The Princess Máxima Center is easily accessible by public transport. We are also easily accessible by car. You will find all the information you need on this page.
If you need to be in both centers, you can use the bridge connection during office hours. Outside office hours, the bridge can only be accessed with an access pass. You will then be accompanied by an employee. The bridge is there to provide easy access to the operating rooms or to undergo other medical procedures at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital from the Princess Máxima Center. And vice versa, of course.
Every year between 500 and 550 children get cancer in the Netherlands. There are different types of cancer, and most forms of childhood cancer only occur between 5 and 25 times a year. Research and treatment are now being carried out by specialists in seven different university hospitals. The treatments are also becoming increasingly complex. This fragmented approach makes it more difficult to build up knowledge and experience and to train specialists. The concentration of care and research at one location prevents this fragmentation. It also offers financial benefits.
From June 1, 2018, all children in the Netherlands who are being treated for cancer will be treated at the Princess Máxima Center. Children who are under control after the treatment are also very welcome. Parents/children who only come to the hospital for check-ups can coordinate with their pediatric oncologist as to where the best place is for the check-up.
The research department has its own wing in the building. All laboratories are located here. Patients may take a look at some of the departments! You will also encounter many researchers in the restaurant. You will sometimes receive a request for your child's tissue to be used for research. You may also be asked to cooperate with a study. Researchers can then, for example, ask whether your child wants to donate extra blood or do a fitness test. You will also receive questionnaires from time to time. Participation in research is never mandatory.