Proximity to facilities; distances by car, regional

Proximity to facilities; distances by car, regional

Regions Periods Health and wellbeing General practice Distance to GP practice (km) Health and wellbeing General practice Number of GP practices Within 1 km (number) Health and wellbeing General practice Number of GP practices Within 3 km (number) Health and wellbeing General practice Number of GP practices Within 5 km (number) Health and wellbeing General practice Distance to GP post (km) Health and wellbeing Distance to pharmacy (km) Health and wellbeing Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic) Distance to hospital (km) Health and wellbeing Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic) Number of hospitals Within 5 km (number) Health and wellbeing Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic) Number of hospitals Within 10 km (number) Health and wellbeing Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic) Number of hospitals Within 20 km (number)
The Netherlands 2020 1.0 1.5 8.5 18.0 6.4 1.2 4.8 1.2 3.0 8.8
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2020 1.5 1.0 4.7 8.1 9.2 1.7 8.7 0.6 1.0 2.2
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2020 1.2 1.0 4.8 8.9 7.3 1.4 5.2 0.8 1.7 5.0
West-Nederland (LD) 2020 0.8 2.0 12.3 27.1 5.3 1.0 3.7 1.6 4.4 13.1
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2020 1.0 1.1 5.5 11.1 6.7 1.4 5.0 0.9 2.1 5.9
Groningen (PV) 2020 1.2 1.4 7.2 13.1 9.1 1.5 7.9 0.7 1.4 2.6
Fryslân (PV) 2020 1.6 0.9 4.1 6.4 10.6 1.9 10.3 0.4 0.6 1.6
Drenthe (PV) 2020 1.6 0.7 2.5 4.5 7.6 1.8 7.7 0.5 0.9 2.4
Overijssel (PV) 2020 1.2 1.1 5.5 9.9 7.6 1.4 5.1 0.8 1.4 4.7
Flevoland (PV) 2020 1.3 0.8 4.7 8.9 5.2 1.4 4.9 0.7 1.3 2.8
Gelderland (PV) 2020 1.1 1.0 4.4 8.3 7.6 1.4 5.3 0.8 2.0 5.7
Utrecht (PV) 2020 0.9 1.4 7.4 15.2 6.7 1.0 3.8 1.1 3.5 10.9
Noord-Holland (PV) 2020 0.8 2.3 15.6 33.6 5.0 1.0 3.7 1.4 3.6 10.3
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2020 0.8 2.1 12.5 28.7 4.8 0.9 3.3 2.1 5.7 17.2
Zeeland (PV) 2020 1.4 0.8 2.7 4.3 8.9 1.8 6.8 0.7 1.2 2.0
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2020 1.0 1.1 5.8 11.6 6.7 1.4 5.1 0.9 2.3 6.4
Limburg (PV) 2020 1.0 1.1 4.9 10.0 6.7 1.5 4.6 0.9 1.8 4.5
Oost-Groningen (CR) 2020 1.6 0.7 2.4 3.5 10.4 1.7 7.9 0.4 0.7 2.2
Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2020 1.6 0.4 1.2 2.2 6.4 1.6 7.0 0.4 0.7 1.3
Overig Groningen (CR) 2020 1.1 1.7 9.5 17.5 8.9 1.5 8.0 0.9 1.7 2.8
Noord-Friesland (CR) 2020 1.5 1.0 5.1 8.3 11.5 1.7 12.6 0.3 0.4 1.0
Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2020 1.9 0.6 2.2 3.0 11.7 2.6 7.4 0.5 0.9 2.5
Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2020 1.4 1.0 3.8 5.8 8.3 1.8 8.5 0.6 0.8 2.1
Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2020 1.7 0.9 3.0 5.3 8.1 1.8 8.6 0.6 1.1 2.9
Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2020 1.5 0.6 1.6 3.5 9.6 1.9 7.7 0.4 0.7 1.8
Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2020 1.5 0.7 2.9 4.7 4.5 1.5 6.3 0.5 0.9 2.4
Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2020 1.4 0.8 4.0 7.2 8.9 1.6 6.0 0.6 1.0 3.4
Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2020 1.2 1.1 5.6 9.1 4.7 1.3 4.8 0.7 0.9 3.6
Twente (CR) 2020 1.1 1.2 6.4 11.6 7.6 1.3 4.6 0.9 1.8 5.7
Veluwe (CR) 2020 1.1 0.9 4.7 9.1 8.0 1.3 5.0 0.9 2.0 5.3
Achterhoek (CR) 2020 1.3 1.0 3.3 5.1 7.8 1.7 6.6 0.5 1.1 3.8
Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2020 1.0 1.1 5.4 10.8 6.4 1.3 4.5 1.0 2.6 6.9
Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2020 1.3 0.8 2.5 4.0 9.6 1.7 6.5 0.6 1.3 5.9
Utrecht (CR) 2020 0.9 1.4 7.4 15.2 6.7 1.0 3.8 1.1 3.5 10.9
Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2020 1.2 0.9 3.4 6.2 8.6 1.9 6.8 0.5 0.8 2.4
Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2020 1.0 1.3 7.0 13.5 5.8 1.2 4.0 1.2 2.7 5.7
IJmond (CR) 2020 0.7 1.6 7.9 14.7 5.0 0.8 3.5 1.2 3.4 9.6
Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2020 0.6 2.4 14.4 29.9 3.4 0.7 2.9 1.7 4.2 12.5
Zaanstreek (CR) 2020 0.9 1.2 7.4 15.5 5.2 1.0 3.2 0.8 2.3 12.8
Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2020 0.7 3.3 23.8 53.7 3.8 0.8 2.9 1.8 4.9 12.9
Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2020 0.8 1.9 9.6 14.9 6.5 0.9 4.0 0.7 2.1 9.8
Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2020 0.7 2.0 10.7 23.0 4.7 0.9 3.4 1.5 4.2 13.9
Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2020 0.7 2.9 21.7 51.0 3.3 0.7 2.3 2.8 7.3 19.7
Delft en Westland (CR) 2020 0.7 1.6 8.4 17.6 3.3 0.9 2.8 1.1 4.8 19.9
Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2020 0.9 1.2 5.2 9.1 6.2 1.2 4.4 0.9 2.0 10.5
Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2020 0.8 2.1 11.5 27.3 5.1 0.8 3.5 2.5 6.9 19.5
Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2020 0.9 1.4 6.1 12.7 6.3 0.9 3.9 1.1 3.0 10.9
Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2020 1.9 0.6 1.5 2.0 9.4 2.5 6.1 0.5 0.8 1.7
Overig Zeeland (CR) 2020 1.2 0.9 3.1 5.1 8.7 1.5 7.1 0.7 1.4 2.1
West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020 1.0 1.1 5.4 10.8 5.9 1.2 4.7 0.8 2.0 5.1
Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020 0.9 1.4 7.5 14.4 6.4 1.3 5.4 0.7 1.8 5.9
Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020 1.2 0.9 4.1 7.5 7.4 1.4 5.5 0.8 2.1 7.3
Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020 1.0 1.2 6.5 13.8 6.8 1.5 5.0 1.1 2.9 7.1
Noord-Limburg (CR) 2020 1.3 0.7 2.5 4.9 7.3 2.1 4.7 0.6 1.3 4.2
Midden-Limburg (CR) 2020 1.1 1.1 4.0 6.8 6.8 1.6 5.0 0.6 1.2 3.9
Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2020 0.8 1.3 6.3 13.7 6.3 1.1 4.4 1.1 2.2 4.9
Flevoland (CR) 2020 1.3 0.8 4.7 8.9 5.2 1.4 4.9 0.7 1.3 2.8
Aa en Hunze 2020 2.4 0.4 1.1 2.0 11.1 2.5 10.4 0.0 0.7 3.2
Aalburg 2020
Aalsmeer 2020 0.9 1.0 3.2 8.9 9.8 1.0 5.2 0.4 1.6 13.9
Aalten 2020 1.5 1.2 2.6 3.2 14.4 1.5 13.6 0.0 0.1 1.2
Ter Aar 2020
Abcoude 2020
Achtkarspelen 2020 1.6 0.6 1.6 3.1 14.0 1.8 15.7 0.0 0.0 0.7
Alblasserdam 2020 0.8 0.9 2.4 6.5 11.2 1.0 7.8 0.0 3.5 19.1
Albrandswaard 2020 0.9 0.8 5.1 13.2 7.4 1.0 5.8 0.5 5.8 19.9
Alkemade 2020
Alkmaar 2020 1.0 1.8 9.5 17.6 3.9 1.1 3.8 1.3 3.2 5.7
Almelo 2020 1.0 1.3 8.3 15.3 3.7 1.2 3.7 0.7 1.4 6.7
Almere 2020 1.0 0.9 5.4 11.0 4.6 1.1 4.1 0.8 1.7 3.2
Alphen aan den Rijn 2020 0.9 1.1 5.1 9.5 4.4 1.1 4.2 0.7 1.6 10.7
Alphen-Chaam 2020 1.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 12.2 4.3 12.1 0.0 0.3 4.5
Altena 2020 1.0 0.7 1.3 2.3 11.7 1.8 11.1 0.0 0.3 3.7
Ambt Montfort 2020
Ameland 2020 2.2 0.4 0.7 1.0 29.0 2.2 46.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Amersfoort 2020 0.8 1.3 7.4 15.6 3.8 0.8 3.5 1.1 3.4 12.9
Amstelveen 2020 0.8 1.3 9.7 20.9 2.8 0.8 2.8 1.4 5.4 13.2
Amsterdam 2020 0.5 4.5 33.8 76.5 2.8 0.6 2.4 2.3 5.9 13.9
Andijk 2020
Anna Paulowna 2020
Apeldoorn 2020 0.9 1.1 8.0 18.2 5.7 1.1 4.3 1.0 1.9 3.9
Appingedam 2020 1.4 0.2 1.0 2.4 4.2 1.3 5.6 0.2 1.0 1.0
Arcen en Velden 2020
Arnhem 2020 0.9 1.1 6.6 14.6 2.9 1.0 2.6 1.3 2.9 8.3
Assen 2020 1.2 0.8 3.9 8.5 3.8 1.0 2.8 1.5 2.0 2.0
Asten 2020 1.3 1.1 2.5 4.3 13.3 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.7 6.2
Baarle-Nassau 2020 2.3 0.4 0.7 1.0 19.4 2.3 18.6 0.0 0.0 1.7
Baarn 2020 0.9 2.0 6.1 11.1 9.7 0.9 1.7 1.0 3.5 13.3
Barendrecht 2020 1.3 1.6 8.6 22.6 5.0 1.4 2.9 1.6 7.8 21.0
Barneveld 2020 1.3 0.6 3.1 4.0 5.1 1.6 4.0 1.2 2.1 9.1
Bedum 2020
Beek (L.) 2020 1.0 0.6 3.8 12.7 6.8 1.3 6.1 0.1 1.0 7.1
Beekdaelen 2020 0.9 0.7 3.1 8.7 9.4 1.8 6.9 0.3 1.5 6.0
Beemster 2020 1.5 0.8 3.3 7.0 6.6 4.0 6.6 0.3 0.9 7.5
Beesel 2020 1.0 0.5 1.5 3.7 10.6 3.7 1.5 1.0 1.4 4.0
Bellingwedde 2020
Bennebroek 2020
Berg en Dal 2020 1.0 0.9 2.7 5.4 12.2 2.4 10.2 0.1 1.4 4.9
Bergambacht 2020
Bergeijk 2020 1.2 0.8 1.8 4.2 13.0 2.2 13.0 0.0 0.2 2.6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description

This table contains information about the average distances for residents of the Netherlands from their home address to the nearest facilities (e.g. school, GP or library). The table also includes information about the number of facilities located within a certain distance from the residential address. These data are calculated as an average over all persons in the area.

The data is available at different regional levels. The lowest level is the municipality.

Data available from: 2006

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes per December 2021
This is the first publication of this table.

When will new figures be released?
New figures for this table are expected in the spring of 2022.

Description topics

Health and wellbeing
General practice
Building or space in which one or more general practitioners work (together).
Distance to GP practice
The average distance of all inhabitants in an area to the nearest general practice, calculated by road.
As of the reporting year 2020, Statistics Netherlands receives the population of GP practices in a different form than before: the secondary addresses of GP practices are no longer part of the population. Due to this change in the source files, the results from reporting year 2020 are no longer comparable with those of previous years. An analysis for the reporting year 2019 into the effect of omitting the secondary addresses shows that the distance to the nearest general practitioner practice increases by 0.1 km on a national level. At neighbourhood level, the distance can be up to 7 km longer in certain regions.
Number of GP practices
The average number of GP practices within a fixed distance by road for all residents of an area.
Within 1 km
Within 3 km
Within 5 km
Distance to GP post
GP post
Place where general practitioners from the region provide evening, night and weekend shifts. A number of GP posts work with alternating shifts.

The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest GP post, calculated by road.

Up to and including 2012, the distance from a residential address to one of the GP posts in a cluster of alternating shifts was determined as the average of the distances to all GP posts within that cluster.
As of 2013, no information is available anymore about alternating shifts. The distance is then determined from the home address to the nearest GP post, regardless of any alternating shifts.
Distance to pharmacy
Pharmacy, including GP office with an in-house pharmacy.

The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest pharmacy, calculated by road.
Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic)
Hospital (including outpatient clinic).

Hospital
Institution for research, treatment and nursing of the sick.
In a hospital, patients can be admitted for more than 24 hours and major operations can be performed.

Outpatient clinic
Location of a hospital where patients who are not bedridden are treated or monitored.
Patients are not admitted for more than 24 hours and no major surgeries are performed.
Distance to hospital
The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest hospital, calculated by road.
Number of hospitals
The average number of hospitals within a fixed distance by road for all residents of an area.
Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 20 km