healthcare

The Dutch healthcare system is among the very best in the world, with people having access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. On the following pages, you can find handy information about doctors, health insurance, dental care, medical emergencies, Amsterdam’s Public Health Service and more.

Dutch Healthcare System FAQ

Dutch healthcare is among the very best in the world, with people having access to the most advanced treatments and preventative care. Below is a list...

Dentists in Amsterdam

Overall the Dutch tend to take exceptional care of their teeth. It is common practice in the Netherlands to visit a dentist (tandarts) once or twice a...

Doctors in Amsterdam

Doctors in the Netherlands play an important role in the healthcare system. The doctor (huisarts) is the first port of call if you have health problem...

Birth

Once you've decided where and how you wish to give birth, your next priority will be delivery in comfort. We give you the final steps in childbirth, c...

Health insurance

Everyone residing in the Netherlands is obliged to take out health insurance, even if you are only living and working in the country temporarily. Find...

Pregnancy

As a mother to be, you are free to choose how and where you give birth. Read on for home and hospital births and how to find a midwife.

Hospitals in Amsterdam

Locate your nearest hospital and read about the different types services they provide. Hospitals in the Netherlands typically fall into one of three c...

Emergencies & helplines

Depending on the emergency, options include calling the central emergency number 112, taking the victim to the A&E department or a nearby hospital, or...