I'm looking to open an EUR account within the US that offers a Maestro card (in Holland it's called "Betaalpas" which is the only type of card that you can use in all Dutch shops, and with which you can withdraw money without extra cost; also works across the EU). And it should have minimal cost to transfer Euro from a Dutch bank to it.
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Without an associated Dutch billing address, you can't really use a PIN pass for anything other than point of sale transactions. Many (most?) online shops in the Netherlands can't deal with any kind of foreign payment, even from neighboring EU countries. Your best bet in this situation is to maintain a Dutch bank account which gives you the Maestro PIN pass and use cheap transfer services like US Forex, XE Trade or Transferwise to send money to it. This is what I do.