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112 in The Netherlands

112 is the single emergency number in the Netherlands

The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in the Netherlands. 112 calls are answered on average within 3 seconds. In addition to the Dutch, the calls can be answered in German and in English. The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller within 1 second.

Disabled people can use Real-time text to contact 112.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 61% of Dutch people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

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Last updated on 22/02/2016 - 15:49