Insurance: Will I be fined for not having a health insurance while staying in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 11:17 AM)

Yes, non-compliance with this Dutch law means students may be fined by the Centraal Administratiekantoor (CAK). Depending on the period of being uninsured, fines can run into several hundreds of euro.  


If students receive a letter from CAK which states that they need Dutch health insurance because of their income, they must act on it, even if the statement is incorrect. If students need help with these issues, or can assist in this matter. 

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