National and local organisations

National and local organisations

The municipality of Zaanstad

Stadhuisplein 100 1506 MZ Zaandam
Tel.: 14075 ( +31 (0)75 6816969 if you are calling from abroad)
Mail: (for changes)

Dutch Council for Refugees [Vluchtelingenwerk]

The Dutch Council for Refugees supports refugees and asylum seekers from the moment they arrive in the Netherlands until they can stand on their own two feet.

Dutch Council for Refugees [Vluchtelingenwerk] in Zaandam Location: Saentoren, 7th floor

Address: Ankersmidplein 2, 1506 CK in Zaandam Telephone number: +31 (0)75 6173297 E-mail: Opening times: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00.

Consultation sessions

Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 12.30. Please telephone, e-mail or send a WhatsApp message to make an appointment

The Dutch Salvation Army [Leger des Heils]

Motivated by their Christian faith the staff of the Salvation Army provide help to vulnerable people who need support in relation to (mental) health, (sheltered) housing, finances, work and raising children. If you have any questions, you can contact the community centre in Zaandam.

The Dutch Salvation Army [Leger des Heils] in Zaandam
Address: Tuiniersstraat 32, 1501NK Zaandam
Telephone number: +31 (0)75 6164108

Municipal Health Service [Gemeenschappelijke Gezondheidsdienst] (GGD)

The aim of the municipal health service is to ensure a healthy society and protect and promote public health. The organisation provides information about coronavirus, infectious diseases, tuberculosis and other issues.

GGD Zaandam Location: Saentoren, 7th floor
Address: Vurehout 2, 1507EC Zaandam
Telephone number: 0900-2545454

UNHCR, the UN refugee organisation

The UNHCR provides support to asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands. On the website you can find more information about useful services, asylum procedures and your rights and obligations.

The Red Cross [Rode Kruis]

If you have any practical questions, you can visit the website: You can also send a WhatsApp or a (voice) message to +31 (0)6 48158053. You can send a message in Ukrainian, Russian or English. A volunteer will then contact you in your own language. 14 The Zaanstreek-Waterland Safety Region This is a partnership between municipalities, the fire brigade, the police and the Association of the Municipal Health Services and the Regional Medical Emergency Preparedness and Planning Service [GGD-GHOR].

For other contact details, see the added information folder.

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