If you live and work in the Netherlands, you will need to take out healthcare insurance. Your personal situation or preferences will determine whether you will also need to take out other types of insurance.
If you live and work in the Netherlands, you will need to take out healthcare insurance. The following websites can be used for comparing the costs of the different healthcare insurance providers:
- De Consumentenbond (in Dutch)
- Independer (in Dutch)
- Checklist for selecting a Dutch healthcare insurance policy
Radboud University has a collective health care insurance contract with healthcare insurer VGZ. You will receive a discount on this insurance. Please note: from 1 January 2023, the discount will only apply to VGZ supplementary insurances. It will then not matter which insurer you take out your basic insurance with.
Statutory liability insurance (third-party insurance) is not compulsory in the Netherlands, but it is one of the most common types of insurance. This type of insurance will reimburse your costs in the event of accidental damage. If you do not have third-party insurance, you will be forced to pay these types of costs yourself. Click here to find out more about third-party insurance.