Medical Center Jan van Goyen has a long history. In 1942 an ENT clinic was established in the building on the Jan van Goyenkade. The clinic closed in 1989 due to a government-desired reduction of hospital beds and concentration in large hospital institutions. That same year, Jan van Goyen Medical Center was founded as a private plastic surgery clinic. The legislation and regulations at the time and the prevailing political view on private health care initially severely inhibited the center's development as a private clinic.
The Jan van Goyen Medical Center has now grown into a treatment center with various specialisms. The center still offers high-quality care, without long waiting times. MC Jan van Goyen has contracts with all health insurers. Most treatments are reimbursed by health insurers.
Jan van Goyen
Jan Josephsz. van Goyen (1596-1656) was a Dutch landscape painter from the Golden Age. Van Goyen was one of the most prolific painters of the 17th century, specializing in painting landscapes and river views. Typical of his style is the alternation of dark and lighter lanes. Van Goyen did not paint realistically, but had a great eye for everyday details. Human activity determines the character of his paintings. Van Goyen's works belong to the Baroque.
Medical treatments have been performed on Jan van Goyenkade number 1, since the Second World War, says Ewout van Dishoeck (1933). Van Dishoeck was not only associated with Jan van Goyen as an otolaryngologist for many years, he is also the son of the original founder.
Van Dishoeck: “During the occupation, people in hiding still needed medical care. That was possible in a secret hospital in Amsterdam. The hospital was located at Jan van Goyenkade 1, then a private house, and was financially supported by Heineken. My father bought the property in 1946. He was an otolaryngologist and started a practice at home. He initially called it the Specialist House and later renamed it the Zwaardemakerkliniek, as a tribute to a Utrecht professor he admired.