Worldwide, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has some 150 embassies, consulates-general and permanent representations to international organisations. It also has 345 honorary consulates, with limited powers. All of these represent the Netherlands. Together, they are called ‘missions’.
What do the embassies and consulates do?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes Dutch interests abroad. To help it do so, it has a worldwide network of embassies, consulates and permanent representations to international organisations. The activities, makeup and size of each mission depend on its host country and region.