Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care and development of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases. The health of a child includes physical, mental and social wellness.

A few of the common problems diagnosed at the Polikliniek Prins Willem are:

  • Allergies, including food allergies
  • Skin problems such as eczema and infections
  • Ear, nose and throat infections and problems
  • Asthma
  • Growth & developmental problems
  • Constipation
  • Feeding issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Severe learning difficulties
  • Dutch-Immunisation-Programmeand additional vaccinations for expat children.

If necessary, referrals can be made for blood tests & radiological investigations to paediatric sub-specialists. The various possibilities of treatment using complementary and alternative medicine can be discussed and referrals made.


Our Well Child Centre at the IHCH is specifically designed for newborns, children & teenagers up to 16 years of age. This periodic growth & development check allows assessment & examination with the opportunity for further evaluation if abnormalities are detected. It also provides the chance for the doctor to answer questions and give advice regarding your child’s health.

Click here to find out more about our Well Child Centre.

Children’s  Immunisations

 As an expat parent, dealing with your children’s immunisations is always a concern. Different countries have different schedules, different endemic diseases, different government or private based systems. Our Paediatricians can help you make the right decisions.

In the regular Dutch system, if you are an official registered resident to a Dutch municipality, the consultatiebureau (CB) will invite your child for all due vaccinations. Unfortunately, their letters are in Dutch, so many an expat has difficulty understanding what is meant, or where to call for an appointment. If you need help translating the letters or interpreting the information, our medical staff will be pleased to help you.

The children of many diplomats or NGO personnel are not included in the government based imunisation programme. Parents have to take care of the proper immunisations themselves. IHCH stocks all childrens’ vaccinations.

If you are invited by the CB and  would like to deviate from the Dutch schedule (i.e. administer at a later or earlier age), the CB is not allowed to help you.  Neither will they be able to administer, for example, chicken-pox (varicella) vaccine, or Rotavirus. IHCH can also offer the Meningitis B vaccine.

Our peadiatricians have thorough knowledge of world-wide immunisation schedules and can design a schedule that fits the expat lifestyle.

This service is also open to patients registered with a GP elsewhere, you will however need to register your details with our clinic by completing our online registration form, and select Health Checks / Tests only.  For administering the vaccines you will, of course, have to visit our clinic.

Appointments – Please call (070) 306 5124 (between 08h00 and16h00)

Email: (please state your full name and date of birth when emailing us)

*If your child has Dutch health insurance only, a referral letter is needed from your GP first.

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