Crime in the Netherlands does exist but is generally infrequent. Incidents such as muggings, robbery, and pickpocketing can occur in major cities. Areas considered most vulnerable are in the densely crowded locations, including restaurants and bars, shopping complexes and popular nightlife locations. Foreign travelers are at no higher risk of being targeted than the local population but should remain mindful of the threat.
International terrorism is a security concern for the population, but this threat remains extant across Europe. Terrorist groups are likely to have the intent to carry out attacks in the future; therefore, the threat level is moderate. Potential areas of opportunity for groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, according to their typical Modus Operandi (MO) are government buildings, transportation networks and infrastructure, or high-profile commercial interests.