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Netherlands emergency phone numbers

Here is the list of Dutch emergency telephone numbers. If you live in the Netherlands or have just moved to the Netherlands, there may be some numbers you need. For this reason, we have compiled the emergency numbers you need to know for you.

Netherlands Emergency Phone Numbers 

In the Netherlands, there are different emergency phone numbers for many situations, from finding a lost item to reporting a crime. This content includes Dutch emergency phone numbers. You can also find numbers such as sexual harassment, animal ambulance, tourist medical support at the end of our content.

Netherlands Emergency number 112

112 is an emergency number valid in all European Union countries. It is possible to make calls from mobile phones and landlines within the borders of European Union countries without dialing the area code.

Reaching this number in the Netherlands is possible even with a mobile phone without a SIM card.

Here’s what you need to know when calling this number:

  • If you don’t get an answer right away, don’t hang up and wait patiently.
  • Each new call puts you in the waiting queue.
  • Try to communicate calmly and in extremely simple words, without panicking.
  • If you don’t know Dutch, that’s okay too. You can communicate in French, German and English.
  • Don’t even think about dialing the number unnecessarily because as in many EU countries this is illegal and you could get in a lot of trouble.

Situations where you can call 112:

  • fire, smoke, explosion
  • Work and traffic accidents
  • When theft or attempted damage is seen
  • In cases where you or someone around you is captured, injured, unconscious, injured or drowned
  • In case of witnessing a suicide attempt
  • Situations when you should not call 112
  • For fun or to test if the trick is working
  • Reporting the same accident or emergency repeatedly
  • Transportation information and calling a taxi
  • Using unknown numbers like call center
  • make a doctor’s appointment
  • Reporting minor accidents and incidents

How to Call the Police in the Netherlands

  • If you want to reach the police in an emergency in the Netherlands, you can call 112.
  • To call the police for non-emergency situations, you can call this number: 0900 8844
  • If you want to report a crime without revealing your identity, you can reach the number: 0800 7000

How to Call the Fire Brigade in the Netherlands

  • The fire service in the Netherlands is called Brandweer.
  • As in most emergencies, the first number to call in the event of a fire is 112. However, it is recommended to call the police first for non-emergency situations.

How to Call an Ambulance in the Netherlands?

For all emergencies related to health problems, 112 should be called or the accident and emergency department (A&E) in your location can be contacted.

There are separate call centers for big cities during the hours when hospitals and emergency doctor physician services are not working. There is only one call center for other cities.

  • Amsterdam: 088 003 0600
  • Rotterdam: 010 466 9573 (Central, North), 010 290 9888 (South), 010 279 9262 (East)
  • Utrecht: 0900 450 1450
  • The Hague: 070 346 9669
  • Eindhoven, Helmond, Geldrop: 0900 8861
  • For other cities: 0900 1515

Other Dutch emergency numbers

  • Police 0900-88244
  • Medical support 0900-5032042
  • Tourist medical support 0205923355
  • Anonymous criminal complaint 0800-7000
  • Animal ambulance 0900-0245
  • coast guard 0800-0111
  • Lost/Found items: 0900-2666399
  • Mail: 0800-0417 Image source: vrmwb .nl

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