Published: 08 April 2013 Modified: 24 January 2014
Are you in need of emergency assistance? Here you will find an overview of all the various services which provide emergency assistance, such as pharmacies, general practitioners and dentists.
Emergency number 112 (ambulance, police, fire brigade)
Call 112 for urgent assistance in life-threatening situations or if you witness a crime. For example, to report a road accident, a fire or an intruder. In such situations, every second counts. The non-emergency number for the Police is tel: 0900 88 44.
Hospitals in The Hague
The Hague region has seven general hospitals which fall under four umbrella organisations. Each hospital has an Emergency Room which is open 24 hours a day. You will find more information under Hospitals and clincs.
Treatment outside office hours (SMASH)
SMASH provides emergency GP care outside of office hours. You can contact the service every day between 17.00 hours and 8.00 hours as well as in the weekend and on all public holidays.
SMASH has doctor’s posts at MCH Westeinde, HagaZiekenhuis Leyweg and in the emergency room of MCH Antoniushove.
Telephone: (070) 346 96 69
A number of dentists in The Hague and surroundings offer emergency dental services in the evenings and weekend.
Telephone: (070) 311 03 05
Is your pharmacy closed? Various pharmacies in The Hague and surroundings offer emergency assistance in filling prescriptions after closing hours and in the weekend.
Central telephone number: (070) 345 10 00
A number of helplines provide information and advice on (mental) health and other issues and sometimes can just lend a sympathetic ear. More information can be found on the Dutch-language municipal website.
Bureau Jeugdzorg Haaglanden
You can reach the Bureau Jeugdzorg Haaglanden in the weekend and after office hours in the event of a crisis with your child or adolescent.
Telephone: (070) 379 51 60
You can also report child abuse by calling tel. 0900 123 12 30.
Other important numbers
- ACCESS - Help for expats settling in the Netherlands: 0900 222 23 77 (€ 0.20 p/m)
- Municipality of The Hague: 14 070 or +3170 353 30 00 (from abroad)
- Directory Assistance National: 0900 80 08 (local call charges)
- Directory Assistance International: 0900 84 18 (local call charges)
- HTM Public Transport: 0900 92 92 (local call charges)
- HTMC Taxi Dispatch Service: 070 390 77 22
On the first Monday of each month at 12.00 noon emergency sirens are tested. Do not be alarmed. In the event of a real emergency, turn on your television or radio to a local station for further information.
For general information about what to do in case of an emergency, visit the denkvooruit.crisis.nl website.