Sophia Children's Hospital


We have various facilities that will make your visit as pleasant as possible.

Roof gardens

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

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.

Catering facilities

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

  • 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. 
  • 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. DOK 10 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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

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.


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.


  • 'De Twee Beren' shop
    On the Plein - for coffee, sandwiches, soup, fruit, soft drinks, newspapers and magazines, and toys. Open until 8 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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