Useful mobile apps when living in the Netherlands

There are tons of apps that can make your life easier when living in the Netherlands.

With 98% of the entire Dutch population online, you will soon notice that there's an app for literally anything. But how do you know which ones you will need most during your stay here? Worry not – we are here to help!

Below you can find our top 6 mobile apps that you should start using as soon as you arrive in Holland.

#1 9292

A travelling mobile app, essential for when you need to get around by public transportation. 9292 contains all the travelling information you need, from up-to-date schedules and delays to useful details about your journey. This app is very easy to use; you only need to type in your destination and current address and voila! 9292 will let you know what the quickest route is and which public transport you need to use.

#2 Buienradar

In case you haven’t experienced it already, the weather in the Netherlands is unpredictable to say the least. For this reason, it's good to be up to date in case any storms or strong winds may happen in your area. Buienradar is one of the most reliable weather sources that you can use in the Netherlands. And it gets even better; not only can you use Buineradar for your weather updates, but you can also get information regarding the air quality, humidity, pollen, and even about mosquitoes' activity!

#3 Thuisbezorgd

For all those days when you don’t feel like cooking, Thuisbezorgd is there for you. Thuisbezorgd is the most widely used food delivery service throughout the Netherlands. In case you can’t find anything to stop your cravings here, you can try other alternatives like Deliveroo or Uber Eats.

#4 Tikkie

Need to split the bill for the dinner with your friends? Then you should check out Tikkie. This app makes splitting bills a lot easier, allowing you to make payment transfers and requests quickly. All you have to do is insert your bank details and the amount, and the app will generate a link that your friends can use to pay you back. And you can add a funny gif with it too!

#5 Too good to go

An app that is almost too good to be true. To good to go is a platform where restaurants, cafes, and bakeries give daily deals on their leftover foods. In this app, you'll find amazing bargains for all kinds of foods, from baked goods to fresh sushi. Once you make an account, you'll be able to see the businesses in your area and the deals they have for the day. Too good to go is a great initiative to fight food waste and save up while doing so.

#6 DigiD

Last, but not least, DigiD is an essential app that you will need to set up as soon as you have registered with the municipality. This app will allow you to log into all the governmental websites, pay and file your taxes, get insurance, and much more. Although a little more complicated to set up, DigiD is an app that you will definitely need during your stay in the Netherlands. Find out more about DigiD here.

written by ANA

I'm a cheerful and curious person, passionate about photography and everything that comes with it. As a fellow international, I moved to The Netherlands to study and decided to stay here after falling deeply in love with the culture, people and the beautiful Dutch cities and their canals!