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UNITED STATES EMBASSY THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations in The Hague

 September 19, 2014

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General inform all U.S. citizens of the following demonstrations scheduled to take place in The Hague on September 20.


Date/time

Saturday, September 20,
14:00 – 17:00

Location

Plein 1813

Organization

AFA (Anti Fascistische
Aktie = Anti Fascist Action) and several other groups

Purpose

Protest against racism

Participants

200




Date/time

Saturday, September 20,
14:00 – 17:00

Location

Koekamp

Organization

Pro Patria

Purpose

Protest against salafism
and IS (ISIL)

Participants

500





Date/time

Saturday, September 20,
14:00 – 17:00

Location

Bezuidenhoutseweg (across
from MFA)

Organization

NVU (Nederlandse VolksUnie
= Netherlands People’s Union)

Purpose

Nationalist agenda

Participants

50-100





Date/time

Saturday, September 20,
14:00 – 17:00

Location

Spuiplein

Organization

MDLH (Muslim Defence League
Holland)

Purpose

Protest against
nationalists in Netherlands

Participants

300 (up to 750)





Date/time

Saturday, September 20,
14:00 – 15:00

Location

Koekamplaan

Organization

IAVVS: Internet Vertical
Video Syndrome

Purpose

Demonstrate against filming
videos in portrait orientation, as opposed to the more viewer-friendly
landscape mode.

Participants

100

 Dutch police have been notified.

  

  

          UNITED STATES EMBASSY THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The Hague Peace Run 

September 5, 2014

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General inform all U.S. citizens that The Hague Peace Run will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1200 to 1600 hours.  The event, estimated to attract 9,000 participants, will result in street closures and traffic congestion in the area near the Peace Palace and World Forum in The Hague.  Organizers will install low fences along the route, which will affect pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well.

For further information, please visit the following website: http://www.vredesloop.com/home.

As with any event that will attract large numbers of participants and spectators, it is recommended that you exercise an appropriate level of security and situational awareness if you choose to take part in or travel near this event.

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.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Netherlands enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  Enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the embassy or nearest consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

We also recommend you regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. You can also read the Country Specific Information for the Netherlands.  For additional information, refer to "The Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.

Contact the embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam is located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam and is open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday).  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the Consulate is (31) (0)70-310 2209.

For more on the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or to unsubscribe or change your registration, visit this link: https://step.state.gov/step/.

The sending e-mail is not monitored. To contact the Consulate General in Amsterdam, please e-mail us at uscitizenservicesams@state.gov.

 

 

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.

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.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Netherlands enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the embassy or nearest consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

We also recommend you regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. You can also read the Country Specific Information for the Netherlands. For additional information, refer to "The Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.

Contact the embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam is located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam and is open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday). If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the Consulate is (31) (0)70-310 2209.  

For more on the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or to unsubscribe or change your registration, visit this link: https://step.state.gov/step/

The sending e-mail is not monitored. To contact the Consulate General in Amsterdam, please e-mail us at uscitizenservicesams@state.gov.