We all want to be connected to the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nearly all of us need it for work and whilst some can’t stand looking at another screen after a long day at the office, most of us will find it hard to resist browsing the web for recreational purposes as well. But do we all need the same internet package?

Everyone uses the internet in a different way. When choosing a proper internet package, you want to make the right decision. One of the ways to do so is by deciding what kind of internet user you are. By finding out your internet habits you can easily find a package that fits your needs.

Three kinds of Internet Users

Let’s see whether you’re able to recognize yourself in one of the three categories:

  1. Internet surfers: if your main activities on the internet are using Facebook, Google, and email, then you’re considered an ‘Internet surfer’. What does this mean? That you would be able to manage with a download speed of only 20 Mbit/s.
  2. Streamers: this group is becoming bigger every day. If you’re mainly using streaming services like Netflix, Spotify and Youtube then it would be recommended to get yourself a package of at least 60 Mbit/s
  3. Gamers: you can’t stand slow internet because it means the difference between winning and losing in your favorite online game. Does this scenario sound somewhat familiar? Then you should opt for a package of 100 – 500 Mbit/s. In order to do so, you would most likely need an optical fiber connection.

How much Internet Speed do I need?

The speed of the Dutch internet is ranked among the highest the world. Sixty percent of the Dutch have a broadband internet connection higher than 50 Mbps. This makes us the number 3 in the world in terms of high-speed internet installations at home. In general, online subscriptions with an ADSL or VDSL connection have a lower price a month and do the job just fine. Fiber and cable internet are known to be faster and are therefore more expensive. The biggest advantage of fiber connections is that thanks to the symmetric characteristics there is no difference between the actual upload and download speed.

Fastest Internet Providers in the Netherlands

The two main providers in the Netherlands are Ziggo and KPN. Together, they control nearly 90% of the Dutch broadband market. There are a few smaller providers left who are also capable of providing a reliable and cheap internet connection such as Tele2 and Telfort. All internet providers are able to provide an outstanding broadband connection for a reasonable price. If you are looking for the fastest internet in the Netherlands you should choose one of Ziggo’s Internet packages with speeds up to 400 MBit/s! 

Ready to Install yourself?

Were you able to categorize yourself and figure out which providers are active in your region? Then it’s time to decide which internet service provider suits you best. After you’ve found yourself a proper internet provider, a technician will stop by to install everything you need in order to surf the web. Be aware that this could take a bit longer in the Netherlands than you might expect. It is no exception to wait for up to a month for an appointment with the technician.

Need help to get connected to an Internet Provider?

Choosing the right Internet Provider in the Netherlands can be a daunting experience. PartnerPete offers the best internet deals for expats in the Netherlands and assists you in finding your perfect match. The best part: our service completely free of charge! Give us a call on +31 20 7372124 or leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.