Security Alert: heightened security measures during holidays throughout Europe, including the Netherlands 

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands (December 10, 2018)

Location: Throughout Europe, including the Netherlands

Event: During the holiday season security measures in Europe, including the Netherlands, remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Heed instructions and view updates from Dutch police and government authorities.