Using an iDEAL QR code to pay or to receive a payment

Probably you have already seen iDEAL QR codes in your daily life. Paying of or receiving an iDEAL payment using a QR code is nowadays possible too. You can find QR codes on invoices, bills, screens (phone, TV, laptop, shop displays, etc.), billboards and posters. You can recognize an iDEAL QR code by the iDEAL logo in the middle of the code.

Scanning QR codes with banking apps and the iDEAL app

You are able to scan iDEAL QR codes with the iDEAL app or with the mobile banking apps of the participating banks KnabRabobank, ING and ABN AMRO or with a generic QR code scanner of the iDEAL app.

Also the other Dutch banks are currently working on the integration of a QR scanner in their own mobile banking apps. If you are a customer of another bank, please use the iDEAL app.

If you want to pay online with iDEAL, webshops often make this clear with the iDEAL logo on the payment page. Now there is also the possibility to pay with iDEAL QR. Then it is useful that you recognize this directly on the payment page. Does a webshop offer iDEAL QR? Click on the button with the new logo that has been developed for this purpose (see image on the left). Then scan the QR code that appears on your screen. This is always recognisable by the iDEAL logo in the middle. This way you pay directly on your mobile phone with iDEAL. This is safe, easy and quickly arranged.

Paying with iDEAL QR: step by step explanation:

  1. Install the mobile banking app of your bank, if you have not installed it already.
  2. Or download and install the iDEAL-app in the Play Store of Google (Android) or the App Store of Apple (iOS) on your mobile phone.  
  3. Scan the iDEAL QR code with the iDEAL app or the mobile banking app of Rabobank or Knab.
  4. Check the payment details. Sometimes you are able to change the amount, for example to donate a higher amount or to give a tip.
  5. Press ‘Betalen’.
  6. You are now being forwarded to the mobile banking app of your bank. In this app you can make an iDEAL payment just as you are used to.
  7. After the payment you return to the confirmation page of the payee/company.

Generate iDEAL QR codes for a payment request

As a consumer, you can use the iDEAL app to generate QR codes and to present them as a payment request to another consumer. It provides a secure and reliable way to make a ‘consumer-to-consumer’ payment without sharing each other’s phone numbers and bank account numbers. This may for example be very useful during garage sales, flea markets or sales at the door. Please click here for more information about the iDEAL app.

Other questions about iDEAL QR?

If you have additional questions about iDEAL QR, please consult our complete list of the frequently asked questions and answers on our website.