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 scene and taken into custody. Amsterdam Police have said that the incident does not appear to be intentional and are conducting a full investigation. U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local news and @Politie_Adam for further updates.
We encourage U.S. citizens in the Netherlands to directly contact family members and friends in the United States to advise them of your safety. We further remind U.S. citizens to remain aware of your surroundings, especially in crowds or at large events, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
· See the State Department’s travel website (http://travel.state.gov/) for the Worldwide Caution (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html) , Travel Warnings, Europe Travel Alert (https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html) , and Netherlands Country Specific Information (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/netherlands.html) .
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (https://step.state.gov/step/) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Contact the U.S. Consulate General in the Netherlands, located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam, at +31 (0)20 575-5309, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +31 (0)70 310-2209. USCitizenServicesAMS@state.gov
· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).