Netherlands: in prison abroad

Information on the Dutch legal and prison systems for British prisoners, their family and friends.



Explains how to:

  • arrange visits
  • send money to a prisoner
  • apply for a transfer to a UK prison

See also help if you’re arrested abroad.


This booklet was compiled by the Consular Section, British Embassy The Hague. It is revised on a regular basis

If any of the information contained in this booklet is incorrect, please draw inaccuracies to our attention so that we can make amendments.

The Consular Section in The Hague is not accountable for the information provided in this booklet. Local proceedings are subject to change at any time.

Published 15 March 2013
Last updated 2 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Reviewed and updated with the most up to date information for UK nationals in prison in the Netherlands.

  2. Update to the information about being in prison in the Netherlands.

  3. Latest prisoner pack updated

  4. New prisoner pack.

  5. First published.