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UNITED STATES EMBASSY THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

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

April 11, 2014

Dutch authorities have advised the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General that two demonstrations 
will occur on Saturday, April 12, in The Hague.
Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Location: Koekamp, with a march towards the Ministry of Health.
Time: 11:30 – 14:30 hours
This demonstration is being organized by the labor union Advakabo to protest 
Dutch government health care policies. Buses will be parked on the Boorlaan for 
a gathering at Koekamp. From Koekamp a group of about 1,000 people will march 
to the Ministry of Health (Rijnstraat).
Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Location: Malieveld (opposite the Turkish Embassy).
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 hours
Approximately 50-100 private individuals (no group has been named) will protest
the recent assassination of Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt in Homs, Syria.

Dutch authorities have advised the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General that two demonstrations will occur on Saturday, April 12, in The Hague.

Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Location: Koekamp, with a march towards the Ministry of Health.
Time: 11:30 – 14:30 hours
This demonstration is being organized by the labor union Advakabo to protest Dutch government health care policies. Buses will be parked on the Boorlaan for a gathering at Koekamp. From Koekamp a group of about 1,000 people will march to the Ministry of Health (Rijnstraat).

Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Location: Malieveld (opposite the Turkish Embassy).
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 hours
Approximately 50-100 private individuals (no group has been named) will protest the recent assassination of Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt in Homs, Syria.

 

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). 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.

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 "A Safe Trip Abroad" 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 and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App, to have travel information at your fingertips.

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.  

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