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UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration in Amsterdam

Consulate General Amsterdam informs U.S. citizens that, according to Dutch authorities, a demonstration is scheduled to occur this Saturday, 15 August 2015.

The demonstration is against the Iran Nuclear Deal with the United States.  This demonstration is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 15th, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m, on the Museumplein next to the Consulate.  Police estimate approximately 60-70 participants.  The sponsor of this demonstration is the political action group “IRANIAN DEAL.”

Police will be present for the demonstration.  

Dutch authorities expect that these events will be peaceful.  However, you should exercise an appropriate level of security and situational awareness if you are in the vicinity of the Consulate General or Museumplein on Saturday afternoon. 

In general, protests in the Netherlands are peaceful.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful, however, can turn confrontational and escalate into violence with little warning.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

 

In general, protests in the Netherlands are peaceful.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful, however, can turn confrontational and escalate into violence with little warning.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

General security information

U.S. citizens in the Netherlands are reminded, in general, that if at any time you feel threatened or in danger, please call the Dutch authorities immediately by dialing 1-1-2 for emergency service response from Dutch police, rescue, and fire departments. 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, 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 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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).
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