Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Brussels attacks: Netherlands stands side by side with Belgium

Following a number of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders have been in contact with their Belgian colleagues.

Both sent their condolences, expressed the Netherlands’ solidarity with Belgium and offered practical support.

Much remains unclear
Much remains unclear at the moment. The maximum threat level is now in effect across Belgium. The EU cancelled all working group meetings scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 22 March. Mr Koenders, speaking from Indonesia, urged Dutch nationals not to travel to Brussels. ‘Right now, we don’t yet know if there are the Dutch nationals among the victims,’ he said. ‘The embassy is working with the local authorities to determine whether this is the case.’

Consult travel advice
For the latest information regarding travel to Belgium, consult the travel advice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises you against travelling to Brussels at present, until more is known about the situation.

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Zie ook:

Nederlandstalig nieuwsbericht van premier Rutte

https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/actueel/nieuws/2016/03/22/reactie-rutte-n-a-v-aanslagen-brussel

Nederlandstalig nieuwsbericht van minister Koenders

https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ministerie-van-buitenlandse-zaken/nieuws/2016/03/22/koenders-roept-nederlanders-op-niet-naar-brussel-te-reizen

Engelstalig nieuwsbericht van premier Rutte

https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2016/03/22/prime-minister-rutte-s-initial-response-to-the-brussels-attacks

Engelstalig nieuwsbericht van minister Koenders

https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2016/03/22/koenders-urges-dutch-public-not-to-travel-to-brussels

link naar reisadvies voor België:

https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/reisadviezen/inhoud/belgie