A guest blog from Amsterdaily.nl, a very informative Amsterdam City Blog with a funny edge. I really liked their post 'Where to find a docter at night in Amsterdam' and they agreed to share this post on Accessibletravelnl.com.
"What to do, when you are in urgent medical care, in the evening, night or weekend? Most of us will be inclined to go to the nearest Emergency Room. But this isn’t really necessary – at least – not in the Netherlands.
In our country most of the medical care is provided by general practicioners (huisartsen). Yes, we know, you all hate them. But still, they provide the first line of important care to Dutch citizens, also in the evenings, nights and weekends.
They can be contacted when you are in need of urgent medical care (a sick child, an accident, acute serious health problems). When in doubt, you can always give them a call, they also give medical advice by phone. If they consider your complaint to be urgent, they will ask you to come to the Huisartsenpost (you’ll get an appointment) or the doctor will come to your place if your health doesn’t enable you to travel to the Huisartsenpost.
So, why go to the Huisartsenpost instead of the Emergency Room?
it is free (= covered by your insurance, ER will be charged at least 175 euro from your ‘eigen risico’)