Large-Scale Event Alert- Netherlands

Updated on 14 May 2019


The Situation:

The U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will be closed to the public at 13:00 (local time) on Thursday, 16 May, and will re-open at 8:00 am (local time) on Friday, 17 May due to a sports championship event within close proximity.


Approximately 80,000 people will attend the championships held at the Museumplein in Amsterdam 16 May. Public transportation disruptions are expected due to extensive road closures, parking restrictions, check points, and restricted operations of public transportation. Airport disruptions in the days following the event are possible.


In the event of a consular emergency, the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands is expected to remain open during regular business hours during the event.


Possible Effects:

  • Road closures

  • Increased security presence

  • Larger than normal crowds

  • Significant traffic delays and detours

  • Longer wait times at checkpoints

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Adhere to public security orders

  • Avoid all large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Allow extra time at the airport due to large influxes of travelers

  • Take bypasses and highways

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Before traveling to the airport or using public transportation, ensure services are operating normally

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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