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Visiting hours

Visiting rules

Please take note of the latest visiting rules that apply due to the coronavirus.

Read about our latest visiting rules

Visiting hours

Visiting hours (general)

Visiting hours at the Erasmus MC

The visiting times on the wards are from 11 am to 8 pm. You may receive visitors during these times as long as you are not undergoing an examination or treatment. Due to the coronavirus, it is now possible to receive only 1 visitor per day.

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Visiting hours at the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital

The visiting hours at the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital are from 2 pm to 8 pm. Patients rest from 12 noon to 2 pm, and visitors are not allowed during this period. Parents and guardians are free to visit at any time of the day or night. Different visiting hours also apply at the Obstetrics department.

Parents and guardians

Parents and guardians are welcome at any time of the day or night.

Guidelines for visitors to the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital

The following guidelines apply: 

  • No more than two visitors are allowed to visit a child at one time. Visitors may take turns if they wish.
  • You must obtain the permission of the patient’s parent or guardian if you wish to visit the patient at a time when no parent or guardian is present.
  • Apart from brothers and sisters, children aged under 6 years old are not allowed to visit patients. Exceptions may be made to this rule in consultation with the nurse on the ward. Other rules apply in the case of children who wish to visit patients in intensive care or high-care units. You should always get in touch with the child’s parents or guardians before visiting.

Do not visit a patient if you are ill or have been exposed to an infectious disease.

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Different visiting hours

Visiting acute short-stay patients

Many patients admitted to the acute short-stay ward need time to recover from what has been an unsettling experience. That’s why we insist on limiting the number of visitors to no more than two people at a time. You should always ask the nurse what he or she thinks would be best for the patient. If you are a close relative of a patient on the acute short-stay ward and you wish to remain at the patient’s side, you will both need to move somewhere else. This is in order to protect the privacy of the other patients on the ward, and to avoid disturbing nurses, physicians and patients. If you would like to leave us your telephone number, we will be glad to call you if there are any new developments. The telephone number of the acute short-stay ward is +31 10 704 01 45.

Pulmonary medicine

The visiting hours at the Pulmonary Medicine Department are from 11 am to 9 pm. Patients rest from 1 to 2 pm, when visitors are not allowed on the ward. You may wish to direct your visitors to the roof garden or the restaurant during this period. You may receive no more than two visitors at a time.

Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

The Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a special high-care unit that forms part of the Anaesthesiology Department. Patients go to the PACU if they have a temporary need for intensive care after an operation. The visiting hours at the PACU are from 4 to 6 pm.


The visiting hours at the Psychiatry Department are from 3 to 4:30 pm and from 6.30 to 8 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 10 am to 12 noon, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm and from 6:30 to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The visiting hours for the infants’ room are from 4 to 4:30 pm and from 7:30 to 8 pm every day. The visiting hours may be adjusted for patients’ partners.

Obstetrics department

Partners are welcome from 9 am to 10 pm. Children are welcome to come along with you as long as they stay with you. Patients rest between 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Please respect the peace and quiet of all patients in the department.

Other visitors are welcome from 3 pm to 8 pm. No more than two visitors are allowed at a time. Visitors may take turns by waiting in the waiting room. 

Please wait in the waiting room if the patient you are visiting is being treated or receiving nursing care.

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