Essential telephone numbers
112 - General emergency number (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
The national emergency telephone number is 112. In the event of a genuine emergency, call this number and help will arrive within minutes. Only call 112 if you require urgent assistance. Explain the problem briefly to the operator, who will put you through to the police, fire brigade or ambulance service. Tip: write the number on a sticker and stick it on your telephone. Emergency services are either free or covered by your insurance, unless you have called them unnecessarily.
0900 8844 - Police information
For police information, call 0900-8844 (local rates apply). You can call this number if you have a question or a problem that is not urgent. You may hear a message asking you to choose a region, but most of the time there will be someone on the other end of the line. If necessary, they will connect you with your local police station.
Groningen Main Police Station (24h/day)