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

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Museumplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Event:  A demonstration is expected on Saturday, December 5, 2020, beginning at approximately 2:00 pm and lasting until approximately 3:00 pm.  The group will assemble on the grass outside the Turkish Consulate next to the U.S. Consulate on the Museumplein in Amsterdam.  This event is expected to be peaceful.

U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  The Dutch police will be present to ensure public safety.

Actions to Take:   

  • Avoid the area near the Turkish Consulate on the Museumplein in Amsterdam during the event.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Heed instructions and view updates from police and government authorities: