So you’re in the Netherlands and you come across an emergency! What shall you do? Here is a list of all of the Dutch emergency numbers you need to know if you get into a bit of a crisis.

First off, if you happen to be in an international location but need to get in touch with Dutch emergency services, remember to dial +31 first. Of course, some calls are subject to small charges.


  • For emergencies dial 112
  • For non-emergencies dial 0900 8844
  • To report a crime anonymously dial 0800 7000

Fire Service

  • For emergencies dial 112
  • For non-emergencies call the police first

Health Service

  • For emergencies dial 112 or visit your local A&E

For Centrale Huisartsenpost/ an emergency doctor’s service out-of-hours, call this helpline and they will sort it out for you:

  • For Amsterdam dial: 088 003 0600
  • For Rotterdam dial: 010 466 9573 (Central, North), 010 290 9888 (South), 010 279 9262 (East)
  • For Utrecht dial: 0900 450 1450
  • For The Hague dial: 070 346 9669
  • For Eindhoven, Helmond, Geldrop dial: 0900 8861
  • For other locations dial: 0900 1515

Other emergency numbers

  • For Dierenambulance/ Animal Emergencies dial: 0900 0245
  • For Kustwacht / Coastguard dial: 0900 0111
  • For Alcoholics Anonymous dial: 020 625 6057
  • For Sexual Abuse hotline dial: 0900 899 8411
  • For SOS helpline dial: 0900 0767
  • For ChildLine dial: 0800 0432
  • For a discrimination helpline dial: 0900 235 4354
  • For residency issues dial: 088 0430 430
Dutch Emergency numbers
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Dental Emergencies

Click here for a list of places to contact for dental emergencies throughout the whole of the Netherlands.

Utility Emergencies

  • If it’s an emergency that will seriously affect you and the people around you dial: 112
  • For power leaks and gas problems dial: 0800 9009
  • Call your local gementee if there is a water emergency that involves sewage, if otherwise call your water provider

Government emergencies

Sirens sound at midday, every first Monday of the month – this is a test. Any other time, this is a national emergency. Subscribe to the alert service, so the government can alert you on your mobile if there is an emergency.

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