Safety region
  • Also known as:
  • Veiligheidsregio (Dutch)

Safety regions of the Netherlands
LocationEuropean Netherlands
Number25 safety regions

In the European Netherlands, a safety region (Dutch: veiligheidsregio) is a public body whose task is to facilitate regional cooperation in dealing with crises, disasters and disruptions of public order.

Each municipal executive belongs to one of the twenty-five safety regions.[1] Together they are responsible for drawing up joint regulations for crisis management and for administering the emergency services (fire brigade and Regional Medical Assistance Organisation [nl]) in their respective region.[1]

List of safety regions

No. Safety region Province Chairperson Seat
1 Groningen [nl]  Groningen Mayor of Groningen Groningen
2 Fryslân [nl]  Friesland Mayor of Leeuwarden Leeuwarden
3 Drenthe [nl]  Drenthe Mayor of Assen Assen
4 IJsselland [nl]  Overijssel Mayor of Zwolle Zwolle
5 Twente [nl] Mayor of Enschede Enschede
6 Noord- en Oost-Gelderland [nl]  Gelderland Mayor of Apeldoorn Apeldoorn
7 Gelderland-Midden [nl] Mayor of Arnhem Arnhem
8 Gelderland-Zuid [nl] Mayor of Nijmegen Nijmegen
9 Utrecht [nl]  Utrecht Mayor of Utrecht Utrecht
10 Noord-Holland-Noord [nl]  North Holland Mayor of Alkmaar Alkmaar
11 Zaanstreek-Waterland [nl] Mayor of Zaanstad Zaandam
12 Kennemerland [nl] Mayor of Haarlemmermeer Haarlem
13 Amsterdam-Amstelland [nl] Mayor of Amsterdam Amsterdam
14 Gooi en Vechtstreek [nl] Mayor of Hilversum Hilversum
15 Haaglanden [nl]  South Holland Mayor of The Hague The Hague
16 Hollands Midden [nl] Mayor of Leiden Leiden
17 Rotterdam-Rijnmond [nl] Mayor of Rotterdam Rotterdam
18 Zuid-Holland-Zuid [nl] Mayor of Dordrecht Dordrecht
19 Zeeland [nl]  Zeeland Mayor of Terneuzen Middelburg
20 Midden- en West-Brabant [nl]  North Brabant Mayor of Tilburg Breda
21 Brabant-Noord [nl] Mayor of 's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch
22 Brabant-Zuidoost [nl] Mayor of Eindhoven Eindhoven
23 Limburg-Noord [nl]  Limburg Mayor of Venlo Venlo
24 Limburg-Zuid [nl] Mayor of Maastricht Maastricht
25 Flevoland [nl]  Flevoland Mayor of Almere Lelystad

See also


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Justice and Security (April 2013). "Safety Regions Act". Retrieved 6 December 2020.