Information about energy offers in The Netherlands

The Dutch energy market is liberalised, which means that everyone is free to choose their own supplier for electricity and gas. provides an overview of offers from different energy suppliers in the Netherlands. Objective and independent. We have thoroughly reviewed the offers and promotions including the small print.
Information about energy offers in The Netherlands

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How it works

It’s simple: you know what you want and what’s best for your home. The choice of energy is in your hands and is here to help guide you.

Switching energy suppliers, how does that work?
Have you found an attractive energy offers at then it is possible to switch directly. After filling in the required and requested information, it will be forwarded to the energy supplier of your choice.

Switching energy suppliers is free, unless the current contract is terminated prematurely. In this case the energy supplier may and can charge a penalty fee for breach of contract. The new supplier informs the existing supplier in case this happens. A final settlement can be sent until the date of actual transfer or the former supplier can send the final settlement in conjunction with the annual settlement.

Switching energy suppliers can be done directly, however the entire process takes about four to five weeks. This is important to keep in mind, in order to keep track of a contract that is near to expiring. Obviously, it is out of the question that the energy will be cut off immediately if you decide to switch suppliers. Both the new and existing supplier exchange information in order to allow a smooth transition for customers. Incidentally, there is always a statutory cooling-off period of 14 days from application, in which you can still cancel the contract without consequences.

Take charge of your home’s electricity now and start comparing offers and suppliers at to save many euros on your energy bill.

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How to choose the right energy company

Preparation is half the battle
A flawless switch to another energy supplier requires thorough preparation. There are several contract options that must be considered before transferring to another supplier. There are contracts with a fixed end date, however there are also contracts that need to be terminated in time. This prevents you from having to pay a penalty fee. Start on time when you are considering changing your energy supplier. Also, keep the end date of the current contract in mind.

By carefully reviewing and reading all offers and energy suppliers, followed by comparing them, unexpected and unpleasant surprises can be avoided.

Contracts with energy companies

Changing your energy supplier can be done for various reasons, but it’s mostly to pay a more advantageous rate. Compare the rates of energy suppliers and get a direct insight into the potential savings and the deals and offers that are currently available. The comparison between various providers is done based on the address and consumption data you fill in.

Please note that when comparing the tariffs you should not only focus on prices. It is wise to also look at the duration of contracts offered. In addition, it is important to know in advance which costs are included. Additional costs, for instance, may include transportation costs and taxes. What sometimes may cause ambiguities is the use of a single or double electricity meter. Double meters often are offered a relatively low rate for use during specific days and time periods, while working at a fairly high rate of return. A single meter uses a rate that applies 7 days a week.

Thus, make sure to always check what kind of contract you have with your current supplier and the contracts offered. In addition, bare in mind that, depending on what kind of contract you might have to comply with a period of notice (usually 1 month).


What happens when I switch suppliers?
Switching suppliers should be seamless and will not cause an interruption in electric service. Service with your new supplier will begin with the next available meter read date after enrollment has been processed. Monthly statements will continue to come; however, your new supplier will be listed on the statement for energy charges and any applicable taxes in the subsequent month.

How will I be billed?
Billing is handled through a single monthly statement from your supplier. Energy charges plus applicable sales tax appear as a line item from the contract you select. The amount of the single monthly statement will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account.

What are some questions that I should ask suppliers?

  • How long is the contract?
  • Will the contract automatically renew at the end of the term?
  • Will you notify me at the end of the contract?
  • Is there a cancellation fee?
  • What are the monthly savings if I switch?
  • Is a security deposit, enrollment, or other fee required?
  • Do you offer any services like a home energy assessment, enrollment bonus, etc.


Current energy offers

United Consumers offers a so-called stack discount. The multiple discounts can save up to an average of €340 for 3 years. Moreover, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 United Consumers was elected as the best energy supplier by the Consumers’ Association. United Consumers is thus a safe and, moreover, a low-cost choice.

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bol energyAt DealDirect you will receive exclusive benefits when you switch suppliers. DealDirect collaborates with major energy suppliers such as Essent and Thanks to these collaborations and benefits DealDirectly can promises its customers that they will save a lot of money. In addition, customers are very positive about DealDirect.

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€55 discount

Qurrent offers green electricity at cost price. While many energy suppliers only deliver green electricity on paper, Qurrent is known for its durability. In the field of sustainability Qurrent’s consumers assessed Qurrent with a 10. This makes Qurrent the best player in the field of green energy in the Netherlands.

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At Miky you receive energy at a competitive price and you always know where you stand. Through partnerships with major energy suppliers, energy is offered at a fixed low price. Miky is cheap, but also very customizable. Customers of Miky assess the supplier with a 8.8.

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Essent is one of the leading energy providers in the Netherlands and is the only energy supplier that is able to offer Nest in the Netherlands. Nest is not just a thermostat: Nest remembers the temperature you find comfortable and turns itself off so when you are away. Consequently, you do not waste energy to heat an empty house. You can control Nest with your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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€50 advantage offers 1-, 2- and 3-year energy packages with a fixed price. has been known as one of the cheapest energy suppliers in the Netherlands for years. Moreover, customer satisfaction with is very high and the switching process is simple. Additionally, it is possible to choose between gray or green electricity.

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Essent has been a leading energy provider in the energy market. At Essent you pay a fixed amount for your energy and you are able to choose between a term of 1, 2 or 3 years. The offers and prices of Essent are clear. Furthermore, customers of Essent are in many cases very positive towards Essent.

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DealDirect is able, thanks to collaborations with various energy suppliers, to offer low rates in combination with exclusive offers. DealDirect will provide you with an energy contract of 1 or 3 years. You will always receive green power, thus you will make a positive contribution to the climate. Switching energy suppliers is quick and easy. DealDirect has weekly changing offers, thus to receive the best offer possible, check the website regularly.

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€50 cashback

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At Oxxio, saving is of paramount importance. With the familiar Oxxio app customers can accurately track how much energy is being consumed. By switching to Oxxio customers may therefore save substantially on an annual basis. In addition, Oxxio provides a €50 cashback, while using green energy. This offer is for 1-year and 3-year contracts.

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