The following websites will guide you in finding a search engine for healthcare providers (e.g., a hospital, a doctor or a dentist) in the Netherlands:
Independent treatment centres
Apart from hospitals, there are also independent treatment centres (Zelfstandige behandelcentra - ZBCs) in the Netherlands. These are independent (private) clinics that provide medical and specialist healthcare. This may also be healthcare that is not reimbursed from the statutory health insurance (such as certain cosmetic procedures). Independent treatment centres are smaller than hospitals and often have shorter or no waiting times. The organisation Independent Clinics Netherlands (ZKN) ensures that the quality of independent treatment centres that are affiliated to ZKN is good.
More information can be found on the website of ZKN (only in Dutch).
Centres of expertise for rare diseases
For the treatment of rare diseases there are a number of centres of expertise in the Netherlands. Centres of expertise are hospitals where they know a lot about a particular rare disease. On the Orphanet website, you'll find designated centres of expertise not only in the Netherlands, but also in other countries.
European Reference Networks
European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks of healthcare providers in Europe. These networks work together to treat complex or rare diseases. These diseases require highly specialised treatments and pooling of knowledge and resources. For a number of diseases there are already ERNs, for example for bone diseases, blood diseases and skin disorders. More ERNs will be established in the course of time. On the website of the European Commission you'll find extensive information and a list of ERNs.
The European Commission has also produced a flyer. This flyer briefly explains what ERNs are and how they can help you.You’ll find this flyer on the right-hand side of this page under “Documents”.