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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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: ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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. ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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.  ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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, ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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. ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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) ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»
Show More ∨