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-belPhone: +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: [email protected]

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 openings hours as listed n this page. Provide us with your (nick)name and brief information on what you would like to talk about.  When an operator is available, a chat window will open.

Opening hours:

Our regular opening hours for telephone calls and chats:

  • Monday: 19.00-21.00hrs
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday: 14.00-18.00hrs
  • Friday
  • Saturday: 14.00-17.00hrs

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