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 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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in The Hague, June 20, 2017

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS June 19, 2017 The Dutch police informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration march on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The demonstrators will march along the following route: Malieveld – Koningskade – Mauritskade – Parkstraat – Lange Voorhout- Toernooiveld – Korte ...
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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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An incident has been reported at Amsterdam Central Station.

Dutch Police reported an incident this evening at Amsterdam Central Station.  They report that they have apprehended a suspect.  According to Police the incident does not appear to be intentional.  They are investigating further.  Please follow @politie_Adam for the latest updates. Reminder for U.S. Citizen needing after hours assistance: If you need to contact the Consulate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public viewing of Ajax in the Europa League Final, Museumplein, Amsterdam, May 24-25, 2017

CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Public viewing of Ajax in the Europa League Final, Museumplein, Amsterdam, May 24-25, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, several giant screens will be set up on Amsterdam’s Museumplein for public viewing of the Europa League Final featuring Amsterdam’s Ajax soccer team.  City officials expect ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert

May 1, 2017 – The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ...
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Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Amsterdam – April 8-9, 2017

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstration in Amsterdam, April 8-9 April 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens of demonstrations scheduled to take place at the Museumplein (by the “IAmsterdam” sign) on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The stated ...
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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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 16 Demonstration in The Hague

The Dutch police informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration scheduled to take place on the Lange Voorhout side of the Embassy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 1600-1730.  The demonstration is in opposition to the arrest in Germany of a member of the (Turkish) Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C). Even demonstrations intended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 15 Demonstration in Amsterdam

February 14, 2017 Dutch police informed U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam of a demonstration scheduled to take place on the Museumplein Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 1300-1400.  The demonstration is in opposition to the arrest in Germany of a member of the (Turkish) Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C).  The group is expected to demonstrate in front ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 15 Demonstration in The Hague

The Dutch police informed U.S. Embassy The Hague that a demonstration will take place on the Lange Voorhout side of the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 1500-1700.  The demonstration, sponsored by the Koerdische Vrouwenraad NL (Council of Kurdish Women in the Netherlands) will draw attention to the Kurds in the Middle East and ...
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Demonstration Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in The Hague on Tuesday, February 14

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL Amsterdam, February 14 The Dutch police have informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration scheduled to take place at Plein, Lange Houtstraat, Lange Voorhout, Heulstraat, Noordeinde, Postzegelboom on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 11:30-14:30. The demonstration is in opposition to the deportation of Faredzjualev Wagif. The Jojanneke Bertens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 4 Demonstration in Amsterdam

CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS February, 3, 2017 The Dutch police informed the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam of a demonstration scheduled to take place on the Museumplein on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 12:00 to 14:00.  The demonstration, sponsored by the Peace Alliance, is in opposition to the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Nation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in The Hague on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Dutch police have informed the U.S. Embassy in The Hague of a demonstration scheduled to take place at the Malieveld on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 16:00 to 17:30.  Approximately 800 people are expected to take part in the demonstration in opposition to the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Amsterdam on January 31, 2017

The Dutch police have informed U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam of a demonstration scheduled to take place outside the U.S. Consulate General (Museumplein) on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 13:00 to 14:30.  Approximately 50 people are expected to take part in the demonstration in opposition to the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in The Hague on Friday, January 27, 2017- Friday, May, 26, 2017

The Dutch Police have informed the U.S. Embassy that the Cameroonian diaspora is planning for demonstrations to occur every Friday beginning on January 27, 2017, until on or about May 26, 2017. They plan to march from Raad Van State to the U.S. Embassy and back from 13:00 – 15:00 hours each Friday. Even demonstrations ...
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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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Amsterdam on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January, 21, 2017

Dutch authorities have informed the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam that demonstrations to protest U.S. politics are scheduled to occur near the U.S. Consulate General onFriday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21, 2017. On Friday, January 20, two groups will demonstrate:  one group of demonstrators will gather in front of the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam ...
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Demonstration: The Hague, Sunday January 8, 2017

Police stated the following demonstration will take place this Sunday, January 8, 2017, in The Hague: Date/time: January 8, 2017, 1330 – 1630 hours Location: Carnegieplein– marching via Carnegieplein, Burg Karnebeeklaan, Burg Patijnlaan, Laan Coppes van Cattenburch, Koninginnegracht, Dr. Kuyperstraat, Mauritskade, Alexanderstraat, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Scheveningseweg, Carnegieplein. Organization: Pegida Netherlands Participants: 300 Purpose: Protest against ...
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Europe Travel Alert, 21 November 2016

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets. This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Read more here:  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html
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Demonstrations in Amsterdam: Saturday November 12, 2016

Police have informed Consulate Amsterdam of the following demonstrations  this Saturday, 12 November 2016. The first demonstration will be held in front of the I Amsterdam sign located in front of the Rijksmuseum.  The demonstration is for the “removal of the President of South Korea.”   This demonstration is scheduled to take place on Saturday the ...
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Demonstration in The Hague: October 29, 2016

Police have informed Consulate Amsterdam of the following demonstration this Saturday, October 29th, in The Hague:Date/time:            Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. hoursLocation:              Malieveld– marching via Korte Voorhout, Lange Voorhout, Parkstraat, Alexanderstraat, to Plein 1813.Organization:       Syrian and Russian CommitteeParticipants:      ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Traveling through or living in the Netherlands? Below you’ll find updates about the current security situation. Don’t forget to check the links on the right for Country Specific Information, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and our Safety and Security archive. Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam July 30, 2016 The U.S. Mission ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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