The Hague against terrorism

Professionals are working together in The Hague to minimise the likelihood of a terrorist attack.

The work against terrorism is taking place within the municipal organisation itself and in co-operation with the fire brigade, police, emergency medical workers, the Public Prosecutor, public transportation companies and the Dutch government.

A wide range of measures is available to combat terrorism and a number of government agencies are involved. The responsibility for all measures does not lie with one minister although the Minister of Security and Justice has a coordinating role to ensure that all activities are properly aligned.

Drills are regularly held in The Hague to practice all different kinds of scenarios. They are conducted by the police, fire brigade and even the staff of the public transportation companies.

These are not held because a terrorist attack is expected to happen, but rather so that everyone is prepared.

What can you do?

The Municipality of The Hague is asking its residents to stay alert and report any suspicious situations to the police. Often things which seem out of the ordinary are completely explainable but sometimes things can go wrong. And we all need to remain alert.

National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism

Since 2011 the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) has been responsible for counterterrorism, cyber security, national security and crisis management in the Netherlands. The office of the NCTV falls under the Ministry of Security and Justice.

More information about the NCTV can be found at

Call 1-1-2

All kinds of professionals are working together in The Hague against terrorism. If you have seen something suspicious, call 1-1-2.

Published: 21 January 2014Modified: 24 October 2019