The Rivierenbuurt General Practice (Huisartsenpraktijk Rivierenbuurt) is a relatively small practice with a distinct vision. We strive to provide personalized primary health care on a small 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 annually.
We collaborate with different levels of health care providers, both within the neighbourhood and across the city, and are actively involved in different innovative community health care projects improving health care pathways (called the “GEZ”).
At present we are open to new patients. If you have recently relocated to our area (code 1078 of 1079) you can fill in the registration form in our patient app. (in Dutch: inschrijven nieuwe patient)
All forms of constructive feedback are welcome. Please let us know what you need, what you appreciate and what we could improve!
Mo t/m Fri 8.00 - 17.00 uur
Thursday night tot 20.00 uur
Schedule an appointment through our website or call our assistants: 020 662 8636
1078 BX Amsterdam
telefoon: 020 662 8636
fax: 020 671 1440
020 662 8636 dial 2
Dial 112 or
020 662 8636 dial 1
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.
At present we can take in new patients. If you have recently relocated to our area (code 1078 or 1079) you can fill in the application form in our patient app or call our assistant 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.
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
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.
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.