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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Amsterdam Police Cordon Off Amstelstraat Area After Finding Hand Grenade

Europe > Netherlands > Amsterdam

Amsterdam Police report discovering a hand grenade in the Amstelstraat area and are investigating.  The area has been cordoned off to the public.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area and follow the instructions of local authorities.  Follow local media and @Politie­_Adam on Twitter for updates. 


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:




  • 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 5:00 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).