Netherlands Embassy

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Welcome to the Netherlands Embassy Information Website

The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa represents, promotes and protects the interests of the government of the Netherlands, as well as those of Dutch nationals in Canada. This website serves Canadian, Dutch and other citizens by providing a broad range of information about the Netherlands. If you have any questions after reviewing the information on this site, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Consular Information

Consular work consists of protecting and promoting the interests of Dutch nationals abroad, whether they are residents, tourists or people visiting on business.

Activities include issuing passports, drawing up legal documents, issuing declarations, authenticating documents, visiting Dutch nationals in prison and ensuring that their rights are respected, giving assistance in case of accident, hospitalisation or death, and providing advice on procedures to be followed, and liaising with local authorities in the search for missing persons.

The Dutch Government has four missions in Canada: Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver. Each mission has an Economic and Commercial Department. The main task of the department is assistance in trade promotion for Dutch organisations. Activities of the Economic and Commercial Affairs Departments at the four Dutch missions in Canada are closely coordinated with The Netherlands Foreign Trade Promotion Agency (EVD) and The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), bodies of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

We provide information for entrepreneurs from the Netherlands about doing business in Canada. We also actively promote the Netherlands as gateway to Europe for Canadian transnational companies.

Five target sectors are defined:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environment
  • Energy & Energy supply (sustainable energy)
  • Aerospace and Aircraft parts
  • ICT

The missions will put most of their efforts in these five sectors by organising seminars, booths at tradeshows, workshops, trade missions to the Netherlands and bringing speakers over to name but a few of the activities. See our calendar {EN_Business events} for lists of upcoming events.