Academic Medical Center (AMC) Amsterdam
Address: Academisch Medisch Centrum, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 – 566 9111
The immediate predecessors of the AMC were the Binnengasthuis and the Wilhelmina Gasthuis, which was also an academically-oriented hospital. The Academic Medical Center was established in 1983 when those two institutions merged with the medical faculty of the University of Amsterdam. The Emma Children’s Hospital also moved into the AMC complex in 1988.
The AMC is probably the most well-known hospital in the Netherlands. As one of the eight university medical centers in the Netherlands, the AMC is among the top medical centers in the world.
Products and services
As a university medical center, the AMC has three principal tasks. Its primary task is, of course, the treatment of patients. In addition, the AMC carries out a great deal of medical resarch, in other words research into the development of illnesses and disorders, and how to identify, treat and prevent them. The AMC’s third task is to provide medical education, which includes training students to become doctors or medical informatics specialists, and training doctors to become specialists, family doctors or occupational physicians.