Healthcare and insurance

Set up compulsory health insurance and familiarise yourself with doctors, dentists and hospitals in Amsterdam.

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Health insurance

Everyone residing in the Netherlands is obliged to take out health insurance, even if you are only living and working in the country temporarily. Find...
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Dutch Healthcare System FAQ

Dutch healthcare is among the very best in the world, with people having access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. Below is a list...
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): updates for Amsterdam residents

Stay up to date about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Netherlands and the response from healthcare authorities.  
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Public Health Service of Amsterdam

The Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam) covers a wide field of public health activities in the city and can be visited at its head offi...
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Doctors in the Netherlands play an important role in the healthcare system. The doctor (huisarts) is the first port of call if you have health problem...
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Overall the Dutch tend to take exceptional care of their teeth. It is common practice in the Netherlands to visit a dentist (tandarts) once or twice a...
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Locate your nearest hospital and read about the different types services they provide. Hospitals in the Netherlands typically fall into one of three c...
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Women's healthcare in the Netherlands

Between relocation and settling in, as women we tend to back-burner our health to deal with official matters that concern expatriates, especially thos...
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Find out all you need to know about having a baby in the Netherlands. Should you choose a home or hospital birth, and how do you find a midwife?
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Once you've decided where and how you wish to give birth, your next priority will be delivery in comfort. We give you the final steps in childbirth, c...
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Mental health support for internationals

Learn about the mental health support services that are available to international residents in Amsterdam. 
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