Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in The Hague on January 21, 2017

United States Embassy, The Hague, the Netherlands. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:

Demonstrations in The Hague on January 21, 2017

Dutch Police have informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague that a demonstration to protest U.S. politics is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017. The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 13:00 and end at 15:00.  Participants will march from the Malieveld to the U.S. Embassy and back.  Police will be present to ensure public safety. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

General Security Information
U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, that if at any time you feel threatened or in danger, please call the Dutch authorities immediately by dialing 1-1-2 for emergency service response from Dutch police, rescue, and fire departments.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Netherlands Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General in the Netherlands, located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam, at +31 (0)20 575-5309, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +31 (0)70 310-2209.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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