Medical assistance and health services
Amsterdam is equipped with a well-developed emergency response system and medical services to ensure the well-being of both residents and visitors.
Call 112. In life-threatening situations, call the emergency helpline by dialing 112. An ambulance, fire department or police will be dispatched to help you. 112 is a Europe-wide emergency helpline, equivalent of 911 in the United States or 999 in the United Kingdom.
As well as Dutch, operators speak English and are able to offer services in French or German. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can send a text equivalent via 0800 8112.
Hospitals and ER
The accident and emergency (spoedeisende hulp or more commonly A&E) department of a hospital is meant for life-threatening situations requiring immediate specialist medical treatment. In all non-life threatening situations, first contact your GP. They will determine if you need treatment in A&E and inform you which hospital or location to visit.
Medical assistance in hotels
For emergency visits to your hotel room, telephone consultation and consultations on location, contact the hotel reception or call the tourist doctor on +31 (0)20 427 5011. Fees are determined by the national GP association and are covered by most travel and medical insurance.
For less serious issues – such as minor falls, forgotten medication or unexpected/recurring minor conditions – you can contact HotelDoc by calling +31 202 624 282. HotelDoc's medical professionals provide comprehensive in-room medical care for Amsterdam's visitors who want to bypass the inconvenience of hospital visits. For information on fees, visit the HotelDoc website.
Amsterdam's 24-hour dental clinic, Dental 365, treats patients experiencing chronic pain and other dental emergencies on a walk-in basis. The practice is open from 8:00 until 23:00, and a dentist is on call 24/7 for emergencies after these hours.