Emergency assistance

Are you in need of emergency assistance? Here is an overview of all the various services which provide emergency assistance, such as pharmacies, general practitioners and dentists.

1-1-2 Emergency Assistance

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.
Website: www.government.nl

Hospitals in The Hague

The Hague region has 7 general hospitals which fall under 4 umbrella organisations. Each hospital has an Emergency Room which is open 24 hours a day. You will find more information under Hospitals and clinics.

Treatment outside office hours (SMASH)

SMASH provides emergency GP care outside of office hours. You can contact the service every day between 17.00 and 8.00 hrs. as well as in the weekend and on all public holidays.
Telephone: (070) 346 96 69
Website: www.smashaaglanden.nl

Dental emergencies

A number of dentists in The Hague and surroundings offer emergency dental services in the evenings and weekend.
Telephone: (070) 311 03 05
Website: www.tandartsspoedgevallendienst.nl

After-hours pharmacies

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
Website: www.dienstapotheekdenhaag.nl


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 under
Telefoonnummers sociale hulpdiensten Den Haag (in Dutch).

Jeugdbescherming West (child protection services)

Jeugdbescherming West steps in when it is really needed, particularly when a child's safety and development is in danger and special expertise is required.
Telephone: (070) 379 51 60
Website: jeugdbeschermingwest.nl
You can also report child abuse by calling Veilig Thuis at tel. 0800 2000.

Animal emergencies

Other important numbers

Emergency sirens

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.

Published: 7 July 2016Modified: 7 December 2017