Dutch national health insurance

If you are coming to the Netherlands, your personal situation will determine whether you have to take out the Dutch national health insurance. This is mandatory health insurance if you live and work in the Netherlands. You may not, however, take out Dutch national health insurance if you:

From abroad to the Netherlands

If you want to know whether you are obliged to take out the Dutch national health insurance, we have set out a number of options for you:


If your situation is not listed, or if you are in doubt as to whether you are obliged to take out the Dutch national health insurance, please contact the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB).

Health insurance for foreigners in the Netherlands

Perhaps you are not yet able to take out the compulsory basic health insurance. But you still want to be properly insured. This is possible with an OOM healthcare insurance for foreigners in the Netherlands. We do not offer Dutch national health insurance. Our insurance is meant for those who are not or not yet eligible for the Dutch national health insurance.

We are the insurance specialist when it comes to healthcare insurance for foreigners coming to the Netherlands for an extended stay.

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