We hope your stay in the Netherlands will be emergency free. However, should you need any medical assistance or emergency services while living in the Netherlands you might want to have the most important numbers at hand.

  • For the police, an ambulance or the fire brigade call 112 (emergency number).
  • If you need to reach the police in a non-emergency matter, call 0900-8844.

If you need to see a doctor at the weekend when your GP is closed, you can go to huisartsenpost (not the emergency room!). Just google huisartsenpost, and you will find one close to you.

Here are some useful Dutch words to know:

  • Doctor = Dokter
  • General Practitioner (GP) = Huisarts
  • Hospital = Ziekenhuis
  • Emergency Room = Eerste Hulp
  • Pharmacy = Apotheek
  • Dentist = Tandarts

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