NL-Alert test message
On Monday 8 June around 12:00 noon, the government sends a national NL-Alert test message. It says that you don't have to do anything.
You receive the NL-Alert test message on your mobile phone. Please note: you can hear the NL-Alert test message loudly if you use headphones or earphones.
With the national NL-Alert test message that the government sends on Monday 8 June, you can experience what it is like to receive NL-Alert.
NL-Alert warns and informs you about disasters in the Netherlands. NL-Alert tells you what’s going on, what you should do and where you can find more information. Do you see a NL-Alert? Read the message immediately, take action and help others.
You receive NL-Alert on your mobile phone. NL-Alert can also be seen on a growing number of digital advertising displays and digital departure signs at train, bus, tram and metro stops.
NL-Alert on your mobile
NL-Alert is used in harmful and life-threatening situations in the Netherlands, like a big fire, terrorist attack, epidemic or heavy weather.
In case of a disaster nearby, you receive NL-Alert on your mobile phone. You don't have to do anything for that. When you receive NL-Alert, your mobile will emit a loud and penetrating alarm sound. Read the message immediately, take action and help others. The NL-Alert text is in Dutch. Sometimes a line in English is included.
On your mobile phone, NL-Alert is based on cell broadcast technology. This technology also works if the network is overloaded. NL-Alert is free and anonymous: you don’t have to sign up and your telephone number remains unknown.
This campaign was made possible thanks to a subsidy from the internal security Fund of the European Union in the context of ‘Balancing Security and Mobility’