112 is the single emergency number in the Netherlands

The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in the Netherlands. The average time to answer a 112 call is 3 seconds.

In addition to the Dutch, the calls can be answered in German and in English.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 64% of Dutch people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

People with disabilities can use Total conversation and relay services to contact the emergency services.

 

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Published: 
11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 February 2018
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