Health insurance provides insurance cover for the cost of medical care. Every person who lives or works in the Netherlands is legally obliged to take out standard health insurance to cover the cost of, for example, consulting a general practitioner, hospital treatment and prescription medication. You may also opt to take out additional insurance to cover costs not included in the standard package.
For more information about the Dutch Health insurance Act (zorgverzekeringswet) you can visit the website their website: Dutch Health Insurance Act and also their page coming-from-abroad here you can find all kinds of information on Dutch Health care and also how to receive health care allowance.
Of course we are more than willing to answer your question(s) if you cannot find the answer on above mentioned pages.
Please note: The healthcare insurance provider will need the Social Security Number (BSN) in order to complete the registration process. You will generally be issued with a BSN when you register with the municipality.
To help you find a health insurance provider, you can use this tool.
Read more about finding a healthcare insurance provider.
Information on how to find a family doctor, dentist or pharmacy is explained in this section of our website. You will also find more details on how the Dutch healthcare system works.