There is nothing more distressing than becoming sick abroad. Do the doctors have the same wealth of knowledge as they do in your home country? What are the health facilities? Will you be able to communicate with them?
All residents in the Netherlands need to take out health insurance, for themselves and for their partners and children. This health insurance system covers the costs of medical care. Many expats take great consolation from the fact that medical care in the Netherlands is in league with the best in the world. Not only that, but almost all doctors speak English, which is also very reassuring. Whether you have a common cold, a serious illness or are expecting a baby, medical care is excellent and thorough.
For every health insurance company, the standard insurance package is the same, but the contribution you have to pay may vary. As an expat, it is very important take out health insurance within 4 months after you move to the Netherlands.
"Our business is truly international and Schiphol Airport has proved repeatedly to save time and energy since most of the Oil & Gas Provinces can be reached by way of non-stop flights." Duncan Weir, Managing Director Diamond Offshore EMEA