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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