Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 4, 2020 Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, beginning at approximately 8:00 pm and lasting until approximately 10:00 pm.  The group will assemble on the grass near the Albert Heijn Supermarket on the Museumplein in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Important Update Regarding Postage for Services for U.S. Citizens in the Netherlands

Effective immediately all applicants for U.S. citizen services at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam must bring sufficient postage to cover the return shipment of any documents related to the requested service.  Passport and citizenship documents contain sensitive information and are difficult to replace.  We strongly recommend all applicants procure a registered mail sticker from …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Update Regarding Consular Services for U.S. Citizens in the Netherlands

Update Regarding Routine Consular Services for U.S. Citizens The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam continues to operate with limited staffing. Social distancing and other measures required to fight the spread of COVID-19 limit the number of customers we can serve daily. Rest assured that we are prioritizing services for U.S. citizens while still complying with …

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VOTING BY MAIL FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Message for U.S. Citizens VOTING BY MAIL FROM THE NETHERLANDS You have a few options for getting your ballot to the United States. Some states already support electronic voting, but if your state requires you to return a paper ballot by mail, you can choose from one of these methods. Option 1 – Drop your …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

(August 16, 2020)  Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Event:  A large impromptu demonstration is expected today, Sunday, August 16, 2020 beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 2:00 p.m.  The group will assemble near the Rijksmuseum area on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. U.S. government …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Message for U.S. Citizens VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location: Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to, the bicycle path alongside the U.S. Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands. Event: A demonstration is expected on Monday, August 10, 2020, beginning at approximately 3:00 pm and lasting until approximately 5:00 pm. The group will assemble on the bicycle path alongside the Embassy (John …

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NETHERLANDS – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to the Netherlands due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Netherlands due to COVID-19. Improved conditions have been reported within the Netherlands.  Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. Terrorists continue plotting possible …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. Is travel to the Netherlands permitted? The Dutch government strictly enforces the EU travel restrictions banning non-essential travel from outside the EU with limited exemptions. Travelers residing in the U.S. who meet the criteria of one of the exemptions as listed on the Dutch …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Location:  The Netherlands Event:  Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. European Union (EU) Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government strictly enforces the EU travel restrictions banning non-essential travel from outside the EU with limited exceptions. The ban went into effect on March 19, 2020 and has been extended until further notice. On July 1, …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. European Union (EU) Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government is strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning non-essential travel from outside the EU with limited exceptions.  The ban went into effect on March 19, 2020 and has been extended until further notice.  On July …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. European Union (EU) Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government is strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning all non-essential travel from outside the EU. The ban went into effect on March 19, 2020 and has been extended until further notice. On July 1, the EU non-essential …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. European Union (EU) Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government has been strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning all non-essential travel from outside the EU.  The ban went into effect on March 19, 2020, and has been extended until further notice.  The list of countries whose …

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Message for U.S. Citizens –U.S. Embassy the Hague, The Netherlands, Social Security Services for U.S. Citizens

Location: The Hague, The Netherlands Event:  On Thursday, July 23, the American Citizens Services Unit will provide limited Social Security services to individuals over the age of 12 who are submitting a first-time application for a Social Security Number (SSN).  These services will be provided at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague.  To comply with social distancing …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with Department of State policy worldwide, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services. As local conditions improve and the Dutch government …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with Department of State policy worldwide, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services.  As local conditions improve and the Dutch government …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services. As local conditions improve and the Dutch government eases social distancing restrictions, we have begun to gradually resume …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services.  As local conditions improve and the Dutch government eases social distancing restrictions, we have begun to gradually resume …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

June 5, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. (New) U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services.  As local conditions improve and the Dutch government eases social distancing restrictions, we …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. (New) U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services.  As local conditions improve and the Dutch government eases social distancing restrictions, we will begin to gradually …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 5, 2020) Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. (New) U.S. Consulate Operations:  In response to the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam reduced staffing and suspended routine U.S. citizen and visa services.  As local conditions improve and the Dutch …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (June 2, 2020)

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Malieveld, The Hague, the Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration in support of ongoing protests throughout the U.S. is expected on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m.  The group will assemble at the Malieveld, near Central Station in The Hague. U.S. government personnel …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Event:  A demonstration in support of ongoing protests throughout the U.S. is expected on Monday, June 1, 2020 beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The group will assemble near the U.S. Consulate General building on the …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (May 31, 2020) Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Event:  A demonstration in support of ongoing protests throughout the U.S. is expected on Monday, June 1, 2020 beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 4:00 p.m.  …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 29, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands U.S. Consulate Operations: Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services. Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information or contact us via email at AmsterdamUSC@state.gov or …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 20, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands U.S. Consulate Operations: Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services. Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information or contact us via email at AmsterdamUSC@state.gov or …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 14, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services.  Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 7, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services.  Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 30, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations: Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services. Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 23, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate Operations:  Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam has suspended routine consular services.  Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for U.S. citizens for answers to the most common COVID-19 related questions.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our …

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Health Alert: Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 16, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. EU Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government is strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning all non-essential travel from outside the EU. The ban has been extended through May 15, 2020. U.S. citizens (and other non-EU citizens and non-residents) are prohibited …

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Health Alert – Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 9, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. EU Travel Restrictions: The Dutch government is strictly enforcing the EU travel restrictions banning all non-essential travel from outside the EU.  U.S. citizens (and other non-EU citizens and non-residents) are prohibited from entering the Netherlands except for those in certain …

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Health Alert – Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 6, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands Dutch Residency Permit Extensions: If your stay in the Netherlands will exceed the period authorized, contact the Dutch immigration service (IND) immediately for assistance. The Dutch government is aware that it may be more difficult to return to your home during …

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Health Alert – 7 Months to Go – Important Information for Overseas Voters During COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 4, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Important Information for Overseas Voters during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, regular diplomatic postal service is operational but significantly reduced.  Ballots submitted to the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Ballot Box will be mailed only twice weekly.  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is …

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Health Alert – Daily Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 3, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. Commercial Flights Available: International commercial flight options currently exist in the Netherlands.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite …

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Health Alert – Daily Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 2, 2020 – Location: The  Netherlands  Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands.    The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  These measures have been extended through April 28.  Schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hair and …

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Health Alert – Daily Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 1, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM ) has confirmed over ten thousand cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures have been extended through April 28. Schools, restaurants, …

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Health Alert – Daily Update Regarding COVID-19, U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 31, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: Daily update for U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s COVID-19 information page and local news for updates on the situation in the Netherlands. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 30, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hair and nail salons, and sporting clubs remain closed until April 6. Most restaurants are allowed to provide delivery …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands   

March 27, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hair and nail salons, and sporting clubs remain closed until April 6. Most restaurants have been allowed to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands  

March 26, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The government of the Netherlands has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hair and nail salons, and sporting clubs remain closed until April 6. Most restaurants have been allowed to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands   

March 21, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event: The Dutch Ministry of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. Effective March 17, 2020 the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 11/20/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Netherlands continues to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Weekly updates to the number of infections are being tracked on the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) website:  https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/current-information . On November 18, the government announced the continuation of additional measures to control the spread …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands  

March 19, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands Event:  The U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam will be closed on Friday, March 20.  A message to U.S. citizens will be sent when the Consulate reopens for emergency consular services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa processing.  Please continue to monitor our website for updates.  For emergency American Citizens services, please email …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Limited Consular Services and Update on Travel to the U.S.

March 17, 2020 – Location: The Netherlands, Nationwide. Event:  The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam will limit consular services as of March 17th, in accordance with the Dutch Government’s March 15th decree establishing nationwide school and cultural closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As a result, all scheduled regular appointments are cancelled until further notice.  Emergency consular services …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 16, 2020 – Location:  Netherlands, Countrywide Event:  Due to reduced staffing, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam. The  CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to the Netherlands  and  the Department of State currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel .  See CDC information regarding  high-risk traveler categories. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will be permitted to return from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the European Schengen area, including …

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Limited Consular Services

March 16, 2020 – The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam will limit consular services as of March 17th, in accordance with the Dutch Government’s March 15th decree establishing country-wide school and cultural closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As a result, all scheduled regular appointments are cancelled until further notice.  Emergency Consular services for U.S. citizens …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

March 12, 2020 – In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 6, 2020 – Location:  Netherlands, Countrywide Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 90,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 6, Dutch Ministry of Health announced 128 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands. On …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Malieveld/Koekamp in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  On the morning of Wednesday, February 19, approximately 4,000 Dutch farmers are expected to travel from all over the Netherlands to The Hague with large tractors and farm equipment to protest proposed legislation.  The group will assemble at …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration to raise awareness of U.S. policy regarding the most recent Middle East peace plan is expected on Monday, February 3, beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The group will assemble in front of …

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Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague & U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to: Saturday, January 11, in the Spui neighborhood in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Saturday, January 11, in front of the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands. Sunday, January 12, in the area near the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. Event: An anti-war demonstration is …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel and U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are encouraged to review their personal security practices and contact local authorities regarding …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the bicycle path alongside the U.S. Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, beginning at approximately 2:00 pm and lasting until approximately 4:00 pm.  The group will assemble on the bicycle path alongside the Embassy (John …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location:  The Netherlands, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in the Netherlands remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the bicycle path alongside the U.S. Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected today, November 13, 2019, beginning at approximately 3:00 pm and lasting until approximately 5:00 pm.  The group will assemble on the bicycle path alongside the Embassy (John Adams …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 29, 2019) Location: Malieveld, The Hague Event: Demonstrations are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 30, beginning at 6:00 am and ending at approximately 3:00 pm, in The Hague.   A construction industry group is protesting Dutch government nitrogen emissions policies. The group has requested …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Malieveld, The Hague Event: Demonstrations are scheduled to take place beginning on Tuesday, October 15 and ending the evening of Thursday, October 17.  Farmers from various regions in the Netherlands are protesting Dutch government livestock policy. The groups will begin traveling on Tuesday from various locations in the Netherlands on large tractors and assemble …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to, the Malieveld, The Hague, the Netherlands. Event: A demonstration is expected on Saturday, October 12, 2019, beginning at approximately 2:00 pm. The group is protesting to raise awareness of the situation in Syria. This event is expected to be peaceful. U.S. government personnel …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Wednesday August 7, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 5, 2019) Location:  Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein area in front of the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, beginning at approximately 4:00 pm and lasting until …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 10, 2019)

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the Museumplein area in front of the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Friday, July 12, 2019, beginning at approximately 7:00 pm and lasting until approximately 9:00 pm.  The group will assemble in front of the U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands (June 25, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands (June 25, 2019) Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the area in front of the U.S. Embassy, in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, beginning at approximately 3:00 pm and lasting until approximately 5:00 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, Netherlands May 31, 2019

Location:  Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the Museumplein in front of the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Event:  A demonstration is expected on Friday, May 31, 2019, beginning at approximately 12:00 pm and lasting until approximately 2:00 pm.  The group will assemble in front of the U.S. Consulate.  This event is …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – National Transportation Strike and Reduced Services at the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, the Netherlands. Event:  Many operators of trains and regional public transport (buses, metro, and trams) in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, Netherlands, have announced they will be on strike for 24 hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Due to the lack of transportation options for staff and customers, the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and routes include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General has been informed by the Amsterdam Police and Mayor’s office of security preparations for the celebration of the Amsterdam soccer/football club’s championship.  The event will …

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Additional Social Security Walk-In Day for Applicants over 12 on April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam will offer an additional Social Security Walk-In Day in April to assist U.S. Citizens with an urgent need to obtain a social security number. This special walk-in day is reserved for first-time Social Security number applicants who are over 12 years of age. For all …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands (March 18, 2019) Location:  24 Oktoberplein, Utrecht, The Netherlands Event: Dutch Police are reporting a shooting on a tram at 24 Oktoberplein Utrecht, The Netherlands.  The level of security is increased and Dutch police are on site. The Municipality of Utrecht has launched a hotline for questions about …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to the Dam Square to de Munt, Vijzelgracht, Rijksmuseum, and the Museumplein area, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Event:  Demonstrations are expected by the “Women’s March the Netherlands” group on Saturday, March 9, 2019, beginning at approximately 12:00 and lasting until approximately 15:30.  The group will …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, The Hague city center and Malieveld area, in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  Demonstrations are expected from the “Yellow Vests” group on Sunday, February 24, 2019, beginning at approximately 1:00 pm and lasting until approximately 8:00 pm.  The group will assemble in various areas …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, Museumplein, in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Event: Demonstrations are expected on Friday, February 15, 2019, beginning at approximately 2:00 pm and lasting until approximately 2:30 pm. The group will assemble across from the U.S. Consulate General on …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the inner city of The Hague, the Binnenhof and the Plein (near the Dutch government buildings) in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  Demonstrations are expected from the “Yellow Vests” group on Saturday, February 2, beginning at approximately 10:00 am and lasting until approximately 7:00 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the inner city of The Hague, the Binnenhof and the Plein (near the Dutch government buildings) in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  Demonstrations are expected from the “Yellow Vests” group on Saturday, January 5, beginning at approximately 10:00 am and lasting until approximately 7:00 …

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Security Alert: heightened security measures during holidays throughout Europe, including the Netherlands 

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands (December 10, 2018) Location: Throughout Europe, including the Netherlands Event: During the holiday season security measures in Europe, including the Netherlands, remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such …

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Demonstration Alert – The Hague, Saturday, December 8

Location:  Announced gathering points and route includes, but is not limited to, the inner city of The Hague, the Binnenhof and the Plein (near the Dutch government buildings) in The Hague, Netherlands. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 beginning at approximately 10:00 am and lasting until approximately 11:00 pm.  A …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 02, 2018)

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 02, 2018) Location: The Netherlands (Country Wide) Event: On Friday, August 31, an assailant attacked two U.S. citizens with a knife at Amsterdam Centraal Station. The Dutch authorities were very quick to respond, using force to end the attack and taking the suspect into police custody. Dutch authorities have …

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Security Alert: Centraal Station, Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, Netherlands (August 31, 2018) Location: Centraal Station, Amsterdam Event: Amsterdam Police reported a security incident at Centraal Station in Amsterdam. The incident is over, a suspect has been taken into custody, and the station has reopened. Actions to Take: Avoid active investigation sites in the area of Centraal Station. Notify friends and family …

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Demonstration Alert: Amsterdam, Saturday, May 19

U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (May 18, 2018) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Dam Square Museumplein Event: A marching demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  A Pro-Palestinian group will assemble at …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (May 3, 2018)

Location: The Netherlands Event: The U.S. Government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past, they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands April 20, 2018

Location: Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Museumplein Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, April 20, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.  The group “Freedom for Mumia” will assemble at the Museumplein in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General. Police will be present …

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2 Simple Steps for U.S. Citizens Overseas to Vote from Anywhere

Life can take you lots of places. And you can vote from all of them. Here’s how: First, register and request your ballot. Go to FVAP.gov to fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and send it to your election office as soon as possible to meet voter registration deadlines in October (or earlier …

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Demonstration Alert – Amsterdam Sunday, March 18

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, (March 15, 2018) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Dam Square Museumplein Event: Demonstration expected to take place on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.  The group’s focus is on issues related to the March …

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Message for U.S. citizens: Passport fee increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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Demonstration Alert – Amsterdam Wednesday, March 14

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 13, 2018) Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Waterlooplein Museumplein Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on Wednesday, March 14, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.  Dutch Teaching Unions intend to conduct a march and demonstration focused …

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Demonstration Alert – Amsterdam Sunday, March 11

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (March 9, 2018) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Museumplein Waterlooplein Event: Demonstration expected to take place on Sunday, March 11 beginning at 1:30p.m. and ending at 5:00p.m. The group Pegida (“Patriotic Europeans Against the …

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Security Alert from U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 26, 2018 Location: Grote Wittenburgerstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands Event: Police reported a shooting by an unidentified individual in the evening of Friday, January 26, leaving one person dead and two injured. Police are continuing their investigation but believe the incident to be criminal in nature. The shooter is reportedly still at large. Actions to Take: …

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Demonstration Alert – Amsterdam, Saturday January 27

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Amsterdam (January 26, 2018) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Museumplein City Hall Event: A demonstration and march by Koerdische Gemeenschap Amsterdam (Kurdish Community Amsterdam) is expected to take place on Saturday, January 27 between 3 p.m. …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam January 2, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Mission the Netherlands reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. …

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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has updated the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. You can find the message below and on the travel.state.gov website. December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: November 8-9 Terrorist Attack Simulation Exercise in Amsterdam November 7, 2017

Dutch authorities will conduct a large-scale terrorist attack simulation exercise in Amsterdam November 8 and 9 that will involve police, emergency services, and Ministry of Defense personnel. The exercise will take place at various locations in Amsterdam, including the restaurant Haddock (Amsterdam South), Zeeburg Island, Europaplein Metro Station (currently not in use), Amsterdam City Hall …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 30, 2017 Demonstration in Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam October 27, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General has been informed by the Amsterdam Police of a scheduled demonstration on the Museumplein near the U.S. Consulate General on Monday, October 30, 2017, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  The demonstration is related to the country of Turkey and is expected to be peaceful.  …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria and List of Shelters

The U.S. Consulate General Curacao alerts U.S. citizens that a  Tropical Storm Warning  and  Hurricane Watch  are in effect for Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba.  The Government of Sint Maarten has published the following list of shelters which will open at 5 pm on Sep 18. Maarten Academy School Gym (St. Peters) Dutch Quarter Community Center (Dutch Quarter) Belvedere …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Near U.S. Embassy, The Hague, September 11, 2017

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam September 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has been informed by the Dutch National Police of a scheduled demonstration near the U.S. Embassy in The Hague related to Syria.  The demonstration will occur Monday, September 11, 2017, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, September 9, 2017

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam September 8, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens to a demonstration march taking place in Amsterdam on September 9, 2017, focused on Turkey.  The march is expected to begin near Waterlooplein at 3 p.m. and finish on the Museumplein at 6 p.m. in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Amsterdam Police Cordon Off Amstelstraat Area After Finding Hand Grenade

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Amsterdam Police Cordon Off Amstelstraat Area After Finding Hand Grenade August 24, 2017 Amsterdam Police report discovering a hand grenade in the Amstelstraat area and are investigating.  The area has been cordoned off to the public.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area and follow the instructions …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Concert by American Band in Rotterdam Cancelled Due to Terror Threat.

August 23, 2017 Dutch authorities report that the Allah-Las concert in Rotterdam at Maassilo Hall has been cancelled due to a terrorist threat.  Police have closed off the area, and heavy police presence is on the scene.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area. General security information U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  August 23 Event Near the Consulate General Building

August 22, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens of a privately-organized event being held for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer August 23 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam. We expect this gathering to be peaceful; however, all …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amsterdam Pride, July 29 – August 6, 2017

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam July 27, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam notifies all U.S. citizens Amsterdam Pride 2017 will take place July 29 through August 6, with hundreds of events, including the opening July 29 Pride Walk and August 5 Canal Parade.  The latter event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  For more …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship, July 16 – August 6, 2017

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship, July 16 – August 6, 2017 July 17, 2017 The United States government is aware of a threat to this year’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Soccer Championship taking place at various venues throughout the Netherlands from July 16 …

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Traveling alone with your kids this summer? Be prepared to avoid delays

Authorities at Schiphol Airport take seriously their responsibilities to protect children.  One way is to require additional screening of minors traveling alone or with only one parent.  If you are traveling alone with kids this summer, or are entrusting them in the care of someone else, we recommend you fill out and bring with you …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident at Amsterdam Central Station

CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident at Amsterdam Central Station The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens of an incident involving a vehicle that occurred at around 9 p.m. this evening, June 10, near Amsterdam’s Central Station and resulted in several injuries. The driver was apprehended at the …

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Important Announcement: Executive Order on Visas

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration on Dam Square, Amsterdam, Sunday, April 3, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam The Dutch authorities have notified the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam that a demonstration is scheduled to take place this Sunday 3 April 2016. The demonstration is “for a closer cooperation with Ukraine as it relates to upcoming voting on the PRO Ukraine Association Treaty”.  Demonstrators will assemble on the Dam …

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