- Reviewed: 24 August 2017, 09:15 NZST
- Still current at: 25 September 2017
There is some risk to your security in the Netherlands due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution.View Larger Map Close/Open map
Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in the Netherlands and across Europe. There is also a threat from domestic-based extremists, including plots that may involve foreign terrorist fighters returning to the Netherlands and other countries in Europe from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
The Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) maintains a national terrorism threat level for the Netherlands. Since 2013 the Dutch authorities have assessed the threat level as “substantial”, the second highest state of alert (Level 4 out of 5). According to NCTV, this means that the chance of an attack is real. There are, however, currently no specific indications that attacks are being prepared in or against the Netherlands.
New Zealanders in the Netherlands are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the Dutch authorities and exercising a high degree of vigilance in public places, particularly at large public gatherings, tourist sites and transport hubs (e.g. airports and railway stations).
Demonstrations and protests occur from time to time in the Netherlands. New Zealanders are advised to avoid all protests as they may occasionally turn violent.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in the Netherlands should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.
New Zealanders in the Netherlands are encouraged to register their details here with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands
Street Address Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands Telephone +31 70 346 9324 Fax +31 70 363 2983 Email email@example.com Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/netherlands Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs Note www.facebook.com/NZthehague/
See our regional advice for Europe
New Zealand Embassy The Netherlands
Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 346 9324
Fax: +31 70 363 2983
Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs