Visiting and mailing address

Nieuwe Herengracht 49
1011 RN Amsterdam



Public transportation

COC Netherlands is easily accessible by public transportation. From Central Station take metro 51, 53 or 54 to Waterlooplein. From this metro station take the exit Nieuwe Herengracht.

Walking time about 5 minutes.

For travel advice, visit


As we know, finding a parking space in the center of Amsterdam is not easy. The nearest parking garage is Stopera.

Phone number

tel (020) 623 45 96

fax (020) 626 77 95

We can be reached Monday through Thursday from:
9.30 - 12.30
13.00 - 16.30

On Friday from:
13.00 - 16.30

On public holidays, the office is closed.

Already in contact with one of our colleagues? If so, feel free to email or call this person directly. 

Note: Option 1 in the call menu, membership administration, is only available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Also, feel free to send us a message on our social media channels! Or ask your question via the:
contact form.

([email protected] for individual advice)

Companies and employees

Contact us at [email protected]

(This email address is not for students, please use the contact form for that)


Are you a refugee and new in the Netherlands and looking for social activitities or information? Take a look at,

General questions about sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression?

Then contact COC's Switchboard. Here volunteers answer all questions, anything goes! Scholars and students can also go here, for example, for essay information. 

Go to COC Switchboard


During our business hours, press can contact our press officer Philip Tijsma using the details above. In exceptional cases, press can contact outside office hours via the mobile press number:
06 - 3958 3789 (no sms/whatsapp)

Press photos of the COC and the COC president are here to find.


For general questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, you can always contact COC switchboard.


Complaint Procedure - Of course we like to hear whether we are doing our job properly, but because it remains human work, mistakes can be made. So please let us know. Read our complaints procedure here.

Whistleblower regulation

As a social organization, COC obviously has a whistleblower policy. This means that COC employees can disclose to a confidant that they suspect illegal or immoral practices. Read here especially more about our whistleblower policy.

Member administration

For more information on becoming a member, please visit There you will also find frequently asked questions. You can also call 020-6234596 (option 1 in the menu) Monday through Thursday 10am-12pm.


Your contribution means a lot to us. Not only because we feel supported, but also because we can take action. Would you like to help us with a financial donation? Then take a look at

Come work at COC

We are always looking for volunteers, but we also have a number of vacancies open:


Looking for financial support?

Do you have a great idea we can help you with? Take a look at our Bob Angelo Fund. Or send us an email! Via: [email protected]

Bob Angelo Fund

COC in your area

No matter where you live, there is always a COC nearby that you can count on. A regional COC educates lhbti+ in schools, organizes social activities, works on safety and acceptance, and does much more. Locally, we represent your interests, making us the first point of contact for many. They welcome you with open arms!