As a student in the Netherlands you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are two different fees: the statutory fee and the institutional fee. Which fee you pay depends on your nationality, your degree programme and - for the statutory fee only - whether you study full-time or part-time.
For first year students who haven't studied before the tuition fee of the first year is halved. This only applies if you pay the statutory fee. You can find more information on the website of the Dutch government.