Compulsory health insurance
Everyone aged 18 years or older who lives or works in the Netherlands must have health insurance. This is a legal requirement that also applies to students. If you are not insured, the CAK (Dutch National Health Care Institute) can fine you.
Different rules apply for international students. Read more about the Compulsory health insurance for non-Dutch students.
For more information, also check www.zorgverzekeringslijn.nl.