who can help and advise you on your transfer needs.
- Phone service. If you want to talk your transfer through with someone, a provider such as can give you support over the phone.
How to send money to Netherlands from the Philippines
To send money to Netherlands, you'll need the necessary documentation, your recipient's details and a way to pay.
- Compare your options.
Use our table to find a money transfer provider that sends funds to Netherlands. One may be better for cash pickups while another may suit a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click "Go to site".
- Create an account.
You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
- Provide your recipient's details.
Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Dutch bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
- Enter your transfer amount.
Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Double-check the total euros your recipient gets.
- Complete your transfer.
Send your money transfer to Netherlands. Keep your transaction reference number safe so you can track your transfer. Your recipient may need it too.
Example: Liam sends money to Netherlands
Liam is working in the Philippines as a financial analyst and he stays in regular contact with his elderly parents back home in Netherlands. His parents need some funds to help pay off a mortgage, so Liam plans to send them ₱2,000 from the Philippines.
He decides to compare a bank and a money transfer specialist to see which one can save the most money on his transaction.
|Bank||Money transfer company|
|Exchange rate||1 PHP = 0.02 EUR||1 PHP = 0.02 EUR|
|Transfer method||Bank account deposit||Bank account deposit|
|Processing time||2 - 5 working days||Next day|
|Amount received||33.61 EUR||34.19 EUR|
The money transfer company enables Liam to send an extra €0.57, which is transferred straight to his parents' Rabobank account.
How to choose the best money transfer companies to send money to Netherlands
Although we currently have any active deals to help you transfer money to Netherlands from the Philippines, below we cover the most features to consider when researching providers.
- Exchange rates. Banks and transfer services use the mid-market rate to trade with one another. It is the best rate you can get. However, not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rate so compare the EUR you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
- Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Netherlands for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
- Transfer type. Does your recipient have a Dutch bank account or is cash or cell phone top-up a better option? Each transfer type will have different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers .
- Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for an express delivery. Some companies offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services offer the best value and get your money to Netherlands faster and cheaper than banks.
- Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service.
- Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up. Others may offer a discount if you transfer more than a specific amount of euros.
Is this a good time to send money to Netherlands?
Compared to a month ago, the Philippine peso is stronger against the euro. Currently ₱5,000 is equivalent to €86.00, whereas a month ago, ₱5,000 was equivalent to €84.00. That's an increase of 2.38% over the past month.
Similarly, compared to a year ago, the Philippine peso is a little level against the euro. A year ago, ₱5,000 was equivalent to €86.00. That's level of 0% over 12 months.
What's more important, however, is where the strength of the Philippine peso against the euro goes from here – which is harder to call.
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