Contacting the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

You can send your questions, comments or suggestions to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport 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

Contact details

Address for visitors

Parnassusplein 5
2511 VX Den Haag

Postal address

P.O. Box 20350
2500 EJ The Hague

Phone number

General number: +31 (0)70 340 79 11
General fax number: +31 (0)70 340 78 34

When visiting the Ministry, an ID is required. Visitors can identify themselves using a passport, driving licence or identity card. Employees from other ministries can identify themselves using their access pass if the pass bears a name and a passport photo.

Directions to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

By public transport

The Hague Central is the terminus for trains from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Zoetermeer. Many trams and buses stop at The Hague Central.

From the railway station follow the signs for the pedestrian route to the city centre. Across the bridge, turn right onto the Zwarteweg. Walk under the tram-viaduct and then onto Parnassusplein, which will be on your left after approximately 30 m. The main entrance to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is on the right-hand side.

By car

From Utrecht

Take the A12 in the direction of Prins Clausplein and continue into the centre of The Hague. Leave the A12 at exit 2 'Den Haag centrum'. At the end of the slip road, turn left onto the Prins Bernard-viaduct. At the end of the viaduct get in the left-hand lane, and at the traffic lights double back to the left. Take the service road which runs parallel to the viaduct and follow the 'Helicon'-signs. Turn left under the viaduct onto the Oranje Buitensingel. Then turn left on the second possibility and take a right at the bottom of the arch-bridge. The entrance to the 'Helicon' car park is on your right in front of the tram-viaduct.

From Amsterdam / Rotterdam

Take the A4 in the direction of Prins Clausplein. At Prins Clausplein turn onto the A12 in the direction of 'Den Haag centrum'. Then continue as for 'From Utrecht'.