Nota bene: To make use of the open access deals,
to be recognized as a member and receive a discount, always submit your article using a UMCG/UG computer and your UMCG/UG email address! Virtual workplaces are functional as well (i.e. "uwp.rug.nl" and "toegang.umcg.nl").
News: On May 19 2020, the VSNU published a new national deal with Elsevier allowing 95% of Dutch articles published in Elsevier journals can be made immediately open access for free.
If there is no APC discount for the journal you want to publish in, then the APCs for Open access publishing have to be paid by the researchers / research budget.
If you do not wish to pay the APCs, or the journal does not offer open access publishing, then the alternative is to make your article "green" open access: