Contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

You can send your questions, comments or suggestions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by using the contact form. Your question will be dealt with by the Public Information Service of the Government of the Netherlands. You can also contact the Public Information Service by telephone.

Telephone number Public Information Service

You can call the Public Information Service on weekdays between 08.00 and 20.00:

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

Address and general telephone number

Address for visitors

Rijnstraat 8, The Hague

Postal address

P.O. Box 20061
2500 EB The Hague
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0)70 348 64 86
Fax: + 31 (0)70 348 48 48

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. Please phone in advance to check whether your documents can be legalised. The phone number is +31 247 247 247.

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.

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