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 Consulate-General Amsterdam. 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 British Consulate-General in Amsterdam 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 3 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Update to the information about being in prison in the Netherlands.

  2. Latest prisoner pack updated

  3. New prisoner pack.

  4. First published.