What is Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00?

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Who is Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 intended for?

If you suspect that your loved one might have been involved in an major incident and you are unable to contact the person in question, you can call Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 or +31 88 269 00 00 when ringing from outside the Netherlands.

How does Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 work?

If you call Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00, you will be asked for personal details of the person you are looking for and your own details. The first name, last name and date of birth of the person you are looking for will be recorded. The personal details that will be recorded about you are your name, telephone number and your relationship to the person you are looking for.

If there is evidence that the person you are looking for has been admitted to a hospital, Verwantencontact will inform you about this. If the person you are looking for has been confirmed dead, the police will inform you. If the person you are looking for cannot be found, Verwantencontact will also let you know.

Verwantencontact will not have any details of people who have not been injured or who only have minor injuries and have not been admitted to a hospital. These people are expected to be able to let their loved ones know that they are safe themselves.

What is the difference between Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 and the Red Cross ‘Safe & Well’ website?

The ‘Safe & Well’ website is operated by the Red Cross and registers people who use this website to indicate that they are safe and well. The ‘Safe & Well’ website enables you to see if the person you are looking for has reported themselves as being safe and well.

Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 enables you to submit a query if you cannot get in touch with the person you are looking for by yourself.

Verwantencontact will then make queries on your behalf to find out whether your loved one has been admitted to hospital or has died. ‘Safe & Well’ and Verwantencontact do not exchange any information with each other.

What is the difference between Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 and the public information number of the municipality or safety region?

You can contact the public information number if you have any general questions about an incident. Examples of such questions are ‘How long do I need to keep my windows and doors closed?’, ‘Can I walk my dog?’, ‘When will the road be clear?’.

Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 is the number to call if you are looking for a family member, your partner, boyfriend or girlfriend and are unable to get in touch with them yourself. When you are ringing from outside the Netherlands phone: +31 88 269 00 00.

Who owns Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00?

Verwantencontact 088 269 00 00 is operated by the government: by a municipality or safety region. If an incident occurs, the authorities will decide whether to open the telephone number to the public.

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