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Welcome at the Medical Centre Jan van Goyen women’s health

At the Medical Centre Jan van Goyen (named after the prolific 17th century naturalistic landscape painter), we understand the importance of privacy and dignity when seeking help for women’s health issues.

Please be assured that discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity are at the heart of our care for you, and we offer a convenient and compassionate service to help you feel at ease.

Our hospital buildings are based in central Amsterdam, close to the Zuidas business district, Museum Quarter and within walking distance of the beautiful surroundings of the Vondelpark. You can choose from daytime and evening appointments to accommodate your work or family commitments. We are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to diagnose, treat and manage both common and more complex conditions within the discrete and calming environment of our small-scale gynecology department.

The clinic focuses on women with gynecological problems, maladies or questions. Our personal attention is key, yet an integrated approach with our physiotherapist, psychologist or sex therapist is possible. To provide this medical care, we have two experienced gynecologists and skilled nurses at our medical centre. We strive to handle all necessary operations during an initial consultation, to make sure you receive the best care and do not unnecessarily have to return for a follow-up appointment.


Waiting times for our patient and for surgeries are usually very short as we try to see you within a week. To make an appointment, you need a referral from your Dutch general practitioner. We also offer the option to make a private consultation with us, which will not be covered by your medical insurance.

Please refer to us in case you have one of the following sympoms:

  • Abdominal sympoms, including pain
  • Abnormal cervical screening test results and other abnormalities of the cervix
  • Contraceptive advise and insertion of coils (no sterelization)
  • Deviations of the labia
  • Fertility problems and limited treatment of anovulation (clomiphene)
  • Menstrual problems
  • Perimenopausel and postmenopausel bleeding
  • Second opinion
  • Sexual problems
  • STD and treatment of vevereal warts
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Vaginal discharge or inflammation
  • Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

If you suffer from lower abdominal pain including pain, you can also contact us. A multidisciplinary approach with physiotherapist, psychologist and/or sex therapist is often desirable and possible. If necessary, you can be seen on short notice and after consultation with the GP by other specialists in the clinic as an internist.

In sexual problems a multidisciplinary approach is also an option. But sometimes making these complaints and discuss, explain and discuss about enough. The same applies to menopausal symptoms.

Please refer to us in case you need one of the following interventions: 

Colposcopy and if needed treatment of abnormal tissue by diathermy or LLETZ.

A colposcopy is a close examination of your cervix. A colposcope is basically a magnifying glass. It doesn’t go inside your vagina. The doctor uses it to look more closely at the abnormal areas on your cervix and may take samples of them (biopsies) to send to the lab. You may have treatment at the same time as your colposcopy. Or you may go back to the colposcopy clinic for treatment once they have the results of your biopsy.

The treatment we offer to remove the area of abnormal cells is diathermy. You have diathermy under local anesthetic, or if necessary general anesthetics. The treatment uses an electric current to cut away the tissue containing the abnormal cells. It is quite quick and you will be able to go home afterwards. You will have some bleeding or discharge for about 3 weeks after the treatment. You shouldn’t wear tampons or have sex for 3 weeks because this will increase your risk of infection.

LLETZ stands for large loop excision of the transformation zone. In the USA, this procedure is called LEEP – loop electrosurgical excision. It is basically the same as diathermy.

Correcting deviations from the cervix, vulva or vagina.


For an appointment at the gynecology department, please provide us with a referral from your General practitioner or another medical specialist. You can also make a private consultation with us, which will not be covered by your medical insurance.

Dr. Carla van der Wijden
Monday – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 1 – 4.30 pm
Wednesday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Dr. Marian van der Heemst
Thursday – 8.00 am to 16.30 pm

You can contact us between 8:30 and 16:30 during weekdays to make an appointment.

Jan van Goyenkade 1
1075 HN Amsterdam
(0031) 020-305 58 00
E: info@jvg.nl or gynaecologie@jvg.nl