You can insure almost anything and most Dutch people cover the risks regarding health, house damage and belongings, burglary, theft of cars and even bikes.

Compulsory insurances that you should arrange for upon arrival are basic health insurance and liability insurance for owners of cars, motor bikes and scooters. All other insurances are optional, but in some situations you are obliged to take one, for example when you take a mortgage on a house.

Also theNetherlands has an extensive system of taxes, hich provides for many benefits and infrastructure that the country is known for. For more information, please go to taxation.