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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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How To Register With The Dutch Healthcare System

Thursday September 12, 2019 (17:11:29)

The basic healthcare system in the Netherlands is known as basisverzekering and is dually funded from tax contributions and fees levied by insurers.

Although the health system is run through private insurers, the government manages it and imposes certain rules and regulations on the industry. For example, health insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away, regardless of their medical history or whether they are currently employed.   more ...

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Netherlands

The Best 2019 Music Festivals In The Netherlands

Monday August 12, 2019 (12:14:13)

For music lovers and festival fans, the Netherlands is a great place to be. The country loves music and boasts an impressive list of popular DJs such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Nicky Romero. Even better, festival ticket prices are usually far cheaper than they are in the UK, where you’ll be looking at an average of around £250 a pop.   more ...

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Netherlands

What Do Amsterdam’s New Eco-Driving Goals Mean For Expats?

Thursday August 08, 2019 (10:52:17)

Famed for its vast population of cyclists, Amsterdam has been at the forefront of green technology for many years. Recently, the Dutch capital’s city council decided to elevate their eco-credentials further, announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars, leaving only electric vehicles in the city centre by 2030.   more ...



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