I'm very disappointed that the old bunq free is no longer available.
I live in Germany, next to the Dutch border. We have direct trains going into the Netherlands and I signed up for bunq so I could pay for public transport there using the iDeal system. This makes traveling to NL much easier with postpaid OV chipkarts and would have been possible with the old bunq free account.
When I signed up, I decided to accept the 30 day trial of bunq premium to explore the other features. My plan was to downgrade to the free account afterwards. Now this is not possible anymore. Instead, I can only downgrade to the free travel card that is useless in the Netherlands. I guess, my best option is to close the account again after the trial period.
That is very sad, because the possibility to use iDeal via bunq was something unique and not offered by any competitor. The new travel card however seems to have no advantage over any of the free credit cards that are very commonly offered by German banks. The old bunq Free would have been awesome for easier travels to the Netherlands. The new travel card, despite the name, is completely useless for my travels to the Netherlands.