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If it's Social Security benefits, then yes, they will direct deposit into your Dutch bank account. Go to the SSA.gov website and search for publication 05-10137 - Your Payments While You are Outside the United States. Pg 31-32 list the countries where you can have direct deposit of your social security. Easiest way to arrange this is to call the US Consulate in your country of residence.

As far as opening a bank account in the US, you're probably going to have to do that (if you still want to) in person - probably on your next trip back to the US. With these "know your customer" banking rules, they get kind of nervous about opening accounts without a face to face.

But if you absolutely have to have a US bank for some private pension payments, take a look at Transferwise for transferring your monthly payments. For smaller, regular payments they cost way less than doing a bank to bank transfer.
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