Ministry: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

This ministry contains 5 sections.


You can send your questions, comments or suggestions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the contact form. Your question will then be dealt with by the Public Information Service of the Government of the Netherlands.
The Public Information Service can also be reached by telephone on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm via telephone number:

  • within the Netherlands: 1400 (local rates)
  • from abroad: +31 77 465 67 67

Address and telephone

You can contact the Ministry by post, telephone and fax:
Visitor's Address: Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, The Hague
Postal Address: PO Box 20061, 2500 EB The Hague, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 3486486
Fax: + 31 70 3484848

Security measures for visitors

Visitors to the Ministry must be in possession of a valid identity document. You will have to enter the building via an electronic detection gate, which will scan your luggage. You may also have to undergo a clothing search. We trust you will understand the need for these measures. For a full description of the rules applying to visitors, please refer to the Rules for visitors.  Anyone who fails to comply with the rules may be refused entry to the Ministry building.

The legalisation desk

The legalisation desk is open on working days from 09:00 to 12:30:

  • within the Netherlands: 1400 (local rates)
  • from abroad: +31 77 465 67 67

Please phone in advance to check whether your documents can be legalised. If you submit documents before 11:30, you can pick them up the same day. The information and legalisation desks are open to the public. To visit Ministry staff, you will require a valid identity document.

Public Service Information

You can obtain public service information from Postbus 51, the centre for public service information in the Netherlands:

By telephone: 1400 (free call) on weekdays from 08.00 to 20.00
By e-mail: use the contact form - you should receive a reply within two working days
By post: the address is Postbus 51, PO Box 20002, 2500 EA Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Directions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ongoing construction work around the Ministry has restricted some approaches to the building. Alternative routes are in force for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

By train

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is about five minutes’ walk from The Hague Central Station (Den Haag Centraal). Central Station and its surrounding area are undergoing major construction as part of a renovation project scheduled for completion in April 2012. Leave the station by the main exit, walk across the square to the Bezuidenhoutseweg (the street directly in front of you) and turn right. Continue in this direction for one block past the Babylon Hotel and cross the street leading into the Q-Park garage. The ministry is on your right.

By car

From Wassenaar (N44)

Before the Malieveld, turn left at the traffic lights (direction Rotterdam/Amsterdam/Utrecht). Stay in the right lane. Drive past the Malietoren on your left. Also on your right, you will see the Ministry building.

From Utrecht (A12), Rotterdam or Amsterdam (A4)

Follow the signs for "Den Haag". Take the "Centrum" exit. Go straight on at the first and second sets of traffic lights. You will see the Ministry building to your left. At the next lights turn left.


You can park right next to the ministry in the Q-Park garage. The entrance is on the Princess Irenestraat, between the Ministry and Hotel Babylon. The next nearest car park is under the Malieveld (see map below), about an eight-minute walk from the Ministry. You can also use the car park underneath a square in the centre of The Hague called 'Het Plein'. This is about a 15-minute walk.

Bicycle park

As a visitor to the Ministry, you are allowed to use the bicycle park. To do so, you should report first to the information desk in the Ministry building, where you will receive further assistance.

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