Healthcare for Internationals

Obligation to hold a Dutch policy

Every person that resides or works in the Netherlands has the obligation to hold a Basic Dutch Health Insurance Policy (Basisverzekering), even if you are already insured back home. You need to have Dutch health insurance for the entire time that you live, or work in the Netherlands.

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Obligation ➜

As a rule, if you work and pay income tax in the Netherlands, you are subject to the Dutch Social Security Legislation. Therefore, you have the legal obligation to hold a Dutch Health Insurance Policy.The same…

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Exceptions ➜

There are a few notable exceptions to the obligation to hold a Dutch Basic Health Insurance Policy, such as children, temporary visitors from the EU, and students.