Take out contents insurance

Take out contents insurance

High package discount possible
Never underinsured
98% recommend us
Insurance assessment

Whether you buy a house or rent a flat, there will always be personal items in your home. Think of a washing machine, furniture or a television. They are all valuable items. In the event of any damage, you will obviously want to recover the value of these items.

What if, for example, a fire breaks out? How do you then ensure that you are reimbursed for the damage? Fortunately, you can recover this damage with contents insurance. But how do you choose the best home contents insurance for your situation? In this informative blog you can read all about taking out household contents insurance.

What do you need to take out contents insurance?


It may seem obvious, but before you can take out household contents insurance, you must have a household. For example, if someone still lives at home with their parents, then this person does not need to take out contents insurance. After all, the house is insured with the parents and the belongings in it are part of their household contents.


Secondly, you must be living in a home where your household effects are stored. The most important thing here is that you are actually registered at the address of this property. If you are not, your insurer will not be able to insure your household effects. They will need proof that you are registered at a certain location.

When is it best to take out contents insurance?

It is best to take out contents insurance as soon as you start living on your own. Perhaps you are a student and only have a bed, computer and TV in your room. Or you might buy your first house with all the belongings in it. In these cases, it doesn't matter if you have a lot of things or not. A contents insurance is meant to compensate all your belongings in case of damage.

If you have few (but necessary) possessions, then contents insurance is just as important as when you have many things. A new bed, for example, can easily cost 1,000 euros, including the mattress. A television can also easily cost a few hundred euros, not to mention laptops and computers.

Therefore, always insure these items with contents insurance. The annual amount that you spend on home contents insurance will not easily exceed the amount that you have paid for the above-mentioned items.

Take out contents insurance

Taking out contents insurance in 5 steps

How exactly do you take out contents insurance? This can be done quickly and easily in the following 5 steps:

Step 1. Calculate the value of your possessions:

By determining the value of your household contents, you will know in advance for which amount you should take out household insurance. This prevents cases of under- or overinsurance. In case of underinsurance, you are insured for a lower amount than the value of your possessions. In case of overinsurance, you have purchased too much coverage. The latter means that your premium is too high and the former means that you are not properly insured.

Step 2. Compare household insurances:

Compare different home contents insurances. By making a good comparison, you will know exactly which insurance policy is best for your situation. Always check which insurers have good reviews. Does an insurer score low on, for example, customer-friendliness? Then it might be a good idea to go to another insurer. Good service in case of damage requests to your insurer is very pleasant.

Step 3. Choose modules:

What exactly do you want to insure your possessions against? Only against fireand storm damage, or also against theft? Insurers offer different modules for this. That way, you can assess your own risks and insure your household contents accordingly.

Step 4. Enter your data:

You can easily enter your data via the Online Tool. Once you have done this, the Online Tool will select the most suitable insurance policies for you. You will immediately see which insurance is best for you. Once this is done, you can immediately take out the insurance.

Step 5. Lean back and relax:

Now you know for sure that you have taken out the best possible home contents insurance. All you have to do now is close your computer and enjoy the peace of mind. If anything should happen to your possessions, you are still protected.

Cheap home contents insurance? Compare premiums!

Taking out contents insurance in special situations

There are a number of special situations that can arise when taking out contents insurance. We explain a few of them for you.

Taking out contents insurance as a defaulter

Have you ever failed to pay your bills? Then you may have been registered as a defaulter. This is, of course, extremely annoying. Insurers may refuse your application for household insurance because of this.

This all depends on a number of factors. How long has it been since you have not paid your bill? Were there large sums involved, or just a few euros? Based on this information, the insurer will decide whether or not to insure you. It may also be that the insurer asks you to tell your story and, based on this, either grants or denies insurance.

Content insurance as student

When you move in as a student and need household contents insurance, there are a few things you need to bear in mind. Is there already household contents insurance for the entire building? Or is it the intention that each occupant takes out his or her own household contents insurance? Will there be joint use of certain items, such as furniture and a television in the living room?

Answer these questions carefully before you take out home contents insurance: they may affect the amount of your premium. Pay attention to whether you are entitled to a discount as a student.

Taking out contents insurance for anti-squatting

When you live anti-squatting, you get the right to live somewhere for an uncertain period of time. The property is then definitely not yours and you do not enjoy the same rights as regular tenants. On the other hand, you will probably pay a much lower rent (or no rent).

It is also important to protect your possessions when living in an anti-squat house. However, insurance companies are rather reluctant to do so. After all, you can be evicted from your anti-squatting house at any time. Because of these uncertainties, insurers are reluctant to take out insurance: the risk may be too great.

Take out business contents insurance

At the office, you probably have a number of valuable items. Like computers, desks and a coffee machine. Combined, these items can easily be worth a few hundred euros.

So be wise and take out business contents insurance for your office contents.

Get contents insurance from inboedelverzekering.nl

Are you considering taking out household contents insurance? Then take it out now at inboedelverzekering.nl! We have the right coverages at the most competitive premiums. Do you have any doubts or questions about our household insurance? Feel free to contact our customer service. They are happy to answer all your questions!

Calculate the premium of your household insurance directly

High package discount possible

Never underinsured

Put together your own package

A wide range

We compare all insurers for you, saves time again

Help from our experts

Can't figure it out? Our experts are always ready to help you

We can be reached via Chat, Whatsapp, phone or email

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to know more.
We are here Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00.

get in touch