Where can you get vaccinated against coronavirus in the Netherlands? Here’s all you need to know

Counting down the days until someone in head-to-toe PPE comes at you with a shiny needle? Same. While you’re dreaming about what you will do once society is rid of the curse that is coronavirus, familiarise yourself with where you can get your vaccine fix.

The Netherlands can expect to see one large vaccination centre in each of the country’s GGD regions. The first vaccinations begin on January 8 and will be given to healthcare workers. From January 18, the RIVM claims that vaccinations will be carried out at 25 vaccination halls in the different regions.

How does it work?

Each person who wants to be vaccinated against coronavirus can expect an invitation to get vaccinated at their nearest GGD. For the time being, once you receive your invitation, you must call your GGD to book the appointment, however, it is expected this step may become digital at a later date.

When exactly you receive your invitation depends on your age, occupation and health status. Once you receive the vaccine, you will be expected to return for a booster vaccine at least 21 days after your initial dose.

Where will I be vaccinated?

While the Netherlands has fallen under some criticism in the past when it came to its vaccination strategy — or lack thereof — the country now has at least 25 vaccination halls. These are located in a variety of buildings, such as gyms, stadiums and airports.

RTL Nieuws has compiled a complete list of the various vaccination halls, so here is where you can expect to walk, cycle, run or skip to for your future vaccination:

  • GGD Amsterdam: RAI in Amsterdam
  • GGD Haaglanden: P2 ADO Stadium in The Hague
  • GGD Utrecht: Expo in Houten
  • GGD Kennemerland: the XL test street at Schiphol
  • GGD Hollands Noorden: Event area at the Olympiaweg in Alkmaar
  • GGD Rotterdam: Rotterdam the Hague Airport in Rotterdam
  • GGD Hollands Midden: Event and Convention Center ECC Leiden
  • GGD Zuid-Holland-Zuid: Sports hall Deetos in Dordrecht
  • GGD Limburg-South: Mecc in Maastricht
  • GGD Brabant-Zuidoost: Indoor Sports Center in Eindhoven
  • GGD Groningen: Martiniplaza in Groningen
  • GGD IJsselland: IJsselhallen in Zwolle
  • GGD Friesland: WTC Expo in Leeuwarden
  • GGD Twente: Parking space 3 of the University of Twente in Enschede
  • GGD Drenthe: TT Circuit in Assen
  • GGD Zaanstreek-Waterland: sports complex De Beuk in Purmerend
  • GGD Gooi- en Vechtstreek: In Huizen (exact location will be announced later)
  • GGD Flevoland: In Lelystad (exact location will be announced later)
  • GGD North-East Gelderland: Sports hall Mheenpark in Apeldoorn
  • GGD Gelderland Middle: Papendal Sports Center in Arnhem
  • GGD Heart for Brabant: Former distribution center of the Jumbo in Veghel
  • GGD Zeeland: Zeelandhallen in Goes (and for the time being as an extra location hospital Zorgsaam in Terneuzen)
  • GGD West-Brabant: Amphia Hospital in Breda
  • GGD Limburg-Noord: Frederik Hendrik Barracks in Venlo-Blerick
  • GGD Gelderland South: Empty warehouse in Wijchen


Do you know which vaccine hall you will be heading to this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Feature Image: Retha Ferguson/Wikimedia Commons/CC1.0 

Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.


  1. Astrazeneca’s efficiency went from 60% to 95% after they have started to use a Russian component.
    Germans are going to oroduce Russian SputnikV.
    Are there any SputnikV in NL?


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