The Ministry abroad

The work of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is not limited to the borders of the Netherlands. The Ministry is represented in foreign countries by Environment - and Transport Attachés.

European Union

Permanent Representation at the EU and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels.

Kortenberglaan 4-10
1040 Brussels

Infrastructure and Water Management

Mr. Ivo de Zwaan
Head of Unit
Co-ordination Transport Council, Aviation
Tel.: +32 2 679 16 33

Ms Barbara Rietbroek
Deputy Head of Unit
Co-ordination Environment Council, Environment, Biodiversity, (climate) adaptation
Tel.: +32 2 679 15 19

Mr. Paul van Dam
Climate attaché
Co-ordination Green Deal and Climate
Tel.: +32 2 679 15 41

Mr. Robert-Jan Ruifrok
Transport attaché
Maritime, Railway, TEN-T
Tel.: +32 2 679 16 64

Mr. Mohamed El Yemlahi
Transport attaché
Road Transport, ITS, Urban Mobility, Technical harmonization motor vehicles
Tel.: +32 2 679 1633

Ms Esmée Ramaaker
Environment attaché
Circular Economy, pollution (water/air)
Tel.: +32 2 679 17 24

(closed on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon)
Ms. Mirjam ten Have
Tel. +32 2 679 15 42


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (also for Austria and Switzerland)

Klosterstrasse 50
10179 Berlin
Federal Republic of Germany

Telephone: 00 49 30 20956 450
Fax: 00 49 30 20956 451
Transport Counsellor: Mr Pex Langenberg
Advisor Water and Logistics: Mr Tim Schneider
Advisor Circular Economy and Sustainable Mobility: Mr Gijs Könings


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

7-9 Rue Eblé
75007 Paris

Telephone: 00 33 14 06 23 358
Fax: 00 33 14 06 23 461

Environment and Transport Counselor: Ms Mariette van Empel
Telephone: 00 33 6 78 02 76 03

Environment and Transport Policy Officer: Ms J.M. (Marjo) van Amerongen
Telephone: 00 33 6 47 85 43 54

United Kingdom

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate 
London SW7 5DP 
United Kingdom

Infrastructure and Environment
Counsellor: Mrs. Daphne Blokhuis 
Telephone number: +44 207 590 320  

United States of America

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

4200 Linnean Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20008-3896
United States of America

Transport, Spatial Planning and the Environment:
Counsellor: Lieske Streefkerk
Telephone number: 001 202 274 2721
Fax: 00 12 02 53 75 123


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Liangmahe Nanlu 4
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China

Infrastructure and Environment
Counsellor: Mr Bart Pauwels 
Environment and spatial planning officer: Wang Jia

Infrastructe and water officer: Huang Mei

Policy officer Infrastructure and Water: Stella Shao
Telephone: 00 86 21 2208 7218

Environmental coordinators

In addition to the Transport and Environment Attachés in specific countries, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management established the environment coordinators network, a network aiming at the exchange of information on important developments in environmental policies worldwide. In all embassies of the Netherlands a staff member is dedicated to participate in the network. For address information and websites of Dutch diplomatic missions abroad see Embassies, consulates and other representations