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:
- come to the Netherlands with a Schengen visa
- come to the Netherlands with an Authorisation for a Temporary Stay (Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV))
- are waiting for a decision on your residence permit
- are younger than 30 years old and are only coming to live temporarily in the Netherlands for a study course
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:
- I’m going to work in the Netherlands
- My partner/family is coming to the Netherlands
- I’m going to study in the Netherlands
- I’m going to travel on holiday in the Netherlands
- I’m receiving foreign guests
- I’m getting a foreign au pair
- I'm going to adopt a foreign child
- I'm going to emigrate to the Netherlands
- I’m going on an internship in the Netherlands
- My parents are visiting from abroad
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.