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Netherlands > Financial

Netherlands

How To Open A Bank Account In The Netherlands

Tuesday July 14, 2020 (14:34:36)

If you are planning a move to the Netherlands, you will need to consider how you will handle your banking arrangements. Depending on your requirements, there are several options you can choose from.   more ...

Netherlands > Property

Netherlands

How To Rent Or Buy Property In The Netherlands

Thursday May 14, 2020 (09:01:23)

The Netherlands, a country in Northwestern Europe, is perhaps best known for its flat landscape, peppered with bright tulip fields, and its quaint, picturesque towns, with their beautiful, winding canals. The capital city of Amsterdam is home to a myriad of famous museums, as well as the more seedy and illicit spectacles that garner tourism to the area. The Netherlands enjoys a stable economy, a high standard of living, and a booming property market, making it a popular destination for expatriates.   more ...

Netherlands > Working

Netherlands

How To Find A Job In The Netherlands

Monday January 06, 2020 (14:12:42)

Citizens from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries (as well as Switzerland) who are moving to the Netherlands are automatically entitled to Dutch work permission, which is essential to secure employment in the country. If you are from any country outside of these areas, it is likely that you will only be hired in exceptional circumstances.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

How Does Dental Care In The Netherlands Compare With The USA?

Wednesday September 18, 2019 (10:24:02)

Standards of dental care in the USA are particularly high, and dentistry in Europe — particularly in Britain — is the butt of many a joke by American comedians. If you are planning to move to the Netherlands but you are worried about whether you will receive the level of dental care you are used to, we have put together this brief guide to what to expect when you arrive.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

Maternity Care In The Netherlands: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Wednesday September 18, 2019 (10:15:06)

The Dutch healthcare system is run by insurers but regulated by the government. All residents in the country are required to take out a health insurance policy, and insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away based on age or medical history.

Pregnancy care is free of charge in the Netherlands — all insurers are required by law to pay for pre- and post-natal care, as well as any necessary procedures during childbirth. At first glance, therefore, it seems like having a baby in the Netherlands would be a straightforward process, but some aspects may come as a surprise to expats.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

How Does Cancer Care In The Netherlands Compare With The USA?

Wednesday September 18, 2019 (10:03:33)

The Netherlands requires all residents to take out a health insurance policy, and insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away for basic cover, regardless of age or medical history. This can come as a relief to expats who have had cancer, since in many countries it can be difficult to get health insurance if you have a serious preexisting condition.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

Prescriptions In The Netherlands: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Wednesday September 18, 2019 (09:52:41)

The standard of healthcare in the Netherlands is generally high. Having come top in a variety of European surveys over the years, the Dutch health system has secured its place in the upper echelons of healthcare. However, there will still be some surprises for expats moving to the Netherlands, particularly when it comes to picking up prescriptions.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

How Does The Quality Of Healthcare In The Netherlands Compare With The UK?

Wednesday September 18, 2019 (09:41:28)

At first glance, the state of healthcare in the Netherlands looks very positive. The country consistently ranked very highly in the Euro Health Consumer Index, which ran from 2005-2016. The Netherlands took the top spot for several years, ending up in second place throughout the overall history of the index.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In The Netherlands

Monday September 16, 2019 (10:09:00)

The healthcare system in the Netherlands is made up of mandatory health insurance, run by private companies but regulated by the government. Everyone who is living and working in the Netherlands is required by law to sign up for a health insurance policy, with very few exceptions.

There are three levels of health insurance in the Netherlands: Budgetpolis, which covers the most basic requirements and has the lowest premiums; Naturapolis, which most people believe provides the best value for money, since premiums are reasonable and cover is high; and Restitutiepolis, which has the highest premiums but reimburses 100% of expenses.   more ...

Netherlands > Health

Netherlands

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In The Netherlands?

Monday September 16, 2019 (09:59:19)

The Netherlands has a mandatory health insurance scheme, which is run by private insurers but regulated by the government. Anyone staying in the Netherlands for the long-term, and anyone who is employed by a Dutch company and working in the Netherlands, will need to take out health insurance.

There are three types of health insurance available: Budgetpolis, Naturapolis, and Restitutiepolis; and there is also help available for those who are unable to pay for their own insurance. This is known as zorgtoeslag and can cover up to 100% of health expenditure, based on income levels. To find out more about the types of insurance available and how to sign up, take a look at our article How To Register With The Dutch Healthcare System.   more ...



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