The Netherlands tests its national alarm system on the first Monday of every month, but today it failed to go off over large parts of the country.
The warning system failed to sound in Amsterdam, Noord-Limburg, Gelderland, Utrecht and parts of Zuid-Holland, officials said. They are still trying to establish the cause of the breakdown.
The network of sirens is used to warn people about major incidents and is tested every month at midday.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation