If you are working/studying/ living in the Netherlands, it is mandatory to get an insurance which would cover the costs of medical care. Such as the general practitioner, hospital treatments and etc. All expats must have a Dutch health insurance even if they are insured in their homeland. However, there are exceptions which you can find HERE
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If you do not take out healthcare insurance within the first 3 months of your stay in the Netherlands it is considered as an illegal act. Firstly, you will receive a warning letter from the Zorginstituut Nederland. If you ignore the warning, within the 3 months after receiving the letter you will most likely have to pay a fine. If you still ignore the fine, you will receive another one within 3 months again. If you still do not get the insurance after this. The Health Care Insurance Board will insure you with any care insurance company and the costs will be withdrawn from your income. In case you need to see a doctor, the prices of seeing a general practitioner can reach up to €80 per visit! That is excluding medication or a visitation to the hospital.
It costs around €100 per month for an insurance as a worker. There are insurances starting from €16 - every insurance differs and the price depends on what you require.
We made a plan with easy steps which you can find here.
To quickly find a doctor closest to you, visit www.ikzoekeenhuisarts.nl