Once you have settled in the Netherlands, you must subscribe yourself for several insurances. Some of them are mandatory and some of them are optional. The most important insurance is your health insurance. All citizens in the Netherlands are required by law to obtain at least basic health insurance. Besides this insurance, you are able to insure your home. Basic insurance covers fire, storm, flood and theft. If you only want to insure your household goods you are able to get a so-called “inboedelverzekering”. If you drive a car you might insure your car as well against to theft, fire and damage. You must insure your car with obligatory basic insurance. And so we can continue to name several insurances that are on the market. Please take your time to read all details and make a decision.