This is what you need to do when arriving in the Netherlands
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If you are new to the Netherlands, the Dutch government will make sure you are taken care of. There are currently four major transit locations in the Netherlands.
Registering in Amsterdam, Utrecht or Rotterdam
If you recently arrived in the Netherlands and have no place to sleep with friends or family, the Dutch government will make sure you get a place in a reception centre. Currently, there are four major transit locations in the Netherlands. From a transit location you will be assisted with finding a reception centre, food and medical care.
Please go to one of the locations below for a referral to a reception centre that has space:
Amsterdam, Central Station, Oostzijde (opened from 09:00 to 23:00, seven days a week)
Rotterdam, Max Eeuwelaan 1 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for direct reception, registration and referral to another reception centre only between 10:00 and 18:00)
Utrecht, Jaarbeurs, Hall 5 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Please bear in mind that there is no guarantee that you will be accommodated within your preferred municipality. For example, because there are no reception centres available within that municipality.