Address book

Acupuncture and Shiatsu

Inge Swijtink (Acupuncture)
Excellent acupuncturist (trainee) who visits you at home!

    Praktijk aan het IJ (Acupuncture en Shiatsu)

    Dagmar Oude Lansink (Shiatsu and massage)

    Renee Baas (Acupuncture)
    Acupuncturist who also works as a nurse and maternity nurse. (Can sometimes also come to your home)

    Sabine Schmitz (Acupuncture)



    The first months after the birth of your baby can be intense. Although you often feel happy with your baby, this period can also be difficult. It can be difficult to deal with the crying and sleeping behavior of your baby and to understand what your baby wants to make clear to you. Is he hungry, hurt, is he tired or does he want to be with you?
    If you need extra support during these first months, you can call Ineke for a baby consultation. In this consultation you are looking together for an explanation for the behavior of your baby. How does the baby drink, why does sleep go so cumbersome, how can sleep behavior be improved, why does the baby cry a lot, how can you deal with the crying of the baby? A solution is sought that suits you as parents and your baby.

    Ineke van Straeten

    Professional association

    The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV)

    Dutch Organisation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NVOG)



    Echopunt Bevalbad
    020–463 0661
    06–4782 8274

    Water Ooievaar
    06–1254 7855


    Lactation Consultants

    - Overtoom 205
      1054 HT Amsterdam
    - Schalk Burgerstraat 17
      1092 JW Amsterdam
    020–471 2729

    Ina Bleckmann
    06–8181 4161


    Len Buffing
    06–1585 1325

    Simone Compier
    06–2464 8635

    Ingrid Hollerman
    020–631 4510

    Annelies de Haan
    06–4167 5888

    Ineke van Straeten
    Telefoon: 06–4156 5997

    Coos Wimmenhove
    Telefoon: 06–1685 2648

    Annelies de Haan
    Telefoon: 06–4167 5888

    Breastpumps Rental

    - Overtoom 205
      1054 HT Amsterdam
    - Schalk Burgerstraat 17
      1092 JW Amsterdam
    020–471 2729

    Fa. A. Vos en Zoons
    1e Oosterparkstraat 64-66
    1091 HC Amsterdam
    020–694 2379

    De Baker
    Modemstraat 20-1
    1033 RW Amsterdam
    020–631 4510


    Aileen Kennedy- Holistic Women's Coaching
    With my background in Psychology, Mindfulness, as a Doula and experience in massage I offer sessions to reconnect to yourself Body & Mind. Motherhood is the largest transformation in life and I'm here to support you in this life changing time. Whether you want to conceive, are pregnant or as a new mom I'm here for you!

    Mudra, Tanja Secreve
    She has been coaching people around the birth of their child for more than 25 years by means of, among other things, pregnancy yoga & pilates. She also worked in maternity care. She leads the school for pregnancy yoga and has all-round knowledge about pregnancy and birth.
    06-4573 9373

    Gezin op de rit, Veronica Moinat-Kroon
    If you want some support after the maternity period, Veronica understands that very well.
    Family on the Ride offers coaching sessions in the form of maternity coaching. With maternity coaching she helps you with all those questions, feelings and uncertainties.
    06-1466 1978

    Mamma Minds
    Being pregnant and becoming a mother is an intense period. It is new and sometimes confusing. With a midwife coach you can take steps to see the pregnancy, your birth and mother, with a more relaxed heart.
    She will come to your home!
    06–1541 7909



    BBB Dietetiek
    Hazenstraat 51
    1016 SN Amsterdam
    06–144 633 16

    - Jan van Galenstraat 76
      1056 CC Amsterdam
    - Trompenburgstraat 131
      1079 TW Amsterdam
    - Halmaheirastraat 3
      1094 RS Amsterdam
    020–686 6506

    Sanna Sumner
    Expert Nutrition Advice: Healthy Eating, Female And Children’s Health
    06–3190 8701

    De Zoete Appel
    Camperstraat 1A
    1091 AD Amsterdam
    06–4701 4024


    Maartje Bruning
    Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be either a midwife, sing on stage, or work with floral fabrics. I eventually took over the family business designing and selling shoes and handbags, which I happily did for many years.
    After giving birth to my two daughters in 2007 and 2011, it became clear that the perfect combination of travelling, seasonal peaks and having a healthy family life was not easily obtained.
    Having experienced two induced hospital births myself with the explicit coaching that went along with that, I asked myself what I could do to contribute to a healthy and pleasant birthing culture in the Netherlands.

    In addition to my training at JJ doula which I followed in 2013, I’ve also chosen to study at Birthlight yoga in 2014 in order to become a prenatal yoga teacher, which diploma I received in 2015. The combination of both professions give me the best opportunity to support each woman in every stage of her pregnancy. More information about Birthlight and it’s unique teaching method:

    I’ve already guided over 150 women during their pregnancy and labour and I feel blessed and fulfilled to be able to do so. I work closely together with many midwifery practices, but also when you only go to hospital check-ups, I’d be happy to hear from you!

    06–5719 5819

    Patricia Vriens (1961)
    A doula (pronounced: Doola) is ancient Greek for "serving woman". You can best describe her as a pregnancy and delivery coach. It is an experienced and knowledgeable woman who supports expectant parents in a non-medical way during pregnancy, the birth of their baby and in the period after. She does not deviate from the birth of the woman during the entire delivery.

    During the last 34 years I have supported many women in their delivery process. Home birth, hospital birth, water birth, first baby, second baby, giving birth after caesarean section, complicated and easy births. Some women wanted a natural process, use of gravity or an underwater birth, others wanted pain relief in the hospital. Some were confident, others were scared or insecure.

    The birth of a child is a physical, emotional and spiritual experience that has a deep and long-lasting effect on the life and functioning of both mother and child. My job is to support you and your partner where necessary; physically, mentally and emotionally. Pain relief is possible through the use of (pressure point) massage, warm water, loving support and changing postures and encouragement.

    If you can look back with a positive feeling on the birth of your child, my goal has been achieved.

    06–432 75493

    Denise van Eeden
    Birth is big, amazing and sometimes even magical. It’s an immens honor to be invited by expecting parents to the birth of their baby. As long as I can remember it fascinated me that a body can grow a baby and then open up to give birth to this baby. A passion I share with my mom.

    But despite this fascination I decided to go to university after finishing high school and dive into another interesting topic: crime. I finished my masters in Forensic Criminology and Masters in Criminal Law and started a career in Forensic Psychiatry. This world is absolutely fascinating as well, but still that birth-world kept luring and interested me even more.

    One evening I stumbled upon the phenomenon ‘doula’ and as soon as I read the description of the work of a doula, every cell in my body told me: this is you! I had to listen to this voice and started my doula journey in 2014.

    After all these years I’ve prepared hundreds of parents for birth and witnessed many baby’s come into this world and seen births of all sorts: home births, hospital births, water births, twin-births, cesarean sections and so on. But it never ever gets boring, I absolutely love supporting families during the birth of their babies!

    Telefoon: 06-383 10872

    Medical ultrasounds (echo’s)

    2e Oosterparkstraat 274-M
    1092 BV Amsterdam
    020–463 0661

    Valeriusplein 11
    1075 BG Amsterdam
    020–412 0614

    Echopraktijk Zuid
    Churchill-laan 75
    1078 DJ Amsterdam
    020–679 1710

    Echo Centrum West
    020–616 6990


    Non medical ultrasounds

    2e Oosterparkstraat 274-M
    1092 BV Amsterdam
    020–463 0661

    Echocentrum Amsterdam, Drs. Papa
    Kea Boumanstraat 108
    1095 MA Amsterdam
    020–670 5733

    William Barlowlaan 149
    1086 ZR Amsterdam
    06–1682 5687


    Association of VG networks
    The Association of VG networks connects individuals with very rare syndromes associated with a mental handicap and/or learning difficulties, and their parents.
    030–272 7307

    National Down Syndrome Society
    Dit is een oudervereniging die zich inzet voor de belangen van mensen met Downsyndroom en hun ouders. U kunt bij deze stichting terecht voor meer informatie over Downsyndroom. De stichting ondersteunt ook ouders met een pasgeboren kind met Downsyndroom.
    0522–281 337

    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
    The RIVM coordinates screening programmes for Down’s syndrome and physical defects at the request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in cooperation with the various medical professional associations.


    Physiotherapy, Mensendieck

    specialized in pregnant women

    Margot Prins en Sandra Langenveld

    Prinsengracht 513
    1016 HR Amsterdam
    020–622 2730

    Amsterdam Physio
    Korte Prinsengracht 91 RE
    1013 GR Amsterdam
    020–337 5265

    Mensendieck Keizersgracht
    Keizersgracht 154
    1015 CX Amsterdam
    020–354 1293

    Physiotherapy Da Costa
    Da Costastraat 16
    1053 ZB Amsterdam
    020–6166 401

    Physiotherapy Oostelijk Havengebied
    Bogortuin 1
    1019 PE Amsterdam
    020–419 1419

    ‘s Gravesandeplein 13-Hs
    1091 BB Amsterdam
    020–665 89 89

    Child Physiotherapy
    Olympiaplein 74a
    1076 AG Amsterdam
    06–4142 1082

    (Pelvic) Physiotherapy
    - Van Hallstraat 200
      1051 HL Amsterdam
    - De Wittenkade 59
    020–686 9806

    Child physiotherapy
    - Minervaplein 25
      1077 TJ Amsterdam
    - Hemonystraat 33
    020–305 3600

    Osteopathy Lindeman
    Rooseveltlaan 78
    1078 NM Amsterdam
    Telefoon: 020-261 4199


    Child Sensomotoric therapy

    specialized in children

    Child Physiotherapy
    Olympiaplein 74a
    1076 AG Amsterdam
    06–4142 1082

    Sensomotoric therapy
    Kuipersstraat 145C 1073 ER Amsterdam

    Child physiotherapy
    - Minervaplein 25
      1077 TJ Amsterdam
    - Hemonystraat 33
    020–305 3600

    Maternity care

    Personal Maternity care

    Maya Wijnbergh
    06-1807 3422

    Veronica Moinat-Kroon
    Maternity care and coach
    06–1466 1978

    Coos Wimmenhove
    also lactation consultant
    Telefoon: 06–1685 2648

    Lisa Zwaaneveldt
    06–1874 0535

    Jolanda de Jager
    06–1448 6783

    Heidi Peeters
    06–5090 2955

    Gertie Hagen
    020–610 4420

    Christien Refos
    06–1692 1180

    Wanda Radier
    also lactation specialist
    06–2672 6123

    Maternity care agency

    Mammae Mia
    020–640 8337

    De Baker
    020–631 4510

    De kleine Amsterdammer
    020–670 6060

    0900–515 1575

    Handle with Care
    0182–231 200

    020–685 3898

    Zin Kraamzorg
    020–740 0005

    Zorgmaat & ACK
    020–600 6667

    020–760 7280

    Maternity care

    Personal Maternity care

    Maartje Crone
    If you are unable to find the right balance, she will be happy to support you in the first three months AFTER maternity care.
    For one mother, an hour or two can be enough with some practical advice from her side. The other person would like to have a little longer to, for example, be able to see together what the cause of the crying, sleeping or drinking problem is.
    06-4437 9813

    ProCare Kraamzorg
    At Pro Care Maternity Care it is possible to purchase extra maternity care on a private basis. In addition, there are insurers that (depending on your insurance package) reimburse extra household help after the maternity period.
    020 - 760 72 80

    Juleh Reiki
    Do you need a hold on this new beginning as a mother?
    Do you find it hard and / or are you very tired? I would like to come and support you there and give you guidance that you need, so that you can get to yourself and enjoy (more)! (think of: help in household, keeping kids busy and paying attention to the baby etc.)
    06-1594 716

    Lactation Consultants

    - Overtoom 205
      1054 HT Amsterdam
    - Schalk Burgerstraat 17
      1092 JW Amsterdam
    020–471 2729

    Ina Bleckmann
    06–8181 4161

    Len Buffing
    06–1585 1325

    Simone Compier
    06–2464 8635

    Ingrid Hollerman
    020–631 4510

    Annelies de Haan
    06–4167 5888

    Ineke van Straeten
    Telefoon: 06–4156 5997

    Parent and Child Centre (OKC)

    OKC Amsterdam

    020–555 5961



    Psychologen Groepspraktijk Amsterdam
    Rustenburgerstraat 142 a-c
    1073 GJ Amsterdam
    020–679 5719

    Psyche en Zwangerschap
    Multiple locations in Amsterdam

    The Advisory Store
    They provide face-to-face support by advanced Psychology students who provide a listening ear and offer practical solutions to help you get back on track. They offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative environment for people to talk about their mental health. At De Advieswinkel you can talk about your problems or questions relating to mental health and wellbeing in confidence, free of charge and anonymously.
    The students receive on-going training from experienced mental health care psychologists to ensure a high quality service.

    Mama fit
    Mama-Fit! is an independent practice focused on quick, careful, preventive and expert psychological counseling about pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.


    Postnatal Exercise Baby + Me
    Baby + Me classes are a great opportunity to enjoy a full postnatal pilates practice whilst enjoying the company of your little one.

    Active Healthcenter
    Their weekly classes and regular workshops support women and babies though the post-natal period.

    The Movement Practice
    Post-Natal Pilates is designed to help you re-connect with your body and recover from giving birth.


    0900–250 0002




    OLVG 'Anna Paviljoen'
    Oosterpark 9
    1091 AC Amsterdam
    020–599 9111
    The delivery rooms are located on the 2nd floor

    OLVG-West ‘Bevalcentrum’
    (used to be: St. Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis) 
    Jan Tooropstraat 164
    1061 AE Amsterdam
    020–510 8911
    The delivery rooms are located on the 2nd floor, route 22

    De Boelelaan 1117
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    020–444 4444
    The delivery rooms are located on the 8th floor

    Boven-IJ Ziekenhuis
    Statenjachtstraat 1
    1034 CS Amsterdam
    020–634 6346
    The delivery rooms are located on the 1ste floor, route 89

    Meibergdreef 9
    1105 AZ Amsterdam
    020–566 9111
    The delivery rooms are situates in block H on the 3rd floor


    Maternity gymnastics/ Childbirth preparation

    There are several different pregnancy courses. Private or in a group; weekly or once; only informative or combined with exercises. It is not mandatory to do a course, but many women (and men) experience it as supportive during pregnancy and useful in preparation for delivery. Below is a selection from the large selection in Amsterdam. Some health insurers reimburse (part of) the course costs for a supplementary insurance. Check with your insurance company or look in your policy.

    Online pregnancy course

    Course on demand
    An online course with video's. The course consists of several lessons, varying from 10-45 minutes. When you are tired you can stop an continue at a later time. The video's can also be watched several times. All video's have an hand-out that can be downloaded for printing to have a reference book. 
    (Available in English, Polski, Arabic and Francais)

    Maternity Mensendieck

    Carita Salome
    The most famous maternity gym of Amsterdam-based mensendieck!

    Practice where you can get both haptonomic antenatal care as a course based on mensendieck. They work with you to trust you before delivery and to fit and relaxed body.


    Yoga -Watergraafsmeer-
    The pregnancy yoga in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer. The pregnancy yoga is a continuous cycle, allowing pregnant women to enter every class.

    Yoga -van Ostadestraat-
    The pregnancy yoga in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer. The pregnancy yoga is a continuous cycle, allowing pregnant women to enter every class.

    The pregnancy yoga in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer. The pregnancy yoga is a continuous cycle, allowing pregnant women to enter every class.

    Mammado -Oostelijk Havengebied-
    The lessons give strength and relaxation to body and soul, prepare for childbirth and motherhood and provide fun with each other! Also Mindfull yoga to become strong again after your birth together with other young mothers.

    Mammas 191 -Lutmastraat-
    Discover the benefits of yoga for body and soul during pregnancy, in a variety of classes that are safe, caring, effective and informative.

    Delight Yoga -Weteringschans / Clercqstraat-
    During this 1 hour lesson you will do exercises: meditation and classical yoga postures together with breathing and relaxation exercises and specific postures that may come in handy during the delivery. This yoga class is intended for women who are between 13 and 36 weeks pregnant.

    Consciously on the move
    In pregnancy yoga, you work through body exercises to maintain or improve your condition, while the exercises are also aimed at making your muscles and joints stronger and more flexible. By working with the body, your consciousness grows in relation to your body and its possibilities, so that you will be better able to use it effectively in daily life and during the process of birthing.



    For example, pregnancy yoga, fitness, mensieck, yoga after delivery, breastfeeding information and baby massage.

    The Movement Practice
    Pregnancy and Pilates in Amsterdam West.



    Hypnobirthing Amsterdam Oost
    During the course you will learn many different relaxation techniques, so that in every situation (in the rest of your life) you can experience a deep relaxation, wherever you are and whatever you do. You learn how to relax deeply by means of self-hypnosis while you stay awake, clear and alert.

    Praktijk voor hypnotherapie en zwangerschapsbegeleiding
    During this guidance you learn how to apply self-hypnosis during childbirth.

    Mom & Co
    For a positive birth experience. Consciously down to earth. During the pregnancy course you learn to live with your partner in a relaxed way to the birth of your baby. The partners have an important role in the process and therefore also play an important role during the course.

    Pregnancy fitness

    Pregnancy fitness
    At every level in the south of A'dam

    Pregnancy fitness
    At every level in the Jordaan


    Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Childbirth

    Mindful Birthing & Parenting
    In this course you can prepare for birth and parenting with your partner. This course teaches all you need to know about birth and teaches you skills for birthing with more confidence and more acceptance for how labor unfolds. Couples say they feel more connected because of the course. You will learn life long mindfulness skills that will benefit your greatly in pregnancy, birth and life as a parent.


    Pregnancy course exercises and theory

    The courses are not only physical, but also mental and practical preparation. She also gives a 'Course-in-1-day' and private lessons.

    Mirjam Vos
    The famous childbirth class in English in the Netherlands.

    Drs Mama
    The course is taught by Mirte Wibaut and Bregje Feuth, both doctor and mother of 3 children. Through medical information; Individual coaching gives a clear picture of what childbirth means and teaches you to rely on your own strengths and expertise.

    Maternity outdoor sports

    Mom in Balance
    You are pregnant, have a busy life, but you also want to keep moving actively. In collaboration with gynecologists and pelvic floor physiotherapists, the Mom in Balance Sport program is specifically designed for the pregnant body. We work under professional supervision to maintain the general condition and strengthen the body. In a park in your area.

    BellyBoost is a varied outdoor sports program for pregnant women. It consists of a series of ten themes' in which you, in addition to movement, also receive information about healthy lifestyle and important muscle groups such as your pelvic floor. Together we ensure that you are fit and strong in a fun and responsible way and you are ready for your delivery and motherhood. In a park in your neighborhood.



    Love Energy Work
    As a mother, obstetrician and healer, Dana is enormously experienced. The massage can be done at your home or in consultation in another place.
    06-625 301 130

    Watergraafsmeer Wellness
    NY State Licensed Massage Therapist
    Pythagorasstraat 29
    1098 EW Amsterdam

    Wellness Oase Oost
    Middenweg 311
    1098 AT Amsterdam
    Telefoon: 06-41000549

    KoanFloat massage
    Herengracht 321
    1016 AW Amsterdam

    020–555 0333

    Doctor Feelgood
    - Scheldestraat 16
    1078 GK Amsterdam
    - Czaar Peterstraat 108
    1018 PT Amsterdam
    020–6201 570

    Bette Schilndler
    Gives massages at home!
    - Domselaerstraat 42
    - Theophile de Bockstraat
    06–2826 2892

    Amsterdam massage center
    Kerkstraat 175 H
    1017 GH Amsterdam
    06–2434 0443

    Bea Pronk, massage aan huis
    Gives massages at home!
    06–2953 3593

    Bebeque, massage aan huis
    Gives massages at home!
    020–6881 463

    Brouwersgracht 270a
    1013 HG Amsterdam
    06–2434 0443

    Massage Marin
    Egelantiersstraat 1bg
    1015 PV Amsterdam
    06–3835 8185

    Joyce Hoek-Pula
    In addition to Pregnancy massage, gives private sessions in preparation for childbirth
    06–1829 3941

    Amsterdam Fysio
    - Egelantiersstraat 1bg
    1013 GR Amsterdam
    - Nassaukade 361
    1054 AA Amsterdam
    020–3375 265