Crime in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Crime rates in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level of crime
34.37 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
54.52 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
31.77 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
30.30 Low
Worries car stolen
24.89 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.67 Low
Worries attacked
28.54 Low
Worries being insulted
31.88 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.49 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
48.19 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.39 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
30.56 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
23.04 Low

Safety in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.13 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
62.44 High

Contributors: 276

Last update: February 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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11 Comments so far
Gabriël on Jan 05, 2021:
I saw that a young guy (curly black hair, a light tan, I think a Morrocan) shoots another person in the chest. I was so afraid that I didn’t know what to do, so i just took a cap to my hotel.
It was at the west part of Amsterdam tho.
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2019:
Followed about the city by a black man kicking of at me demanding money of me saying I bumped into him when I didn't seen him the next day and he said do you remember me I will see you about I cancelled my holiday early because of this I was ment to spend Christmas here but this event scared me and i made my solo trip short
Anonymous on Oct 15, 2019:
Amsterdam is absolutely unsafe. It became a mecca for organized criminality and the totally incompetent major and her administration are unable to fight it cause they are total incompetents ! What the city needs it someone with real balls taking all the scum and possibly dropping them from an airplane in open sea. Crimes are on the rise enormously and almost every day there is a shooting or hand grenades left around the city or an attempt to rob an ATM.

This is not a city it is a toilette and who says the opposite is some millionaire living in the top neighborhoods.
Stg44 on Aug 29, 2019:
Nice place to have fun and make friends. Nothing unusual to complain
Mike on Apr 09, 2019:
Im from Holland and trust me, Amsterdam is safe. Just some regular crimes that are committed in every city. Enjoy your stay!
Connor on Oct 31, 2018:
Went to Amsterdam back in September, the city was very safe when I visited nothing wrong with Amsterdam at all and didn't see any crimes being committed. Only thing was drunken tourists being loud and singing at 3AM in the streets and pissing in the canals. For once they wasn't us (British). To top it off I saw no Muslims or minorities in Amsterdam compared to most European cities where it's destroying the culture. Amsterdam is a must for a holiday. Amadi Park Hotel is a great place to stay.
Dlyan on Oct 19, 2018:
People dealing and using drugs is a moderate problem in Amsterdam? Yeah right
Anonymous on Oct 30, 2017:
Most parts of the city are safe. Just stay away from certain neighbourhoods at night (Bijlmer, Osdorp for example). Stay away from groups of young North-African men at night. They're quite harmless most of the time, but they've tried to kick/punch me off off my bike a couple of times.
Dana on Aug 09, 2017:
My boyfriend and I spent a week there in July and we felt relatively safe. We have been to the city centre also during the night a few times and it was all fine. We have noticed though the high population of Arabs and black people, with especially the Arabic looking guys appearing to be very confident, loud and semi-aggressive, trying to intimidate people just by their demeanour. Its a shame because Amsterdam is such a beautiful city and its sad to see this transformation there and also in so many other European cities.
Magnus on Jun 01, 2017:
They leave out aggression against gays because it is mostly comitted by muslim men and Dutch are affraid of infuriating muslims. This pathetic stance and their lack of will to stop muslim infestation is the main reason for the destruction of the Dutch culture. Just look around Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Gouda, and other places infested by muslims. It's a mess.
Rosana Van Heijningen on May 29, 2017:
Hi.. I've just noticed that your page has excluded two major elements of safety within the city of Amsterdam. I'm a dutch gay woman and have experienced many accounts of assault and sexual assault because of my gender and sexual orientation. I'm shocked to find that neither of these are a topic in your statistics as they are a major problem within the city. The reason that had drawn me to the page to begin with is that on the Sunday 21st may I experienced two violating and humiliating experiences on account of my gender/sexuality, one of them was inside of a bar when both my girlfriend and I after seeking toilet facilities (they're only facilitate for males) we had to go into a bar where a group of man obstructed the pathway to walk thought forcing us to push through a wall of drunk, sexually charged and verbally abusive men. The second assault happened near the relight district where I had taken my girlfriend to people watch and see the other side of Amsterdam. Not that it matters but to curb the obvious imagination, I don't drink alcohol, these where sober experiences. When leaving the district on Oudezijdsachterburgwal while walking past a group of 4 man one reached out and aggressively grabbed my buttocks. Crime against women and crime against sexuality are very much present in the city and I think you should update your website to include this.