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Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatshappij ter bevordering van de Pharmacie – KNMP

As an umbrella professional and branch association of pharmacists, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij ter bevordering der Pharmacie (KNMP) promotes both the interests of its members and those of pharmacy. The KNMP was founded in 1842. The main tasks of the KNMP are:

  • to facilitate pharmacists in their professional practice and management
  • help to ensure quality within pharmacy practice.

To this end, it formulates an up-to-date vision of professional practice, promotes good pharmaceutical patient care and supplies and promotes the scientific pursuit of pharmacy in the Netherlands.


Especially for recently graduated pharmacists it is good to know that the KNMP plays an important role in guaranteeing the quality of the pharmacist’s service. In concrete terms, this is done through, among other things, intensive involvement with the training in the context of the registration phase. The KNMP also contributes to the process towards the recognition of the public pharmacy specialism and the completion of the associated program. For this, the KNMP maintains good contacts with the universities. As a result, the prior education can be tailored to the wishes and requirements from the field.

In short, for all pharmacists, young or up-and-coming pharmacists, the KNMP is the association that is essential in designing and implementing the profession. If you want to influence your own future, you can contribute to it by playing an active role within the KNMP and making your voice heard. Register as a member of the KNMP; the professional and branch association for pharmacists. For an overview of all members of the KNMP Central Management click here.

For contact with the KNMP you can send an email to: