Receive money from abroad or from the Netherlands

Western Union® offers many convenient ways to receive money transfers from abroad or from within the Netherlands. You and your loved can choose the best option for you, whether cash pickup or bank transfer.

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How does receiving money from abroad to the Netherlands work?

Knowing that your money is on its way is a great feeling. Whether it’s for an emergency repair, household bills, or you’re the recipient of a birthday gift, Western Union® makes receiving money from abroad easy.

For those looking for a trusted way to receive money from overseas, or even from within the Netherlands, you’ll value the peace of mind that comes from Western Union’s commitment to security.

If your loved one is wondering how to transfer money from abroad to the Netherlands, here’s how we can help.

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Receive money your way

Receive money from abroad straight into your Dutch bank account, or collect as cash from an agent location.

Get a free estimate

We provide free, no-obligation estimates, so you and your loved one can see exactly how much will be sent and received.

Convenient locations

With agent locations across the Netherlands, you can pick up your cash close to home.

Track your money transfer

You can easily track your money transfer via our app or website using your tracking number (MTCN).

Reasons to choose Western Union

Committed to security

Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect any Western Union money transfer you send or receive.

Save receiver details

It is easy for the sender to make repeat transfers by saving your details, ready for the next time you need to receive money from abroad or the Netherlands.

Worldwide reach

Western Union offer digital services in 70+ countries, mobile app in 40+ countries and more than thousands of agent locations across the globe.

Money in minutes1

Depending on the sending and receiving methods, your money transfer could be with your loved ones in within minutes1.

When you receive money, track your transfer on our app

The sender can transfer money quickly via the app or start a transfer there and then pay in-store

Both the sender and receiver can track their money transfer to the Netherlands in real time

The sender can save receiver details so they can quickly make repeat money transfers to loved ones

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Rating as of 9 November 2023.

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Relied on by customers around the world

As a service working in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, Western Union® help towards a better world by keeping you connected with the people who matter most. Join the customers in more than 200 countries who receive money from overseas with Western Union.

Receive money at special moments

No matter what you and your loved ones are celebrating, whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or a new business opportunity, receive your money from abroad to the Netherlands reliably and on time with a Western Union money transfer.

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Track your transfers for peace of mind

When you receive a money transfer from abroad to the Netherlands with Western Union, both you and the sender can track your money transfer at any point of its journey. Simply enter the transfer details and MTCN online on the Western Union® app.


Frequently asked questions

How will I know if my money transfer from abroad to the Netherlands is ready to collect?

Once the transfer begins, you can locate the ‘Track a transfer’ link on our website or the app. Type the sender’s name and your MTCN then you will see an update on the status of your transfer at any point of the process.

Check your money transfer status now.

How do I receive money in the Netherlands without a bank account?

You can easily pick up cash at one of our more than 200 agent locations around the Netherlands, without using a bank account. Simply take your MTCN and valid ID to collect your money.

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What do I need to pick up cash at an agent location?

If you’re looking to pick up a money transfer at an agent location in the Netherlands, please have these to hand:

  • The sender’s full name (first, middle, and last names).
  • The country the money was sent from.
  • The approximate amount that was sent.
  • The unique number of the transaction (MTCN).
  • Your government-issued identification document(s) as required.
How long does it take to receive a money transfer from abroad to the Netherlands?

When it comes to exactly how long it takes to receive a money transfer from abroad to the Netherlands, it can depend on where the money is being sent from, and which sending and receiving methods are being used.

In many cases, money can be sent to the Netherlands for cash pickup within minutes1. If the money is sent directly to a bank account in the Netherlands, it could take a few business days1.

If your loved one goes to the Western Union site in their country of residence, they will be able to see time estimates for different payment methods before they make the transfer.

1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.