A shooting in Netherlands has claimed several victims. Canada has issued a travel advisory for Canadians travelling to the Netherlands over terrorist threats.

If you are travelling to the Netherlands the Canadian Government is warning you to exercise a high degree of caution. The travel advisory was issued after a shooting took place in Utrecht that took several lives. The city is located approximately 40km outside of Amsterdam and is easily accessible via train. If you are in or around the area the Government of Canada has set out guidelines to ensure your safety and protection.

According to CNN a gunman had opened fire inside a tram in Utrecht. The investigation is still ongoing. Officials are looking for a 37-year old man named Gokmen Tanis.

Travellers should always be aware of their surroundings. It is always good to monitor social media and follow the local news.

To view current travel advisory by the Canadian Government visit https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories