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 – August 6. U.S. authorities are working closely with their Dutch counterparts to address the threat.
Spectators should expect an increased security presence at the various venues. When attending events where large crowds gather, please be aware of the increased risk to your safety. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, and monitor media and local information sources for updates. Factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Address specific safety concerns to Dutch law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety of all visitors to the Netherlands.
In line with the Europe Travel Alert, extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets. In addition, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, high-profile events, educational institutions, airports, and other soft targets remain priority locations for possible attacks. Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue to plot possible attacks in Europe.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Europe Travel Alert, and Netherlands Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (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 5:00 p.m.Monday through Friday or via email at USCitizenServicesAMS@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +31 (0)70 310-2209
- 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).