Open access discount agreements
It happens that Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht authors unnecessarily pay the publication fees themselves. That is why it is worth your while to check if the UU discount agreements are applicable to you.
Maybe the journal in which you publish is part of a Big Deal: national agreements the Universiteiten van Nederland (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has reached with several major publishers. The agreements facilitate free open access publishing and/or offer discounts. Sometimes the agreements cover all journals of a publisher, sometimes only a selection.
Utrecht University discount agreements
In addition to the national agreements Utrecht University has entered into separate deals with a number of publishers on open access publishing discounts.