Are there differences in terms of the locations where foreign nationals are accommodated?
Yes. In the Netherlands, there are different locations for the reception of foreign nationals. The location where a foreign national is given reception, depends on where he or she is in terms of the procedure. For example, when you just arrive in the Netherlands and have applied for asylum, you will be accommodated in an asylum seekers' centre (Asielzoekerscentrum, azc). When you have exhausted all appeals at the end of the procedure, you are often placed in a freedom-restricting location.
Refer to the website of the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) for more information on the different reception locations.