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NVVE - Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Society, Amsterdam

Explore NVVE on your university or college trip to Amsterdam.

NVVE provides information, consultation and education about euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands.

The organisation was founded in 1973 as result of a public outcry concerning the courtcase of Doctor Postma, who was found guilty of voluntary euthanasia and received a suspended sentence.

Following this event, the Dutch public argued that a doctor should be able to terminate life of someone upon their request. A small but powerful group bonded together to support Postma and push legal rights for euthanasia, resulting in the formation of the NVVE.

On visiting, your students will follow a lecture about the NVVE, euthanasia and the law in the Netherlands.