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Dutch public health insurance

A guide to health insurance in the Netherlands


Everyone living in the Netherlands must have Dutch health insurance, whether public health insurance in the Netherlands or private health insurance. Read about the Dutch health insurance system for expats.

Healthcare in the Netherlands

Healthcare in the Netherlands


This guide to the Dutch healthcare system explains what you need to know about mandatory Dutch health insurance, visiting a specialist or hospital, and finding Dutch doctors, dentists and pharmacies in the Netherlands.

Having a baby in the Netherlands

Having a baby in the Netherlands


If you're having a baby in the Netherlands, this guide explains Dutch prenatal care, delivery, aftercare and parental leave in the Netherlands.

Expat doctor Amsterdam

The expat experience at the Dutch doctor


Even if you are in tiptop shape and good health, you will most likely eventually visit a doctor in the Netherlands, which may be a starkly different experience than in your home country.

Holistic dentist

The differences between holistic dentistry and standard dental care


Although dentists in the Netherlands must follow the same years-long university education and register with the Dutch government in order to provide care, not all dental care is equal.

The advantage of digital dentistry and its benefits


With the advancement of digital dentistry, going to the dentist in the Netherlands has largely become a quick and painless task.

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair


Learn Dutch, taste delicious Dutch cuisine, join clubs and groups, make new connections, discover the secret to buying a house in the Netherlands and more, at one of the top events in Amsterdam.

Doctors in Netherlands

How to find doctors in the Netherlands


Learn how to find and register with a doctor or emergency doctor in the Netherlands, plus how much it costs to visit a Dutch doctor.

Emergency dental services

Emergency dental services in the Netherlands


The chances that you have visited the dentist more than the recommended minimum once per year are small. When you do need one, however, it can be difficult to get an appointment in the Netherlands—even, and often especially, if it’s an emergency.


When hygge isn’t enough


Hygge is a particularly Danish sentiment. It’s more than happiness. More than contentment with your lot in life. Hygge is the word that describes a laidback, blissful shared moment where everything feels right with the world.

The Worlds healthiest countries

Where are the world’s healthiest countries?


Where would a hunt for the world’s healthiest countries take you? Which country boasts the healthiest national diet, the healthiest lifestyle and environment, and the best health system? What does “healthy” mean to you?

Aetna: Avoiding the catch-22 of expat lifestyle

Avoiding the catch-22 of expat lifestyle


What’s the best way to avoid the “expat blues”—feeling low and lonely when you first arrive in a country? Go out. Make friends. Have fun. Be as busy and committed to your social life when you leave the office as you are during the working day.

Aetna: Destinations for expat families

The top lifestyle destination countries for expat families


Most parents want their children to be healthy and happy; to be bright, creative and physically fit; and to let nothing get in the way of fulfilling their potential and leading a rich, rewarding life.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...


If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International Health Insurance for Expats

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...


International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

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