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.
NL-Alert is used in harmful and life-threatening situations, like a big fire, terrorist attack or heavy weather. Do you see a NL-Alert? Read the message immediately, take action and help others.
Annually the Dutch government sends a NL-Alert test message on the first Monday of June and December around 12.00 noon. This way you know how NL-Alert sounds and looks like when you receive a NL-Alert on your mobile phone. The upcoming NL-Alert test message will be sent by the Dutch government on Monday 7 June 2021.
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.
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’.