Healthcare news

Health insurance in Holland is a complicated affair. There are all sorts of websites professing to give you the ins and outs of your Dutch health insurance policy. We’re not pros and we’ve all been patients. This is our take:

The Netherlands in healthcare rankings

Expats and internationals may complain about Dutch healthcare, but in global terms we are pretty lucky – at least that is how the Netherlands appears in various healthcare rankings. In May 2017, the Lancet Magazine put the Netherlands in ninth...

When can you change health insurer?

There is a two-month window at the end of every year during which you can switch health insurance company. You’ll notice when it starts by all the adverts for health insurance companies appearing everywhere. Every year around 5% of policy holders...

Claiming healthcare allowance (zorgtoeslag)

If you have a low income, are single, and earn less than € 27.500 a year you will probably be able to claim healthcare benefits (zorgtoeslag) – about €6 a month if you are at the top of the scale but rising to €88 a month if you earn less...

What does Dutch health insurance cost?

Reckon on around €100 a month for the basic package – and the fact that you will have to pay the first €385 of your treatment (not visits to the doctors). You can slash this by around €20 a month by agreeing that you will pay the first...

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