Last update on July 22, 2019

Here is a short list of medical terms in Dutch that could come in useful when you have a doctor’s appointment in the Netherlands.

Dutch glossary of body parts

  • Arm(s): arm(en)
  • Bladder: blaas
  • Bone: bot
  • Blood: bloed
  • Breast: borst
  • Cancer: kanker
  • Chest/breast: borst
  • Doctor: dokter
  • Ear(s): oor/oren
  • Eye(s): oog/ogen
  • Gums: tandvlees
  • Head (ache): hoofd(pijn)
  • Heart (attack): hart(aanval)
  • Infection: infectie/besmetting
  • Insurance(s): verzekering(en)
  • Kidney(s): nier(en)
  • Leg(s): been/benen
  • Liver: lever
  • Lung(s): long(en)
  • Mouth: mond
  • Inflammation: ontsteking
  • Pain: pijn
  • Penis: penis
  • Rash: huiduitslag
  • Sick/unwell: ziek
  • Skin: huid
  • Stomach: maag/buik
  • Tonsils: (keel)amandel
  • Tooth (teeth): tand(en)
  • Vagina: vagina