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


Visa, work permit


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
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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.


“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