Expats & foreign students
Health care in the Nederlands
You can be assured that you will receive high quality healthcare in the Netherlands.
However, some things may be arranged in a different way than you are used to.
This folder aims to help you better understand Dutch healthcare.
In case of a life-threatening emergency always call 112. This will give you access to all emergency services. In other urgent situations call your GP. If your doctor’s office is closed and you have medical complaints that cant’t wait until the next day or after the weekend, call the central doctor’s office (‘huisartsenpost’). The phone number is 0880030600.