NL-Alert

NL-Alert is the Dutch government Public Warning System. NL-Alert warns and informs you about disasters. It tells you what’s going on, what you should do and where you can find more information.

You receive NL-Alert on your mobile phone. NL-Alert can also be seen on a growing number of digital advertising displays and digital signage at train, bus, tram and metro stops. Do you see a NL-Alert?

Read the message immediately, take action and help others.

When NL-Alert?

NL-Alert is used in harmful and life-threatening situations, like a big fire, terrorist attack, epidemic or heavy weather. Do you see a NL-Alert? Read the message immediately, take action and help others.

NL-Alert on your mobile

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.

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.

NL-Alert on digital signage and advertising displays

NL-Alert can be seen on a growing number of digital signage at train, bus, tram and metro stops. You will also see NL-Alert on more and more digital advertising displays. As soon as NL-Alert is sent, the government sends the message to the digital departure signs and digital advertising displays.

Check your mobile phone

On Monday December 7th around 12:00, 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 December 7th, you can experience what it is like to receive NL-Alert.

EU subsidy

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’.