Learn what to do in case of an emergency

The most important number to remember in case of an emergency is 112. This number can be called for free in any serious emergency (to request the police, fire service or an ambulance). They will be able to help you in English.

Police, Ambulance, Fire (Emergency)  — 112  

National Police (non-emergency) — 0900 8844  
Outage Gas, Electricity — 0800 9009  
Sea Rescue / Coast Guard (Kustwacht) — 0900 0111  
Breakdown Service for Cars (ANWB) — 088 2692 888  [This may require a subscription]  

An arm being bandaged.

On the first Monday of every month at 12.00 noon emergency sirens are tested nationwide. Do not be alarmed. In the event of an emergency siren at any other time, turn on your television or radio and tune in to a local station for further information.  

Emergency units in the Leiden region

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