Public safety

Holland is a safe country by international standards.

There is a relatively low level of violence and street crime.

The police are friendly and helpful; they have a duty to protect everyone and you can always feel confident approaching them for help. Should you need to contact them, don’t worry about language difficulties as the police speak English or will find someone, free of charge, who speaks your language.

Emergency services

In the event of a life-threatening emergency or crime you can contact the police, fire brigade or ambulance by dialling 112 from any phone (free of charge).

It is essential that you take out insurance when you arrive in Holland to cover your belongings against theft and accidental damage.

last modified Aug 17, 2015 01:12 PM