Useful links

Looking for more information? Here you'll find useful links to help and interest organizations.

Help and interest organizations

GGD Alkmaar/Sense

This GGD is a Dutch governmental public health organization. In Alkmaar, you can contact GGD Hollands Noorden. For young adults, they have the Sense website and help desk. Sense provides information about sexuality and sexual health. Homosexuality and other related themes are also explained on this site.

GGD Hollands Noorden

Website Sense

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard

Informs lesbian women and gay men about all conceivable topics related to homosexuality.


Everything about being gay

Everything about being gay

Answers the 100 most frequently asked questions about homosexuality: questions about religion, school, discrimination, prejudice, coming out, sports, health, infatuation, sex, relationships and much more.

Alles over Gay

MANtotMAN is the website for healthy sex. In MANcyclopedia you will find everything about gay sex. In Sex pointer you check how you have healthy sex.


Everyone is different

Do you have any doubts or questions about who you fall for: girls, boys or both? Are you unsure who you are: more of a girl, more of a boy? Or are you out and do you know that you have gay, lesbian, bi or transgender feelings? is the place for you. Here you will find the best info and tips about being 'different'. 

Iedereen is anders

COC North-Holland North

The interest group of and gay and bisexual men and women and transgenders in Noord-Holland Noord. The COC is committed to lesbian and gay emancipation through, among other things, information in schools and political advocacy.


COC Alkmaar

COC Noord-Holland Noord is a broad social association with about 250 members. The COC  Het COC represents the interests of the LHBTI community. Provides information and advice about all aspects of LHBTI life.


  • Cocktail is a buddy project from COC Noord-Holland Noord for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Café 'Why different': for LHBTI-ers with a mental disability. Every first Sunday from 14.00 to 17.00 uur, Wijkboerderij Alkmaar.

COC Noord-Holland-Noord

Trans United

Trans United: the safe community for transgender people with a bicultural background. For more information, see

Trans United

Trans United

Advocacy for transgender people.

T-house aan de Oudezijdsvoorburgwal 97A in Amsterdam

The safe space is run by a collective of transgender people (diverse and of color) and offers a diversity of services to promote the emancipation of transgender people in disadvantaged positions.

Trans Health Led Clinic: every third Sunday of the week (please mail before coming)
Information and Advice about transgender issues: Monday afternoon
SOA poli every 4th Thursday 19-21 hrs
Trans Taal café, dutch conversation in an friendly way every: Friday 15-17 hrs.


Man-ish Cave

Support group for BPOC (Black and People of Color) trans and non-binary people.

For info on meetings and events, see the Facebook page.

Man-ish cave


The multicultural youth community of the COC.


Maruf Foundation

Maruf is the platform for queer Muslims in the Netherlands and abroad.

Stichting Maruf

Pink Melanin

Pink Melanin is a closed, cosy and safe FB-community for bi-cultural LBTHI people of 21 years and older.

Pink melanin

‘Veilig Thuis’

Veilig Thuis’ is always available on the free number 0800 - 2000. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Anyone can always call.

Veilig Thuis

Roze in Blauw (Pink in Blue), special LHBTI police team

Abused, discriminated against, harassed or robbed because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Always report this to the police.

Roze in Blauw (Pink in Blue) is a special team within the police that is the point of contact for the LHBTI community. When you have experienced an incident related to sexual diversity or gender identity, you can contact them

In case of emergency 112 or 0900 8844

Would you rather talk to a police officer from Roze in Blauw? Then call: 088-1691234 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or email:


Art. 1/Anti-discrimination Organization

Art. 1/Bureau Discriminatiezaken Noord-Holland Noord is the anti-discrimination organization in our area. The organization helps with and registers complaints from people who feel discriminated against. They give advice and information, and set up media campaigns for equal treatment with the slogan "discrimono!"

Art. 1

ASKV Refugee Support

Are you a refugee and in need of assistance? Do you live in or around Amsterdam and have you unsuccesfully claimed asylum in the Netherlands?

ASKV provides legal and social advice from Monday to Thursday, between 10am and 12 noon. Please bring as much supporting documents as you can. Also, please be aware that we have only limited space available in our housing – and as such we can by no means guarantee shelter for all our visitors. LHBTI-support as well.

ASKV Refugee Support

Juridisch Loket (legal advice)

Legal advise about work and fee, debts, family laws, etc. in the Netherlands (only for people with a small income)

Phone: 0900 8020 (€ 0,25 p/m)

Visiting hours (without appointment), Noorderkade 116, 1823 CJ Alkmaar:
Monday 09.00 - 11.00 hrs
Tuesday 14.00 - 16.00 hrs
Wednesday 09.00 - 11.00 hrs

Juridisch Loket

LHBTI specialised lawyer

Mr. Gerald Janssen, Lawyer specialised in LHBTI-questions

Every Tuesday 11.00 to 12.00 hrs
Every Wednesday 17.00 to 18.00 hrs

Nijenburg 75, Amsterdam

Phone 020 5400170 or

Refugee Work

Information on how to apply for asylum and legal support during the procedure.

Edisonweg 10
1821 BN Alkmaar

072 531 5008

Vluchtelingenwerk Alkmaar


Intercultural psychiatric help in different areas. They have a professional psychologist specialised in supporting the LHBTI group.

Stationsplein 21
1703 WD Heerhugowaard
088 358 9440


P&G Zevenhuizen

P&G Zevenhuizen offers information, advice, and support to sex workers in the region Noord Holland Noord (Alkmaar).

The sexual health doctors and nurses work for GGD Hollands Noorden. The social worker is employed by Mee & de Wering. When you start doing sex work, there are a number of things that you need to think about. Stopping sex work can also raise many questions. How do things work then financially? Am I entitled to a benefit? Or do you have questions about finding another job?

Opening hours:

monday from 13.00 - 16.30 hr
thuesday from 13.00 - 16.30 hr
thursday from 13.00 - 16.30 hr

Call from monday to friday from 13.00 hr until 16.30 hrs: 088-0125705

Zevenhuizen 10
1811 KB Alkmaar

P&G Zevenhuizen

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