43 comments One of the many great things about living in the Netherlands is the excellent standard of Dutch healthcare, rated as the best in Europe.
The Netherlands topped the list of 35 countries in the 2016 Euro Health Consumer Index (the ‘industry standard’ of modern healthcare) for the best healthcare services – ahead of large economies and neighbours such as Switzerland (2), Norway (3), Belgium (4), Germany (7) and the UK (14) – and is the only country to consistently place within the top three spots since 2005.
In this guide, International health insurer Bupa Global explains the Dutch healthcare system and everything you need to know about accessing healthcare in the Netherlands: ) except in a few situations.
Those under 18 do not necessarily have to take out their own health insurance in the Netherlands.
According to the report, the Netherlands excels in relatively every healthcare criterion with perhaps only waiting time being something they could slightly improve, although accessibility increased after the country opened 160 primary care centres, open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
In terms of costs, the Dutch statistics office reported in 2017 that Dutch residents spent an annual average of EUR 700 on Dutch healthcare in 2015, in addition to their yearly Dutch health insurance costs of around EUR 1,200.
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The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states that: "violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women" and that "violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men." Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions.
Plus almost all Dutch doctors speak excellent English, making healthcare in the Netherlands very accessible to foreigners.
In most cases, however, some form of health insurance is mandatory to stay in the Netherlands, even temporarily, and required to access Dutch healthcare services.