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About Switchboard:

Switchboard is the information and support service for the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community in the Netherlands. We provide a listening ear, comforting words, information on coming out, sexual identity, gender identity, LGBT cultural, social and sport clubs and events and service providers as lawyers, doctors, therapists.
Our service by phone, e-mail or chat is free, unbiased and strictly confidential.

Contact us via:

switchboard-callPhone: +31 (20) 623 65 65

Call us during our opening hours as listed on this page. Our telephone number will not be listed on your telephone bill. Normal telephone rates and costs for cell phone use apply.

switchboard-mailE-mail: info@switchboard.nl

Be as open as you want, so we can answer your questions better. All e-mails are processes confidentially and answered as soon as possible.

switchboard-chatChat: open chat window

Discrete chat service is provided during opening hours in the pop-up window bottom right of your screen.

Opening hours:

Our regular opening hours for telephone calls and chats:

  • Monday: 10:00 – 12:00 hrs
  • Tuesday: 15:30 – 17:00 hrs* and 19:00 – 20:00 hrs
  • Wednesday: 13:00 -19:00  hrs
  • Thursday: 13:00 – 17:00 hrs
  • Friday: 13:00 – 17:00 hrs
  • Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00 hrs

* Only Chat

We have faced a shortage of volunteers, which creates gaps in our schedule. As a result, our opening hours have been temporarily adjusted.

Switchboard is closed on Dutch public holidays. Short notice changes in our regular opening hours are announced on www.twitter.com/SwitchboardNL

No response when you call or chat?

No response when you call or chat when Switchboard should be available?  We are probably already in a conversation or temporarily unavailable. Please try again later or send an email and notifies us. We will then email you when we are there anyway.

Switchboard is closed on Dutch public holidays. Short notice changes in our regular opening hours are announced on www.twitter.com/SwitchboardNL

COC Netherlands:

Switchboard is a service provided by COC Netherlandscoc-logo