Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For a trading nation like the Netherlands good international relations are of vital importance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes relations, both from the department in The Hague and through a network of over 150 offices around the world. They are the eyes and ears of the Netherlands abroad.

The Netherlands is helping to build a safe, stable and prosperous world. They are committed to fight against conflict, poverty and injustice and to promote the interests of Dutch nationals abroad. Foreign Affairs gives, in consultation with other ministries, to the Europe of the future.