|Call an ambulance||Bel een ambulance|
|Call the police||Roep de politie|
|Call the fire brigade||Roep de brandweer|
|Call a doctor||Haal een dokter|
|I am ill||ik ben ziek|
|Police, Ambulance, Fire||Tel: 112|
|National Police (non-emergency)||Tel: 0900 8844
|Telephone (KPN)||Tel: 0800 0407|
|Gas, Electricity Emergency||Tel: 0800 9009|
|Sea Rescue / Coast Guard (Kustwacht)||Tel: 0900 0111
|Tourist Medical Service (ATAS)||Tel: 020 592 3355|
|Breakdown Service (ANWB)||Tel: 088 2692 888
|Animal Ambulance||Website (in Dutch)|
Operators for the Pan-European emergency number (112) speak English and will contact the appropriate emergency service. Calling 112 is free from any telephone (mobile cellular or fixed-line).
In the case of minor or non-urgent medical problems, patients should contact their doctor for advice. They will arrange a home visit, urgent appointment or refer the patient to a hospital for treatment. Patients with non-life threatening illnesses who arrive at a Dutch hospital may be refused treatment if they do not have a doctor’s referral.
Most general practitioner’s surgeries are open Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00.
People who are not registered with a GP or cannot reach their doctor can call the Central Doctor’s Service for urgent medical advice (Centrale Dokterdienst). The help line is open evenings, weekends and public holidays.
To search for a local GP, see the docvadis website (in Dutch)
Most chemists open Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30 and some are open Saturday morning as well. Dutch pharmacies follow a rota system, which means that there is always one open out of hours (i.e. nights, weekends and public holidays).
A list of 24-hour pharmacies is also displayed in chemist windows and in free local newspapers under Medical Assistance (Medische Diensten)
A list of 24-hour pharmacies is displayed in chemist windows and in free local newspapers under Medical Assistance (Medische Diensten).
|Directory Enquiries National||Tel: 0900 8008|
|Directory Enquiries International||Tel: 0900 8418|
|Public Transport Information||Tel: 0900 9292|
|Crime line - M: to report crime anonymously (Meld Misdaad Anoniem). Reports can be made in English; the line is open daily.||Tel: 0800 - 7000
Tel: +31 800 7000 (from outside the Netherlands)
|Public transport or place||Website|
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