The standard of health care is very high, with an unusually high
proportion of the national income devoted to public health. There
is a reciprocal health agreement with all the other EU countries.
On presentation of form E111 by UK residents (available
from post offices or the Department of Health) medical treatment,
including hospital treatment, is free, prescribed medicines and
dental treatment must, however, be paid for. Further information
can be obtained from The Netherlands General Sickness Insurance
Fund (Algemeen Nederlands Onderling Ziekenfonds –
ANOZ), at Kaap Hoorndreef 24-28, Utrecht, or the local sickness
insurance office. Certain strong medicines can be taken to The Netherlands
if they are accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. Outside
of the EU, The Netherlands has reciprocal health agreements with
Cape Verde, Morocco, Serbia & Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey.
All other travellers are advised to take full medical insurance.
For police, fire or ambulance emergencies, dial 112 anywhere in
Rabies may be present in animals, although risk to travellers is
very rare. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should
be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.
For more information, consult the Health appendix.