Summit for Democracy

28 March, 2023

On 29 and 30 March 2023 the Netherlands will be one of the co-hosts of the second Summit for Democracy, organized by the United States.…

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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

18 August, 2021

The October 2021 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) will be administered from September 30 through October 9. Information and testing locations, including testing locations in…

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Embassy presents two U.S. Election Events

28 October, 2020

United States Embassy The Hague October 28, 2020 Press Release – Embassy presents two U.S. Election Events U.S Embassy Hosts Live Presidential Election Coverage The…

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Statement by Ambassador Hoekstra

5 June, 2020

Recently, together, we commemorated Memorial Day at the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten.  In my opening remarks there I quoted our Founding Fathers who famously…

Margraten Announcement

27 March, 2020

Margraten Announcement Letter (PDF 159 KB) 27 March 2020 The Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten is a special place.  Americans and Dutch alike honor the…

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CBP Modernizes the Electronic System for Travel Authorization Website

25 November, 2019

Release Date: November 22, 2019 Source: New features offer users added convenience and security WASHINGTON — On November 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will…

International Religious Freedom Report for 2018

24 June, 2019

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in every country. Annual Report to Congress on International Religious…

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

24 June, 2019

Through the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, we assess what governments around the world are doing to combat this crime. The TIP Report is an…

The 2019-2020 cohort of Dutch Fulbrighters

Fulbright Awards Ceremony 2019

19 June, 2019

On June 17, 2019, Public Affairs Officer Sherry Keneson-Hall spoke at the Fulbright Award Ceremony, in the historic Academiegebouw of Utrecht University, on the occasion…

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Presidential Message for Ramadan 2019

5 May, 2019

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2019 Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2019 I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing…

Ambassador pays official visit to Zeeland

3 April, 2019

Ambassador Hoekstra and Mrs. Diane Hoekstra traveled to Zeeland on April 2 and 3 for an official visit to the province. They were greeted by King’s Commissioner…

The Road to GES - Caribbean

Ambassador Hoekstra in Curaçao for GES

15 March, 2019

Ambassador Peter Hoekstra traveled to Curacao to take part in events around the “Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)-Caribbean.” Ambassador Hoekstra addressed more than…

Sweet visit to Fryslân

7 March, 2019

During a visit to the province of Friesland on March 1, 2019, Ambassador Hoekstra went to Jirnsum, where he visited the factories of Concorp, the…

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Signing of the Condolence Registries

3 December, 2018

In honor of the memory of former President George H.W. Bush, condolence registries will be opened for those wishing to show their respect. Signing opportunities…

Presidential Message on Hanukkah

2 December, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2018 Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel,…

Road2USA and Canada

Road2USA and Canada event in Tilburg

27 November, 2018

On November 26, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley gave opening remarks at the Road2USA and Canada event, which was organized by the Dutch Chamber of…

Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat visits the Netherlands

5 November, 2018

Last week, Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) of Baltimore, Maryland, visited the Netherlands. In Rotterdam, The Hague, and…

Ambassador Hoekstra speaks with the only American Employee of DAF Trucks

Ambassador Hoekstra visits Eindhoven

25 October, 2018

On October 24, Ambassador Hoekstra visited the city of Eindhoven , the Netherlands’ fifth largest city. Located in the province of North Brabant, Eindhoven is…

Joint Statement on the Salisbury Attack

7 September, 2018

September 6, 2018 U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Media Note Joint Statement on the Salisbury Attack We, the leaders of France, Germany,…

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Statement from the President

28 August, 2018

August 27, 2018 Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed…

Amsterdam Pride walk

1 August, 2018

Around 50 staff members and their families from the U.S. Embassy in The Hague and the U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam participated in the Amsterdam Pride…

Expanding the Reach of the Dutch Caucus

27 July, 2018

During his recent visit to the islands of Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten, Ambassador Hoekstra discussed including the islands in the work of the Congressional Caucus on…

Dutch sign contract for MQ-9 Reapers

19 July, 2018

On July 17, 2018, the Netherlands signed a contract with the United States to purchase four MQ-9 Reapers, as well as associated ground stations, sensors, and…

Fulbright Awards 2018

Fulbright Awards Ceremony 2018

31 May, 2018

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra delivered remarks and handed out awards at the annual Fulbright Award Ceremony in Leiden. Out of a pool of Dutch applicants, nine…

Ambassador Hoekstra receives the jump boots of 2nd Lt. Humphrey of the 82nd Airborne Division.

WWII jump boots recovered

23 May, 2018

In a short ceremony hosted by Ambassador Pete Hoekstra at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, jump boots belonging to 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Humphrey were…

"Anne & Emmett" Symposium

Symposium “Anne & Emmett”

17 May, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in The Hague hosted a symposium May 16 to discuss tolerance, discrimination, and freedom in relation to the play Anne & Emmett.…

New U.S. Embassy building in the Netherlands

U.S. Embassy moving to Wassenaar

19 January, 2018

For immediate release January 19, 2018 The U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of the Netherlands is pleased to announce that it will open for business…

New U.S. Embassy building in the Netherlands

Address of the New U.S. Embassy The Hague

4 January, 2018

NOTE: Consular Services (American Citizen Services. Visa Services) remain at the U.S. Consulate General at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. The U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands…

Dr. Sharon Freeman and Sheena Lindahl from the United States talked to students and young entrepreneurs at the University of Groningen about U.S. and global business developments and entrepreneurship dos and don'ts.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

17 November, 2017

There were thousands of events in 160 countries around the world for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, including more than 100 here in the Netherlands. As…

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Operation Market Garden commemorated

18 September, 2017

Last weekend the 73rd Anniversary of Operation Market Garden was commemorated in dozens of towns and hamlets in and around Arnhem, Nijmegen, and Eindhoven. Chargé…

World Port Days Reception

31 August, 2017

Each year during the first weekend of September, the city of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam co-sponsor the annual World Port Days festival.  This…

Fulbright Award Ceremony 2017

29 June, 2017

On June 19, 2017, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Sherry Keneson-Hall attended the Fulbright Award Ceremony in the historic Academiegebouw of Utrecht University. Twenty-three Dutch…

Dodenherdenking in Barendrecht

12 May, 2017

A remembrance ceremony was held May 4th in Barendrecht to honor nine Dutch Resistance members, five Dutch military members, a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire…

On the Occasion of Europe Day

10 May, 2017

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 9, 2017 In honor of Europe Day, I join all Americans in offering our…

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World Press Freedom Day

3 May, 2017

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2017 Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting…

April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day

26 April, 2017

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, a time to celebrate the role that intellectual property protections play in allowing digital creativity and innovation to thrive.…

Cultural Corner – Bevrijdingskinderen

21 April, 2017

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Kingman was in Maastricht for the presentation of a new book by Mieke Kirkels, “Children of African-American Liberators.” Along…

Dutch-American Friendship Day 2017

Dutch-American Friendship Day 2017

20 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy co-hosted the annual Dutch-American Friendship Day reception together with the organization “Americans Overseas Remember” (OAR). Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Kingman…

Colson Whitehead at Edith Stein College

Colson Whitehead in The Hague

23 January, 2017

American author Colson Whitehead visited the Netherlands last week to participate in the Winternachten Literature Festival in The Hague (January 19-22). The most recent National Book…

Brand USA Pavilion at the Vakantiebeurs Utrecht, 2017

Brand USA Pavilion at the Vakantiebeurs

11 January, 2017

Come and visit the Brand USA Pavilion at the  Vakantiebeurs , the largest travel and tourist event in the Netherlands. Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, January 11-15,…

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Inauguration of the new President

11 January, 2017

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Information on the Presidential Inauguration is…

Nieuwjaarsduik in Scheveningen 2017

Nieuwjaarsduik 2017

3 January, 2017

Nieuwjaarsduik is a Dutch New Year’s Day tradition. People gather at the seaside and local lakes to dive into the new year- literally with a…

Retired F-16 on Dutch roundabout

5 December, 2016

An old, retired F-16, has now found a permanent home on the ground: a roundabout near Volkel Airbase in the Province of Brabant. On December…

Sherry Keneson-Hall, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy The Hague answers questions from the children in Dutch about how the U.S. government cares for National Parks, the role of the American Embassy, and how the president influences foreign policy.

American “KinderCollege”

23 November, 2016

More than 100 Dutch students were able to ask their most burning questions about the United States at a recent Kids’ Lecture at Humanity House…

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Streets of Amsterdam – Museumplein

9 November, 2016

Our historic Consulate General is featured in this week’s episode of At5’s “Straten van Amsterdam.”  Check it out here:  

U.S. Vice Consul Kharmika Alston at closing of Black Achiement Month

Black Achievement Month

8 November, 2016

Last week, U.S. Vice Consul Kharmika Alston (left) attended the closing the Netherlands’ first annual Black Achievement Month (October 1-31).  See to learn more…

More than 1,000 students and faculty attended LSV Minerva's All American Night in Leiden.

All American Night in Leiden

8 November, 2016

More than 1,000 students and faculty attended the 13th edition of Minerva’s All American Night in Leiden’s magnificent Pieterskerk. Organized by the student members of…

CDA Crowley at American Dreamers event in Amsterdam organized by Elsevier

American Dreamers

31 October, 2016

CDA Shawn Crowley discusses the U.S. elections at the “American Dreamers” event hosted by Elsevier on October 19, 2016. More information…

Market Garden Commemorations 2016

19 September, 2016

September 17-18 – On various locations in the Arnhem/Nijmegen region, people gathered to commemorate those who fought in Operation Market Garden to help liberate the…

A unique American flag carried during D-Day in 1944 arrived at the Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg.

D-Day Flag arrives in the Netherlands

16 September, 2016

On September 15, a unique American flag carried during D-Day in 1944 arrived at the Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg. The flag was accepted with…

Embassy personnel came together to share their memories of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Remembering September 11

12 September, 2016

Embassy personnel came together to share their memories of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Overseas Americans Remember organized the ceremony which combined personal stories…

Liberation Concert at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, September 4, 2016

Liberation Concert Margraten

7 September, 2016

Since 2006, the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten has held an open-air Liberation Concert as a tribute to and in remembrance of the liberation of…

Sports diplomacy in Eindhoven

Sports diplomacy in Eindhoven

10 August, 2016

April 1 and 2, 2016 – American sports envoys Zola Solamente (played on U.S. national soccer team) and Neftalie Williams (skateboarder and professor) were in…

U.S. Envoy on LGBT Issues Randy Berry speaks at Europride 2016 in Amsterdam

EuroPride 2016

10 August, 2016

U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry was in Amsterdam for Europride 2016 ! Here he is speaking at a U.S.…