How do I sign up for Dutch medical care?
If you are currently working in the Netherlands you will be automatically insured for the Long-Term Care Act and eligible for support through the Social Support Act if needed.
Upon registering with the municipality (gemeente), you will receive a social security number (BSN) that you will need to register for the mandatory Dutch health insurance. Applying can be done easily online, using this comparison tool: Compare and find a Dutch Health insurance.
Sometimes the insurance company will ask you to provide proof of residency, your passport or a letter from your employer.
If your income is relatively low, you may be entitled for a healthcare allowance from the government. This benefit is arranged through the Dutch Tax Authority (Belastingdienst).