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What are the emergency numbers in the Netherlands?

In this chapter, you may find useful details and numbers on: emergency numbers, Police stations, 24-hour medical service, 24-hour Gas/Electricity Number, Counselling and Helplines, Lost and Found,  Embassies/Consulates and useful Dutch words.

The Netherlands country code is +31.

Emergency Numbers

112 is the emergency number for fire, police and ambulance and so is only to be used in cases of real emergency, when every second counts.  112 is the emergency number throughout Europe.

Police stations

For police services, or for the Aliens’ police, first call 0900 8844. You will then be connected to your local police station or visit

24-hour medical service

Family Doctor

020 – 592 3434

The Hague (Huisartsendienst)

070 – 346 9669

Rotterdam (Huisartsenpost)

010 – 290 9888

24 hour information on phone numbers for doctors

(‘t Gooi, Almere, Amersfoort areas) and dentists (not all areas)

0900 1515(day time only)

0900 9359 (night time and weekend)



0900 821 2230

The Hague

070 – 311 0305


010 – 455 2155

(17:00 – 08:00 answer phone in Dutch)

Local free newspapers list after-hours emergency numbers or contact your local pharmacy (apotheek).

24hr Veterinary Service


020 – 560 6360

Amsterdam (after 15:30)

0900 9551

The Hague (08:00 – 20:00)

070 – 325 5907

The Hague (weekends)

070 – 311 0307

Gas, electricity 24-hour number:

A 24-hour national number to call for electricity, gas or meter problems, if you suspect a gas leak, smell fumes or have a general power problem: 0800 9009.

Important information
The first Monday of the month at 12:00 noon, emergency sirens are tested. Do not be alarmed. In the event of a real emergency, turn on your television or radio to a local station for further information.



List of useful numbers in the Netherlands