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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:

How to choose your Dutch health insurance policy

There are several things to consider: How much own risk are you prepared to carry? (€385 to €885 in 2017)? Do you want to be able to choose which doctors and hospitals you use? Do you want top-up insurance? Do you want to be covered for visits...

Dutch health insurance for expats

Is there such a thing as Dutch health insurance for expats? Well, several health insurance companies publish their policies in English and are directly targeting international workers but as far as we are aware, there are no Dutch policies...

Do I need to have Dutch health insurance?

Almost certainly. The first thing that will happen when you end up in A&E after coming off your bike and thinking you have broken your arm is that you will be asked for your insurer… so, unless you are here for less than four months and are...

Dutch health insurance companies

The Netherlands has a myriad of health insurance companies but most of them are owned by the big four: Achmea, CZ, Menzis and VGZ/Univé. Together they control 90% of the market. Market leader (32%) Achmea: includes Zilveren Kruis, De Friesland,...

Dutch healthcare terminology and translations

Here’s a list of all the Dutch healthcare terminology you are bound to come across, plus our definitions. Feel free to contact us if there are any other words or phrases you don’t understand. Aanvullende verzekering The ‘aanvullende...

How to complain about Dutch health insurances?

First of all, contact your health insurance company. If you have a problem about a bill, they may well tell you to contact the hospital or healthcare provider to sort it out. The hospital or healthcare provider will probably tell you that you need...

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