CIEE Security Alert – Netherlands

Mon, 03/18/2019

International and national news outlets are reporting that one person has been killed and multiple injured as a result of a shooting that took place on a tram in Utrecht on Monday, 18 March. Sources state that the gunman fled the scene in a car and that security operations are underway regarding his capture. In response, the Dutch government has raised the terrorism threat to 'maximum' in the province of Utrecht. Security has also been increased at the Binnenhof in the Hague, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and the Media Park in Hilversum. Reports state that public transport in Utrecht has been completely stopped due to the increased threat level. Further information is awaited.

At this time, we have no reason to believe that any CIEE Amsterdam participants have been impacted by this incident.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with our participants to ensure their ongoing safety.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-40-STUDY.