At this moment we  cannot take in new patients.
At the moment you can still register with a number of other practices in our zip code area 1078, 1079. Look online at Zorgzoeker. In this tool fill in ''huisarts'' and your postal code. If you prefer to wait until we have room for new patients send an email to pm.rivierenbuurt@ezorg.nl. Is your partner already registered at the practice? Please contact us for registration.

The Rivierenbuurt General Practice  is a relatively small practice with a distinct vision. We strive to provide primary health care on a small but efficient scale enabling us to keep in touch with the community. We are certified with the NHG quality label of national primary health care practice which is audited every three years. We are open Mo-Fri from 8.00 AM to 17.00 PM.

It can be challenging to be in a different country with a different health system and explaining your medical situation in a foreign language.  We urge you to read more on the Dutch health care system here. You can also find more information in the news section.

Want to know if you need to see your GP? Check with the app below.

You can schedule a consult online or call us for an appointment from 08.00-11.00 AM. For test results you can call from 14.00 to 17.00 PM or see your results directly online in your personal vault. Your personal vault allows you to ask your question directly to your GP via an e consult 24 hours per day.

Do I need an appointment with my GP?See for yourself within 1 minute. You will receive immediate advice

A number of people who are on our photos no longer work with us. However we like the photos so much that we will keep them for now. When we have an idea of what we want we will make brand new photos with our team. Suggestions welcome!

Practice information

Opening hours

Mo till Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Medical assistants desk: 8.00 - 11.00 AM and 14.00 - 17.00 PM

Medical emergency:
020 662 8636 dial 1


Schedule an appointment by calling our medical assistants: 020 662 8636

Not satisfied?


Waalstraat 58
1078 BX Amsterdam


phone: 020 662 8636

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use your patient portal or

020 662 8636 dial 2

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Patient information

Dutch health care system

The Dutch healthcare system was ranked the best in Europe for the seventh consecutive year in 2017, according to the annual index compiled by Sweden’s Health Consumer Powerhouse. The index is based on 48 indicators, including accessibility, costs, results, patient’s rights and the use of pharmaceuticals. Accessibility of health care for all inhabitants is the major advantage of the Dutch health care system, although this comes at a significant cost.

To optimize and personalize your health care experience as well as to minimize increasing health care costs and waiting lists in the Netherlands, many health care services/tasks have been decentralized from the specialist in hospital to the general practitioner (who is in close contact with the specialist). Primary health care offered by our GP’s is covered (free) by the basic insurance package, which is compulsory for all inhabitants.

For hospital specialist care (including a visit to the emergency department of a hospital or a consulting specialist), every health care user is requested to contribute his own risk (a minimum amount of approximately €385) first after which the insurance company contributes the rest. On certain occasions an extra insurance package is required to cover all health care costs.

Patient stop
At present we have reached the maximum number of patients in our practice. We are therefore at present closed for new patients. If you have recently relocated to our area (code 1078 or 1079) but seem unsuccessful in finding a GP, please approach our assistants for advice.
Affinity with the creative sector

Over the years the practice has grown to support different specific cultural heritages like the opera house and a range of theatres. Our medical team supports actors and musicians and are available for consultation if you are passing through Amsterdam and require medical attention.

LHBTI+ friendly practice

Your GP is the person you turn to for everything concerning your health. An open minded and unprejudiced attitude is very important to all our staff. Life is complicated enough. Your are welcome. Also with your questions concerning coming-out, sexuality, HIV and STD’s. We also prescribe PrEP.
Privacy statement

As stated by the new privacy laws ( AVP) in the Netherlands we are obliged to handle your personal information with the utmost care. Any personal data that can be traced to an individual. As we also treat patients we handle extreme private medical information. All personal data is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Your privacy rights
Within these regulations the use of a non-secure email server is not allowed. We have to ask you to always use an email consult to ask us any personal question. You can find this in the patient app. Contact our assistants to activate your personal account.

Travel Clinic & Vaccinations

Are you planning a trip abroad to an exotic destination or have any questions regarding required (preventative) medical treatment or vaccinations for your travels? We are trained and fully equipped to advise you on the required vaccinations and preparations. Please book an appointment on www.reisprik.nl

Extra services

Health Care changes. Ever rising costs and waiting list for hospital procedures have been a factor in transferring many elements of health care back to the general practioner.

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