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Is Amsterdam a Safe or Dangerous city?Amsterdam is a safe city; the most dangerous thing as a tourist is to get struck by a cyclist while crossing the street. Still, some areas like Kolenkitbuurt, Overtoomse Veld, Amsterdam-Zuidoost and Osdorp are best avoided (see the map) particularly at night. Pickpockets may sometimes be an issue in the central streets of Amsterdam and around the train station where luggage theft happens often. Protect your personal belongings at all times, especially your ID and passport. Watch out for bikes, trams and occasionally cars crossing the street. Do not take pictures of prostitutes, especially around the Old Church area.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Amsterdam is a very safe city. The only concerns newcomers should worry about are pickpockets and intoxicated crowds during the dusk.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in the Netherlands. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
The Netherlands is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Amsterdam. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in the Amsterdam.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in the Netherlands.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
The Netherlands have not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert since other countries in Europe have been targeted.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
The Netherlands are generally very safe for women travelers.