To call abroad from the Netherlands, dial 00 followed by the international country code. Most public phone boxes require telephone cards of 10, 25 or 50 guilders from the major telephone operator KPN. These are available at post offices, newsagents and bookshops.
Confusingly, public phones at train stations work with a different card (from Telfort). These phones accept both coins and cards, available at the station (10 or 20 guilders per card).
Useful telephone numbers in the Netherlands:
112 General emergency number for alerting police, fire brigade and ambulance.
0900 9292 Information on public transport in the Netherlands, including door-to-door itineraries and travel times.
0900 9296 Information on international train travel.
0900 8008 Directory enquiries. Useful for local tourist offices, police stations, etc.
0900 8418 International directory enquiries.
0800 0101 Request collect call from the Netherlands to telephone number abroad.
0800 0156 Information about and reservation of conference calls, including international conference calls.
0900 0141 Schiphol airport information service. Information about delays, arrivals, departure and various hotels.