Summary Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands 40

The threat level in the Netherlands remains substantial, which means that the chance of an attack is real, though there are no specific indications of an imminent terrorist attack. The threat, which is predominantly jihadist in nature, remains complex and involves a variety of actors. It is not only
international and local networks that pose a threat but also lone actor terrorists. The relevance of the latter became apparent on 21 August, when a lone jihadist apparently attempted to carry out an attack on the Thalys high-speed train. This attack was foiled thanks to the actions of passengers.