About us

Amsterdam UMC is a leading medical center that combines complex high-quality patient care, innovative scientific research, and education of the next generation health care professionals. We believe that health care practice, research and education belong together, with each shaping and informing the other.
Together we discover the healthcare of tomorrow.

With over 16,000 people, the two locations of Amsterdam UMC work together to provide good and accessible care. Amsterdam UMC is focused on a future where diseases can be prevented and where patients receive the best treatments. The emphasis is on the complex treatment of rare disorders.

At Amsterdam UMC we train thousands of young people to become doctors, specialists or nurses. Amsterdam UMC has eight research institutes. The researchers affiliated with these are internationally among the top in medical scientific research. Through the cooperation of Amsterdam UMC with other hospitals in the region of Noord-Holland and Flevoland, the patient receives the highest quality of care in the right place. At Amsterdam UMC we offer excellent academic patient care, state-of-the-art scientific research and top-level education and training.

Amsterdam UMC has arisen from the (administrative) merger of Amsterdam’s two academic hospitals, the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in 2018. Amsterdam UMC represents the medical faculties of the two universities associated: the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Better every day

Every day we try to improve ourselves at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. Not only in terms of patient care, but also in terms of research and education. In two minutes we offer a glimpse behind the scenes of our hospital.

Striving together for excellence

The video 'Striving together for excellence' illustrates Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc in 1.5 minutes. It gives current and future patients and their families an idea of what happens at ourhospital. In addition to our excellent patient care, we work on medical research and education.