The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to Korte Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam city center on Friday morning after a report of an explosive lying on the street, the police said on Twitter.
Authorities said the item was determined to be an actual explosive, and not a dummy device or a toy. It was disabled and made harmless in a joint effort between the police and the bomb squad from the Ministry of Defense.
The item was found around 4:00 a.m., according to RTL Nieuws. Police later said it was found just before 5 a.m.