Demonstration in Amsterdam – March 11, 2017

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam notifies U.S. citizens of a demonstration in Amsterdam scheduled to take place starting at Dam Square with a march to the Museumplein Saturday, March 11, 2017, between 12:30 and 15:30. According to local authorities, a large number of participants are expected to attend Saturday’s “Women’s

Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 9, 2016. As terrorist attacks,

Demonstration in The Hague: October 18-24, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam October 18, 2016 Police have informed RSO that a continuous demonstration is scheduled to take place between: Tuesday, October 18 until Monday, October 24, from 09:00 to 18:00 (excluding the weekend). Approximately 40-50 demonstrators from the Syrian Committee will gather at the Plein to demonstrate against the bombings in Aleppo, Syria. The demonstrators will be monitored

Demonstrations in The Hague on Sunday, October 9th, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam October 7, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that local law enforcement authorities report PEGIDA Netherlands (Dutch branch of the German movement PEGIDA, translated as “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West”) plans to demonstrate on Sunday, October 9th, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The police estimate one to two hundred demonstrators will gather

Demonstrations near U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, September 25

U.S. Consulate General Sunday, 25 September 2016 U.S. Consulate Amsterdam wishes to notify all U.S. citizens that Dutch authorities have announced that a demonstration is scheduled in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam on Sunday, 25 September 2016. The demonstration is for “more tolerance in society.”   Demonstrators will assemble at the Metro Train Station Bijlmer (near the Ziggo

Event notice: Prinsjesdag Friday 16 September through Tuesday, September 20th

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam September 16, 2016 The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam would like inform U.S. citizens of the impact on traffic for Prinsjeddag. Prinsjesdag, Tuesday, September 20, includes a procession, the King’s speech from the throne in the Ridderzaal and a presentation from the Balcony at Noordeinde Palace. The event will begin with the King and Queen, accompanied by other

Demonstration in The Hague: Sunday, September 11

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam September 9, 2016 Police have announced the following demonstrations will take place this Sunday, September 11, in The Hague Date/time: Sunday, 11 September 2016, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Location:  Koekamp – marching via Koekamp, Rijnstraat, Schedelhoekshaven, Spui, Kalvermarkt, Fluwelen Burgwal, Herengracht, Koekamp Organization:  Pegida Netherlands Participants:  300 Purpose Protest against “Islamization and Dutch Asylum policy” Means:

Amsterdam Travel Info: Uitmarkt in Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate Amsterdam notifies all U.S. citizens that Friday August 26 through Sunday, August 28, 2016 Amsterdam will host the annual Uitmarkt on Museumplein, Leidseplein and Vondelpark. The Uitmarkt attracts around 450,000 visitors annually, making it one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands.  The festival traditionally opens the new cultural season with more than 350 performances at 30

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 100th Nijmegen Vierdaagse Event

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam July 17, 2016 The 100th Nijmegen Vierdaagse walking event will take place in Nijmegen and surrounding areas between July 17 and 22, 2016.  Given recent terrorist events in Europe and a threat received by the Dutch police and published in Dutch media on Saturday, July 16, 2016, the US Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the ability

Amsterdam Travel Info: EuroPride 2016 (23rd July – 7th August 2016)

U.S. Consulate Amsterdam notifies all U.S. citizens that July 23 – August 7Amsterdam will host Amsterdam EuroPride 2016.  Dutch National Police are anticipating 350,000 to 500,000 additional visitors to Amsterdam for this event. Amsterdam EuroPride 2016 will be a combination of the annual “Gay-Pride Celebration” and “European-Pride” event,  hosted by Amsterdam this year.  The opening ceremonies will begin with a

European Athletics Championships, Amsterdam 6th- 10th July 2016

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam The U.S. Consulate Amsterdam would like to inform the public that Amsterdam will be host to a grand sporting event as Europe’s very best track and field stars come to Amsterdam’s for the European Athletics Championships from 6th to 10th July 2016.  Venues for this event will include both the Museumplein and Olympic Stadium, where 1300

Security Notice for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Wednesday June 29 in the Hague

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Police just informed us that a demonstration against gas drilling near one of the “Dutch Wadden Sea Islands” – Schiermonnikoog will start around 12:00, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 The demonstrator’s buses will be parked alongside the Ministry of Finance. About 50 demonstrators will march via Korte Voorhout to Plein (government buildings) and past the Embassy. The

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: July 2 Music Event “Sensation” and Other Large Festival Events

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam June 28, 2016 The Amsterdam Mayor’s Office has announced additional security measures will be implemented around the “Sensation” event on Saturday, July 2, at the Amsterdam ArenA.  Attendees should expect to be screened, while the surrounding area will be patrolled and no cars will be allowed in the transfer point under the Amsterdam ArenA.  Additionally, in

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in The Hague, 22 April

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Police have informed the embassy that various groups (e.g. Moluccans, Satudarah) with ancestry in the Indonesian Archipelago are planning to demonstrate in The Hague; possibly at the Plein, Kurhaus Hotel, Palace Noordeinde and the Indonesian Embassy – NFI. These possible demonstrations are expected to coincide with the visit of the Indonesian President to the Netherlands (The

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in The Hague, Saturday April 9

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in The Hague Police stated the following demonstration will take place this Saturday in The Hague: Date/time:            Saturday 09 April 2016, 13.00 – 16.00 hours Location:              Spuiplein – marching via Parkstraat Mauritskade, Koningskade to Den Haag Central Station Organization:       Pegida Participants: 

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 Square. This demonstration is scheduled

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