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Zoetermeer emergency shelter for asylum seekers

From February 2022, the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) will provide temporary emergency shelter in the old prison in Zoetermeer. By asylum seekers we mean people who have fled their homeland and seek protection in our country. Status holders are asylum seekers who have been granted residence status. For information about people from Ukraine (we call them "displaced persons"), please visit

On this page you will find the latest information in the form of frequently asked questions. Do you have another question about the emergency shelter for asylum seekers? Send it by e-mail to

Do you have a question directed to COA and the emergency shelter or emergency shelter staff? If so, please send them to

See the emergency shelter inside here.

More information about the reception site and about the reception of refugees in general can be found on COA's website.