United States increases terror threat level for the Netherlands

The US Department of State has adjusted the travel advice for the Netherlands because of terrorist threats in the Netherlands. The United States has raised the threat level for the Netherlands from level 1, the lowest category, to level 2. There are increased safety risks and people must be extra careful, according to the State Department.

Risky locations in the Netherlands

Airports, stations and tourist hotspots are considered as (high) risk locations. Travelers are advised to pay extra attention, to keep an eye on the local news and to make a plan for emergency situations. For several other European countries, including Belgium, Germany and France, level 2 is also in force.

No reason, they might be just doing something without thinking in Washington

The Americans have given no specific reason for tightening the travel advice. However, the adjustment comes soon after the Dutch police arrested seven men in Arnhem and Weert for planning a terrorist attack. At the end of August, two Americans were stabbed at Amsterdam Central station. The suspect, the 19-year-old Jawed S., according to the police had a terrorist motive.

Pete Hoekstra, Trump’s ambassador to the Netherlands and a well-known liar, also uttered criticism at the Dutch authorities after this attack; claiming their response was too slow and information wasn’t complete.

In the Netherlands, the threat level is at level 4, the second highest level.

Abuzer Van Leeuwen
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