Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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.


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Useful Information


You will have to arrange your own accommodation.


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.

Visas and Work Permits

The fellowship hosts suggest you apply for a tourist visa in the Schengen zone.


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

Fellowship Hosts

Dr. Jacques Van Der Meulen

Dr. Jacques Van Der Meulen

  • Velthuis Kliniek
Dr. H. P. Jeroen Stevens

Dr. H. P. Jeroen Stevens

  • Velthuis kliniek Rotterdam,

The Netherlands has very strict rules on hygienic clearance for visiting health care professionals. This means that you will have to show the following upon arrival before you are allowed access to the Velthuis clinic:

  • 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 can not be older than two weeks before the start of the fellowship. Be aware: Without these, we can not grant you access to our patient-related activities. We are obliged to repeat these swabs when you first arrive at the clinic. You will be able to join if you have provided us with the above, but your final approval depends on the test results of the swabs we take at the start of the fellowship.

K.P. van der Mandelelaan 10, 3062 MB Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • 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


I had an excellent experience in Rotterdam with Drs Van der Muelen and Stevens. There is a good variety of facial aesthetic cases performed, as well as some cases pertaining to breast and body. I found the exposure to composite facelifting, dorsal preservation rhinoplasty, and facial lipofilling valuable and recommend the fellowship to anyone seeking familiarity with these procedures.

Diana Carrau

Rotterdam Fellowship 2021

My experience doing the fellowship in Rotterdam and Amsterdam was incredible, I had the opportunity to be with several plastic surgeons which I appreciated since I learned a lot from everyone. I believe that the objective of expanding my knowledge in cosmetic facial surgery was fulfilled and I exceeded my expectations in that sense. Doctors Jacques van der Meulen and Jeroen Stevens are very approachable and great teachers

Jesus Fernando Gallardo Garcia

Rotterdam Fellowship 2021