Photo of author

Daneel Bouden

Once in a while, we all get sick or injured. That’s not much fun, certainly not when you’re on holiday or away on a business trip in a foreign country.

So we’ve compiled a list of Amsterdam’s main hospitals for you if you or someone else in your party needs medical treatment.

There are many more medical institutions in the city, far too many to list, but I’ve included just a few you may also need to visit.

Saint Lucas Andreas hospital
Jan Tooropstraat 164, 1061 AE
Phone: 020) 510 89 11 The Saint Lucas Andreas hospital is a large modern hospital located in Amsterdam’s Western district.

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, (abbreviation long) Catholic, (Our Dear Lady’s Guesthouse.)
Oosterpark branch: Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC
It’s been declared the best hospital in the Netherlands. It’s also Amsterdam’s most centrally located hospital.
Phone: (020) 599 9111

VUMC VU Medical Centre
De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV
‘VU’ stands for “free university”.
It’s located in the Southern section of town
Phone: (020) 44 43636 (emergencies)
Website in English

Slotervaart hospital
Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC
Located in the Western district
Although a general hospital, it specializes, among other things, in Aids and HIV.
Phone: 020 512 9333

Boven-IJ hospital
Statenjachtstraat 1, 1034 CS
Located in the Northern District.
Phone: 020 – 634 6346

Academische Medisch Centrum (AMC) (Academic Medical centre)
Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ
A large university hospital, located in the South-East district (The bijlmer)
020 – 566 9111

These are the large general hospitals Amsterdam has available if you need emergency medical aid.
Here are a few more institutions you may want or need to visit:

Boerhaave Clinic
Johannes Vermeerstraat 31, 1071 DL
It offers both cosmetic as well as a regular treatment, located in the city centre.
Phone: (0)20 – 30 500 30

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital / The Dutch Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX
Phone: 020 – 512 9111
Website in English This hospital exclusively treats people with cancer.

Blood bank
Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation
Plesmanlaan 125, 1066 CX
Phone: donors: 0800 – 366 67 36 (free)
General phone number: 020 – 512 32 81
Website in English

The Red Cross Amsterdam
Valkenburgerstraat 24, 1011 LZ
Phone: 020 62 26 211