Facilities

Inside Erasmus MC

Birth registration desk

Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital has its own birth registration desk. It is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can make an appointment at the Obstetrics information desk or at the Birth Center (Sh-4005a).

You must register your baby’s birth within three days of the birth.

Catering facilities

Our restaurants KADE 80 and DOK 10 only accept debit card payments. 

De Twee Beren

On the Plein. For coffee, sandwiches, soup, fruit, soft drinks, newspapers and magazines, and toys. Open until 8 p.m.

Cafe Garden Lounge 

Close to the head entrance is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Restaurant DOK 10 

On the Plein is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. DOK10 has a breakfast buffet from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and it serves lunch and hot meals until 8 p.m.

Restaurant Garden 

At the Arcade is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Restaurant KADE 80

In the Passage is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Starbucks

Close to entrance metro station Dijkzigt is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The opening times of KADE 80 and DOK 10 may occasionally differ.

Mensen in een van de restaurants van Erasmus MC

Charge point for public transport cards

The charge point can be found in the AKO bookstore in the Passage. You can charge up your public transport card here, or load travel products/subscriptions ordered online.

The AKO bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Costs of facilities

  • We do not charge for TV, radio, and the internet.
  • Help yourself to free coffee and tea in the parent room.
  • There is a fee for parking.

Golf carts

Two golf carts transport patients and visitors between the Wytemaweg and Zimmermanweg entrances. The carts will stop at all entrances and on request for passengers to get in and out. The golf carts are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hotels

Check this list for hotels that have a contract with Erasmus MC and offer favorable prices and/or conditions. Please book your own room. 

Internet

Erasmus MC provides free access to the internet via a WiFi Hotspot. Connect your device to the network, open a web browser and go to any website. A page with a few rules and conditions will then appear. After accepting these you will be connected to the internet.

Interpreter

If you wish to make use of the services of an interpreter, please provide plenty of advance notice to the outpatient clinic where you have an appointment.

Mail

Mail is delivered to our hospital every day. If you wish to send mail to someone in the hospital, make sure you use the correct address. Address your letters as follows: Erasmus MC, patient name, room number, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam. If you would like to send mail, there is an orange mailbox located on the Dr. Molewaterplein.

Meditation center

Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital’s meditation center is a space where you can seek silence, reflect, meditate, pray, or light a candle. The meditation center also has an area for Islamic prayer that faces the east.

The meditation center is on the first floor, Sk-1250.

Mobile phones

We kindly ask you to set your mobile phone to silent or vibrate mode while in the hospital. Do not talk too loudly when calling, and look for a spot where you will disturb as few people as possible. Some areas will have signs indicating that you may not make calls with your mobile phone.

Outpatient pharmacy

You will find the outpatient pharmacy in the Passage and at the Zimmermanweg. You can pick up your medication here with your prescription. The pharmacy also has over-the-counter items such as painkillers, plasters, ointments, and medication for allergies. It is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telephone number: +31 10 703 04 24.

PATIO

Patients and their families are welcome in the patient information center (PATIO) if they want to talk to fellow patients or would like to gain advice on non-medical issues from a patient advice counsellor. 
 
The center is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, and is located to the right of Erasmus MC’s main entrance. 

Ronald McDonald play area

For siblings aged 0 to 10 there is free child care at the Ronald McDonald on the Plein. The area is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. You must make a reservation at telephone number: +31 10 310 81 20.

Donations from companies and private individuals pay for this service, which is why we always welcome any voluntary contributions.

Roofgardens

Discover the Erasmus MC roof gardens  on the eighth floor. Watch this vlog on YouTube (Dutch spoken) to see the gardens. 

Daktuin in de winter

Shops

AH ‘to go’ supermarket

In the Passage. Open from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AKO bookstore

In the Passage. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepts cash or debit card payments.

Bloemenkiosk Greenz

Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to - 8 p.m., and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

De Twee Beren shop

On the Plein. For coffee, sandwiches, soup, fruit, soft drinks, newspapers and magazines, and toys. Open until 8 p.m.

ETOS drugstore

On the Plein and in the Passage. Open Monday through Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. Only accepts debit card payments.

KEET shop

In the Passage. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Omgeving receptie Erasmus MC

Smoking shelter

Smoking is prohibited throughout the hospital. You can use the smoking shelter located outside the building, at the bottom of the stairs to the Wytemaweg entrance

Wheelchairs

You can use a wheelchair by inserting a €2 coin in the coin slot. Your coin will be returned when you bring back the wheelchair.

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