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The Netherlands

Find out more about ISAPS Fellowships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the supervision of Dr. Jacques van der Meulen and Dr. H.P. Jeroen Stevens.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Seamlessly integrating professional growth with the dynamic charm of Rotterdam, create an ISAPS Fellowship experience where aesthetic surgery excellence meets the modern vibrancy of Dutch culture, a rich maritime heritage and marvellous cutting-edge architecture.

During the aesthetic fellowship in Rotterdam, you will be located at the Velthuis kliniek, which is one of the biggest private clinics in the Netherlands. Dr. Stevens and Dr. van der Meulen use this location as the Dutch centre of their aesthetic practice. The Rotterdam branch of this respected national chain of private clinics is located only a 15 minutes metro ride from the centre of town. Surgeries and consultations fill 5 days each week, with multiple procedures being performed each day.


Apply for the 2025 ISAPS Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Useful Information


You will have to arrange your own accommodation.

Visas and Work Permits

Applicants must check visa requirements of the country they plan to visit before applying for the ISAPS Fellowship Program.

Please find visa and immigration information details on the Government of The Netherlands website.


Licensure is required. It is only with a valid license that you will be able to perform hands-on tasks throughout the fellowship.


During the Dutch fellowship, you will be located in and around the city of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is just south of the international airport Schiphol. It takes 20 minutes to get there on the high-speed train at the cost of around €15, while it takes 50 minutes on the normal intercity train. They each run four times an hour.

Fellowship Hosts

Dr. Jacques Van Der Meulen

Dr. Jacques Van Der Meulen

  • Velthuis Kliniek
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Dr. H. P. Jeroen Stevens

Dr. H. P. Jeroen Stevens

  • Velthuis kliniek Rotterdam,

During a fellowship, the fellow can expect to observe these subjects and techniques:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetic Periorbital Surgery
  • Revisional Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • General Aesthetic Surgery 
  • Open and Closed Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Aesthetic Lower/Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Subperiosteal Mid-Facelift
  • Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
  • SMAS-ectomy Facelift
  • En Bloc Facelift
  • Facial Lipofilling

Clinic Clearance

The Netherlands enforces stringent hygiene regulations for visiting healthcare professionals. Consequently, upon arrival at the Velthuis Kliniek, you must present the following documentation for clearance:

  • Recent proof of Hep B anti-immunity status
  • A TBC clearance, either by Mantoux or by chest X-ray
  • Recent MRSA throat and nose swab results.

These documents must not be older than two weeks before the fellowship begins.

Please note: Failure to provide these documents will result in denial of access to patient-related activities at Velthuis Kliniek. The medical authorities are required to conduct additional swab tests upon the fellow’s arrival, and their participation in the fellowship is contingent upon the results of these tests.


“I learned a great deal on different techniques in facelift surgery, liposuction, lipofilling, regenerative surgery and breast surgery. Both surgeons are unique in their strategy towards high patient satisfaction and excellent results. Their conceptual way of thinking was something new for me and something you will not learn during regular in-hospital rotations. Their willingness to share knowledge on techniques, patient consultation and even business management is truly remarkable.”

Martijin van Onna

ISAPS Fellow 2023 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands