Police stations closed nationwide in contract protest

Police station The Hague (Source: Wikimedia/Pauline van Till)
. Police station The Hague (Source: Wikimedia/Pauline van Till)

Police stations across the Netherlands will be closed for two hours on Thursday. This is another protest action organized by police unions against the lack of a favorable collective bargaining agreement.

The stations will be closed in relay. Stations in Noord-Nederland, Oost-Nederland, Midden-Nederland, Oost-Brabant and Limburg will participate in the action between 09:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Stations in Noord-Holland, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Zeeland-West-Brabant will be closed between 13:00 and 15:00. There will be a poster on the door of each participating station explaining the action, the duration and when the station will be open again.

Citizens who want to report a crime or ask a question will have one of three options. They can come back when the action is over, call the general police number on 0900-8844 or, in case of theft or vandalism, report it online.

Emergency services and other form of police work will continue unabated throughout the action.